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Northeast Times | August 8, 2022

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World’s Most Translated Website Reaches New Milestone

World’s Most Translated Website Reaches New Milestone
JW.ORG, the officiawebsite of Jehovah’s Witnesses,
has reached a significant translation milestone. As of last month, the website features content
in an unprecedented 1,000 languages, including 100 sign languages. Material includes Bible-
based articles, audio, and video productions.
Commenting on the organization’s long history of translation work, Geoffrey Jackson, a member
of the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses said, “It took us a little over a hundred years to
reach 508 languages in January 2013. But it’s remarkable that in just under seven years we
have nearly doubled our translation production from 508 languages to 1,000.”
Though Jehovah’s Witnesses are
headquartered in New York, much of the
translation work is accomplished in some
350 remote translation offices around the
globe. Translating from the area of the
world where a particular language is
actually spoken ensures that an accurate
and easy to understand translation is
being achieved. “We are extremely
committed to our translation work because
we believe that the message of the Bible
is for all people. So, whether a language
is spoken by millions or by just a few, we feel compelled to take on the translation work,” said
Kevin Jenkins, Local Media Host.
Next month, local Jehovah’s Witnesses will take part in a special outreach campaign directed at
the more than 100,000 Vietnamese-language speakers residing in the Dallas-Ft. Worth
metroplex. “We live in a time when global migration has become commonplace. For various
reasons, many people find themselves far from their native homeland,” said Jenkins. “We are
overjoyed to be able to share the message of the Bible with such ones and to do it in their
mother-tongues.” JW.ORG features content in all of the most common non-English languages
spoken throughout the metroplex including Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin,
Korean, Arabic, and Amharic.
Quick Stats:
Jehovah’s Witnesses Worldwide: 8,579,909 
Lands Where Jehovah’s Witnesses Preach: 240
Languages Featured on JW.ORG: 1,006