Associations to the word «Barrio»

Wiktionary

BARRIO, noun. (in Venezuela or the Dominican Republic) A slum on the periphery of a major city; a low to middle-class neighborhood in a lesser city.
BARRIO, noun. (in some Spanish-speaking countries) A municipality or subdivision of a municipality.
BARRIO, noun. (in the Phillippines) A barangay.
BARRIO, noun. (informal) (US) An area or neighborhood in a US city inhabited predominantly by Spanish-speakers or people of Hispanic origin.

Dictionary definition

BARRIO, noun. A Spanish-speaking quarter in a town or city (especially in the United States).
BARRIO, noun. An urban area in a Spanish-speaking country.

Wise words

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