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guajira

[gwah-heer-uh; Spanish gwah-hee-rah]
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noun, plural gua·ji·ras [gwah-heer-uh z; Spanish gwah-hee-rahs] /gwɑˈhɪər əz; Spanish gwɑˈhi rɑs/.
  1. a Cuban peasant dance with shifting rhythms.

Origin of guajira

1920–25; < American Spanish: literally, peasant woman
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Historical Examples

  • 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