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Meaning of Lamaism

La•ma•ism

Pronunciation: (lä'mu-iz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. the Buddhism of Tibet and Mongolia, a Mahayana form including non-Buddhist Indian elements as well as elements of the preexisting Bön shamanism. Cf. Red Hats, Yellow Hats.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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