1994 · Nairobi
The first translation of the New Testament into Saglla. While the verso of the title-page confusingly states this to be "The New Testament in Kisagalla, a new [sic] translation," the authoritative Scriptures of the World makes it clear that this is the => first translation. The translator was Matthew Gae, an Anglican.
Kisagala, also known as Kisagalla, Sagala, Sagalla, Saghala, or Teri is the dominant language of Taita-Taveta county in the Taita hills, about midway between the towns of Mwatate and Rukanga in Kenya. It is a Niger-Kordofanian language.
The first translation of any part of the Bible into Sagalla came in 1892; a translation of the Gospels followed in 1912. In addition to the main text this volume has a preface, an index, inter-Gospel references, illustrations, a glossary, and maps.
Searches of WorldCat locate => only one U.S. library reporting ownership: The American Bible Society.
North & Nida, Book of a Thousand Tongues (1972), 1123; Lupas & Rhodes, Scriptures of the World, p. 25. Publisher's black flexible plastic. Fresh and clean. (Inventory #: 36095)