Verses from the Qur’an translated in Zeeuws [Dutch dialect]

Hans Vos and Johan Goossen have translated the Qur’an in the Dutch dialect Zeeuws in ‘Zeeuwse knoppe, Arabiese blomme.’ De Vos already translated some Bibles into this dialect and now wanted to do the Qur’an. They hope it will motivate the speakers of this dialect to get interested in the Qur’an, although they are mainly strict Dutch reformed Christians. The translation is, compared to the Arabic original, more ordinary and has less of a lofty touch that Qur’anic Arabic has.

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