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  • noun A rounded or conical tent of reindeer hide, the traditional mobile home of some nomadic indigenous peoples of Russia.


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From Chukchi.


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  • "Russian hunter bad hunter, however", says the Chukcha, "Now you haul this bear ten miles to the yaranga yourself!"

    Archive 2008-07-01 2008

  • ] "The tent-chamber, or _yaranga_, as this part of the tent is called by the natives, takes up fully a third-part of the whole tent, and is at the same time work-room, dining-room, and sleeping chamber.

    The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II Alexander Leslie 1866


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