SIL Nepal



SIL International 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 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. Our services are available without regard to religious belief, political ideology, gender, race or ethnic background.

In 2008 SIL International began to support the Central Department of Linguistics, Tribhuvan University, on their Linguistic Survey of Nepal “so that all her people, regardless of linguistic background, will be included in the overall fabric of the nation.”

In 2011-12 SIL (Nepal) signed General and Project Agreements with the Government of Nepal to implement multilingual education programs, mother-tongue-based adult literacy programs, linguistic surveys, orthography and dictionary development, and language documentation. Our General Agreement was renewed in February 2022 for five years and our Project Agreement was renewed in 2023 for two years. 

SIL (Nepal)’s overall objective is to assist ethno-linguistic communities in developing a series of ongoing, planned actions that ensure that their language continues to serve their changing social, cultural, political, economic and spiritual needs and goals.