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Pali
Pāḷi
Native to Cambodia, Bangladesh, India, Laos, Burma, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand
Native speakers No native speakers, used as a literary and liturgical language only  (date missing)
Language family
Writing system Brāhmī and derived scripts and Latin alphabet

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

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