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SIL International

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.

What we do:

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.

Who we serve:
Our services are available without regard to religious belief, political ideology, gender, race or ethnic background.

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SIL International Projects

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Protecting Minority Languages in Afghanistan

This project aims to preserve and protect minority languages in Afghanistan through the documentation of folktales, rites of passage, music, and traditional beliefs.

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