Yurt meaning

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A circular, domed, portable tent used by nomadic peoples of central Asia.
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A circular tent of felt or skins on a framework of poles, used by nomads of Mongolia.
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A large, round semi-permanent tent with vertical walls and conical roof usually associated with Central Asia and Mongolia.
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Origin of yurt

  • Russian yurta of Turkic origin

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

  • From Russian юрта (júrta), from a Turkic language, related to Turkish yurt, "home, homeland".

    From Wiktionary