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[bahr-ee-oh, bar-; Spanish bahr-ryaw]
noun, plural barrios [bahr-ee-ohz, bar-; Spanish bahr-ryaws] .
(in Spain and countries colonized by Spain) one of the divisions into which a town or city, together with the contiguous rural territory, is divided.
a part of a large U.S. city, especially a crowded inner-city area, inhabited chiefly by a Spanish-speaking population.

1890–95; < Spanish < Arabic barrī of open country (barr outside, open country + adj. suffix) Unabridged
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barrio (ˈbærɪəʊ, Spanish ˈbarrjo)
n , pl -rios
1.  a Spanish-speaking quarter in a town or city, esp in the US
2.  a Spanish-speaking community
[from Spanish, from Arabic barrī of open country, from barr open country]

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1841, "ward of a Spanish or Sp.-speaking city," sometimes also used of rural settlements, from Sp. barrio "district, suburb," from Arabic barriya "open country" (fem.), from barr "outside" (of the city). Main modern sense of "Sp.-speaking district in a U.S. city" is 1939; original reference is to Spanish
Harlem in New York City.
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