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There are now over 2000 languages in which at least one book of the Bible has been published. Although this figure represents less than half of the languages and dialects presently in use in the world, it nonetheless includes the primary vehicles of communication of well over 90% of the world’s population.

In this graph, Testaments refers to languages in which just the New or Old Testament is available. Portions refer to languages in which at least one book of the Bible has been published.


Source: United Bible Societies, Scripture Language Report 1998

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Number of Languages in Which Scripture is Available

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