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hogan

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Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊɡ(ə)n
 
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Definition of hogan in English:

noun

A traditional Navajo Indian hut of logs and earth.
Example sentences
  • A non-profit organization in Arizona is using small-diameter wood to build traditional hogans for Navajos, an idea that has met with overwhelming demand.
  • A small-diameter wood was used to build Navajo hogans.
  • The new teachers ended up visiting a Navajo hogan and learning firsthand about family life in the rural areas.

Origin

Navajo.

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