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Meaning and Definition of Igloo

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Igloo is a term that belongs to the Inuit language, spoken by the Eskimos (people of Mongolian race inhabiting the Arctic). This is a house built with blocks of ice, which is often characterized by its hemispherical shape.

An igloo is therefore an ice house inhabited by Eskimos and other peoples with similar characteristics, during the winter. These shelters are often temporary and are widely used by hunters.

Build an igloo is simple and cheap, which makes this type of housing a common alternative for the Eskimos. On the other hand, built other structures in the icy and isolated regions proves to be very expensive.

There are generally three classes of igloo. The smallest is the build hunters and those seeking shelter in the night while they seek food in icy areas. Other igloos are larger and are used as a family in the winter House. (Larger) major igloos, however, are permanent and have several parts.

The igloo is built with compact snow and blocks of ice. Typically, the igloo is built in the same place where the snow for the structure is removed. The eskimos do not appeal to a temporary support structure, they support a block of ice on another to fill the gap.

Contrary to what one may think, the inside of the igloo is comfortable because the snow has good insulating properties. In any case, some Eskimo peoples lining the Interior of the House with animal skins to raise the internal temperature.
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