Language is essential to human life.

The languages we speak or sign are at the very core of our human identity and integral to our ability to flourish in life.

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SIL

25% of the world's people are left out because of language-related barriers.


 We partner with communities worldwide to develop language solutions to expand their possibilities for a better life. Our active projects are impacting:

 

855+

Million People

1,341

Communities

98

Countries

Our Work

About Us

We are a global, faith-based nonprofit that works with local communities around the world to develop language solutions that expand possibilities for a better life. SIL's core contribution areas are Bible translation, literacy, education, development, linguistic research and language tools.

We are eager for the day when all people enjoy equal access to education, to socio-economic opportunities, and to resources for spiritual growth - no matter what language they speak or sign.
 

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2 billion people can't read in their own language.

Together, we can change that.

Help connect people with the knowledge and skills essential to building a better life.

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