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The work of Buddhaghosa was largely responsible for its reemergence as an important scholarly language in Buddhist thought.The Visuddhimagga, and the other commentaries that Buddhaghosa compiled, codified and condensed the Sinhalese commentarial tradition that had been preserved and expanded in Sri Lanka since the 3rd century BCE.In Europe, the Pali Text Society has been a major force in promoting the study of Pali by Western scholars since its founding in 1881.Based in the United Kingdom, the society publishes romanized Pali editions, along with many English translations of these sources.It is found grouped with the Prakrit languages, with which it shares some linguistic similarities, but was not considered a spoken language by the early grammarians because it was understood to have been purely a literary language.
It was the first Pali translated text in English and was published in 1872.
Childers' dictionary later received the Volney Prize in 1876.
The Pali Text Society was founded in part to compensate for the very low level of funds allocated to Indology in late 19th-century England and the rest of the UK; incongruously, the citizens of the UK were not nearly so robust in Sanskrit and Prakrit language studies as Germany, Russia, and even Denmark.
Pali has some commonalities with both the western Ashokan Edicts at Girnar in Saurashtra, and the Central-Western Prakrit found in the eastern Hathigumpha inscription.
The similarities of the Saurashtran inscriptions to the Hathigumpha inscription may be misleading because the latter suggests the Ashokan scribe may not have translated the material he received from Magadha into the vernacular.
Today Pali is studied mainly to gain access to Buddhist scriptures, and is frequently chanted in a ritual context.