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#1 pj1999pj

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:56 PM

A friend of mine is an Anglican priest from Malawi, who is currently studying evangelism at Carlile College (Church Army Africa) in Nairobi.

 

I recently introduced him to e-Sword; he loves it and has shared it with other students there.  After considerable trouble, he was finally able to download the Chichewa Bible .bblx module.  (Thanks a million for both fantastic tools.) 

 

However, when he is in Malawi, his parish spans 10 different stations, and is spread across about 40 km, which he accesses on a bicycle.  Therefore, taking his laptop computer on his rounds is not feasible.  However, he does have a Nook Color (running a non-Nook Android OS) which is far more portable and has longer battery life. 

 

Question:  Is there a version of the Chichewa Bible which is usable on an Android device?  (.bbl file, e-pub, pdf, etc.)?

 

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 

God's Blessings,

-Pete

 



#2 Tim Butterfield

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 07:10 AM

A friend of mine is an Anglican priest from Malawi, who is currently studying evangelism at Carlile College (Church Army Africa) in Nairobi.

 

I recently introduced him to e-Sword; he loves it and has shared it with other students there.  After considerable trouble, he was finally able to download the Chichewa Bible .bblx module.  (Thanks a million for both fantastic tools.) 

 

However, when he is in Malawi, his parish spans 10 different stations, and is spread across about 40 km, which he accesses on a bicycle.  Therefore, taking his laptop computer on his rounds is not feasible.  However, he does have a Nook Color (running a non-Nook Android OS) which is far more portable and has longer battery life. 

 

Question:  Is there a version of the Chichewa Bible which is usable on an Android device?  (.bbl file, e-pub, pdf, etc.)?

 

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 

God's Blessings,

-Pete

Youversion  runs under android, it offers access to a great many translations one is listed as chachi. I am not at all certain if that is what you are looking for, but as Youversion is a free download it might be worth checking.   http://www.youversion.com/mobile

 

 

The program is good for reading, but offers nothing in the way of commentaries or dictionaries.


Edited by Baunllaw, 29 May 2013 - 07:11 AM.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:20 PM

God's Blessings Braunllaw,

 

I really appreciate the suggestion.   I googled Chachi and found that is is a language from Equador, so it is not the same thing as Chichewa, but good thought anyway.  I have YouVersion on my own tablet. 

 

Your suggestion prompted me to google Chichewa and found the following in Wikipedia.  This gives me some other names of the language for which to look.  I was surprised that the language covered more terratory than I had originally thought.

 

Wikipedia:

"Chewa, also known as Nyanja, is a language of the Bantu language family. The gender prefix chi- is used for languages,[3] so the language is also known as Chichewa and Chinyanja (spelled Cinyanja in Zambia), and locally Nyasa in Mozambique.

 

Chewa is the national language of Malawi. It is also one of the seven official African languages of Zambia, where it is spoken mostly in the Eastern Province. It is also spoken in Mozambique, especially in the provinces of Tete and Niassa, as well as in Zimbabwe where, according to some estimates, it ranks as the third-most widely used local language, after Shona and Northern Ndebele."

 

Thanks,

-Pete



#4 Raymond Barone

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:45 PM

Try this

 


Edited by Raymond Barone, 01 July 2015 - 06:13 AM.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:14 PM

Raymond,

 

May God Bless you, THANKS! 

 

It took me a while (I'm not very skilled with my Android), but I was able to get it into my tablet (Lenovo A1) so that I could read it in MySword.  (Well, I could read it if I could read Chichewa  :) but it works!)     

 

God's Blessings on you,

-Pete



#6 Paul Bandawe

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 04:38 AM

Raymond. God bless you for the chichewa bible link. It has been the cry of my heart. Please let us know when the old testament is available also.

 

 

Paul


Edited by Paul Bandawe, 09 May 2015 - 04:39 AM.


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Posted 10 May 2015 - 04:23 PM

hi

 

this is what I have found

Attached File  Chichewa Bible.zip   4.42MB   34 downloads

 

if it is any good can someone work on it 

 

Thanks


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 09:58 PM

Hello Raymond. The last 4(four) paged PDF File in the Zip is the exact kind of book/module that am looking for. Hey, make it comptete dear brother. l would appreciate

Edited by Paul Bandawe, 24 June 2015 - 10:01 PM.


#9 Matt Hamer

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 11:48 AM

Does a digital copy of the Bible in Chichewa exist? My Pastor is training local Pastor in Malawi soon and a digital copy would be a great help to us.

 

-Matt



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Posted 01 July 2015 - 02:24 PM

hi Matt,

 

Does he want the module in e-Sword or MySword?

 

thanks


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