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long·house

or long house  (lông′hous′)
n.
A long communal dwelling, especially of certain Native American, Polynesian, and Indonesian peoples.
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Some of the observers were guests, missionaries or captives in longhouses and villages, while others encountered the Haudenosaunee in the course of trade, diplomacy or war.
For those with a panoramic view of the Austronesian (AN) language family Borneo is conspicuous for two distinctive culture traits: the striking prevalence of nomadism, and the presence of longhouses.
Possibly the Dorset were living mainly in snow dwellings on the sea ice during cold seasons, with longhouses and hearth-row sets representing coming-ashore aggregations.
It was a domestic, unwalled site of stone-built longhouses dating to the 7th-6th centuries BCE.
But with its open fir and cedar log beams, hand-hewn cedar planking and generous skylights, the 6,200-square-foot building stands among the best college longhouses in the country, school and tribal officials say.
Unfettered by the responsibility of undertaking a large ethnographic project, though Monica was certainly not free of the demands of this work, she was in a position to write freely about her interests during their time at the Iban longhouse, Rumah Nyala, of trips to other longhouses, and the farmsteads (dampa) occupied during the period of rice cultivation.
The Duwamish people have struggled to maintain their identity ever since their longhouses in early Seattle were torched over a century ago.
Some 127 families in seven areas, including five longhouses, in the Engkilili sub district near Sri Aman are affected by floods due to the continuous rain over the past few days.
Lodging is in longhouses or homestays, where you can count on the hospitality of the Kelabit people, as well as their excellent cooking--premium Bario rice and the superlative pineapples are complemented by wild ingredients including boar, deer, mushrooms, ferns, bamboo and ginger.
The landscape of political movement in the first two decades of the twentieth century was a period when Minangkabau women were deeply involved in the world of pergerakan, which led them to participate actively in journalism and politics and break with tradition by taking part in the male out-migration (merantau), leaving behind matrilocally constituted longhouses.
For centuries, the Iroquoian farmers of Canada's eastern woodlands built shelters called longhouses.