Definition of hogan
: a Navajo Indian dwelling usually made of logs and mud with a door traditionally facing east
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The traditional dwelling of the Navajo Indians of Arizona and New Mexico is called a hogan. The hogan is roughly circular and constructed usually of logs, which are stepped in gradually to create a domed roof. The whole structure is then covered with mud and sod, except for a circular opening in the roof that allows smoke to escape. The entrance generally faces the rising sun.
Origin and Etymology of hogan
First Known Use: 1871
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Definition of hogan for Students
: a Navajo Indian dwelling made of logs and mud with a door traditionally facing east
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