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.
Each language around the world is uniquely rich and needs to be preserved.New! Explore more on endangered languages on the WORLD MAP>>
The New Ethnologue is a comprehensive listing of the 7,105 known living languages.
SIL’s SCRIPTSOURCE website provides access to information on over 170 scripts and alphabets used to represent thousands of world languages.
SIL International is a faith-based nonprofit organization serving language communities worldwide.
Who we are as people, is inseparable from the languages we speak.
Local language development initiatives from around the world.
(May 2013) Since 2002, 21 May has been designated by UNESCO as the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.