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Bure is the Fijian word for a wood-and-straw hut, sometimes similar to a cabin.

In its original sense, a bure is as structure build of anything that comes to hand, is found on the beach, or similar. The components of a bure are either stacked together, tied together by rope or a combination of both methods.

Traditionally, ethnic Fijians lived in two types of houses; a vale was the family house, while men's houses (where circumcised males of the clan met, ate and slept) were known as bures. Both these buildings were dark and smoky inside with no windows and usually only one low door. Vales had hearth pits where the women cooked, and the packed earth floor was covered with grass or fern leaves and then pandanus leaf or coarse coconut leaf mats.

Especially in the Fijian tourism industry (and its advertisements), the term "bure" is often synonymous with bungalow or any other detached hotel/resort structure.

While a traditional bure has neither plumbing nor any amenities (and usually, no electricity, either), a tourism bure will be on the same standard as its European on North American equivalents.

Tourism bure can be from fairly basic to extremely luxurious.

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Фиджи, 3 пенса, 1955-67