This website was developed by the United Bible Societies, with the participation of the American Bible Society Library, to provide a resource for those interested in finding out a little more about the languages in which a portion of the Bible, or more, is available.
Data for this website has been sourced from the Ethnologue and the UBS publication Scriptures of the World. It is not intended to be a scholarly tool, but a source of information for interested people.
Where the term 'a part of the Bible' or 'portion' is used, this refers to a full book of the Bible, or a section which is more than one full book, but less than a Testament. A New Testament refers to all the books of the New Testament, a Bible refers to all the books of the Old and New Testaments as accepted in the proto-canon. In some cases the books of the deutero-canon (in some churches known as the Apocrypha) are also available, but this is not indicated separately in this website.
Scanned images of texts in different languages have been provided by the American Bible Society Library. Photographs of people using Bibles, Testaments or other parts of the Bible have been provided by United Bible Societies.
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