Language & Culture Archives

The Archives contains works collected, compiled, or created by SIL, its strategic partners, or members of ethnolinguistic minority communities. Search and browse over 46,000 resources dating from 1935 to the present that describe, document, and/or communicate in the languages and cultures SIL serves.

SIL Sites

An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world’s 6,909 known living languages.

A reference to the writing systems of the world, with detailed information on scripts, characters, languages.

About the Archives

The Archives exists so that ethnolinguistic minority communities benefit from the preservation of and/or open access to knowledge and resources collected, compiled, or created as the result of SIL’s service to these communities...