Hooghan

Literally: home, or hogan.

The traditional Navajo family house is called hooghan. The most common variety are constructed of logs arranged in a circle, stacked upwards upon which support beams and an earthy mixture form a rounded roof. Many other varieties are still used, but they all open up facing ha’a’aah, to greet the day.

Many new family homes are built using suburbanite design principles, so the word is meant to reflect the home aspect more than the house aspect.