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
Achieving development goals through partnership: available in English and French
It’s all about relationships—and relationships are captured in kinship terms. Use SILKin software to systematically explore this fascinating world of human connections.
SIL partners with ethnolinguistic minority communities as they build their capacity for the sustainable development of their own languages.
Visit our new software and fonts area for easy access to products for communities and fieldworkers.
SIL serves language communities worldwide, building their capacity for sustainable language development, by means of research, translation, training and materials development.
Each language around the world is uniquely rich and needs to be preserved.New! Explore more on endangered languages on the WORLD MAP>>
(February 2014) SIL International Publications announces the release of Developing Orthographies for Unwritten Languages, edited by Dr. Michael Cahill and Dr. Keren Rice.
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.