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.
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SIL's dedication to language development past and present
This June 2001 survey sought to answer the following questions: 1) Where exactly are the speakers of these languages located? 2) How many people still speak these languages? 3) What is the current status of these languages? It was found Dama, Mono, Pam, and Ndai languages to be nearly extinct. Oblo speakers were not located definitively.