This phrase...I can't understand anything about it. It just doesn't make any sense

Here's the phrase:

an archaelogical site at the northernmost reach of buddhism.

What does it mean by "northernmost reach of buddhism" It would have made sense if Buddhism were a place but now I don't know.

  • This answer has a clue to how that phrase works. See especially the part about "the speed limit". – Ben Kovitz Oct 25 '19 at 22:35
  • religions cover geographical areas.... – Lambie Nov 27 '19 at 22:07

It makes perfect sense. The reach of something is the area to which it extends or has extended; the reach of Buddhism is that area of the world to which Buddhism has extended. That area must have a northernmost limit, even if, these days, it must be very far north.

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