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Nigeria leads the world in Bible Distribution

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The Bible Society of Nigeria [BSN] has again emerged the leader in English Bible distribution globally.


This is according to the global Bible distribution statistics published by the United Bible Societies. The BSN achieved this feat, having distributed 897,116 copies of the English Bible in 2020. The organization distributed 1,087,205 copies to lead the world in 2019 followed by the American Bible Society which distributed 690,102. The Bible Society of Australia came a distant second with a distribution figure of 426,318, followed by USA with 403,210, China 157,946, Kenya 109,807, and South Africa 96,257.


In ranking by region, Africa came third out of the seven Areas/Regions of the United Bible Societies in full Bible distribution. Central & South America came first, distributing 11.1 million full Bibles, followed by Asia with 6.2 million, Africa 5.9 million, Europe 5.1 million, North America 1.7 million, Oceania 0.64 million and Middle East 0.17 million.  Out of the 5.9 million distributed by Africa, Nigeria did 1.5 million copies or 25.42% of what over 40 Bible Societies in Africa distributed.


The Bible Society of Nigeria is a not-for-profit interdenominational Christian organisation that translates the Bible into Nigerian Languages, publishes and distributes it and also raises funds for the Bible work. So far, we have the full Bible in 26 Nigerian Languages, while translation/revision is ongoing in 10 languages.

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