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These definitions are accurate, but are not intended to be complete. They are definitions of how Wycliffe uses these terms.

 

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Every culture and community develops its own language to some degree. Wycliffe is no different in that. While we've committed ourselves to not using "insider talk" on this website, when other terms would be appropriate and would clearly communicate, sometimes we had to rely on technical terms. Rather than define all of our terms within the text (and annoying those who know the definitions with our redundancy and verbosity) we chose to develop this glossary.

Glossary

Word Definition
Anthropology The study of man. (Culture research and analysis, and applications: studying values, kinship and leadership systems, etc., so as to approach local indigenous people with respect and effectiveness.) For Wycliffe, the focus of anthropology is on providing resources to understand the community and its values and worldview. This is essential for accurate Bible translation, cooperative community participation and ethnographic investigation.
 
 
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