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.
Over 7,000 languages are spoken or signed. CLICK for map of world languages & regional websites.
SIL's commitment to see people flourishing using the languages they value most.
The Archives contains works collected, compiled, or created by SIL, its strategic partners, or members of ethnolinguistic minority communities. Search and browse over 42,000 resources dating from 1935 to the present that describe, document, and/or communicate in the languages and cultures SIL serves.
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.
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...