Lamaism

[ lah-muh-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈlɑ məˌɪz əm /
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noun

the Buddhism of Tibet and Mongolia, a Mahayana form including non-Buddhist Indian elements as well as elements of the preexisting Bön shamanism.


Origin of Lamaism

First recorded in 1810–20; lama + -ism

Related formsLa·ma·ist, nounLa·ma·is·tic, adjective

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Lamaism

/ (ˈlɑːməˌɪzəm) /

noun

the Mahayana form of Buddhism of Tibet and MongoliaSee also Dalai Lama
Derived FormsLamaist, noun, adjectiveLamaistic, adjective

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