[ ther-uh-vah-duh ]
/ ˌθɛr əˈvɑ də /
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.
/ (ˌθɛrəˈvɑːdə) /
the southern school of Buddhism, the name preferred by Hinayana Buddhists for their doctrines
Word Origin for Theravada
from Pali: doctrine of the elders