Mandak - Settlements

At first contact, the Mandak were living in interrelated Hamlets grouped together into villages. Today, villages range in size from about 50 to 230 people. Some retain the older settlement pattern of discrete, dispersed hamlets, while others, particularly the smaller resettled inland settlements, display a more centralized appearance. Hamlets range in size from 1 to 40 people living in one to ten nuclear family houses. A men's house, surrounded by a low stone wall, is found in most hamlets.

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