Yaranga


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Yaranga

 

a Chukchi term for a portable dwelling used by nomadic Chukchi, Koriaks, and some groups of Evens and Yukaghirs. Circular in plan, the yaranga consists of a wooden frame with a conical dome formed by poles. The structure is covered with reindeer skins. A cubical curtain made of reindeer skins divides the yaranga. Inside the curtain is living space, which is illuminated and heated by an oil lamp; outside the curtain is a storage area. The yaranga is still used by groups of reindeer herders.

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Por ejemplo, Yaranga Valderrama (1979:710, 714) registro en los anos setenta en las zonas de Victor Fajardo y Cangallo en Ayacucho el siguiente extracto de una oracion dirigida a Illapa o Santiago en epocas de sequia: "...
64) "Les emprunts linguistiques dans le Refranero judeo-espagnol: Etude preliminaire," in Hommage Abdon Yaranga Valderrama, I 'Indien Quechua de Paris, Cahiers de Recherche "Langues et cultures opprimees et minorisees" (Saint-Denis, 1993), pp.
She keeps voluminous notes about everything -- from the herders' winter housing, the yaranga, to the food, dress, and the role of women in the tundra.
The inhabitants of the tundra still performed seasonal migrations with portable tents (yaranga and chum), while those living in settlements led a fully civilized sedentary life.