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Sunday, 18 August 2013

Bungalow

Bungalow is a Hindustani word. Meaning "from Bengal," it recalls the region in the Indian subcontinent, where this type of building was common.

During the British rule, Europeans living in the interior of India, used to reside in such one-story houses which, generally, were surrounded by a veranda. On their return home, they introduced the bungalow there, and by retaining its indigenous name, acknowledged its original site.

Britain’s first bungalow, a single-storey prefabricated home, was completed in 1869 and occupied in Westgate-On Sea, Kent.

Source Europress Encyclopedia

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