"Your Language is the most precious element in life that still includes all major values of your ancestors. What does that mean for your children, and your grandchildren and their future?"

Translation

Translation

SIL works not only in the domains of linguistics and training, but also in translation. The materials that are translated can be grouped into different domains, among which:

Shell books: Standardized booklets on a variety of subject with texts that can easily be translated into any Cameroonian language, with graphics and formatting already done. Among the subjects included are health, community development, stories and Bible portions. A large collection of Shell books is available at SIL Cameroon for use by the linguistic communities of Cameroon.

The Bible: SIL desires to help the churches to get the Bible (generally starting with the New Testament) in the different languages of Cameroon.

Translation training

The training of translators is a high priority, especially since it is mother tongue speakers of a language that will be able to create a good translation. SIL regularly organizes training courses on principles of good translation. Cameroonian translators work in close collaboration with teams of SIL linguists.



Our philosophy of translation is that of 'meaning based translation'. This means that a translation is more than a translation of the words but that it communicates the meaning of the text in the source language clearly and precisely in the receptor language. All the translations that are done or supervised by SIL Cameroon go through a process of verification by community revisers and are consultant checked by experienced translation consultants, so that quality and precision are maintained.

NEW TESTAMENTS, published in the past

2007 NGIEMBOON
2007 MOFU-GUDUR
2007 VUTE
2006 MUNDANI
2006 KWANJA
2005 BANA
2004 KOM
2003 BADWEE
2003 LIMBUM
2001 MAMBILA
2000 PIDGIN
1999 BAFUT
1999 GUDE
1999 KAKO
1998 KOONZIME
1996 EJAGHAM
1993 BABUNGO
1992 PODOKO
1992 DABA
1992 YAMBA
1991 DOYAYO
1990 NSO
1989 TIKAR
1989 METAL
1988 ZULGO
1988 MANDARA
1975 FALI