IBHAYIBHELI ELINGCWELE: The complete Bible in isiZulu (1959/1997 Version, New Orthography) with cross-references. This formal equivalent translation of the Bible was published in 1959 and a new orthography was published in 1997. It is a very popular version. IsiZulu, also referred to as Zulu, is one of the 11 official languages in South Africa.