hogan

noun ho·gan \ ˈhō-ˌgän \

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.

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Origin and Etymology of hogan

Navajo hooghan


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hogan

noun ho·gan \ ˈhō-ˌgän \

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: a Navajo Indian dwelling made of logs and mud with a door traditionally facing east

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