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[gwah-heer-uh; Spanish gwah-hee-rah] /gwɑˈhɪər ə; Spanish gwɑˈhi rɑ/
noun, plural guajiras
[gwah-heer-uh z; Spanish gwah-hee-rahs] /gwɑˈhɪər əz; Spanish gwɑˈhi rɑs/ (Show IPA)
a Cuban peasant dance with shifting rhythms.
Origin of guajira
1920-25; < American Spanish: literally, peasant woman Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But let us hasten, or else we shall lose our Guajiro and guajira in the crowd in the fiesta, and that would be a sad pity.

    Cuba Past and Present Richard Davey

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