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[] error: {{lang}}: no text (help) Pāli
Native toIndian subcontinent
Era5th – 1st century BC[1]
now only used as a liturgical language
Brāhmī, Brahmi-derived scripts and transliteration to the Latin alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-1pi
ISO 639-2pli
ISO 639-3pli

Pali is an old language. It used to be spoken in India, and is similar to Sanskrit. Pali is used in religious services by Theravada Buddhists. The Theravada holy texts, called the Pali Canon, are written in Pali. Pali is usually called a dead language. Bengali originates from the Pali

References[change | change source]

  1. Nagrajji (2003) "Pali language and the Buddhist Canonical Literature". Agama and Tripitaka, vol. 2: Language and Literature.
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Pali". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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