2021 Scripture Translations Update

In 2021, despite a second year of disruption caused by COVID-19, Bible Societies across the world completed Scripture translations in 90 languages used by 794 million people — just over 10% of the world’s population.

From Mexico to Myanmar, 48 language groups — a total of 11 million people — received first Scripture translations, meaning that they were not previously available in those languages. New or revised translations were completed in another 432 languages used by 783 million people. These provide Scripture access to language communities whose needs are no longer met by previous translations.

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