Later this spring, an entire Bible in Inuktitut, the language of Inuit people and the most widely spoken aboriginal tongue in Canada’s Arctic, will. Bible resources for Inuktitut. Links to websites containing the Bible in Inuktitut sorted by popularity Other resources for the Bible in the Inuktitut Language. It has taken an un-Genesis-like 34 years to create, but Inuit communities in Canada’s Eastern Arctic can now read the complete Bible in their.

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Filed under News Canada. After 34 painstaking years, a small band bile Inuit translators have finally delivered an Inuktitut-language Bible to one of the most-Christian regions in Canada.

Five Anglican ministers led the project, and notably, all were Inuk. The Deuteronomic notion — love God, follow the law and live — accords very well with the Inuit belief that if you break those laws, there are consequences.

Article text size A. This is not that story. He died last year at the age of Follow us on Twitter globeandmail Opens in a new window. Click here to subscribe. This should only take a few moments. It was an oral language for thousands of years until an Anglican missionary, Edmund Peck, introduced the syllabic script — in which characters represent syllables — in the late 19th century. Chris Trott, an expert on Inuit culture at the University of Manitoba. Eugene Nida, considered the father of modern biblical translation, whose major contribution to the field was the concept of “functional equivalence.

Nunavut also has more churchgoers per capita than any other region of Canada.

Inuit-language bible finished after 34-year project

biboe If you are interested in obtaining a printed copy of this Bible, please contact the Canadian Bible Society at http: Non-subscribers can read and sort bile but will not be able to engage with them in any way. We are renaming the app to “Inuktitut Bible” to make the purpose of this app clearer. As far back as the s, the Labrador Inuit were reading Inuktitut scripture translated by German missionaries. But now, for the first time in Canada, the translation work was done not by missionaries that had learned a foreign language, but by Inuit for whom Inuktitut is the mother tongue: Everyone knows a bad reno story.


Nida was a proponent of creating binle Bible translations that incorporated indigenous terms and concepts. Inuktitut Bible Reader is a beautiful way to read the Bible in Inuktitut on your iPhone or iPad that puts reading quality first.

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Description Inuktitut Bible Reader is a beautiful way to read the Bible in Inuktitut on your iPhone or iPad that puts reading quality first.

The translation project was established by Dr. For one, there are no words in Inuktitut for “goat,” “sheep” or “camel.

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Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The full translation follows the completion in of an Inuktitut New Testament, now in its fifth edition. The Old Testament took so long because Allooloo bjble the project’s translation coordinator, retired Anglican Bishop Benjamin Arreak, worked on it for only one or two months of the year.

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A consecration ceremony to mark the translation of the King James Version into Inuktitut — the official language in Nunavut, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut — was held Sunday at the new St. Edmund Peck, in the late 19th century. However, the Bible was printed in Latin characters — not the syllabics used across Nunavut and Northern Quebec. Trott, some Biblical inuktituf translate very well.

The same word was used for “shepherd” as for someone who tends a dog team. And what do to about the plus types of trees mentioned in the Bible when there are no trees of any kind for hundreds of miles in the Arctic? Feb 9, Version 1. Good app good bible. Inuktitug hope to have this fixed soon. When the translators encountered inuktitutt for which there is no Inuktitut term — such as pomegranates and camels — they borrowed the English word.