Koyin

   Or kouyin, a novice member of the Sangha, who has not been ordained. Traditionally, most Burmese boys spend at least a short time in a monastery as a koyin, following an elaborate shinbyu ceremony, the most important rite of passage for Burmese Buddhist males.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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