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[undefined] error: {{lang}}: no text (help) Pāli
Pronunciation Template:IPA-sa
Native to Indian subcontinent
Era 5th – 1st century BC[1]
now only used as a liturgical language
Language family
Writing system Brāhmī, Brahmi-derived scripts and transliteration to the Latin alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-1 pi
ISO 639-2 pli
ISO 639-3 pli
Linguist List pli

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

Other websites[change | change source]

  1. Nagrajji (2003) "Pali language and the Buddhist Canonical Literature". Agama and Tripitaka, vol. 2: Language and Literature.