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April 27, 2024

The Digor variant of the Ossetic language is predominantly spoken by Ossetians from the western region of North Ossetia, specifically the Digor Valley and the Mozdok region. It is also spoken by Digors residing in Vladikavkaz and the eastern part of Kabardino-Balkaria, with the total number of speakers estimated at around 100,000.

The Digor community has an established literary tradition  with newspapers such as “Digory Hubartt” and “Irf” being published. A Digor-Russian dictionary has also been published, and a Digor drama theater is operational. The Constitution of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania recognizes both the Iron and Digor dialects of Ossetic as official languages in the region...

Spring 2024 Newsletter on the Kurdish (Kurmahji) project

Very soon another complete Bible will be published by IBT. This time it will be in the Kurdish (Kurmanji) language. We expect the first print-run in Cyrillic script in 2024 or early 2025, followed by a Roman-script edition, since the Kurdish community is scattered in different countries that use different scripts.

February 13, 2024

IBT has published a new edition of Bible Stories in the Lak language. This publication joins a series of previous translations, including the Gospel of Mark (1996), Gospel of Luke (2002, 2012), Gospel of Matthew (2016), Gospel of Luke and Acts (2019), and Gospel Parables (2020), all of which are available on the IBT website in the e-publications section.

Bible Stories is a collection of 58 narrative passages recounting the major events described in the Old and New Testament, from the creation of the world to Revelation. The book is a condensed version of the popular "Children's Bible" that IBT has been publishing in various languages for many years...