BIBELE / BIBLE IN TSONGA language / First edition 1929 (1907 revised)

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BIBELE / BIBLE IN TSONGA language / First edition 1929 (1907 revised)

Product Details

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Bible Society; 27th Edition (2010)
  • Language: Tsonga
  • ISBN-10: 079820060X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0798200608 / 9780798200608
  • Dimensions: 7.3 x 5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces


The "Bibele" is the Holy Bible translated into Tsonga, a Bantu language spoken by the Tsonga people, also known as the Shangaan, in southern Africa. This 27th edition, published in 2010 by the Bible Society, builds on the first edition from 1929, which was revised in 1907. This comprehensive translation includes both the Old and New Testaments, offering spiritual guidance and cultural enrichment to Tsonga-speaking communities.

Product Features

Comprehensive Tsonga Translation

This edition includes a complete translation of the Bible into Tsonga, covering all books from Genesis to Revelation. It offers a faithful and culturally resonant representation of the Scriptures.

Durable Hardcover Edition

The hardcover binding ensures durability, making this Bible ideal for regular use in both personal study and communal worship settings.

Historical Significance

This edition reflects the continued efforts to preserve and update the Tsonga translation of the Bible, maintaining its relevance and accessibility for modern readers.

Compact and Lightweight

With dimensions of 7.3 x 5 x 1.2 inches and a shipping weight of 12 ounces, this Bible is compact and portable, making it easy to carry and use on a daily basis.

Interesting Facts

  • Language Background: Tsonga, or Xitsonga, is spoken by the Tsonga people in Mozambique, South Africa, Eswatini (Swaziland), and Zimbabwe. The language is an integral part of the cultural identity of the Tsonga people, also known as the Shangaan.
  • Publisher's Commitment: The Bible Society is dedicated to making the Bible accessible in various languages, ensuring that people can read the Scriptures in their native tongue. Their work in translating the Bible into Tsonga underscores their commitment to linguistic diversity and spiritual outreach.
  • Edition Evolution: The first Tsonga Bible was published in 1929, and this 27th edition from 2010 continues to reflect the evolving needs of the Tsonga-speaking community, with revisions dating back to 1907.


Bible Society

The Bible Society has a longstanding mission to translate and distribute the Holy Scriptures across various languages. Their work ensures that communities worldwide can access the Bible in their heart language, promoting spiritual growth and cultural preservation. The Tsonga translation is a testament to their dedication to these goals.


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