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Paṇḍita (Hindi: paṇḍit; Indonesian/Malay: pendeta; Mongol: bandida; Javanese: pandito, pendito, pendeto; Tibetan: khepa; Wyl: mkhas pa) is a Sanskrit word meaning learned master. The word pundit is derived from pandit or pandita. It may refer to:
- Pandita (Buddhism), a Buddhist teacher skilled in five sciences, bearing the title paṇḍita
- Pandit, the Hindi variant, a broad term for teacher in the ancient and contemporary Indian context
- Pandita (butterfly), a brush-footed butterfly genus
- Pandita Ramabai, Indian social reformer
- Sakya Pandita, a 13th-century Tibetan Buddhist scholar
- Pandita Ramabai Mukti Mission, Indian charity
- (Sayadaw) U Pandita, 20th century Burmese Theravada master
- Zaya Pandita, a 17th-century Buddhist missionary priest and scholar of Oirat origin who is the most prominent Oirat Buddhist scholar.
- Lakshmana Pandita, author of Vaidyarajavallabha (also known as Vaidyavallabha), a Sanskrit book on Indian medicine written during the Vijayanagara Empire in the 15th century
- Pandita Auria is a name of Aulya in Arabia during the time in prophet Daud (a.s.)
- Pandita Iman Abdul Hamid Barrat (Tambac Madaya) known as Sulayman Village.
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