[ hee-nuh-yah-nist ]
/ ˌhi nəˈyɑ nɪst /


a Buddhist of the Hinayana school.


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Origin of Hinayanist

First recorded in 1905–10; Hinayan(a) + -ist
Also called Theravadin.
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