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See also: Crofting
Shetland crofthouse museum
The Shetland Crofthouse Museum, with peat stacked outside

A croft is a fenced or enclosed area of land, usually small and arable with a crofter's dwelling thereon. A crofter is one who has tenure and use of the land, typically as a tenant farmer, especially in rural areas.

Etymology

The word croft is West Germanic in etymology, and is now most familiar in Scotland, most crofts being in the Highlands and Islands area. Elsewhere the expression is generally archaic. In Scottish Gaelic, it is rendered croit (pronounced [krɔtʲ], plural croitean [krɔtʲən])

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