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NavajoEdit

 
Modern Navajo hooghan.
 
Interior of a hooghan.

EtymologyEdit

ho- (deictic pronoun denoting space or area) + -ghan (verb stem meaning to live, reside)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hooghan

  1. dwelling, home, hogan
    Hooghan baa hashneʼ dooleeł.
    Haʼaʼaahdę́ę́ʼ yah ajighááh. Ákweʼé nitsáhákees silá.
    Shádiʼááhjígo dashdiighááh. Ákweʼé nahatʼá silá.
    Áádóó eʼeʼaahjígo dashdiighááh. Ákweʼé iiná silá.
    Áádóó náhookǫsjígo dashdiighááh. Ákweʼé sih hasin silá.
    I will speak about the hogan.
    You enter from the east. Here thought exists.
    You head toward the south. Here planning exists.
    You head toward the west. Here life exists.
    You head toward the north. Here wisdom exists.

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