[17] Etymologically, bungalow means simply ‘Bengali’. Banglā is the Hind word for ‘of Bengal’ (as in Bangladesh), and English borrowed it (probably in the Gujarati version bangalo) in the sense ‘house in the Bengal style’. Originally this signified any simple, lightly-built, usually temporary structure, which by definition had only one storey, but it is the one-storeyedness that has come to be the identifying characteristic.

The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins. 2013.

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