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BUNGALOW (an Anglo-Indian word from t...

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 798 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BUNGALOW (an Anglo-Indian word from the Hindustani bangld,belonging to Bengal), a one-storeyed house with a verandah and a projecting roof, the typical dwelling for Europeans in India; the name is also used for similar buildings which have become common for seaside and summer residences in America and Great Britain. Dak or dawk bungalows (from dak or dawk, a post, a relay of men for carrying the mails, &c.) are the government rest-houses established at intervals for the use of travellers on the high roads of India.
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