Welcome to the SIL Ethiopia Website

Here you will find a collection of useful resources in Ethiopian languages: a comprehensive database; results of linguistic research; dictionaries; free fonts and keyboards; news; publications and much more.

SIL Ethiopia is a faith-based nonprofit organization committed to serving language communities in Ethiopia to build capacity for sustainable language development. We do this primarily through research, translation, training and materials development.

Founded in 1973, our linguistic investigation exceeds 30 languages in Ethiopia. We make our services available to all, without regard to religious belief, political ideology, gender, race or ethnolinguistic background.