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barriada

[bahr-ee-ah-duh, bar-; Spanish bahr-ryah-th ah] /ˌbɑr iˈɑ də, ˌbær-; Spanish bɑrˈryɑ ðɑ/
noun, plural barriadas
[bahr-ee-ah-duh z, bar-; Spanish bahr-ryah-th ahs] /ˌbɑr iˈɑ dəz, ˌbær-; Spanish bɑrˈryɑ ðɑs/ (Show IPA)
1.
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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