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bar·ri·o

 (bä′rē-ō′, băr′-)
n. pl. bar·ri·os
1. An urban district or quarter in a Spanish-speaking country.
2. A chiefly Spanish-speaking community or neighborhood in a US city.

[Spanish, from Arabic barrī, of an open area, from barr, open area; see brr in Semitic roots.]
Word History: In Spanish, the word barrio means simply "neighborhood." In the United States, however, the word barrio is most often used to describe a Spanish-speaking neighborhood within a city and is derived from the Arabic noun barr, meaning "land, open country." The Arabic adjective corresponding to this noun is barrī, meaning "of the land, of the open country" and by extension "on the outside" (of the city walls or district limits, for example). In medieval times, when Muslim rulers governed the south of Spain, both Arabic and Old Spanish were spoken in the streets of the thriving towns in the region. During this period, the Arabic word barrī, "of the land," was applied to villages and hamlets that lay in the territory surrounding a town or city. As medieval towns outgrew their original walls and overflowed into the surrounding countryside, these villages or barrios were enveloped by the expansion and became neighborhoods of the town itself.

barrio

(ˈbærɪəʊ; Spanish ˈbarrjo)
n, pl -rios
1. (Sociology) a Spanish-speaking quarter in a town or city, esp in the US
2. (Sociology) a Spanish-speaking community
[from Spanish, from Arabic barrī of open country, from barr open country]

bar•ri•o

(ˈbɑr iˌoʊ, ˈbær-)

n., pl. -ri•os.
1. (in Spain and countries colonized by Spain) a division of a town or city, together with the contiguous rural territory.
2. a section of a U.S. city inhabited chiefly by a Spanish-speaking population.
[1890–95; < Sp < Arabic barrī]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barrio - a Spanish-speaking quarter in a town or city (especially in the United States)
quarter - a district of a city having some distinguishing character; "the Latin Quarter"
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
2.barrio - an urban area in a Spanish-speaking country
populated area, urban area - a geographical area constituting a city or town
Translations

barrio

[ˈbɑːrɪəʊ] N (esp US) → barrio m hispano

barrio

[ˈbæriəʊ] (US) n
(in American city)quartier m latino-américain
(in Spanish-speaking country)barrio m
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RESUMEN | El proceso de transformacion cultural desarrollado durante la ultima decada en el barrio Lastarria / Bellas Artes de Santiago de Chile, parece ejemplificar como las nuevas generaciones de residentes del centro urbano construyen cultura urbana y estilos de vida a partir de nuevas practicas, representaciones e imaginarios sobre el barrio y lo patrimonial.
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Gilberto Rosas, Barrio Libre: criminalizing states and delinquent refusals of the new frontier, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012.
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His inspirational efforts to resist discrimination and usher his team to championship status spread pride throughout the barrio community.
A este conjunto urbano homogeneo vinculado a un Area Estadistica Vulnerable se le denomina Barrio Vulnerable (Ministerio de Fomento, 2001).
Barrio Princess: Growing Up in Texas is the memoir of Mexican-American professional storyteller Consuelo Samarripa, who was born in the San Antonio barrio after World War II and grew up surrounded by two cultures--the mainstream, English-speaking culture (she learned the language via immersion at public school) and the traditions of her Spanish-speaking household.
Llegados a este punto, el barrio popular surge como un escenario con determinadas condiciones sociales, historicas, culturales, economicas, politicas y ambientales que aunque adversas, potencia y vigoriza la praxis tanto del sujeto popular como del ciudadano sujeto de derechos y deberes.
MANILA, Philippines SBP executive director Sonny Barrios said the other day he's exploring the possibility of bringing in Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, a Fil-Am, to play for the host country at the FIBA 3x3 World Cup in the Philippine Arena on June 8-12.
We moved the tournament to a bigger venue to give more people the opportunity to watch the games,' SBP Executive Director Sonny Barrios said on Thursday during the unveiling of the tournament's logo with local and international basketball officials.
Abu Dhabi: Nicknamed La Pantera - 'The Panther' - Gremio's Argentina-born Paraguayan striker Lucas Barrios is very much on the prowl ahead of their campaign in the Club World Cup and has Real Madrid in his sight.