As nouns the difference between wetu and weta
is that wetu
is (us) a dwelling, a domed hut similar to a wigwam, used by some native americans in the northeastern united states, especially the wampanoag while weta
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(US) A dwelling, a domed hut similar to a wigwam, used by some Native Americans in the northeastern United States, especially the Wampanoag.
* 2001 , Donald M. Silver, Patricia J. Wynne, The Pilgrims, the Mayflower & more; grades 1-3 , page 17:
* 2003 , Janet Riehecky, The Wampanoag: The People of the First Light , page 13:
- Wetus ranged in size between about 10 to 15 feet in diameter. As many as ten people lived inside.
* 2005 , Janey Levy, The Wampanoag of Massachusetts and Rhode Island , page 22:
- To make a wetu', the Wampanoag set poles made from cedar saplings into the ground. They bent the poles over and covered them with cattail reeds or bark. A '''wetu''' was either circular or oval. Most ' wetu were about 20 to 30 feet (6 to 9 meters)
* 2008 , Frances H. Kennedy, American Indian Places: A Historical Guidebook , page 31:
- Wetus' were commonly about 12 feet (3.7 m) wide and 14 to 20 feet (4.3 to 6.1 m) long. Sometimes three or four families shared a single house. These ' wetus could be up to 100 feet (30.4 m) long and 30 feet (9.1 m) wide.
- In one corner of the village a man is emerging from a sweat-house; in the village's center a child sleeps in a wetu while a little boy on the roof hides from his dog, their only domesticated animal. A woman in mourning speaks to the sachem.
Any of about 70 insect species in the families , endemic to New Zealand, resembling katydids or crickets.