Global Translations

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See below for a current list of Global Translations of the Bible – completed, in progress, and under revision:

Europe

  • Translations Completed:
    • Croatian – Croatia
    • Czech – Czech Republic
    • Danish – Denmark
    • French – France
    • German – Germany
    • Hungarian – Hungary
    • Hebrew – Israel
    • Dutch – Netherlands
    • Polish – Poland
    • Portuguese – Portugal
    • Romanian – Romania
    • Russian – Russia
    • Russian (3 regional versions) – Russia
    • Serbian – Serbia
    • Slovak – Slovakia
    • Slovene – Slovenia
    • Spanish – Spain
    • Swedish – Sweden
  • New Translation in Progress:
    • Ukrainian – Ukraine
  • Revision Under Way:
    • Italian – Italy

South Asia

  • Translations Completed:
    • Hindi, High – India
    • Urdu – Pakistan, India
  • New Translation in Progress:
    • Hindi, Simp – India
    • Chhattisgarhi – India (Chhattisgarh)
  • Revision Under Way:
    • Bengali – Bangladesh, India
    • Kannada – India
    • Malayalam – India
    • Sinhala – Sri Lanka
    • Tamil – Sri Lanka, Singapore, India
    • Telugu – India

MENA (Middle East & North Africa)

  • Translations Completed:
    • Kurdish Sorani – Western Asia
    • Persian – Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan
    • Arabic – Middle East

EAP (East Asia Pacific)

  • Translations Completed:
    • Chinese, Contemporary – China
    • Japanese – Japan
    • Cebuano – Philippines
    • Hiligaynon – Philippines
    • Tagalog – Philippines
    • Thai – Thailand
    • Vietnamese – Vietnam
  • New Translation in Progress:
    • Indonesian – Indonesia

Africa

  • Translations Completed:
    • Tswana – Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe
    • Yombe – Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of the Congo, Zambia
    • Ga – Ghana
    • Kikuyu – Kenya
    • Chichewa – Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • Hausa – Niger, Nigeria
    • Swahili – Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
    • Shona – Zimbabwe
  • New Translation in Progress:
    • Kirundi – Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania
    • Tigrinya – Eritrea, Ethiopia
  • Revision Under Way:
    • Lingala – Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Amharic – Ethiopia
    • Asante Twi – Ghana
    • Akuapem Twi – Ghana
    • Ewe – Ghana
    • Oromo – Horn of Africa
    • Dholuo – Kenya, Tanzania
    • Ibibio – Nigeria
    • Ganda – Uganda
    • Yoruba – West Africa (Benin and Nigeria)
    • Ndebele – Zimbabwe

Latin America

  • Translations Completed:
    • Portuguese – Brazil
    • Quechua – Central Andes Mountains
    • Spanish LB – South America
    • Spanish NVI – South America
  • New Translation in Progress:
    • Spanish Simplified – South America

Global Reach

  • Translations Completed:
    • English U.S. and U.K. NIV
    • English U.S. and U.K. New International Reader’s Versions (NIrV) for children and others needing simpler English)

Biblica Staff

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