Another language suggestion: Pali

I'd like to suggest a language which is hardly known outside of Buddhist groups. Pali is the language of the scriptures of Theravada Buddhism.

I'd like to quote here.

"Today Pāli is studied mainly by those who wish to read the original Buddhist scriptures, and is frequently chanted in rituals. There are non-religious text in Pāli including historical and medical texts. The main areas where Pāli is studied are Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia."

February 20, 2017


It's a beautiful language; but, I think we'd be more likely to see Sanskrit as it would have broader use and they are so closely related. I imagine they'll work on more dying languages before we focus on dead ones as well, outside of PR moves to bring attention to the project overall.

February 20, 2017

I completely agree, I am jain , But plai does come in our scriptures as well as sanskrit

February 20, 2017

Interesting!! You've already contacted Lrtward, and I'd love to know more of this language.(I'm interested in Buddhism.) Thank you!!

February 20, 2017

I really like the idea!

February 23, 2017


February 23, 2017

I would really enjoy learning it, i hope they'll do it

February 23, 2017

Yes please. Duolingo would make it a great deal easier to study Pali

May 18, 2017

Over 150 million people worldwide are Theravada--I think there would be many people interested in a Duolingo Pali course. I certainly am!

June 4, 2017

Around 500-600 million people are Buddhist and many more would probably just be interested for the sake of it so let's hope we get the course one day.

June 5, 2017

Cool! Can you speak it?

February 20, 2017

No, unfortunately. I'd very, very much like to learn it though and no one has mentioned it so far.

February 20, 2017

That's awesome! Upvoted! I didn't know this, despite me being a Buddhist.

February 20, 2017

Yes please add pali

August 28, 2018

Please add Pali language. Thank you.

August 21, 2017


April 11, 2018
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