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TitleThai Translation Printed
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1977
Corporate AuthorsEnsign Staff
Issue Number1
Date PublishedJanuary 1977
KeywordsForeign Language Translation

A group of nine translators worked for a period of seven years to provide the Thai Book of Mormon. The first edition includes 3,000 copies.


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Thai Translation Printed

The 30,000,000 speakers of Thai, the national language of Thailand, will now have access to the Book of Mormon in their native tongue.

The First Presidency has announced that the first 3,000-copy edition of the Book of Mormon in Thai was printed in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, on 17 October 1976.

The translation was first assigned on 15 November 1969. Nine people worked over a period of seven years in the translation, review, typing, editing, and proofreading of the book. Now the Thai Book of Mormon becomes the first new translation to appear since the Afrikaans edition was published in 1972. Indonesian, Vietnamese, and Greek translations will soon appear.

The Book of Mormon is currently in use in nineteen languages besides English.