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Origin of Pali
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Those already made known are partly Mahayanist and partly similar to the Pali Canon though not a literal translation of it.Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)|Charles Eliot
The Pali or sacred language of the southern Buddhists is often called the language of Magatha.The Life or Legend of Gaudama|Right Reverend Paul Ambroise Bigandet
The latter inscription and also one from Mergui ascribed to the eleventh century seem to be in mixed Sanskrit and Pali.
The Pali Piṭakas frequently introduce popular deities, but give no prominence to Vishṇu and Śiva.Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)|Charles Eliot
Buddhaghosa distinguishes clearly between text and comment, between Pali and Sinhalese documents.
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Word Origin and History for pali
1690s, Middle High Indian dialect used in sacred Buddhist writings (the lingua franca of northern India from c. 6c. B.C.E.-2c. B.C.E.), from Sanskrit Pali, from pali bhasa "language of the canonical books," from pali "line, role, canon" + bhasa "language."