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- The study of Pāli roots;
- Comparison between Pāḷi and Sanskrit;
- The analytical study of some Pāḷi words;
- Sandhi Kappa of Saddanīti--Pāli text;

and more.

Pali Tipitaka in Thai script.


This site is online Pāḷi Dictionary (Pāli to Chinese, Pāli to English, Pāli to Japanese, Pāli-Vietnamese, Pāli-Burmese).

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Android app:


Explorations of the key Pāli terms.



The most popular and comprehensive aid for Pali readers and translators is available for on-line use.

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The Critical Pāli Dictionary Online is a project carried out by the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies (ToRS) at The University of Copenhagen.

The entries cover the range from "a" to "kāpurisa".

Works by Bhikkhu Anandajoti.

This website has 4 sections:

- Buddhist Texts and Studies;

- Texts and Translations;

- Texts in English Only;

- Prosody: Texts & Studies.

"A History Of Pali Literature" by Bimala Churn Law (London, 1933).

This book, published for the first time in 2 volumes in 1933, has become a classic in Pali studies. It presents an exhaustive picture of the Pali Literature, both canonical and post-canonical, giving summaries of all the Pali books, from the Vinaya Pitaka which specifies the rules of conduct for bhikkhus and bhikkhunis to the Jataka Tales containing popular stories. Here are presented the first Buddhist books in history, which became the scriptures that form the base for the Theravada Buddhism.

Providing a huge amount of information about early Buddhism and about ancient Indian history, this is an invaluable reference book for the scholar as well as for the general reader interested in Buddhism.

See also: Volume 2


An article on the origin of Pali by U Razinda.


Jain sacred books, composed in Ardha-Magadhi language, a close relative of Pali.