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Spoken Pali Sound Files

updated Dec 4, 2000

The free Pali textbook by Ven. Narada called "An Elementary Pali Course" has about 587 Pali words in the vocabulary section at the end of the book.

Ven. Mettavihari at Metta Net recorded all of these words as individual sound files. The "accent" is Sinhalese.

The files are in mp3 format, so they should be compatible with Windows, Macintosh and Unix computers.

The file names are similar to Pali transliteration.

Pali character

Form used in Filenames

Sample Pali Word

a with line on top



i with line on top



u with line on top



.t, .m, .n, .l

t_   m_   n_   l_

pan_d_ita, pat_ilomam_




"n (n with a dot on top)



This means that the sort order may be a bit strange, but it should be possible to find the words fairly quickly.

The file is zipped and about 2 Mb. You can download it by clicking here on the link below:

download 587 Pali words

If you have any questions, or if you successfully download and use the files, please contact me at the link below. If you mention what type of computer operating system you are using
(DOS?  Windows 95? Macintosh version? Unix flavour?) then I can add this information here.
I am using Windows 98.

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