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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Kiva \Ki"va\, n. [Hopi name, sacred chamber.] A large chamber built under, or in, the houses of a Pueblo village, used as an assembly room in religious rites or as a men's dormitory. It is commonly lighted and entered from an opening in the roof. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]