Discover more about the Bible in Sherbro – and read it for yourself.

About the Sherbro language

Sherbro, also known as Amampa, Mampa, Mampwa, Shiba, Southern Bullom, is a language of Sierra Leone with over 178,000 users in the Southern province: Mayamba and Bonthe districts; adjoining Western Area: Rural district, Ribbi Shenge, Ima, Sicie, Timdel, Benducha, and Nongoba; southwest coastal areas.

Dialects include; Shenge Sherbro, Sitia Sherbro, Ndema Sherbro, Peninsula Sherbro. Not intelligible with Bom-Kim [bmf] or Bullom So [buy]. Shenge is the prestige dialect. Lexical similarity: 66%–69% with Bullom So [buy], 44%–45% with Bom-Kim [bmf], 83%–89% among dialects.

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Our Mandate
To spread the Good News of Jesus Christ by translating, producing, distributing and encouraging the people to use the Scriptures in their day-to-day lives.
Our Vision
Taking opportunities to resource the churches so that lives of people in Sierra Leone can be changed through Scriptures.
Our Mission
To provide the Holy Scriptures to every man, woman and child in a language each can understand, in a format each can readily use, at an affordable price;
and to help them interact with the word of God.
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Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

- Romans 12:1-2

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Bible Society in Sierra Leone

2 Signal Hill Road, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
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