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
Over 950 of SIL's workers hold advanced degrees, and many regularly present papers and publish their research.
SIL is a leader in the identification and documentation of the world's languages. Results of this research are published in Ethnologue: Languages of the World, a comprehensive catalog of the world's nearly 7,000 living languages.
SIL has over 48,000 resources in its Language and Culture Archives and is adding an average of 1,700 new items annually. Online, SIL provides citations for 28,500 of these resources and approximately 4,100 of these resources are available for download. The other resources cited may be available upon request through SIL International Publications.
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