Khwedam Bible translation


Khwedam 2


To translate the complete Bible into Khwedam.


  • Despite more than 5,6 billion people having access to the Bible in their languages worldwide, many of the smaller ones still do not. The mandate of Bible Societies worldwide is to provide complete Bibles to all communities in their heart language.
  • The South African government has also expressed a need to develop languages in the country, especially indigenous ones. Khwedam, spoken by some of the people in the Northern Cape, is one of these languages.
  • This translation will not only serve the people in the Northern Cape - much like our !Xun translation which started in 2018 - but also those further afield in Botswana and Namibia. After discussions with various Bible Societies and other Bible translation agencies, a decision was made that the Bible Society of South Africa would undertake the translation of the Bible into Khwedam. This project was started in 2019 and the translators have already done consept translations (phases 1 and 2) of Genesis to Samuel.


Expected impact
  • A Bible will be made available in the heart language of Khwedam speakers in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.


How can you help?

Every R100 received will contribute towards the translation of the Bible into Khwedam.

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Bank: ABSA
Account number: 260 208 950
Branch Code: 632-005

* Please use reference code: 1013


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