Haussa Version of the Scriptures

Haussa Version Of The Scriptures Haussal is one of the most widely-extended languages of western Africa, and forms very much the medium of communication over extensive districts on both sides the rivers Niger and Chadda. The gospel according to. Matthew was translated into this language prior to the year 1841, by the Reverend C.F. Schon, of the Church. Missionary Society. This translation was carefully revised by the help of two natives of the Haussa country, and was printed by the British and Foreign Bible Society in 1856. Since then the following parts were put into circulation by the same society: — Genesis, Exodus, gospel of John, and the Acts. See The Bible of Every Land, page 412. For the study of the language, see Baikie, Observations on the Haussa and Fulfulda Languages (Lond. 1861); J.F. Schon, Grammar of the Haussa Language (ibid. 1862). (B.P.)

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