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barriada

[ bahr-ee-ah-duh, bar-; Spanish bahr-ryah-th ah ]
/ ˌbɑr iˈɑ də, ˌbær-; Spanish bɑrˈryɑ ðɑ /

noun, plural bar·ri·a·das [bahr-ee-ah-duh z, bar-; Spanish bahr-ryah-th ahs] /ˌbɑr iˈɑ dəz, ˌbær-; Spanish bɑrˈryɑ ðɑs/.

a shantytown section on the outskirts of a large city in Latin America.

Nearby words

barretry, barrett, barrett, elizabeth, barrette, barretter, barriada, barricade, barricado, barrie, barrie, j. m., barrier

Origin of barriada

< American Spanish; Spanish: district, quarter, equivalent to barri(o) barrio + -ada -ade1
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