[ bahr-ee-ah-duh, bar-; Spanish bahr-ryah-thah ]

noun,plural bar·ri·a·das [bahr-ee-ah-duhz, bar-; Spanish bahr-ryah-thahs]. /ˌbɑr iˈɑ dəz, ˌbær-; Spanish bɑrˈryɑ ðɑs/.
  1. a shantytown section on the outskirts of a large city in Latin America.

Origin of barriada

First recorded in 1955–60; from Latin American Spanish (Peru), where the term was first applied to such settlements in Lima; from Spanish: literally, “district, quarter,” equivalent to barri(o) + -ada; see origin at barrio, -ade1

Words Nearby barriada Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023