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yurt

noun \ˈyrt\

Definition of YURT

:  a circular domed tent of skins or felt stretched over a collapsible lattice framework and used by pastoral peoples of inner Asia; also :  a structure that resembles a yurt usually in size and design

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Origin of YURT

Russian dialect yurta, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkish yurt home
First Known Use: 1876

Other Anthropology Terms

ectomorph, ethnography, prehistory

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