The Greek and Latin that is translated as “resurrection” in English is translated in Chicahuaxtla Triqui and Pohnpeian as “live-up” (i.e. return to life) (source: Reiling / Swellengrebel) and in Iloko as panagungar: a term that stems “from the word ‘agungar,’ an agricultural term used to describe the coming back to life of a plant which was wilting but which has been watered by the farmer, or of a bulb which was apparently dead but grows again.” (Source: G. Henry Waterman in The Bible Translator 1960, p. 24ff. )

In Estado de México Otomi, it is translated as “people will be raised from the dead,” in Teutila Cuicatec as “the dead having to come to life again,” in San Mateo del Mar Huave as “arose from the grave” (source: Viola Waterhouse in Notes on Translation August 1966, p. 86ff.), and in Kriol as gidap laibala brom dedbala or “get up alive from the dead” (source: Sam Freney in this article .)

complete verse (Matthew 22:28)

Following are a number of back-translations of Matthew 22:28:

  • Uma: “So in the future, if the dead really do come back to life, whose wife will that woman be? For they all married her.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Na, Sir,’ they said, ‘in the day when the dead will live again, whose wife will she be, and-what’s-more all seven brothers had her as wife?'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And in the future on the day when all are raised from the dead, who will be the true husband of the wife? For all of them married her, all of these brothers.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Now then, at the future day at the living again of the dead, which of them perhaps will be her correct spouse (lit. spouse owner)? Because they all married her.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well now, who of those seven is her husband if/when the ones who have died will be made alive again, since all of them got to marry her?'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “So now, on the day the dead resurrect, which of the seven brothers is the owner of the woman? For all had lived with her.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)