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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
Unreached Peoples Ethno-linguistic people groups that do not have among them an indigenous community of Christians with adequate numbers and resources to evangelize their own people without outside (cross-cultural) assistance.
Urgency The importance (particularly from an eternal perspective) of Bible translation work as it motivates those involved to accelerate the pace of this work. The emphasis it not purely on speed, but also on diligence, resolution and purposefulness. ("Urgency" is one of the themes of Vision 2025.)
 
 
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