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Pictorial: Celebrating 55-years of the Runyankole/Rukiga Bible

The translation of the English Bible into the Runyankole/Rukiga dialect was initiated by missionaries from Britain led by Rev. Jim Stanley Smith in the 1950s. The first translated bible was released in 1962.
The signed potrait of the Runyakole Rukiga Bible Study this was signed by Leaders of the church including Archbishop of Mbarara Archdioces and Bishops of the Angelican Churc and pentecostal churches
The Bible Society of Uganda has today celebrated 55-years since the English Bible was translated into the local dialect of Runyankole/Rukiga. The function, held at the Mbarara Boma golf course brought together leaders from several denominations whose teachings are etched in the Bible.   The translation of the English Bible into the Runyankole/Rukiga dialect was initiated by missionaries from Britain led by Rev. Jim Stanley Smith in the 1950s. The first translated bible was released in 1962.   Uganda had the first full English Bible translated into Rutooro/ Runyoro language followed by Luganda and later Runyankole. The Anglican church is credited for being the first religion to have the first translated Bible in Uganda ahead of the Catholic Church.

We Bring you Pictures of the Celebration