Peru

SIL’s historic focus in Peru has been on unwritten languages. People who speak these languages often live in geographic, social, and economic isolation. Studying these languages has resulted in practical help for local people and has contributed to the broader knowledge of linguistics, anthropology, ethnomusicology and other cultural interests. SIL publishes its research and widely distributes it to the people of the languages they study, libraries, universities, governments, and international agencies. SIL's current focus is on training language communities to carry on their own language programs.

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Who We Are

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Vision and Strategy

SIL is a faith-based organization that studies, documents, and assists in the development of the world’s lesser-known languages, partnering with language communities, national and local governments and other organizations interested in advancing the indigenous languages and cultures of Peru. 

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History

SIL started work in the Americas in 1934, working first in Mexico, then in other countries of South, Central and North America.

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