Any important translation issue: The Bible Society had been responsible for the expense of Old Testament publication from the first, but until 1913 the Baptists had published the New Testament, as they wished to have their own translation of the word baptizo. In that year, however, it was agreed that the word should be transliterated and the way was thus opened for the Bible Society to issue the New as well as the Old Testaments. Dr. W.A. Tuttle and the Rev. J. Selander were prominently associated with a revision of the Bible which was published in one volume in 1935. This was followed by a further revision under the care of Rev. J. Selander, issued in 1954.
Present state and/or future of Bible translation in the language: A Common Language translation has been underway since 1980 in association with the Roman Catholic Church. The chief translator, Rev. Giridhar Borah passed away recently while he was proofreading the typeset text. However, the proofreading process is continuing. The Bible is likely to be published by the end of 2014.