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  1. a community of Buddhist monks.
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Origin of Sangha

First recorded in 1855–60, Sangha is from the Sanskrit word saṅgha
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    1. the Buddhist community
    2. (in Theravada Buddhism) the monastic order
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Word Origin

from Sanskrit: group, congregation
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Word Origin and History for sangha

1858, from Hindi sangha, Sanskrit samgha, from sam "together" + han "to come in contact."

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