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If you had to guess what Wycliffe Bible Translators is about, you would probably most likely say ‘Bible translation’. Some of you may add ‘working in different languages’. If you’re really in the know, you might even mention ‘literacy’ or ‘activities that encourage the use of Scripture in the mother tongue’.

All those answers are right, but they only really answer the what part of the question. We’d like to share with you the why – what really makes us tick.

704 languages with a complete Bible – 5.7 billion people

1551 languages with a complete New Testament – 815 million people

1160 languages with some translated Bible portions – 458 million people

738 languages have work in progress – 65.4 million people

2014 languages need translation to begin – 167 million people

1.5 billion people, speaking 6656 languages, do not have a full Bible in their first language.

2731 languages in 167 countries with active translation or preparatory work begun – 6.2 billion people

3945 languages with no Scripture – 255 million people

Ever wondered how your Bible came about?

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Thanks for your patience...

Waiting is hard, isn't it. But imagine waiting 2000 years for Scripture in your language! Thanks for your patience. And thanks for your generous support which will help bring the long wait to an end...