Mi’kmaq is an Eastern Algonquian language, spoken by the Mi’kmaq First Nations people indigenous to Canada’s Maritime Provinces and the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec, with some dialects extending into Maine in the U.S. The nation has a population of about 40,000, of whom nearly 11,000 speak the Mí’kmaq language. Once written in Mí’kmaq hieroglyphic writing, it is now written using mostly letters of the standard Latin alphabet.
About This Translation
The translation of the New Testament was coordinated under the auspices of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, in the Mi’kmaq dialect spoken in Quebec.
A translation program is currently underway in the Nova Scotia dialect, also under the auspices of the Summer Institute of Linguistics. This program has produced several Bible story booklets, which are in use in the schools and communities. Level 1 books are at an easier reading level than Level 2 books.