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Offensive Theravada Buddhism.
[Sanskrit Hīnayānam, lesser vehicle (as contrasted with Mahāyānam, greater vehicle; see Mahayana) : hīna-, inferior; see ghē- in Indo-European roots + yānam, vehicle, way; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]
Hi′na·ya·nis′tic (-yä-nĭs′tĭk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||Hinayanist - an adherent of Hinayana Buddhism|
Hinayana - a major school of Buddhism teaching personal salvation through one's own efforts
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