CENTER FOR ORAL SCRIPTURES
Training & tools for oral Bible translation & engagement
Of the 7,361 languages of the world nearly 45% do not have an orthography
(a written form) and over 6,000 do not have a full Bible
80% of the world’s population are oral learners – people who do not read or prefer to learn by oral means. This percentage is much higher among unreached people groups. Oral learners are not necessarily illiterate, they simply prefer to learn through oral performance.
For the oral majority of the world to be able to engage effectively with the living Word, it must be translated and presented to them in a medium and format they understand and with which they can engage. Traditional literate-based approaches do not effectively “speak their language”.