Communities developing resources and competencies for using their languages
Foundational understanding for language development work of all kinds
Publications, fonts and computer tools for language development, translation and research
SIL offers training in disciplines relevant to sustainable language development.
7,105 languages are spoken or signed. CLICK for map of world languages & regional websites.
SIL's dedication to language development past and present
SIL serves language communities worldwide, building their capacity for sustainable language development, by means of research, translation, training and materials development.
The new logo maintains a connection with the organization’s history while adapting to changing technology.
Visit our software and fonts area for easy access to products for communities and fieldworkers.
662 languages have fewer than 100 first-language speakers.
(July 2014) The 3rd International Conference on Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Cyberspace recently brought 138 participants from nearly fifty countries to the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in the Russian Federation.
SIL International is a faith-based nonprofit organization serving language communities worldwide.
Who we are as people is inseparable from the languages we speak.
Explore language vitality and endangerment.