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.
7,099 languages are spoken or signed. CLICK for map of world languages & regional websites.
SIL's dedication to language development past and present
Sedang is a language spoken in the southern highlands of Vietnam north of Kontum. The
Sedang people have received brief scholarly mention for more than a century. But other
than Kenneth Smith's grammar of Sedang and occasional papers the language has received
little serious attention from linguists.
The format of this dictionary is unique in its combining the easy reference of alphabetical
order with the semantic usefulness of a thesaurus, bringing related meanings together. This
double usefulness unavoidably results in a degree of repetition, enlarging the size of the
This Sedang dictionary is a valuable tool for linguistic comparatists, semanticists,
dialecticians, anthropologists, and general Southeast Asianists. [In the interest of making this
work available without further delay, we are posting it as it was received. It has not been peer