Inuit native language Bible translation finally finished after 34 years
By Steve Mertl | Daily Brew
It’s taken 34 years, but Christian Inuit will finally be able to read the Bible in their own language.
“We’re happy to have this out of the way,” Rev. Canon Jonas Allooloo, who was with the translation team since its 1978 inception, told the National Post. “It’s been 34 years and we can do something else now.”
The translation of the Bible into Inuktitut was a joint project of the Canadian Bible Society and the Anglican Church, who covered the $1.7-million costs. The entire team of translators was made up of Anglican ministers who are Inuk.