The book of Proverbs in the Nogai language
November 27, 2017

IBT continues to publish translations of Proverbs, a book of wisdom from the Old Testament, in various languages of Russia and the CIS. The most recent edition of this book has recently come out in the Nogai language.

The Nogai are a Turkic people group that resides in Dagestan, Stavropol region, Karachay-Cherkessia, Chechnya, and Astrakhan oblast. The group numbers around 103,600 people. Nogai belongs to the Turkic language family.

People everywhere have always loved and been attracted to words of wisdom and clever sayings that give advice about how to live life in a sensible and worthy manner. It happens that quite a number of sayings from the book of Proverbs have a close equivalent in the Nogai language, and that is why we think this publication will be of special interest to the Nogai readers.

Despite the fact that the book of Proverbs contains ancient sayings written thousands of years ago (mostly by Solomon, the son of King David of Israel), they have not lost their force and relevance up to the present day. The goal of this translation was to deliver the precision, brevity, and depth of meaning of the ancient text in contemporary Nogai, and it is sure to be appreciated by many readers.

IBT’s prior published translations in Nogai include Ruth, Esther, Jonah (2005), the New Testament (2011), and Genesis (2016). Work continues on the books of Exodus, Deuteronomy, Leviticus, and Numbers.

This translation of Proverbs and previously published Nogai materials are available for online reading and downloading on IBT's web-site in the "Bible translation in electronic formats" section.