Monday, November 13, 2023

Kinyarwanda Translation of the Book of Mormon Complete

The Kinyarwanda translation of the Book of Mormon has been completed and published online. Kinyrwanda is the primary language spoken in Rwanda. The new translation can be accessed here.


Religlang said...

Amazing news! I love it whenever the messages of one of my favorite books can be delivered to more of God's children.
On a related note, one of the great side effects of the missionary effort to spread the gospel to every kindred, tongue, and people (both within our Restored Church and broader Christendom) for people interested in language (such as myself) is the translation of a huge body of literature into hundreds and thousands of languages for free. It really helps to broaden access to little-known languages for interested learners and researchers.

Chris D. said...

14 November 2023 - SALT LAKE CITY
News Release
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Chris D. said...

The new "Los Tuxtla Mexico Stake" was updated on the Meetinghouse Locator mapsite today with 5 Wards and 3 Branches.

Eduardo said...

We pray that the translation of this Testament will translate into literacy in the secular sense for thousands, and Gospel literacy, an awareness of Jesus Christ and the will to know and honor His priesthoods. I have been aware of the Hutus and the Tutsis since 1994 when the horrible tragedies occurred. These people of Rwanda and Burundi are in need of peace and prosperity, and I think many will relate to the battles and contentions of the Nephites, Lamanites, and all the other -ites.
The number of French speakers in the Church might be approaching one million, right?

Perhaps the biggest number of African nations that have no missionaries also speak French? If we count Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Mali, Niger, and Chad as French-speaking?

It will be an amazing day when the Book of Mormon exists in Tuareg and Tubu. Africa is filling up with the Book of Mormon, along with the Holy Bible. The Quran is making strides, too, of course.

John Pack Lambert said...

Kinyarwanda is also spoken by million in DR Congo. My understanding is that the language of Burundi is also similar. They may be close enough that people in Burundi can use this translation. Some populations in Tanzania also speak a language that is close and they may be able to read this book.

In the case of DR Congo, while many Kinyarwanda speakers came there after the events of 1994, there have been Kinyarwanda speakers there since at least the 19th century, and there were significant influxes in the 1920s, 1950s and 1960s.