Extracted from question 5 in the article “Ask Us: Top Five Reference Questions about Book of Mormon Publishing:”
In March 1988, the Book of Mormon (or selections from it) had been translated into 80 languages, and in May 2015 it was announced that number had grown to 110 languages. At the time of this writing [October 29, 2020], the Book of Mormon has been translated both in full and in “Selections from the Book of Mormon”—approximately one-third of the full book—into 112 languages. See a list of translations of the Book of Mormon.
The Encyclopedia of Mormonism contains an article about the language editions of the Book of Mormon, including which chapters are translated for the selected translation editions. For those seeking information about the translation process itself, the Ensign and Liahona published articles in 2011 and 2016 (respectively) which profiled several translators’ experiences.
Past and current editions of the Book of Mormon in languages other than English can be found in the Church History Catalog under call number M222.2 B724*. The languages can be narrowed using the filters to the left of the screen; French and Spanish editions are available for viewing online by selecting the “Digital” filter.
You can also find copies of the Book of Mormon in languages other than English at the following locations:
- Hard copies are available for purchase at the Church’s distribution centers as well as its Online Store. (In the Online Store, use the filters on the left of the screen to identify available languages.)
- The scriptures website has text and audio in many languages.
- An American Sign Language version is available online.
- Braille files are online in English braille and Spanish braille.
This is just for the languages into which the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has translated the Book of Mormon. There are a few other outfits which publish this sacred text and perhaps those outfits have translated the tome into other languages. I wonder what the definitive list of languages is, along with the total number of copies printed over the text’s history, is when including the publication by those outfits also.