Africa is the world’s second-largest continent in both size and population. The continent is composed of 54 different countries. Across this geographically and culturally diverse continent, more than 2,100 languages are spoken — approximately 30 percent of the world’s total languages. Just over 1,050 of these languages have some form of Scripture, whether portions, the New Testament or even a complete Bible.
More than 800 languages are known to have translation needs, and 700 of these are spoken in the heart of Africa. The Abron language is one of many languages still waiting for Scripture. Abron is spoken primarily in Ghana, where more than 1.3 million Brong live, but it’s also spoken by approximately 223,000 people living in Côte d'Ivoire. In each of these countries, roughly 50 percent of the population follow either Islam or ethnic religions. There is a Christian presence, but the Brong people need to have God’s Word accessible in their own language so that they can understand who God is and the message of salvation that the gospel conveys.
Make a Prayer Connection: Pray for Wycliffe missionaries Jason and Linda Hoskins. They're serving the Deaf in Ghana through the Wycliffe Global Alliance's Partner, GILLBT, as a sign language Bible translation consultant.