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Zinza 2

Translating New Testament portions in Tanzania

Zinza 2

Project Description

Rev. Thomas Bilingi hitched a ride back to his community after attending a service. A worn copy of Genesis on the driver’s dash caught his eye.  

Rev. Bilingi, a church leader and a strong advocate for Bible translation efforts, was excited to see the book — the first Scripture printed in the Zinza language.

“I like to read it,” the driver said. “I’ve learned many things from it. “

Now, as the translation work continues, Rev. Bilingi and other Zinza believers are eager for their people to learn more.

Previous translation efforts produced Genesis and 10 New Testament books. This project will see six more published — the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and John, as well as Romans, 1 Corinthians and Colossians. Several other New Testament books will be drafted as well.

The team is looking forward to witnessing the impact of Scripture and other materials as they’re used in worship services, small group Bible studies and outreach events.

Your prayers and gifts will help the Zinza people access more of the New Testament in a language that speaks to their hearts!


Funds in excess of the current need will be applied to a similar project or to future needs within the same project.

Wycliffe’s 2020 Gift Catalog is full of ways for you to provide translated Scripture to people in their language. Each gift shares hope with those waiting.