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Serving Language Communities through Linguistics, Literacy and Translation since 1953


Serving Language Communities through Linguistics, Literacy and Translation

SIL* is a volunteer, nonprofit organization that has worked in the Philippines since 1953. In cooperation with the Philippines Department of Education, SIL members carry out linguistic research and documentation of Philippine indigenous languages. As appropriate to the language community, SIL also promotes literacy, health, and community development projects among speakers of those languages, as well as translation of materials of high moral value into the vernacular.


2017 SIL Calendar

SIL Bloom Software: Creating local language materials through libraries in the Philippines

*Also known as "Summer Institute of Linguistics"