[ kou-dahy-iz-uh m ]
/ kaʊˈdaɪ ɪz əm /
an eclectic religion, originated in Cochin-China in 1926, combining Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucianist elements and affected to some extent by Christianity.
Origin of Caodaism
1935–40; < Vietnamese cao đài + -ism
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