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New Testament Bible into Yobe Indigenous Language

The Nigeria Bible Translation Trust (NBTT) has translated the New Testament bible into the Karai-Karai Language for the development of the mother tongue of the…

The Nigeria Bible Translation Trust (NBTT) has translated the New Testament bible into the Karai-Karai Language for the development of the mother tongue of the Christian faith in the country.

The translation work was carried out by NBTT in collaboration with the Karai-Karai Bible Language Association (KKBLA) for proper understanding of the meaning among Christian communities, students, researchers, and others who read the holy book in the language.

Speaking during the launching/dedication of a new testament at ECWA 1 Potiskum, in Potiskum LGA of Yobe State the Chairman of KKBLA Mr. Yusuf Musa, said the idea started on August 2, 2005.

He said the project remained dormant for about 23 years until the former executive secretary of NBTT Mr. Sule Auta visited the state on 16th August 2005 to ascertain whether the Karai-Karai Christian Community was still interested in the translations.

He said the dedication of Karai-Karai to the New Testament Bible is very important and historic for both the development of the mother tongue and the Christian faith.

He added that NBTT has produced 1024,000 copies of the translated Bible into the Karai-Karai Language to enable the tribe to know and serve God better.

In his remark, the Executive Director of the Nigeria Bible Translation Trust (NBTT) who was represented by Mrs. Patience M. Toma, said the Karai-Karai Language should be taught in schools along with generally approved and spoken languages.

She said teaching the language in school will enable children to easily read and understand the law of the lord contained in the Bible and dedicate their lives to God afresh.

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