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The translation of the Bible into the languages of Africa has been more than a century of awesome dedication in sacrificial work often in very difficult circumstances. In 1831 the Bible Society printed the translation of the Four Gospels by German missionary Johann Hinrich Schmelen of the London Missionary Society in the Namaqua/Khoikhoi language (sometimes called Hottentot), He had been stationed from 1811 at Pella on the Orange River, in the northern Cape of South Africa.
The table below is a summary chronology of this work but lists only that of the whole Bible published.
 
 
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  1.  Tswana (Tlhaping dialect)  1857 Bible 22.  Union Omyene 1927
  2.  Xhosa 1859 23.  Luna – Inkongo 1929
  3.  Duala 1872 24.  Suba – Sanga 1930
  4.  South Sotho (Sesotho) 1881 25.  Union Mongo – Nkundu  1936
  5.  Zulu 1883   26.  Venda 1936
  6.  Swahili (Zanzibar) 1891   27.  Ndonga 1940
  7.  Ganda 1896   28.  Bulu 1949
  8.  North Sotho (Sipede) 1904   29.  Shona (Union) 1951
  9.  Congo (Fiote) 1905   30.  Ragoli 1951
  10.  Tsonga 1906   31.  Kikuyu 1951
  11.  Thonga 1907   32.  Luba – Katanga 1951
  12.  Giryama 1908   33.  Fang 1951
  13.  Gswa 1910   34.  Lozi 1951
  14.  Nyanja (Eastern) 1912   35.  Bangala 1953
  15.  Nyoro 1912   36.  Ngala (Wele) 1955
  16.  Swahili (Mombasa) 1914   37.  Ruanda 1955
  17.  Congo (San Salvador) 1916   38.  Bemba 1956
  18.  Yao 1920   39.  Kamba 1956
  19.  Union Nyanja 1922   40.  Ndau 1956
  20.  Ronga 1923   41.  Lwena (Luvale) 1957
  21.  Luba – Lulua 1927   42.  Tumbuka 1957
During this time the Christian Church grew in Africa by about 3,000%
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