Meeting house

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Meeting house

A house of worship, especially that of the Society of Friends, or Quakers, and the Mormons.

meeting house

A house of worship for some Protestant faiths; also may serve as a center of community activity; usually a notably plain structure, often having a square floor plan.
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However, there is no archaeological evidence for similar houses to Moikau, a typical wharepuni in design, in early East Polynesia.
6) give any indication of the design of those of thirteenth-fourteenth century East Polynesia, then it is possible that the post-hole patterns at Wairau Bar and Rakaia Mouth represent a house form more closely related to them than to the later wharepuni.
The principal differences between the Cook Island houses and the wharepuni are the lack of a porch and numerous side posts in Cook Island houses and the fixed position of the entrance at one end in the wharepuni.