Nukuoro Project

Nukuoro (pop. 860) is one of the two Polynesian languages in Micronesia.

Bible Translation into the Nukuoro language

Bible translation has been going on for a long time as an initiative of the Nukuoro people themselves. Their New Testament was published in 1986 by the Bible Society of Micronesia. After that, a team under the leadership of Betty Amon started working on the books of the Old Testament, while also doing a revision of the New Testament. From 2011 on, the team received consultant help from Isles of the Sea consultant Paulus Kieviet. In 2019, all books had been translated, reviewed by the committee multiple times, and checked twice by Betty and Paulus. After final checks (involving consistency checks, spell checks etc.) the Bible was typeset, then printed in Japan.

On Marcy 25, 2023, the complete Bible was dedicated on Pohnpei and handed over by the translation committee to the church. This story is told here.
(For more information, read this story.)

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[Ethnologue entry for Nukuoro]