The Bwisi area is mountainous and lush. (Uganda)
The Bwisi people live near the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Rebel activity in the area has made language work challenging. After a number of years of foundational linguistic work, two motivated and gifted Babwisi men caught a vision for, and began the work of translating the New Testament into their own language for their own people.
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Bwisi online dictionary now available
In August 2012, the Lubwisi dictionary became available online. The online dictionary comes complete with alphabetic and semantic meaning based search facilities.
The dictionary allows downloading of PDF versions of the print dictionary and offline installers to enable stand alone dictionary use.
Link to Lubwisi Dictionary.
Bwisi translation progress
The Bwisi translation project has finished translating 100% of the New Testament. Publishing will follow pre-publication checks and reviews.
Thank you for praying for the ongoing work of the translation teams in Uganda.
The Bwisi people of Uganda have now dedicated the first complete New Testament ever written in their language. Praise God! The printed Scriptures arrived in a symbolic, meaningful way — but they did not stay in boxes very long...
"We want to see it
with our own hands!" - that was the enthusiastic response of some Babwisi
people upon hearing that the consignment of newly published New Testaments in
Lubwisi had arrived in Kampala.
People's lives are being changed because now people
can understand the truth about Jesus in their mother tongue language. They
understand better and many are accepting Christ as their personal Saviour. The
number of those going to church in Bundibugyo is increasing and some bad
cultural practices like going to witch doctors for consultations have reduced
from the Charismatic Episcopal church, took part in the November 2010 Mark
Bible study facilitator training in luBwisi. Afterward, he said, "I have
learned something great from Romans 7:19-23 with the help of the Topical Index
The pastors who
attended the July 2010 Mark Bible Study Leader's Training were very
happy to read the Gospel of Mark in luBwisi. Christopher (education
level of primary six)
said, "It is my first time to read these four chapters of Mark
completely. I have been reading just small portions of
the chapters. This has given me a deeper understanding of the context."