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
Cyclone Pam caused severe damage to the island nation of Vanuatu, home to more than 100 language communities.
SIL serves language communities worldwide, building their capacity for sustainable language development, by means of research, translation, training and materials development.
Language data, maps, assessments of language vitality and more
Celebrating 80 years of language development
Socio-cultural environments influence people’s behavior and help define their identity.
4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation
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.