Our long term plan is the full Bible in Lezgi. In 2012 a new step was introduced into the translation procedure for this project. The translated texts are now being checked in Azerbaijan, in order to make the translation more understandable for those who are not familiar with the literary language, which is based on one of many dialects. This additional step is making the translation better understood on the other side of the border. The team also initiated reading meetings in Baku, so that the Lezgi believers in Azeri churches would embrace this translation as the Bible they want to read. These meetings have already started. They are very positive, the participants are enthusiastic. This is a good step towards Scripture engagement in Lezgi...

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March 6, 2014

IBT has recently published the Four Gospels in the Lezgi language. There are over 400,000 Lezgi speakers in the Russian Federation, most of whom live in south Dagestan near the border with Azerbaijan. More than 350,000 Lezgis also live in Azerbaijan, as well as in Turkey, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.