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Yup'ik Bible published and now available

 

Last updated 1/16/2016 at 11:28am

Canadian Bible Society

It took more than 60 years but the Yup'ik-speaking people of the Southwestern Arctic now have the complete Bible in their own language, thanks to the help of the Canadian Bible Society. Yup'ik is the Aboriginal Inuit language of people who reside in western and south central Alaska.

BETHEL, AK (CCNS)-It has been more than 60 years in the making, but the Yup'ik-speaking people of the Southwestern Arctic now have the complete Bible in their own language, thanks to the help of the Canadian Bible Society.

Yup'ik is the Aboriginal Inuit language of people who reside in western and south central Alaska. Written with the Latin alphabet, translation work on the Yup'ik New Testament was completed in the mid-1950s; work on the Old Testament began in the early 1970s. Translators-when they weren't out on the land hunting and fishing-worked alone in their homes or gathered in...



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