Australia: Indigenous Audio Bibles


Bible Society Australia is working to produce audio Scriptures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, which provide the gospel in a format communities can readily access.

A printed Bible, even translated into a heart language, is at times not sufficient for people to Open The Bible for themselves. Some people are unable to fully engage with the printed text of their Scriptures due to poor eye health, low literacy skills, or other reasons.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are oral cultures; important information is conveyed through story telling rather than the written word. This means that Indigenous communities readily engage with audio content in a way non-Indigenous cultures do not often appreciate or understand.


  • There are still 8 Indigenous Australian languages with Scripture translated that don’t yet have audio recordings available

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