oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - The reception of the New Testament in Swahili



The translation of the New Testament in Swahili for the use of the Sukuma in Tanzania, is criticised for several reasons. It is written in a literary style which will make it accessible only to a small group of the Sukuma who have been educated to a high standard in this language. Also the vocabulary used will frequently not be recognised by the Sukuma, who use Swahili mainly as a lingua franca.


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