Sanskrit is the religious, philosophical, and literary language of ancient India, where Buddhism began. Test your knowledge of one of the world’s oldest languages (one that may be related to your mother tongue) by identifying these Buddhist terms.


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How did you do? You can learn more about Buddhist terms, concepts, practice and more at Tricycle’s free online resource Buddhism for Beginners. Or if you aced it, delve a little deeper with our What’s in a Word? column.

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