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Arabic Village Compound 1

Traditionally many Arabs lived in villages (Kariya) of related families, in
such close knit Islamic comminutes homes would have private walled courtyards
for the personal modesty of the family. We often refer to these courtyarded
dwellings as village compounds (Housh). A village compound could consist of one
or more private houses (Haramlik) with a private yard (Finaa) also within the
compound walls. As a village community grew compounds could be so close together
that there was only a small alleyway (Dard) between them.

Society was based around the extended family (bideda), which was part of a
collective family clan (qabila). In larger settled comminutes of many clans and
larger tribal groups (shaqipa), it was common for closely related families to
live in their own district/area ((Feriq). Large towns and cities had many of
these interrelated family districts (Furuwq) with miles of warren like alleyways
and side streets (Daruwb) in amongst the hundreds of family compounds.

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