SIL International | Global Connections

SIL International

Type: Agency

Where they work

North and Central America

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South America

Brazilian flag
Colombian flag
Peru flag
Suriname flag

Southern Asia

Bangladeshi flag
Nepal flag

Southeastern Asia

Philippines flag

Western Africa

Burkina Faso flag
Mali flag
Nigeria flag
Senegal flag

Eastern Africa

Uganda flag
Ethiopian flag
Tanzania flag

Southern and Central Africa

Cameroonian flag


Papua New Guinea flag

Affiliations and accreditations

Serving language communities as an international advocate

SIL International is a faith-based nonprofit organization. Founded in 1934, SIL has grown from a small summer linguistics training program with two students to a staff of over 5,000 people from 89 countries of origin. SIL is currently involved in over 1,660 active language projects, representing 1.07 billion people in 162 countries.

Inspired by God’s love, we advocate, build capacity, and work with local communities to apply language expertise that advances meaningful development, education, and engagement with Scripture.