May 29, 2011

New Testament in Gwich'in

Bible's New Testament translated into tribal languageThe Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says the DeMers, who are missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators, have worked for 31 years to complete the Gwich'in translation of the New Testament.

The Gwich'in people are the only Athabascan tribe to have the New Testament in their language.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's weird. There's a translation of the Bible in Lakota, though it has elements of macekre: A glaring example is the presence of an extra chapter to Genesis to tell about Satan's rebellion. Also, many things are euphemized: "Circumcise" becomes "peel".