Language code: pi

Technical information about ISO 639 language code pi

Technical information about pi language code (Pali) is available below.

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Pali belongs to the Indo-European language family, specifically to the Indo-Aryan subgroup. It is recognized as a liturgical language and is widely studied due to its importance in Buddhist literature. Pali has been written in a variety of scripts depending on the region. The primary scripts include Devanagari, used in India and Nepal; Myanmar, used in Myanmar; Sinhala, used in Sri Lanka; and Thai, used in Thailand. Additionally, Pali has also been transcribed in other scripts such as Khmer, Lao, and Roman script, particularly in academic contexts.

Language presence globally

*The graph shows a rough estimate of Pali speakers in countries where it is an official or minority language.

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