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English noun: Hinduism

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


SynonymsHindooism


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


SynonymsHindooism


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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