EGGON FIRST BIBLE TRANSLATION PROJECT
Population: 600,000 | 2018 Budget: ₦10444140.00 | Project Number: 000010
Imagine 600,000 people not having access to the word of God in their native language! Such is the case of the Eggon speaking people of Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Spoken in the plateau region of Nigeria, Eggon is a major language in Nigeria’s Nasarawa state. This language is currently divided into 25 mutually-understandable dialects. EGGON is a community of over 600,000 people according to the Nigerian 2008 Census. Most Eggon people follow the traditional religious practices of their ancestors, although Islam and Christianity are gaining attraction. The dominant language in the environment is Hausa which is totally different from Eggon Language. The project will have 3 Full-time Translators, 1 Part-time Project Coordinator/Exegete, a Translation Consultant and15 Volunteer Reviewers. It will be the First OT translation and slight revision of the NT, and as a result, it will be the First full Bible for the Eggon people. By helping to translate the full Scriptures into the Eggon language, you will enable people in this region to encounter the living God of the Bible for themselves.