- World population: 6,900,000,000 (UN estimate for 2010).
- Number of languages currently spoken in the world: approx. 6,900.
- Number of languages with some or all of the Bible: 2,479
(complete Bible: 451, New Testament: 1,185, at least a portion of the Bible: 843).
- Number of languages currently without any of the Bible, with possible need of Bible translation: 2,252 (representing 353 million people).
- Languages included in translation, linguistic, or literacy programs known to be in progress
worldwide: 1,990, reaching over 1 billion people (all known programs being carried out by any
Wycliffe's role in meeting the need:
- Number of languages in which Wycliffe workers have helped complete the translation of New Testaments and Bibles: 759 (representing around 107 million people).
- Number of countries in or for which Wycliffe staff work: 99
(including work among people who live outside their traditional homeland).
- Number of new language programmes begun in Bibleless language communities since the beginning of Vision 2025 (1 October 1999): 750 (Wycliffe is involved in 617 of them, which represents 82%).
- Number of projects completed over the last year with the involvement of Wycliffe personnel:
2 Bibles; 25 New Testaments and 26 New Testament revisions; 6 JESUS films; 4 Luke videos and 4 Genesis videos.
- Number of Wycliffe supported personnel: 5,906.
Partners at the local, national, regional and international levels include thousands of additional people committed to Bible translation, literacy and the other language development needs of minority peoples.
- Number of personnel needed: 2,328
(linguists/translators, literacy specialists, project managers, computer specialists, administrators, etc.).
Further statistics are available at www.wycliffe.net
Latest available statistics (November 2009).