Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Angola's Language Diversity

Though Portuguese is the official language of Angola, as with other African countries, there are many other indigenous languages spoken in the country.  The Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL), the linguistic division of Wycliffe Bible Translators, has identified some 36 indigenous languages throughout the nation of Angola.  See the map below for a listing of some of the most prominent language groupings:

Concerning our ministry work in these languages, the whole Bible is now available in 12 languages in Angola. The New Testament is available in 3 languages and parts of the Bible are currently being translated in 18 language.  The task is yet to be completed as nine languages spoken/people groups do not yet have a Bible in their own language.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Sirs,I am based in Cape Town and I see that the bible is available in some of the indigenous languages of Angola.I would appreciate learning where I can buy a copy of the bible and what 12 languages of Angola it is available in.Kind regards,Brian Smith