Summer Institute of Linguistics in Papua New Guinea
SIL PNG is dedicated to vernacular language development and translation of materials within the country of Papua New Guinea. We analyze and publish academic studies in hundreds of languages and promote literacy activities including the development of orthographies for unwritten languages.
We believe that indigenous cultures are well preserved through writing systems, once local knowledge is written and preserved for future generations in a language the people understand. Vernacular language development also prepares indigenous cultures to meet the demands of a greater world outside their normal geographic boundaries.
The SIL PNG Branch is a non-profit organization receiving funds from various private, public, educational, and government institutions and operates by the expressed invitation of the government of Papua New Guinea.
We are a subsidiary to the greater corporation SIL International.