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Theravada

[ ther-uh-vah-duh ]
/ ˌθɛr əˈvɑ də /
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noun Buddhism.

Hinayanist name for Hinayana.

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  • Thailand is a unique society in the modern world: a Theravada Buddhist monarchy with a parliamentary system.

    Thailand on the Brink|Lawrence Osborne|April 26, 2010|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for Theravada

Theravada
/ (ˌθɛrəˈvɑːdə) /

noun

the southern school of Buddhism, the name preferred by Hinayana Buddhists for their doctrines

Word Origin for Theravada

from Pali: doctrine of the elders
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