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Lamaism

[lah-muh-iz-uh m] /ˈlɑ məˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
the Buddhism of Tibet and Mongolia, a Mahayana form including non-Buddhist Indian elements as well as elements of the preexisting Bön shamanism.
Compare Red Hats, Yellow Hats.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; lama + -ism
Related forms
Lamaist, noun
Lamaistic, adjective
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Lamaism

/ˈlɑːməˌɪzəm/
noun
1.
the Mahayana form of Buddhism of Tibet and Mongolia See also Dalai Lama
Derived Forms
Lamaist, noun, adjective
Lamaistic, adjective
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