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
The 2012 Update offers a glimpse into a year’s worth of activities focused around the goal of supporting sustainable, long-term language development in partnership with ethnolinguistic communities around the world.
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SIL is privileged to serve alongside ethnolinguistic minority communities as they seek to preserve their language and cultural identity as well as to connect more effectively with the wider world.