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
Read current stories of SIL Bangladesh’s impact on people’s lives.
SIL serves language communities worldwide, building their capacity for sustainable language development, by means of research, translation, training and materials development.
Using local languages in primary grades supports quality education.
SIL provides specialized software which supports language development.
Six more dictionaries published
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.