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Sils is the name of following municipalities in the canton of Grisons, Switzerland:

  • Sils im Engadin/Segl, consisting of Sils-Maria und Sils-Baselgia (Romansh: Segl)
  • Sils im Domleschg (Romansh: Seglias)

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SIL International - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (914 words)
SIL International is a worldwide non-profit Christian organization with the main purpose to study, develop and document lesser-known languages for the purpose of expanding linguistic knowledge, promoting world literacy and aiding minority language development.
SIL has been accused of going against general linguistic community consensus (and contrary to the opinion of the majority of the speakers themselves in some cases) as to what constitutes a separate language (as opposed to a dialect).
SIL also attributes separate language status to "Yinglish", an English vernacular spoken by some Jewish Americans which is to some degree influenced by the Yiddish and Hebrew languages.
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