October 23, 2015

IBT has recently published an illustrated edition of “Bible Stories” in the Dungan language, spoken primarily in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and China. This book is a short version of IBT’s beloved Children’s Bible that introduces readers to 58 stories from the Old and New Testament.

April 27, 2015

IBT has published the book of Proverbs in Dungan, a language closely related to Mandarin Chinese with influence from Arabic, Persian, Russian, Kyrgyz and other languages. About 110,000 Dungans live in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, with up to 10 million more in China. While Dungans in China use the standard Chinese writing system, since the 1920s Dungans in Central Asia have used a separate orthography, which was converted to Cyrillic letters in the early 1950s.

The 2nd edition of the concise Dungan-Russian Dictionary has been printed in Moscow with the direct involvement and collaboration of the Institute for Bible Translation. This corrected and expanded edition contains approximately 12,000 dictionary entries. The first edition was compiled by Yusup Yanshansin. This concise Dungan-Russian dictionary was the first bilingual dictionary for the Centrla Asian Dungan language. The source material for the dictionary was personally collected by Yanshansin over many years from written and oral sources on the Dungan language.