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2021-11 Bemba Translation and Distribution Work

We were happy to support Brother Barry Coffee in this work of translating the Message into the local languages in Africa.

For more info please visit his website at:

The Bemba language, ChiBemba, is a Bantu language spoken primarily in north-eastern Zambia by the Bemba people and as a lingua franca by about 18 related ethnic groups, including the Bisa people of Mpika and Lake Bangweulu, and to a lesser extent in Katanga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania.

Ethnicity: Bemba, Bangweulu Batwa

Writing system: Latin (Bemba alphabet); Bemba Braille

Dialects: Town Bemba

Native speakers: 4.1 million (2000–2010 census)

From Bro. Davey Mwanza in Zambia:

Believers at Lwanya. Received the Bemba Bibles and books on 23rd October 2021. They say thank you very much. God bless you. We found them waiting along the road on our to Mpika. God bless you.

Believers in rural Zimbabwe receiving new Bibles and Message books.

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