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
Each annual Update features highlights from a year's worth of service through partnerships and networks which are vital to the support of minority language communities in their own language development efforts.
As an international advocate, SIL is dedicated to supporting ethnic minority people worldwide in their efforts to preserve their languages and cultural identities in the 21st century.
Multilingual education programs promote first-language literacy skills, lifelong learning and the means to meet broader multilingual goals in national and international languages.
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Throughout the world, communities are discovering that using their mother tongue in more facets of their lives can provide new solutions for the challenges they face.