Translations of the Book of Mormon

by Larry Richman on July 30, 2010

Book of Mormon translationsThe Book of Mormon is published in 107 languages, and many of them are available in multiple formats online.

See this updated article for a list of the translations of the Book of Mormon.

History

In March 1830, 5,000 copies of the Book of Mormon were printed in the E. B. Grandin print shop in Palmyra, New York. From that humble beginning, today the Church prints over 3 million copies a year on large web presses. By the end of this year, nearly 150 million copies will have been distributed. Truly, this important witness of Jesus Christ is beginning to cover the earth.

It is also interesting to note the increasingly rapid pace of translation work. In its first 100 year history (1830-1930), the Book of Mormon was translated into 16 languages. In the next 68 years (1931-1999), all or part of the Book of Mormon was translated into another 80 languages. Today, all or part of the Book of Mormon has been translated into 107 languages. 82 are translations of the full book and 25 are translations of Selections from The Book of Mormon, which contains the doctrinal teachings amounting to approximately one third of the full book.

Today

The Book of Mormon is available in print in various sizes, including large-print editions in English, Spanish, and Portuguese for the visually impaired and on DVD in American Sign Language.

The Church’s scriptures Web site (scriptures.lds.org) has text available in 17 languages : Cebuano, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, and Tongan.

Special Braille files are available online in English Braille and Spanish BrailleAudio recordings of the scriptures are also available online in many languages.

The Scriptures CD-ROM has the full scriptures in many languages as well as various study and research aids.

The Church also publishes online the Holy Bible in English and Spanish. (In other languages, the Church uses an existing Bible translation.)

The Book of Mormon and the Bible are available in English in ePub format for e-readers and in various formats for mobile devices.

You can request a free Book of Mormon at mormon.org/free-book-of-mormon.

Book of Mormon Translations in Sequence of First Publication

1: English (1830. Complete book. New 1981)
2: Danish (1851. Complete book. Revised 1949, 2005)
3: German (1852. Complete book. Revised 2003)
4: French (1852. Complete book. Revised 1998)
5: Italian (1852. Complete book. Revised 1995)
6: Welsh (1852. Complete book. Reprint 2001)
7: Hawaiian (1855. Complete book. Reprint 1992)
8: Spanish (1875. Selections. Complete 1886. Revised 1992)
9: Swedish (1878. Complete book Revised 1958)
10: Maori (1889. Complete book. Reprint 1989)
11: Dutch (1890. Complete book. Revised 2004)
12: Samoan (1903. Complete book)
13: Tahitian (1904. Complete book)
14: Turkish (1906. Complete. Selections 1983. Complete 2001)
15: Japanese (1909. Complete book. Revised 1995, 2009)
16: Czech (1933. Complete book. Revised 2004)
17: Armenian-Western (1937. Complete book. Selections. 1983)
18: Portuguese (1939. Complete book. Revised 1995)
19: Tongan (1946. Complete book. Revised 2006)
20: Norwegian (1950. Complete book. Revised 2002)
21: Finnish (1954. Complete book. Revised 2002)
22: Rarotongan (1965. Complete book)
23: Chinese (1965. Complete book Revised 2007)
24: Korean (1967. Complete book. Rev 2005)
25: Afrikaans (1972. Complete book. Revised 2003)
26: Thai (1976. Complete book)
27: Indonesian (1977. Complete book)
28: Aymara (1977. Selections. Complete 1986)
29: Cakchiquel (1978. Selections. Audio 2000)
30: Croatian (1979. Complete book)
31: Quechua-Peru (1979. Selections)
32: Greek (1979. Selections. K 1979, D 1983, Complete 1987)
33: Hungarian (1979. Select. Complete 1991, Rev 2005)
34: Kekchi (1979. Select. Complete 1983, Audio 2000)
35: Quiche (1979. Selections. Audio 2000)
36: Bulgarian (1980. Selections. Complete 99, 2004)
37: Navajo (1980. Select. (Revised 1998) Audio 2000)
38: Quichua-Ecuador (1980. Selections)
39: Arabic (1980. Selections. Complete 1986)
40: Vietnamese (1980. Selections. Complete 1982, Revised 2003)
41: Fijian (1980. Complete book)
42: Quechua-Bolivia (1981. Selections)
43: Russian (1981. Complete book)
44: Catalan (1981. Complete book)
45: Polish (1981. Complete book)
46: Romanian (1981. Selections. Complete 1998, 2004)
47: Kuna (1981. Selections)
48: Niuean (Niue) (1981. Selections)
49: Icelandic (1981. Complete book. Revised 2002)
50: Hindi (1982. Complete book)
51: Telugu (1982. Selections. Complete 2000)
52: Tamil (1982. Selections. Complete 2005)
53: Cambodian (1982. Selections. Complete 2001, 2007)
54: Laotian (1982. Selections)
55: Swahili (1982. Selections. Complete 2000, 2005)
56: Guarani (1982. Selections. Complete 2009)
57: Maya (1983. Selections)
58: Sinhala (1983. Selections. Complete 2008)
59: Mam (1983. Selections. Audio 2000)
60: Efik (1983. Selections)
61: Chinese (Simp. Char) (1983. Selections. Complete 2000)
62: Kisii (Gusii) (1983. Selections)
63: Hmong (1983. Selections. Complete 2000)
64: Persian (Farsi) (1983. Selections)
65: Haitian (1983. Selections. Complete 1999. Rev 2007)
66: Marshallese (1984. Selections. Complete 2003)
67: Bengali (1985. Selections)
68: Bislama (1985. Selections. Complete 2004)
69: Malagasy (1986. Selections. Complete 2000, Rev 2006)
70: Fante (1987. Selections. Complete Revised 2003)
71: Zulu (1987. Selections. Complete 2003)
72: Pohnpeian (1987. Selections)
73: Papiamento (1987. Selections)
74: Chuukese (Trukese) (1987. Selections)
75: Tagalog (1987. Selections. Complete 1998)
76: Lingala (1988. Selections. Complete 2004)
77: Shona (1988. Selections. Complete 1999, 2007)
78: Urdu (1988. Selections. Complete 2007)
79: Palauan (1988. Selections)
80: Kiribati (1988. Selections. Complete 2001)
81: Chamorro (1989. Selections)
82: Ilokano (1991. Selections. Complete 1995)
83: Cebuano (1992. Selections. Complete 1998)
84: Tzotzil (1994. Selections. Audio 2000)
85: Hiligaynon (1994. Selections. Complete 2005)
86: Pampango (1994. Selections)
87: American Sign (ASL) (1995-01. Video Cassette/DVD 2006)
88: Waray (1996. Selections)
89: Ukrainian (1997. Complete book. Revised 2005)
90: Bikolano (1998. Selections)
91: Pangasinan (1998. Complete book)
92: Albanian (1999. Complete book. Revised 2005)
93: Estonian (2000. Complete book)
94: Igbo (2000. Complete book Revised 2007)
95: Latvian (2000. Complete book. Revised 2006)
96: Armenian East (2000. Complete book. Revised 2006)
97: Lithuanian (2000. Complete book. Revised 2006)
98: Amharic (2000. Complete book)
99: Xhosa (2000. Complete book)
100: Mongolian (2001. Complete book)
101: Neomelanesian (2002. Complete book)
102: Slovenian (2002. Complete book)
103: Tswana (2003. Complete book)
104: Yapese (2004. Complete book)
105: Twi (2005. Complete book)
106: Yoruba (2007. Complete book)
107: Serbian (2008. Complete book)

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