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Why I was crying last night

‘I want to tell you why I was crying last night. I had just heard them praying and reading in our language.’

Choosing your Words Camilla Lloyd
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A lady reading the book of Ruth in the Dobel language | photo: Wycliffe Bible Translators

Until recently, Yoke had only heard speakers of her language pray or read Scripture in the national language, Indonesian. Yoke lives in the Aru Islands in Eastern Indonesia, where her language, Dobel, is spoken along with 16 other local languages in addition to the trade language, Aru Malay. While many Dobel speakers also speak Indonesian, it’s not their language.