Lamaism

[ lah-muh-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈlɑ məˌɪz əm /

noun

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

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Origin of Lamaism

First recorded in 1810–20; lama + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM Lamaism

La·ma·ist, nounLa·ma·is·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Lamaism

Lamaism
/ (ˈlɑːməˌɪzəm) /

noun

the Mahayana form of Buddhism of Tibet and MongoliaSee also Dalai Lama

Derived forms of Lamaism

Lamaist, noun, adjectiveLamaistic, adjective
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