Our vision, in partnership with key translation agencies, is to complete hundreds of remaining Bible translations around the world by 2020, using church-based, community-oriented translation processes. Our focus is in North India, Nepal and Bhutan.
India is a large nation with 738 heart languages and several thousand dialects (Source : SAL India Handbook 2018. The availability of Scripture in these heart languages is critical for effective communication of the Gospel. Based on available research (Ethnologue):
- Only 75 of languages of India have a complete Bible translation.
- Another 92 languages of India have only New Testaments.
- There are still several languages of India without a New Testament!
Currently, Friends of Agape is supporting work in about 60 Bible-less languages in 9 Indian states and in the neighboring countries of Nepal and Bhutan. We selected these languages based on the available data on Bible-less languages and requests from local churches.
We have also developed our own tools for translation. For example, Autographa has been designed to equip the bible translation community with a state of the art, minimalist, yet comprehensive alternative to existing bible translation software. It is integrated with quality assurance tools – and with no price-tag! The Autographa translation software provides unique functionality and ease of use that no existing commercial or free Bible translation tools provide. See our New Testament translation progress below in these languages with Old Testament progress listed, if applicable.
Click on the language name to access the free, translated version of the Bible. Online availability varies depending on language translation progress.