Kibitka


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Kibitka

 

(from the Turkic kibit, kibet, “covered wagon,” “booth,” “stall”), a covered carriage; the Russian name for the mobile dwelling of the nomadic peoples of Middle and Central Asia. In the Middle Asian Soviet republics, the term “kibitka” often refers to the small old-fashioned houses made of pisé or mud brick.

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