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South African Xhosa Hut

Xhosa huts are beehive shaped huts with cone roofs known as Rondewels. The walls are made with clay and earth and the roof with grass thatch held together with a wooden brace. A Xhosa family homestead was known as an umzi (pl. imizi ), and several adjoining imizi formed a village. An umzi generally housed an extended family, including […]

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