Moscow, March 22, 2023
The Institute for Bible Translation continues its “Stories About the Prophets” series in the Dungan language, spoken in Central Asia and China.
Previous books focused on Moses, Jonah, Abraham, Joseph, and Noah, and the new editions focus on the Kings and Prophets David and Solomon, the Institute reports. The book of Proverbs, written by King Solomon, was already published in Dungan in 2015.
Each book features parallel Dungan and Russian texts with colorful illustrations depicting the characters in a manner close to the Dungan national tradition.
Dungan, belonging to the Sino-Tibetan language family, is spoken by about 100,000 people in Central Asia—mainly Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, and more than 10 million in China. The Dungans in Central Asia use an alphabet based on Cyrillic graphics and traditionally profess Islam.
The Institute’s Dungan publications can be read and downloaded in PDF format on the site of the Institute for Bible Translation.