A follower of Buddhism. There are two main schools of Buddhism, namely:
- Theravāda – ‘the Teaching of the Elders’ in Pali – is older and is found chiefly in Sri Lanka and continental South East Asia
- Māhayana – ‘Great Vehicle’ in Sanskrit – is the larger sect and is followed mainly in East Asia and the Himalayan nations.
Both sects are practised in India.« Back to Glossary Index