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
The new logo maintains a connection with the organization’s history while adapting to changing technology.
SIL serves language communities worldwide, building their capacity for sustainable language development, by means of research, translation, training and materials development.
Visit our software and fonts area for easy access to products for communities and fieldworkers.
662 languages have fewer than 100 first-language speakers.
SIL partners with ethnolinguistic minority communities as they build their capacity for the sustainable development of their own languages.
(July 2014) CoLang 2014 is underway at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Formerly known as InField, this biennial summer course is an opportunity for students, professional linguists and mother-tongue speakers of minority languages to gain skill in language documentation and revitalization.
SIL International is a faith-based nonprofit organization serving language communities worldwide.
Who we are as people is inseparable from the languages we speak.
Explore language vitality and endangerment.