Lingayat

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noun Lin·ga·yat \liŋ-ˈgä-yət\

Definition of Lingayat

  1. :  a member of a Saiva sect of southern India marked by wearing of the lingam and characterized by denial of caste distinctions

Origin and Etymology of lingayat

Kannada lingāyata


First Known Use: 1901


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