In a significant achievement for the Mundari community of Odisha, India, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Bible Society of India and the Indian Bible Translators for their dedicated efforts in completing the translation of the New Testament into the Mundari language. This accomplishment is a testament to their commitment to ensuring that every community has access to the sacred scriptures in their own language. Let us take a moment to celebrate this milestone and recognize the impact it will have on the Mundari community.
The translated New Testament will serve as a guiding light, providing inspiration, solace, and guidance for the Mundari people as they navigate the complexities of life. This accomplishment serves as an inspiration for future endeavors in promoting linguistic inclusivity, preserving cultural heritage, and empowering marginalized communities worldwide.
Mundari is an Austric language of Odiya script. The Mundari speaking community are mainly concentrated in Odisha State in the districts of Mayurbhanj, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Kendujhar, Baleshwar, Dhenkanal and Cuttack with a total population of 752,000 (2001 census). The New Testament is printed and dedicated on 2nd June 2023 at, IBT, Coimbatore.