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English noun: Hinduism

1. Hinduism (group) the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal


Broader (hypernym)faith, organized religion, religion

Narrower (hyponym)Brahmanism, Brahminism

Member holonymHare Krishna, Hindoo, Hindu, International Society for Krishna Consciousness, ISKCON, Saktism, Shaktism, Shivaism, Sivaism, Vaishnavism, Vaisnavism

Domain regionBangla Desh, Bangladesh, Bharat, Ceylon, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, East Pakistan, India, Kingdom of Nepal, Nepal, People's Republic of Bangladesh, Republic of India, Sri Lanka

2. Hinduism (cognition) a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils


Broader (hypernym)faith, religion, religious belief

Narrower (hyponym)Darsana, Krishnaism, Mimamsa, Saktism, Shaktism, Shivaism, Sivaism, Vaishnavism, Vaisnavism, Vedanta, Vedism, Vishnuism, yoga

Domain category membersahimsa, Arjuna, asana, Ayurveda, Bengali, Bhagavad-Gita, Bhagavadgita, bhakti, caste, cycle of rebirth, enlightenment, Gita, guru, Hindu deity, jati, Kamasutra, karma, Mahabharata, Mahabharatam, Mahabharatum, mahatma, mandala, mantra, matsyendra, moksa, nirvana, saddhu, sadhu, samsara, Sanskrit, Sanskritic language, varna, Veda, Vedic literature

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