Facts and Figures


Senegal Language Statistics

38 The number of languages listed for Senegal (Ethnologue, 16th Edition)
38 are living languages,
0 are second language without mother-tongue speakers,
0 are extinct

 Global SIL Language Statistics

6,909 Languages spoken in the world (Ethnologue, 16th Edition)
2,550 Total languages researched (over 1.7 billion speakers)
1,998 Active language projects (1.2 billion speakers)
Over 1,000 Active literacy programs
Over 2 million Number of readers trained
35,000 Published works
Over 6,000 Active personnel
Over 60 Nationalities of SIL staff