[ ling-gah-yit ]
/ lɪŋˈgɑ yɪt /
a member of the Lingayata cult.
Origin of Lingayat
1665–75; < Kannada lingāyata; see lingam
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Examples from the Web for lingayat
They profess to be Saivites, because they are the disciples of the Lingayat priest at Gurupūr.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston