About the DAN TRANSLATION PROJECT
The Dan (Gio) people are located in the northeastern part of Liberia, bordering Côte d’Ivoire. There are approximately 320,000 Dan people in Liberia. According to the Joshua Project, 25% of the Dan speakers are Christians belonging primarily to United Inland, the Baptist, Methodist, Assembly of God and Pentecostal churches. 2% are Muslims and about 73% are involved in traditional religion. Having the Holy Bible translated in the Dan language, coupled with a vigorous evangelistic work, a significant amount of those traditional worshipers will come to know God, thus bringing more Dan people to the his saving grace. This will also lead to an increase in the distribution of Bibles and a reduction in illiteracy in the country. The Dan-speaking people are anxious to have a translation of the whole Bible in their language, especially those who cannot read English.