SIL International (Organization) a faith-based nonprofit organization focused on language-related efforts

SIL International is a term in Computational Linguistics that commonly means "a faith-based nonprofit organization focused on language-related efforts." This term belongs mainly to the broader category called Organization.

Website definitions of SIL International

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"About SIL"

SIL is a global, faith-based nonprofit that works with local communities around the world to develop language solutions that expand possibilities for a better life. SIL's core contribution areas are Bible translation, literacy, education, development, linguistic research and language tools. As of March 2022, we are involved in approximately 1,631 active language projects in 98 countries. These projects impact more than 855+ million people within 1,341 local communities. SIL’s work brings together more than 4,200 staff from 84 countries who work alongside thousands more local partners and community volunteers worldwide. Our services are available without regard to religious belief, political ideology, gender, race or ethnic background.

SIL International Contributors, "SIL: About SIL," accessed September 17, 2023, [Visit]

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PsychLing Contributors. "SIL International." PsychLing, OMNIKA Foundation, 17 Sep. 2023, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.


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PsychLing Contributors. "SIL International." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created September 17, 2023. Modified September 17, 2023. Accessed April 18, 2024.


APA Dictionary

APA Contributors. "APA Dictionary of Psychology." Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Accessed September 14, 2023. [Visit]


Crystal, David, ed. A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. 6ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2011.


Eberhard, David M., Gary F. Simons, and Charles D. Fennig, eds. "Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 25th ed." Dallas, TX: SIL International, 2022. Accessed August 20, 2023. [Visit]


Internet Archive Contributors. "Wayback Machine." San Francisco, CA: Internet Archive. Created October 24, 2001. Accessed July 21, 2023. [Visit]

ISO 639-3

SIL International Contributors. "ISO 639-3 Registration Authority: International Standard for Language Codes." Dallas, TX: SIL International. Accessed July 28, 2023. [Visit]


SIL International Contributors. "SIL International." Dallas, TX: SIL International. Accessed July 28, 2023. [Visit]

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