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Old 17th April 2021, 10:56 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Jim McDougall
That is interesting, would the Buddhist minority in Yunnan regions be due to other religion dominating, Islam?
In China and in Yunnan province in particular, Buddhism is not a minority religion. But most Chinese people follow Amidaism. The Thai and Burmese peoples inhabiting Yunnan adhere to a different direction - Theravada. This is the main direction of Buddhism in the countries of Southeast Asia. It came from South India in the 5-6th centuries AD.

P.S. The details of JoeCanada42 sword do bear some resemblance to the Theravada Buddhist depictions.
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