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Languages by the Numbers

November 7, 2008
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Some of these numbers are what really got me thinking about how to get involved with Wycliffe, so take a look at them yourself:

6,912 — Languages spoken in the world today
2,251 — Languages without any of the Bible, but with possible need for a translation to begin
193,000,000 — People who speak the 2,251 languages without a translatation
1,953 — Translation programs currently in progress for languages without adequate Scripture
1,168 — Language communities which have access to the New Testament in their heart language
438 — Language communities which have access to the entire Bible in the language they understand best
6,500,000,000 — World population
1,000,000,000 — Non-literate adults, 2/3 are women

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  1. threadsofhope permalink
    December 12, 2008 8:16 pm

    Thanks Nate. These are actually from Wycliffe’s site, but it would be nice to have updated ones. Not sure how long ago they posted these.

    btw, how did you hear about the site?

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