[this post was somewhat edited Sept. 29, 2020]
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Mine is the first English translation straight from the original language*, as the one by Sandbach (1876) was based on the first Dutch one by Ottema (1872). The Sandbach translation was the basis for most other (non-Dutch/German) ones.
[*proofread by several native English speakers, incl. some academics; the introduction for a printed version will be written by Asha Logos.]
A very literal (but not proofread by a native) English translation was made by the Norwegian Hans Olav Lien some years ago (link in table below) and currently only accessible in the web archives.
The earlier translations (known to me) that were straight from the original language are:
Ottema - 1872, 1876
Overwijn - 1941, 1951
Jensma - 2006 (1)
De Heer - 2008 (2)
(1) This is the only translation that was based on the assumption that the text is a 19th Century forgery, meant as a joke.
(2) Translation is mostly based on Overwijn but uses unique Yule-font for transcription of the original text.
Wirth - 1933 (some parts were left out)
Menkens - 2013
Norse and improvised English:
Lien - 2013 (web-only)
Chronological list of Oera Linda translations (known to me)
|1872/ 1876||J.G. Ottema||Dutch||Thet Oera Linda Bok||H. Kuipers, Leeuwarden (1, 2)|
|1933||W.R. Sandbach(1)||English||The Oera Linda Book||Trübner & co., London|
|1933||H. Wirth(2)||German||Die Ura Linda Chronik||Koehler & Amelang, Leipzig|
|1941/ 1951||J.F. Overwijn||Dutch||Het Oera Linda Boek||N.V. Enkhuizer Courant/ Chefferd/ web-PDF
|1992||U. & J. Hamilton||Swedish||Oera-Linda : en Fornfrisisk Krönika||Cradle Publications|
|1998||A. Snyman||Afrikaans||Die Oera Linda boek||Vaandel-Uitgewers, Mosselbaai|
|2004||A. Soldani||Italian||Oera Linda il libro, pagine di storia dimenticate||web-only|
|2006||G. Jensma||Dutch||Het Oera Linda-boek||Verloren, Hilversum|
|2007||J. Fermaut(3)||French||Le livre des Oera Linda||selfpublished, Bierne|
|2008||S. de Heer(4)||Dutch||ЋET OERA LINDA BOK||self-published, Amsterdam|
|2012||A. Pietrykowska||Polish||Ksiñega Oera Linda||Armoryka, Sandomierz|
|2013||H. Menkens||German||Die Oera-Linda-Handschriften||Lühe-Verlag, Süderbrarup|
|2013||H.O. Lien||Norse/ (English)||Oera Linda-boka/ (The Oera Linda Book)||web-only|
|2017||D. Campayo Bustos||Spanish||Oera Linda - un manuscrito del siglio XIII||web-only|
|2018||Adel Brost (pseudonym)||German||Oera Linda Buch||web-only|
|2019||Jan Ott||English||Codex Oera Linda||for now, web only|
(2) Wirth left out some parts.
(3) Translation of Ottema (1876?).
(4) Bewerking van Overwijn 1951.
Note: the English translation that was published as an appendix to "Survivors of the Great Tsunami" (2010/2011) and "Chronicles from pre-Celtic Europe" (renamed third edition, 2014), self-published by A.J. Raubenheimer were edited versions of the Sandbach translation.
Translations in my collection: