caravanserais

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Scope note
Stations along caravan routes providing overnight accommodations and facilities for caravans and individuals and their animals; generally characterized by large central courtyards, a single entrance and, often, shops. For Islamic structures of similar function, but in urban contexts and having more mercantile facilities, use "khans."
caravanserais
Accepted term: 22-Jul-2024