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  • n. A cone-shaped mud hut, usually with a thatched roof, found in eastern and northeastern Africa

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Examples

  • She had just come from surgery and invited me into the reception, the tukul, rather than talk in the middle of the garden where we had met Mamietu Gashe just back from the US having received another honorary degree.

    Heidi Kingstone: Africa's Forgotten Tragedy -- A Cursed Woman

  • Even more impressive, he had boosted the well-being of his family as well: With the added income, they moved out of a traditional mud-brick tukul and into a brick and concrete house furnished with a refrigerator, television and DVD player, rare luxuries for a farmer in one of the world's poorest countries.

    Agriculture's Last Frontier

  • "They destroyed the police station, some tukul huts and watering holes for animals," Mr. Ajuong said.

    NYT > Global Home

  • Most villages are traditional tukul compounds but that is changing.

    TravelPod.com TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at TravelPod.com

  • In addition to the exhibit, which also includes a replica of a tukul, a traditional Ethiopian hut, you can also visit the permanent gallery, where an illustrated timeline features some of the first African Americans who settled in the Pacific Northwest, like George Washington, who founded Centralia.

    The Seattle Times

  • Kufu Mohamed cries outside his tukul as his mother Amima arrives home with the body of his four-year-old sister Michu who died of malnutrition near Sheshemene, southern Ethiopia.

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  • By Peter Goodspeed, National PostOctober 22, 2009 8: 49 PM Kufu Mohamed cries outside his tukul as his mother Amima arrives home with the body of his four-year-old sister Michu who died of malnutrition near

    WN.com - Articles related to Ethiopia Appeals For Urgent Food Aid

  • By Peter Goodspeed, National PostOctober 22, 2009 8: 49 PM Kufu Mohamed cries outside his tukul as his mother Amima arrives home with the body of his four-year-old sister Michu who died of malnutrition near Sheshemene, southern photo.

    WN.com - Articles related to Ethiopia demands urgent food for millions

  • First they create a wooden frame then mud is packed together to cover the wood frame, cow dung is then applied on top of the mud and sanded down so that if the family wants they can paint their tukul.

    TravelPod.com TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at TravelPod.com

  • After a family has gathered all the material, the community helps in putting up the tukul.

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  • "The only newsworthy events occurred when the Ethiopians screwed up in some all too predictable way, as happened, for example, at Ibnat, overzealous officials, in a ham-fisted attempt to get the famine victims to return to their own areas in time to take advantage of the belg rains and remove a focus of epidemic and disease in their area, burned down their straw tukuls."
    - 'Resetlement, Ethiopia, 1985', Germaine Greer in The Madwoman's Underclothes.

    September 1, 2008