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barabara

[ bahr-uh-bahr-uh ]
/ ˌbɑr əˈbɑr ə /
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noun
an Alaskan or north Siberian semisubterranean house built of sod or turf.
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Origin of barabara

1865–70, Americanism;<dialectal Russian barabóra; further origin uncertain
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How to use barabara in a sentence

  • They camped in a barabara where white men had slept a few nights before, and heard their own language spoken by native tongues.

  • He is equally at ease in the barabara and in the palace-like homes of the rich when he visits the large cities of the world.

    Alaska|Ella Higginson
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