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barriada

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