The purpose of this project is to make a Bible translation available in today’s isiZulu.
In 1883 Zulus received a complete Bible in their mother tongue for the first time. The translation of the isiZulu Bible which is currently used by most isiZulu speakers was completed over 50 years ago.
Like most languages, isiZulu is a dynamic language which is continuously developing. These changes have an implication for especially younger isiZulu speakers who find they cannot understand everything in the existing Bible because the translation does not use the language they way it is spoken today.
At the request of the Zulu churches, the Bible Society began a new translation of the Bible in isiZulu in August 2009.
There are three full-time translators involved with the project. There is also a review committee which is essential to the translation process. They are responsible for testing the quality of the translation and to make further recommendations so that the best translation possible is placed in the hands of Bible users.
The basic translation of about half of the Bible text has already been completed and the review committee is giving attention to this.
- With the Bible translated into the language of today, many isiZulu speakers, especially the youth, will understand the Bible message better.
R714 327 is needed to ensure that the translation team and the review committee can continue their task in 2013.
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