noun | encyclopedia/culture | Pronounced: \kin kli-sin\ | IPA: /kɪn klɪ sɪn/
Definition of Kin Klizhin
Building from the Ancient Pueblo culture, 12mi sw of Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon. It was founded in approximately 1000 AD. Kin Klizhin comes from the Navajo words ‘kin’ meaning house and ‘łizhiní’ meaning ‘dark’; this is in reference to the dark sandstone used in its construction. The building consisted of a four story tower kiva, five second floor rooms, and eight ground floor rooms. A plaza was located in front of two ground floor kivas. Surrounded by Kin Klizhin Wash located to the north and east of the building. It is connected to rest of the Chaco buildings via an ancient Chacoan road.