Cornish speakers can now read the complete Bible – An Beybel Sans – in their chosen language.

The New Testament was translated into Cornish by Professor Nicholas Williams and published in 2002.

It has taken him about six years to translate all the books of the Old Testament, using a variety of versions, including Hebrew and Greek texts.

An Beybel Sans is written in standard Cornish and its 10 maps also have place names in Cornish.

When the translation was completed, it was reviewed by a number of Cornish speakers to help improve its “readability”.

The professor also researched other Cornish texts, such as miracle plays and homilies, to find passages where native Cornish renderings could be used in the translation.

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