Smith, Percy

1800s-1900s North Africa Mission , Methodist Episcopal Church
Algeria , Tunisia

Percy Smith, started with North Africa Mission, then joined American Methodist Episcopal Mission. The book of John he translated was circulated among French Algerian troops in World War I. His translations were released from 1908 through 1940. [1] He translated Algerian colloquial Arabic Scriptures and composed 200 Algerian Arabic hymns. He lived in Algiers, Constantine, Oran, Tunis, and Fort National. [2] Percy advocated for more literature in colloquial Arabic. [3] Percy advocated for Christian bookstores in Algeria with French, Arabic, and Berber books. [4]



  1. BFBS African Scriptures by Coldham, 1966.
  2. Https:// from Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, 26 Feb 1927, Sat., p. 12.
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