Pali is an extinct language and the most ancient of the Middle Indic languages. It belongs to the Indic group of the Indo-European languages.The alphabet ascends to the
ancient Indic syllabic script Brahmi. It was used approximately up to the 4th
century A.D. At present ancient literary works in Pali are published in the
Singahelse, Thai, Burmese and Khmer alphabets. It is used only as the literary language of the Buddhist scriptures.
Linguistic Lineage for Pali
Sri Lanka -
Source: "A Panorama of Indo-European Languages" by W.B. Lockwood, M.A., D. Litt. - London 1972 An 1850 Pali-Burmese version
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Source: Karl Faulmann "Illustrirte Geschichte der Schrift" - Wien 1880
"Illustrated History of Writing" - Vienna 1880
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