For over 40 years, SIL Ethiopia has partnered closely with the Ethiopia Government and regional partners, and with other non-governmental agencies to serve the language communities of Ethiopia.
We partner with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Universities and other governmental bodies. We are a founding member of the Ethiopian Multilingual Education Network. We also partner with International Institutions such as the European Union and ALPHA
This long history of cooperation and co-working means that SIL is ideally positioned to influence, train and partner at both the national and the local levels. Our on-the-ground expertise allows us to deliver programmes in integral partnership with local communities.
For language development, SIL International is an official partner of UNESCO.
SIL Ethiopia Language Map
Download SIL Ethiopia Language Map in PDF here.
Language Matters 2
The aim of our journal is to promote the development of local languages. In these pages you will read about an unlikely heroine of early language development in Ethiopia, some responses to the first Culture and Language Symposium in the Bench-MAji Zone, a thoughtful exposition about language endangerment and much more. You will be inspired, informed and hopefully challenged about the issues raised here.
Click on Language Matters 2 August 2013 to download the PDF.
Language Matters 1
We hope you enjoy this first edition of our annual journal. It will give you an introduction to our organization and our work. In the future we hope to include more articles in Amharic. Click on Language Matters April 2012 to download the PDF.