justo r barrios


Justo Rufino [hoo-staw roo-fee-naw] , 1835–85, Guatemalan statesman: president of Guatemala 1873–85.
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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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