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About this app

Tipitaka for Android is an app for reading the Theravada Buddhist Pali Tipitaka, commentaries and sub-commentaries in Pali. It is suitable for advanced students of the Pali language, as it does not include English translations. It does have several Pali-English dictionaries.


- Entire Pali Tipitaka, Commentaries and Sub-commentaries, as well as other texts
- Text search and in-page search
- Bookmarking
- Concordance for switching between Mula, Atthakatha and Tika passages
- Pali-English dictionary resources, including the PED, CPED, CEPD, and DPPN.
- Instant dictionary lookup with declension matching by highlighting words in text (Android 3+)
- Pali-English quiz to test vocabulary

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Android Tipitaka is based on the free and open source E-Tipitaka project by Sutee Sudprasert:


and is available on github itself:


Tipitaka files are taken from the VRI tipitaka here:


On first run, the app will download the required database file (20+ MB). That's the only time it uses the Internet; there are no ads, etc. If it doesn't download the database properly, download the file here:


put it in your sd card directory and unpack it with a file manager.
Updated on
Oct 7, 2014

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621 reviews
Eric Johnson
June 16, 2021
As others have noted, English is unavailable - you get an error message when you attempt to download/install it. So unless you are (already) fully fluent in Pali, this will be of absolutely no use to you.
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January 6, 2024
Easy to operate on phone and computer. No fancy complications. Straightforward.
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A Google user
July 4, 2019
English version is not working. just only a pali. why is that ? give me a solution. i will uninstall this app and when you fixed it, i can re instead it. it would be a great help to all.
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What's new

* added multiple scripts (Devanagari, Thai, Sinhala, and Myanmar)
* fixed search query scrolling