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Effects of translating the Bible into African languages

Some of the earliest Bible translations into African languages were into Coptic and Ethiopian languages . Some other languages cane to follow later . Translation of the Bible into African languages has had several positive impacts as many people can now read the Bible in their own languages .

When an African reads the Bible in his own language he feels part and parcel of it . The Bible therefore addresses him or her personally without intermediaries and becomes a living book to him .

Africans become empowered to use the Bible to make decisions on many issues . For instance , some African christians began challenging the missionaries for wanting to civilize African cultural practices like polygamy , circumcision and having strong links with their ancestors .

More Africans became christians as African missionaries were able to communicate easily and evangelise the local people . This increased the number of people converting to Christianity as they saw their cultures as outdated .

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