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The Buryat Octagonal Houses

The Buryats are people of Russia and Mongolia, numbered around 400,000 during the last census. They used to live in yurts – mobile round homes that could travel with them, and once they find a new place to stay, they set up in a matter of some hours. Usually the yurts were made of skins or felt and wooden planks. They might be in some way similar to native Indian teepees, but more rounded and larger.


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