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The Somali language is spoken by approximately 21 million people, both in the Horn of Africa [Somalia, Somaliland, Djibouti, eastern Ethiopia, northeastern Kenya] as well as a growing Diaspora across Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and Australia.  The initial translation was completed in 1979, and what is presented here is a revision completed by SIM in 2008.

The history of this translation work is described in Chapter 31 of “The Hardest Place. The biography of Warren and Dorothy Modricker” [Miller, Helen. 2006.   Guardian Books, Belleville, ON, Canada]. 

Additional Resources

The Nolosha Cusub [The New Life] website offers a wide variety of audio, visual and written Gospel resources in the Somali language. These links are especially useful for those wanting to study the Bible:


Copyright Information

Somali Bible © 1979, 2008 Society for International Ministries-Kenya.

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