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  ithi (tapathi)

 

Myanmar

Burmese ascetics or hermits (fig.) on alms round, climbing Mt. Kyaihtiyo (fig.) in Myanmar's Mon State, where they are locally referred to as ithi, a term that drives from the Pali word risi and the Sanskrit rishi (fig.), whereas in Burmese they are known as tapathi.