a large chamber, often wholly or partly underground, in a Pueblo Indian village, used for religious ceremonies and other purposes.

1870–75, Americanism; < Hopi kíva (ki- house + unidentified element) Unabridged
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kiva (ˈkiːvə)
a large underground or partly underground room in a Pueblo Indian village, used chiefly for religious ceremonies
[from Hopi]

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Guests have the choice between a standard room or a kiva room, which contains handcrafted furniture and pillow-top mattresses.
Kiva engineers find an absorbing way to demonstrate their kind of social medium.
Only the north half of the kiva remained, and it was fragmentary.
The entrance to a typical kiva is through the roof, which relates to the world above.
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