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Progreso de la Traduccin de la Biblia

El mundo en nmeros - Octubre 2016

Biblia Completa Nuevo Testamento Porciones Ninguna Escritura Conocida

Idiomas con y sin


Escritura










= 25 ldiomas



















7,097 636
Idiomas
1,442
Idiomas
1,145
Idiomas
3,874
Idiomas
Idiomas Vivos Conocidos

Personas con y sin la Escritura

5,135
millones 685 millones
434 millones
253 millones

69 44 72 102

Europa
Distribucin de idiomas
287
total
idiomas

211 347 307 1431

Asia
60 344 175 483
2296
Americas total
idiomas

1,062
total
idiomas

50 319 197 747


246 388 394 1111 Oceana
frica
1,313
2,139 total
idiomas
total
idiomas

Which languages need Scripture?


Languages dont need Scripture. People need Scripture.

Which people need Scripture in a language that In which languages is Scripture translation
speaks to them? needed?
Everyone needs access to the Bible (all of it) in a language they understand Having some scripture is not the end. Ongoing work is needed in thousands
clearly and that speaks to his/her heart and mind. Usually this will be the of languages. Ongoing work is happening right now in many languages.
primary language they learned as a child, although some people grow up with The figures below show potential and expressed need in languages with no
multiple languages in which they can communicate with ease. translation programs and no Scripture.

Potential Bible translation needs

Translation Need
is complicated Europe

42
The chart below refers to the
number of languages but it does
not indicate the size, or vitality of
those languages, or say whether Asia

574
communities are fluent in multiple
languages.
Americas

67
The numbers on the map refer to
languages where work is already Africa

642
being requested or is likely to be
Pacific

346
needed where no translation has
ever taken place.

4000 No Current Translations, none


3500 currently reported as planned

3000 Potential & Expressed Need

2500 Active Program


2000
1500
1000 aniticipated total*

1,7001,800
500
0
No Scripture

Selections

NT or more

Bible

(over 160 million people)

In which languages is Scripture translation not needed?


Since 1999 Wycliffe and partner organization, SIL, have talked about the goal of Even in languages used by hundreds or thousands of people, there is
a Bible translation project in progress for every people group that needs it. often a clear shift underway as the next generation functions more and
more comfortably in a language of wider communication.
Implicit in that goal is the idea that, although every people group needs the
Bible, the Bible may not need to be translated into every language. This sounds Today many communities are taking greater ownership and action in
shocking to some people until you look at the numbers and see that of the determining their own needs and are working in partnership with others
7000+ languages listed by the Ethnologue about 200 no longer have any first to achieve their own translation goals.
language users, and just under another 200 have 12 or fewer speakers the last
time anyone counted them.

...into all the world


The world is changing. The worlds need for Christ is unchanging. Bible translation
movements across the globe continue to creatively adapt to a changing world through
new partnerships and innovations. The Wycliffe Global Alliances 100+ organizations
are pleased to be serving within the worldwide Church, participating in Gods mission
through Bible translation and related ministries. Read more about the work of the
Wycliffe Global Alliance at www.wycliffe.net

www.wycliffe.net/statistics Oct 2016