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A Samoan house with open sides and a thatched roof.
- ‘My guide book said nearly all the houses (or fales, pronounced ‘fah-lays’) had traditional thatched roofs.’
- ‘In 1990, the tropical cyclone Ofa destroyed the roof of the market fale, which meant the end of this third and last central market experiment to date.’
- ‘In times of crisis - and Falealupo has had a few in recent years - matai gather in a particular fale tele or meeting house.’
- ‘Visitors often stay in open Samoan beach houses called fale (pronounced FAH-lay) and adopt the laidback local lifestyle.’
- ‘The majority live in modest huts, called fales, which are built on stone platforms, with mats covering the pebble floor and blinds that can be lowered for shelter.’
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