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guajira

[ gwah-heer-uh; Spanish gwah-hee-rah ]
/ gwɑˈhɪər ə; Spanish gwɑˈhi rɑ /
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noun, plural gua·ji·ras [gwah-heer-uh z; Spanish gwah-hee-rahs] /gwɑˈhɪər əz; Spanish gwɑˈhi rɑs/.

a Cuban peasant dance with shifting rhythms.

Nearby words

guaguanche, guaiac, guaiacol, guaiacum, guaira, guajira, guam, guamanian, guan, guanabana, guanabara

Origin of guajira

1920–25; < American Spanish: literally, peasant woman
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Examples from the Web for guajira

  • 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