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Translation of the Book of Mormon.
Into what languages has the Book of Mormon been translated and printed?
It is well known that the Book of Mormon was translated into the English language from the plates of gold, by the prophet Joseph Smith, by the gift and power of God, through the Urim and Thummim. The first American edition from such translation was printed in Palmyra, New York, in 1830. From the English it has been translated into fourteen other languages, but in ten only of these has it been printed: viz., in Danish, in 1851; Welsh, French, German and Italian, in 1852; Hawaiian, 1855; Swedish, in 1878; Spanish, 1886; Maori, in 1889; and the Dutch in 1890. The translations in Hindostanee, modern Jewish, Turkish and Samoan, have not yet been printed. The first Utah edition bears the date of 1871.
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