Naro Language Project

The Naro Language Project

The roots of the Naro Language Project lie in the efforts of the congregation of the Reformed Church in D’Kar in the 1980s to try and write their very own language. People like Aron Johannes and Dcatshau Qhomatcã spent many hours writing songs and other materials in an orthography chosen by them. Because there was felt to be a need to have a Bible translation in their language, the help of an organisation from overseas was requested. In 1991 Hessel and Coby Visser came from the Netherlands, supported by the Mission of the Christian Reformed Churches in the Netherlands.

The work of the Naro Language project, affiliated to D'kar Trust, can be divided into three major sections:

1 : Describe the Naro language

2 : Teach people to read and write the Naro language

3 : Translate the Bible in the Naro language