barriada

barriada

[bahr-ee-ah-duh, bar-; Spanish bahr-ryah-thah]
noun, plural barriadas [bahr-ee-ah-duhz, bar-; Spanish bahr-ryah-thahs] .
a shantytown section on the outskirts of a large city in Latin America.

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

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