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Students clamour for Bible storybooks in their Tetun language of Timor, Indonesia, prior to the completion of the New Testament in their language in 2013.


News, Ideas and Progress in Bible Translation

Global Alliance welcomes new executive director

The Wycliffe Global Alliance is now under the leadership of Dr. Stephen Coertze, a former director of Wycliffe South Africa. Coertze began his official duties as executive director on June 3.

Translators Aid in Fight Against COVID-19

“Wash your hands” is a key message in fighting the spread of the novel coronavirus around the globe. But for roughly 30 per cent the world’s population, that simple advice is not accessible because it hasn’t been translated into their language.

Total languages globally: 7,353
Languages with some Scripture: 3,384
Languages needing translation: 2,115
Languages with full Bible: 698
Languages with New Testament only: 1,548


A Look at God’s Transforming Power

So They Too May Obtain Salvation

So They Too May Obtain Salvation

By the time the translated New Testament was published in his language, Laka had worked on it for 16 long years. He had also walked more than 9,600 km in and out of the mountains.

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Our People

Featured Wycliffe Staff

Barbara Labrecque

Brian & Lois Anderson

Sights & Sounds

Inspiring video and audio features

VIDEO Surveying the Situation
Go behind the scenes for a look at one of the most challenging and adventurous roles in Wycliffe.

AUDIO – The Why and How of Bible Translation
by Jack Popjes

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