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
Socio-cultural environments influence people’s behavior and help define their identity.
SIL has nearly 60 years of language development experience in the Pacific region.
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.
Speakers of non-dominant languages constitute just eight percent of the total world population but over forty percent of those classified as non-literate.
Visit our software and fonts area for easy access to products for communities and fieldworkers.
(September 2014) The 44th annual Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics (CALL) recently convened at Leiden University in the Netherlands. About 100 participants from Africa and around the world came together for the 25-27 August event.
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.