Wigwam meaning

wĭgwŏm
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A Native American dwelling commonly having an arched or conical framework overlaid with bark, hides, or mats.
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A traditional dwelling of Indian peoples of E North America, consisting typically of a dome-shaped framework of poles covered with rush mats or sheets of bark.
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A dwelling having an arched framework overlaid with bark, hides, or mats, used by Native Americans in the northeastern United States.
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(possibly dated) Any more or less similar dwelling used by indigenous people in other parts of the world.
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Origin of wigwam

  • Eastern Abenaki wìkəwαm from Proto-Algonquian wi·kiwa·ʔmi

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Western Abenaki wigwôm or Eastern Abenaki (Penobscot) wigwom (both meaning "house"), from the same Proto-Algonquian root *wi·kiwa·ʔmi (“house") as Fox (Sauk) owîki (“her or his house"). Related to wickiup.

    From Wiktionary