[sword-devel] Some interesting statistics

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 27 Jun 2001 13:01:16 -0700

I wanted to see what how many people we could potentially be reaching
with Sword (assuming everyone in the world can read and has a
computer--which I realize to be a very inaccurate assumption).

We now have Bibles in 48 languages (though 5 have no first language
speakers).  Sword has a Bible for 3,076,549,000 people to read in their
first language, according to SIL's Ethnologue.  Counting second language
speakers, I would estimate that number increases to about 4 billion.

That's only about 2/3 of the world, so I guess we'll have to keep trying
harder. :)