Pali is a Prakrit language native to the Indian subcontinent which flourished between 5th and 1st century BC, now only used as a liturgical language. It is widely studied because it is the language of much of the earliest extant literature of Buddhism as collected in the Pāli Canon or Tipiṭaka and is the sacred language of Theravāda Buddhism. (Source: Wikipedia)


In [1]: from cltk.corpus.pali.alphabet import CONSONANTS, DEPENDENT_VOWELS, INDEPENDENT_VOWELS

In [2]: print(CONSONANTS)
['ක', 'ඛ', 'ග', 'ඝ', 'ඞ', 'ච', 'ඡ', 'ජ', 'ඣ', 'ඤ', 'ට', 'ඨ', 'ඩ', 'ඪ', 'ණ', 'ත', 'ථ', 'ද', 'ධ', 'න', 'ප', 'ඵ', 'බ', 'භ', 'ම', 'ය', 'ර', 'ල', 'ව', 'ස', 'හ', 'ළ', 'අං']


Use CorpusImporter() or browse the CLTK GitHub organization (anything beginning with pali_) to discover available Pali corpora.

In [1]: from cltk.corpus.utils.importer import CorpusImporter

In [2]: c = CorpusImporter('pali')

In [3]: c.list_corpora
Out[3]: ['pali_text_ptr_tipitaka']