is a roofed
. It is also described as an open pillar
gallery, generally roofed, built around a central structure. It is often partly enclosed by a rail
and frequently extends across the front and sides of the structure.
History of term
The word "verandah" is a malformation of the original Sanskrit word that somewhat survives in Bengali.The word is a culmination of two words: "Vahir"( "বাহির" /Outside) and "Andar" ("অন্দর" /inside a room). It means something that is considered outside but situated inside a room (or covered area).
According to the Oxford English Dictionary
, the word verandah originated in India
where it is found in several native languages. However, it may have been an adaptation of the Portuguese
or older Spanish varanda
in modern Spanish), again borrowed from Indian languages, referring to a railing, balustrade
. The distinctive style of Indian architecture evolved from a hybrid of east and west. The veranda is one of the many new hybrid architectural elements.
Although the form "verandah" is correct and very common, some authorities prefer the version without an h
gives the h
version as a variant, and the says"veranda
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