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Bible translations into Hawaii Pidgin

Da Jesus Book: Hawaii Pidgin New Testament
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CountryUnited States
LanguageHawaiian Pidgin
PublisherWycliffe Bible Translators
Publication date
July 2000

At the current time, there is one translation of the Bible's New Testament into Hawaiian Pidgin. An Old Testament translation is in progress.

Da Jesus Book

Da Jesus Book: Hawaii Pidgin New Testament is a translation of the New Testament into Hawaiian Pidgin. The book is 752 pages long, and was published by Wycliffe Bible Translators in 2000.[1] It was translated by retired Cornell University linguistics professor Joseph Grimes, who worked on it with 27 pidgin speakers for 12 years.[2][3][4]

Translation John 3:16
Da Jesus Book God wen get so plenny love an aloha fo da peopo inside da world, dat he wen send me, his one an ony Boy, so dat everybody dat trus me no get cut off from God, but get da real kine life dat stay to da max foeva.

Old Testament

In 1994 it was reported that an Old Testament Da Befo Jesus Book was planned.[5] As of 2015, the Old Testament translation was roughly half completed.[6]


  1. ^ "Book Review - Da Jesus Book: Hawaiian Pidgin New Testament". Archived from the original on 21 September 2005. Retrieved 2 September 2017.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  2. ^ Da Jesus Book - Hawaiian Pidgin New Testament
  3. ^ Da Hawai`i Pidgin Bible
  4. ^ A history of Bible translation Philip A. Noss - 2007 -", and the Hawaiian Pidgin New Testament (Da Jesus Book) in 2000"
  5. ^ Carrier Pidgin, Volumes 22-29 University of Hawaii, 1994 p4
  6. ^ []

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