Definition of hogan
: a Navajo Indian dwelling usually made of logs and mud with a door traditionally facing east
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Monument status also promises better protection of the area’s cultural sites and antiquities, which include Basket Maker pit houses and Pueblo fortresses, historic Navajo hogans and Ute tipi rings.
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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: 1871See Words from the same year
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: a Navajo Indian dwelling made of logs and mud with a door traditionally facing east
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