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Lingayat

[ling-gah-yit]
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noun Hinduism.
  1. a member of the Lingayata cult.
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Origin of Lingayat

1665–75; < Kannada lingāyata; see lingam
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  • They profess to be Saivites, because they are the disciples of the Lingayat priest at Gurupūr.

    Castes and Tribes of Southern India

    Edgar Thurston