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Every year the Bible is published in languages in which it has never before been published. This graph shows the total number of languages in which the Bible or part of the Bible was published for the first time, in each decade from 1800 to the present.

In the 1990s Scriptures have become available for the first time in 246 languages.


Source: United Bible Societies, Scripture Language Report 1998

Decade
Number of Languages in Which at Least a Portion of the Bible was Published for the First Time

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