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  • 5 Childers, Pali Diet.
  • PALI, the language used in daily intercourse between cultured people in the north of India from the 7th century B.C. It continued to be used throughout India and its confines as a literary language for about a thousand years, and is still, though in a continually decreasing degree, the literary language of Burma, Siam, and Ceylon.
  • Two factors combined to give Pali its importance as one of the few great literary languages of the world: the one political, the other religious.
  • The etymology of the word Pali is uncertain.
  • But when Pali first became known to Europeans it was already used also, by those who wrote in Pali, of the language of the later writings, which bear the same relation to the standard literary Pali of the canonical texts as medieval does to classical Latin.

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