Introduction to Bhagavad-gita in 108+ Languages

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Bhagavad-gītā Introduction


Launched on the 1st of February 2015, our Uniting Śrīla Prabhupāda's Multi-lingual Family project to translate Śrīla Prabhupāda's Introduction to his Bhagavad-gita As It Is, in 108 plus languages, is gathering momentum. 57 languages are already completed, with 14 other languages in process. There are 24 eight-minute videos to subtitle and translating them takes no longer than 24 hours of seva.


Our goal is to complete at least 108 languages by the 20th February 2018 - the 52nd Anniversary of Śrīla Prabhupāda speaking it. You can watch the videos and read the texts here.


Please consider participating by sending us an email. You can make a wonderful offering to Śrīla Prabhupāda and to the world.


You can read about the project, receive some instructions for translators to start serving and see the article by Madhava Smullen published in the ISKCON NEWS on March 12, 2015


This sortable table, listing over 150 languages, shows for each language the number of Videos translated (24 signifies completed), the translators, the number of speakers and where it is spoken.

Status of Videos Language Translators Speakers (Millions) Where Spoken (Major)
24 Chinese Simplified Yamuna Jivani/Radhananda 1151 Asia - China, Malaysia, Taiwan
24 Chinese Traditional Radhananda/Jessica 1151 Asia - China, Malaysia, Taiwan
24 English Rishab 1000 USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand
24 Spanish Gandhara 500 Europe - Spain, Mexico, Central and South America
24 Hindi Suvilasi Madhavi 490 India - North and Central
24 Russian Irina/Timur 277 Europe - Russia, Central Asia
0 Arabic open to translate 255 Asia - Middle East, Arabia, North Africa
24 Portuguese (Pt) Nityananda 60 Europe - Portugal, Southern Africa
24 Portuguese (Br) Gauri Gopika 202 South America - Brazil
24 Bengali Devadulal Krsna/Deveswara Krsna 215 India - Eastern, Bangladesh
24 French Marc2 200 Europe - France, Canada, West Africa, Central Africa
24 Malay Ashok/Subha/Subhadatri/MaliniPriti 175 SE Asia - Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore
24 German Revati 166 Europe - Germany, Austria, Central Europe
24 Swahili Omkar Mukund 140 Africa - Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
24 Japanese Visnu-Priya 132 SE Asia - Japan
24 Farsi (Persian) Nasrin/Nityangi 110 Asia - Iran, Afghanistan
0 Urdu open to translate 104 India - Pakistan
7 Punjabi Krishna dasa 103 India - Pakistan
0 Wu open to translate 90 Asia - China
0 Vietnamese open to translate 86 SE Asia - Vietnam, China
24 Indonesian Gusti 85 SE Asia - Indonesia
24 Tamil Sumangala Laksmi 78 India - South, Sri Lanka, Malyasia
0 Korean open to translate 78 SE Asia - Korean Peninsula
24 Turkish Lara 75 Asia - Turkey
18 Telugu KrishnaKishor/VamsiKrishna/RamMurari 74 India - South
5 Marathi Archana 72 India - West
24 Italian Mahatseva 62 Europe - Italy, Central Europe
24 Thai Malini 60 SE Asia - Thailand, Laos
0 Cantonese open to translate 55 Asia - Southern China
24 Kannada Prabhupada Vani/Archana/Poora Prema 47 India - South
24 Gujarati Rukmini Govind 46 India - West, Kenya
24 Polish Madana Mohana Mohini / Robert 46 Europe - Poland, Central Europe
0 Hausa open to translate 43 Africa - Cameroon, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan
0 Burmese open to translate 42 SE Asia - Burma, Thailand, Malaysia
0 Pashto open to translate 40 Asia - Pakistan, Aghanistan
0 Sundanese open to translate 39 SE Asia - Indonesia
24 Moldovan Daria & Olga 20 Europe - Moldova, Romania
0 Malayalam open to translate 38 India - Kerala
24 Ukrainian Indubhushan 37 Europe - Ukraine
6 Oriya Sriram 33 India - Odisha
0 Marwari open to translate 31 India - Rajasthan, Pakistan
24 Dutch Sofiya/Rene 28 Europe - Netherlands, Belgium, and Suriname
0 Haryanvi open to translate 28 India - Haryana, Delhi
24 Romanian Daniel/Daria/Mircea/Olga/Crenguta 28 Europe - Romania, Moldova
1 Tagalog Dawn 28 SE Asia - Phillipines
24 Yoruba Yamuna Jivan 28 Africa - Benin, Nigeria
0 Sindhi open to translate 26 India - Pakistan India, Singapore
24 Afrikaans Tianni 23 Africa - South Africa
24 Nepali VrajendraSuta/Haripriya/Aadarsh/Sunil 17 India - Nepal, Bhutan
0 Singhalese open to translate 16 Asia - Sri Lanka
24 Hungarian Peter/Tattva Darshana 15 Europe - Hungary
24 Greek Namasankirtan 13.1 Europe - Greece, Cyprus
0 Chittagonian open to translate 13 Asia - Bangladesh
24 Azerbaijani Gültekin 12 Asia - Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iraq, Iran, Russia, Turkey
3 Akan Prahlada Bhakta 11 Africa - Ghana, Ivory Coast
24 Czech Jakub 10 Europe - Czech Republic
0 Zulu open to translate 10 Africa - South Africa
24 Bulgarian Manohari/Sarvabhauma 9.1 Europe - Balkans
24 Swedish Nityananda2 8.7 Europe - Sweden, Finland
0 Xhosa open to translate 7.9 Africa - South Africa
0 Albanian open to translate 7.6 Europe - Albania
0 Armenian open to translate 7 Europe - Armenia
24 Slovak Jakub 7 Europe - Slovakia, Czech Republic
12 Mongolian Tulasi Maharani 5.7 Asia - Mongolia, China
24 Danish Jahnudvipa 5.6 Europe - Denmark, Greenland
24 Croatian Gaura 5.5 Europe - Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia
24 Hebrew Elad/Sukhayanti 5.3 Asia - Israel
24 Finnish Mamata-mayi 5 Europe - Finland
0 Norwegian open to translate 5 Europe - Norway
0 Northern Sotho open to translate 4.1 Africa - South Africa
24 Lithuanian Adre/Yugala Priti/Paulius 3.2 Europe - Lithuania
6 Magar Laxmi/Lawesh/Sundar .8 Asia - Nepal, India
24 Macedonian Tatjana 2.5 Europe - Macedonia
24 Slovenian Barabara/Domen 2.5 Europe - Slovenia
24 Latvian Lalita Gopika 1.5 Europe - Latvia
1 Estonian MadhuriRadhika 1 Europe - Estonia
24 Serbo-Croatian Gaura 19 Europe - Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia
24 Serbian Akrura/Alakananda/Danijela 10 Europe - Serbia
24 Amharic Maha Prasad 22 Africa - Ethiopia
0 Assamese open to translate 16 India - Assam
24 Papiamentu (Papiamento) Errol .27 Caribbean - Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao
24 Catalan Anand / Andreu / Coral / Carles / Elena / Joaquim / JoanGibert / Zoe / Marisa / Montse / Olga / Orland 7.2 Europe - Spain
1 Mauritian Creole Soma 1.3 Africa - Mauritius
24 Fanti Droupadi 1.9 Africa - Ghana
0 Bashkir open to translate 1.2 Europe - Russia, Central Asia
0 Basque open to translate 0.7 Europe - Spain
23 Bosnian Daulji Krishna 3 Europe - Bosnia
0 Belarusian open to translate 3.2 Europe - Belarus
0 Chuvash open to translate 1 Europe - Russia, Central Asia
24 Esperanto Mahatseva 0.3 Global
0 Ewe open to translate 3.6 Africa - Ghana
0 Galician open to translate 2.3 Europe - Spain
3 Welsh SakyaRasa/Kevin 0.8 Europe - Wales
0 Uzbek open to translate 27 Asia - Uzbekistan
0 Udmurt open to translate 0.5 Europe - Russia
0 Twi open to translate 7 Africa - Ghana
24 Turkmen Azat/Tulasi/GangaNarayan/YashodaJivan 7 Asia - Turkmenistan
0 Tswana open to translate 7.7 Africa - South Africa, Botswana
0 Tibetan open to translate 8 Asia - Tibet
0 Tatar open to translate 5.3 Asia - Russia
0 Tajik open to translate 4.5 Asia - Tajikistan
0 Swati open to translate 3 Africa - South Africa, Swaziland
24 Newari Lawesh/Poonam/Sundar 1 Asia - Nepal
0 Manipuri open to translate 1.5 India - Manipur
24 Georgian Ketie 4.3 Asia - Georgia
0 Icelandic open to translate 0.3 Europe - Iceland
0 Igbo open to translate 25 Africa - Nigeria
0 Karakalpak open to translate 0.4 Asia - Uzbekistan
24 Kazakh Radheshyama 11 Asia - Kazakhstan
0 Khmer open to translate 16 Asia - Cambodia
4 Kurdish Yasin 25 Asia - Iran, Iraq
0 Kyrgyz open to translate 4 Asia - Kyrgyzstan
0 Lao open to translate 25 Asia - Thailand, Laos
0 Limburgish open to translate 1.3 Europe - Netherlands
0 Lingala open to translate 10 Africa - Congo
0 Berber open to translate 25 Africa - North Africa
0 Fula open to translate 25 Africa - West Africa
0 Malagasy open to translate 18 Africa - Madagascar
0 Sardinian open to translate 1 Europe - Italy
0 Maltese open to translate 0.5 Europe - Malta
0 Scots open to translate 1.5 Europe - Scotland
0 Irish open to translate 1.3 Europe - Ireland
24 Bhojpuri Sacisuta Nitai 40 India - Bihar, Uttar Pradesh
0 Dogri open to translate 5 India - Jammu and Kashmir
0 Kashmiri open to translate 5.6 India - Jammu and Kashmir
0 Konkani open to translate 7.4 India - West
5 Maithili Paramanand / Sacisuta Nitai 34 India, Nepal
0 Santali open to translate 6.3 India - East
0 Aramaic open to translate 0.4 Asia - Middle East
0 Chechen open to translate 1.4 Asia - Chechnya
0 Venda open to translate 1.7 Africa - South Africa
0 Tsonga open to translate 13 Africa - South
0 Luxembourgish open to translate 0.4 Europe - Luxembourg
0 Tigrinya open to translate 7 Africa - Eritrea, Ethiopia
0 Susu open to translate 1 Africa - Guinea, Sierra Leone
0 Southern Ndebele open to translate 2 Africa - South Africa
0 Northern Ndebele open to translate 1.6 Africa - Zimbabwe
0 Southern Sotho open to translate 8 Africa - Lesotho, South Africa
0 Northern Sotho open to translate 9 Africa - South Africa
0 Soninke open to translate 2.1 Africa - Mali
0 Somali open to translate 17 Africa - Somalia
0 Shona open to translate 15 Africa - Zimbabwe
0 Sango open to translate 1.5 Africa - Central
0 Oromo open to translate 26 Africa - Ethiopia
0 Maasai open to translate 1.3 Africa - Kenya
0 Mende open to translate 1.5 Africa - Sierra Leone
0 Mandinka open to translate 1.3 Africa - Mali, Senegal
0 Luo open to translate 6 Africa - Kenya, Tanzania
0 Luhya open to translate 0.2 Africa - Kenya
0 Kirundi open to translate 9 Africa - Burundi
0 Kinyarwanda open to translate 10 Africa - Rwanda
0 Kanuri open to translate 4 Africa - Nigeria
0 Gikuya open to translate 6.6 Africa - Kenya
0 Dyula (Jula) open to translate 15 Africa - Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali
0 Chewa (Nyanja) open to translate 12 Africa - Zambia, Malawi
0 Bambara open to translate 6 Africa - Mali