“Freely you have received; freely give.”
— Matthew 10:8
Two kinds of people use this site:
Bible Translators, wanting to write about their work
Readers, wanting to find out about, read and understand the Bible properly.
Each language has its own section (such as jenjo.ngbible.com, bokyi.ngbible.com or ezaa.ngbible.com) and the content is independently managed by the translation team or representatives. Most of the text in each language section should be in the language itself.
For translators and language development workers in Nigeria, we have made some training videos for SayMore and WeSay that you can watch. Use SayMore to record stories or speeches and type them easily. Use WeSay to build up a dictionary.
Crowds of Tal people gathered last week from Wednesday to Saturday contributing words and phrases towards the building of the first ever Tal dictionary, using a Rapid Word Collection method.
Tal is spoken by people in the south of Plateau state in Nigeria and is just starting to be written. A Bible translation project is also starting and the translation team see the dictionary as an opportunity to standardise the language and for everyone to increase their knowledge of the Tal language.
Even while many lament the death of Nigerian languages, there are still hundreds of languages in active use which remain the very best way for Nigerian pastors to communicate the truth the gospel in all its power. ECWA Seminary in Kagoro gives us a snapshot of the situation.
In late 2014 a survey of 151 students and staff of the seminary showed an amazing 52 languages spoken: as diverse as the whole of Kenya!
There is scripture in many of these languages – both in written and audio form. Often people expect to be able to read their home language without any teaching at all, but that is not a fair comparison when it takes many years for most Nigerians to learn to read in English or Hausa. Bible.is and Bible.com recently loaded up audio and written scriptures in quite a few Nigerian languages so you can listen along as you read.
Why don’t you find out what is available in your language, languages spoken nearby or languages used by your church members?