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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-uhz; Spanish gwah-hee-rahs]. /gwɑˈhɪər əz; Spanish gwɑˈhi rɑs/.
a Cuban peasant dance with shifting rhythms.
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Origin of guajira

First recorded in1920–25; from Latin American Spanish (Cuba): literally, “peasant woman”
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How to use guajira in a sentence

  • 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
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