Language Translations

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 494 heart languages and several thousand dialects. 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 327 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. 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.

Translation Progress

Click on a language name to access the corresponding Bible translation.
Online availability depends on the current stage of translation progress.

Stage I

Stage II

Stage III

Stage IV

Stage V

Ahirani - 1,870,000 Speakers
New Testament
74%
Old Testament
20%
Baghlayani - 1,000,000 Speakers
New Testament
88%
Old Testament
17%
Bareli/Pauri - 638,000 Speakers
New Testament
74%
Old Testament
20%
Bhadrawahi - 53,000 Speakers
New Testament
88%
Bhatri - 217,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
3%
Bhattiyali - 102,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Bilaspuri - 295,000 Speakers
New Testament
88%
Old Testament
5%
Bodo Parja - 50,000 Speakers
New Testament
30%
Bondo - 9,000 Speakers
New Testament
40%
Chambeali - 130,000 Speakers
New Testament
87%
Old Testament
4%
Churahi - 111,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Dhanki - 139,000 Speakers
New Testament
74%
Dhimal - 20,160 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Dhodia - 169,000 Speakers
New Testament
20%
Dogri - 2,280,000 Speakers
New Testament
88%
Old Testament
3%
Dotyali - 788,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Dubli - 252,000 Speakers
New Testament
20%
Old Testament
5%
Gadaba/Ollar/Pottangi - 15,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
0%
Gaddi - 110,000 Speakers
New Testament
88%
Old Testament
8%
Gamit - 284,000 Speakers
New Testament
74%
Old Testament
4%
Garasia/Adiwasi - 100,000 Speakers
New Testament
74%
Old Testament
3%
Garhwali - 2,920,000 Speakers
New Testament
82%
Old Testament
1%
Gowli - 35,000 Speakers
New Testament
74%
Old Testament
20%
Halbi - 593,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
4%
Haryanvi - 24,000,000 Speakers
New Testament
88%
Old Testament
2%
Kangri - 1,700,000 Speakers
New Testament
88%
Old Testament
8%
Kayort - 22,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Khandesi - 21,900 Speakers
New Testament
74%
Old Testament
20%
Kinnauri - 65,100 Speakers
New Testament
80%
Koli/Wadiyara - 542,000 Speakers
New Testament
74%
Kulvi (Inner-Seraji) - 109,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Kulvi (Outer-Seraji/Pahari/Kullu) - 2,170,000 Speakers
New Testament
88%
Old Testament
4%
Ladakhi - 117,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Lodha - 25,000 Speakers
New Testament
0%
Old Testament
0%
Mandeali - 900,000 Speakers
New Testament
88%
Old Testament
6%
Munda - 469,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Nahali - 15,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
20%
Noiri - 100,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
20%
Pahari/Kullu (Kulvi) - 2,170,000 Speakers
New Testament
88%
Old Testament
4%
Pahari/Mahasu - 1,000,000 Speakers
New Testament
88%
Pengo Parja - 350,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Rathawi - 451,000 Speakers
New Testament
74%
Old Testament
0%
Reli - 22,000 Speakers
New Testament
19%
Sadri - 3,291,180 Speakers
New Testament
70%
Old Testament
7%
Sirmauri - 400,000 Speakers
New Testament
80%
Old Testament
4%
Soriyali (Kumaoni Dialect) - Statistics Currently Unavailable
New Testament
80%
Old Testament
4%
Surgujia - 1,460,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
3%
Tharu/Devgharia - 674,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Tharu/Kathoriya - 106,000 Speakers
New Testament
8%
Tharu/Rana - 486,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Tinani (Lahauli) - 23,050 Speakers
New Testament
80%
Old Testament
1%
Varhadi-Nagpuri - 6,970,000 Speakers
New Testament
74%
Old Testament
20%