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A photo of Xhosa huts at the Lesedi Cultural Village I visited last week.

The Xhosa nation used to build bee-hive shaped huts made of grass, similar to that of the Zulu nation, but with the influence of the early Europeans the huts changed to more permanent conical roofed huts with mud walls. The walls are decorated with whitewash and colorful natural paints.

The floor of the hut is smeared with cow dung, and the fireplace is in the centre. Inside the hit men sit on the left and women on the right.

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