Language Translations

Our vision, in partnership with key translation agencies, is to facilitate translation of Scriptures into hundreds of remaining Bible-less languages around the world by 2030, using Church-Centric Bible Translation methodology (ccbt.bible).

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 the heart languages of India have a full Bible.
  • Another 174 heart languages of India have only New Testaments.
  • There are still several heart languages of India without even one verse of the Bible!

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 software enables token-based translation and drafting of Scripture portions from related languages to minority languages. See below for our New Testament translation progress in these languages and link to the free corresponding Bible translations when available; if applicable, Old Testament progress is  listed.

Translation Progress

Click on a language name to access the corresponding Bible translation.
Online availability depends on the current stage of translation progress.
Language statistics based on available research from Ethnologue.com,
including language codes noted in parentheses.

Stage I

Stage II

Stage III

Stage IV

Stage V

Ahirani (ahr) - 1,640,000 Speakers
New Testament
68%
Old Testament
4%

Baghlayani (bgh) - 1,000,000 Speakers
New Testament
100%
Old Testament
0%

Bagri (bgq) - 2,163,000 Speakers
Old Testament
4%

Bareli/Pauri (bfb) - 991,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
4%

Bhadrawahi (bhd) - 116,000 Speakers
New Testament
100%
Old Testament
0%

Bhatri (bgw) - 334,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
4%


Bhattiyali (bht) - 24,000 Speakers
New Testament
68%
Old Testament
0%

Bilaspuri (kfs)- 296,000 Speakers
New Testament
100%
Old Testament
0%

Bodo Parja (bdv) - 50,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
0%

Bondo (bfw) - 9,000 Speakers
New Testament
40%
Old Testament
0%

Bundeli (bns) - 5,630,000 Speakers
New Testament
7%
Old Testament
0%

Chambeali (cdh) - 126,000 Speakers
New Testament
100%
Old Testament
0%

Churahi (cdj) - 75,600 Speakers
New Testament
68%
Old Testament
0%

Dhanki (dhn) - 203,000 Speakers
New Testament
62%
Old Testament
0%

Dhimal (dhi) - 20,880 Speakers
New Testament
68%
Old Testament
4%

Dhodia (dho) - 49,100 Speakers
New Testament
0%

Dogri (doi) - 3,720,000 Speakers
New Testament
100%
Old Testament
0%

Dotyali (dty) - 788,000 Speakers
New Testament
61%
Old Testament
4%

Dubli (dub) - 252,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
5%

Gadaba/Pottangi Ollar (gdb) - 41,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
0%

Gaddi (gbk) - 181,000 Speakers
New Testament
100%
Old Testament
0%

Gamit (gbl) - 139,000 Speakers
New Testament
68%
Old Testament
4%

Garasia/Adiwasi (gas) - 100,000 Speakers
New Testament
68%
Old Testament
3%

Garhwali (gbm) - 2,480,000 Speakers
New Testament
68%
Old Testament
1%

Gowli (gok) - 35,000 Speakers
New Testament
68%
Old Testament
4%

Halbi (hlb) - 966,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
8%

Haryanvi (bgc) - 9,810,900 Speakers
New Testament
100%
Old Testament
0%

Kangri (xnr) - 1,120,000 Speakers
New Testament
100%
Old Testament
0%

Kayort (kyv) - 22,000 Speakers
New Testament
68%
Old Testament
4%

Khandesi (khn) - 15,900 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
4%

Kinnauri (kfk) - 98,600 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
0%

Koli/Wadiyara (kxp) - 563,000 Speakers
New Testament
68%
Old Testament
0%

Kulvi (Inner-Seraji) (kfx) - 195,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
0%

Kulvi (Outer-Seraji/Pahari/Kullu) (kfx) - 2,170,000 Speakers
New Testament
100%
Old Testament
0%

Ladakhi (lbj) - 27,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
1%

Lodha (lbm) - 139,000 Speakers
New Testament
0%
Old Testament
0%

Mandeali (mjl) - 623,000 Speakers
New Testament
100%
Old Testament
0%

Malvi (mup) - 5,440,000 Speakers
Old Testament
3%

Mavchi (Mawchi - mke) - 98,500 Speakers
Old Testament
3%

Munda (unx) - 486,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
0%

Nahali (nlx) - 15,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
0%

Noiri (noi) - 100,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
0%

Pahari/Kullu (Kulvi) (kfx) - 2,170,000 Speakers
New Testament
100%
Old Testament
0%

Pahari/Mahasu (bfz) - 1,000,000 Speakers
New Testament
100%
Old Testament
0%

Pengo Parja (peg) - 350,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
0%

Rathawi (rtw) - 451,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
0%

Reli (rei) - 13,000 Speakers
New Testament
19%
Old Testament
0%

Sadri (sck) - 12,131,225 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
4%

Sirmauri (srx) - 400,000 Speakers
New Testament
68%
Old Testament
4%

Soriyali (Kumaoni Dialect - kfy) - 2,080,000 Kumaoni Speakers (Specific Dialect Statistics Currently Unavailable)
New Testament
68%
Old Testament
5%

Surgujia (sgj) - 1,740,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
2%

Tharu/Devgarhia (Dangaura Dialect - thl) - 674,000 Speakers
New Testament
68%
Old Testament
4%

Tharu/Kathoriya (tkt) - 106,000 Speakers
New Testament
60%
Old Testament
4%

Tharu/Rana (thr) - 486,000 Speakers
New Testament
68%
Old Testament
4%

Tinani (Lahauli - lbf) - 12,050 Speakers
New Testament
68%
Old Testament
1%

Varhadi-Nagpuri (vah) - 6,970,000 Speakers
New Testament
68%
Old Testament
4%

Vasave (vas) - 187,000 Speakers
Old Testament
5%

Wagri (wbr) - 3,390,000 Speakers
Old Testament
4%