BEIBELE / THE BIBLE in Tswana [Hardcover] by Bible Society

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Product Details

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Bible Society; 7th edition (2010)
  • Language: Tswana
  • ISBN-10: 0798216131
  • ISBN-13: 978-0798216135 / 9780798216135
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.1 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces


The "Beibele," or "The Bible" in Tswana, is a comprehensive translation of the Holy Scriptures in the Tswana language. Published in 2010 by the Bible Society, this 7th edition provides an accessible and culturally resonant version of the Bible for the Tswana-speaking community. Tswana, also known as Setswana or Sitswana, is a Bantu language spoken by over 4 million people in Southern Africa and written in the Latin alphabet. This hardcover edition ensures durability and longevity, making it a valuable resource for both personal and communal use.

Product Features

Comprehensive Tswana Translation

This edition offers a complete translation of the Bible into Tswana, covering all books from Genesis to Revelation. It ensures that Tswana-speaking readers can access the full breadth of the Scriptures in their native language.

Durable Hardcover Edition

The hardcover binding is designed to withstand regular use, making it ideal for daily reading, study, and worship. The sturdy construction ensures that this Bible will be a lasting resource for years to come.

Linguistic and Cultural Significance

Tswana is a Bantu language belonging to the Niger-Congo language family and is closely related to Southern Sotho and Northern Sotho. This translation helps preserve and promote the linguistic and cultural heritage of the Tswana people.

Interesting Facts

  • Language Background: Tswana, spoken by more than 4 million people, is a significant language in Southern Africa. It is most closely related to Southern Sotho and Northern Sotho, forming part of the Sotho language group.
  • Publisher's Mission: The Bible Society is dedicated to making the Bible accessible in various languages, ensuring that people can read the Scriptures in their heart language. Their work in translating the Bible into Tswana highlights their commitment to linguistic diversity and spiritual outreach.
  • Cultural Preservation: This translation, known by several historical names such as Beetjuans, Chuana, Coana, Cuana, and Sechuana, supports the cultural and linguistic preservation of the Tswana-speaking community.


Bible Society

The Bible Society has a long-standing mission to translate and distribute the Holy Scriptures in multiple languages. Their goal is to ensure that people worldwide can access the Bible in their native tongue, supporting spiritual growth and cultural preservation. The Tswana translation of the Bible is a testament to their dedication to these goals.


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