Bible now fully translated into Inuktitut
As of 2010, the Bible had been translated in full (Old and New Testament), into 469 languages (source: United bible Societies). This year we see one more translation: Inuktitut.
Inuktitut is the aboriginal tongue spoken by the Inuit people who live and work across Canada's Arctic.
Translation work was first started by the late Rev. Eugene Nida, who is considered as the father of modern biblical translation, and it has taken since 1978 for the bible to be translated fully into Inuktitut. The entire project which was co-sponsored by the Canadian Bible Society is estimated to have cost around $1.7 million.