The word bungalow comes from which language

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We encounter a bungalow again and again when building a house, especially when building a single-family house in the offers of the manufacturers. Where does the term bungalow come from?


The word bungalow is a corruption of the word bungla, introduced by the English, which comes from the Indian Hindi language. The Indians used it to refer to the single-family houses of the Europeans, mostly British, in India. In the original word meaning it is a country house. These bungla (bungla = country) houses then became the bungalow.


The bungalow is usually a single-storey house with a relatively large area. A basement is not counted as a floor.

A bungalow often has a flat roof, which is not unusual for a single-family home, but which does not necessarily mean that all bungalows have a flat roof. In everyday parlance when building a house, the term bungalow is very often and incorrectly equated with a flat roof house.

There are significant differences in the floor plan and roof shape of a bungalow. They also differ greatly in size and equipment. Basically, a bungalow is a single-family house with a large area on one level.

Bungalows were most widespread in Germany between 1960 and 1980. Even today, a single-family house is built as a bungalow, especially when there is a large plot of land. However, today a hipped roof is mostly used, which is even expandable, and so after the expansion of the top floor the bungalow is actually no longer a bungalow in terms of the meaning of the word.