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Barrios is a Spanish word meaning district or neighborhood. In Spain, the Spanish-speaking Latin American countries, and in the Philippines, barrios are generally cohesive places: sharing, for example, a church and traditions such as feast days. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... It has been suggested that Ecclesia (Church) be merged into this article or section. ... The calendar of saints is a traditional Christian method of organising a liturgical year on the level of days by associating each day with one or more saints, and referring to the day as that saints day. ...

It is only used in the United States to refer to a lower-class neighborhood with largely Spanish-speaking residents, basically the Latino equivalent of a Ghetto. It can be used to mean a neighborhood in any Spanish-speaking country. The word often implies that the poverty level is high in such a neighborhood, but this inference is not universal. // The term Latino is a linguistic identity that refers to an individual that has significant ancestry from a nation-state where a Latin derived language is spoken or is the offical language of the government. ... A ghetto is an area where people from a specific racial or ethnic background live as a group in seclusion, voluntarily or involuntarily. ...

While there are many barrios in the United States, Spanish Harlem in New York City and East Los Angeles, California are among the more well-known ones and are simply referred to as "El Barrio" by natives of the surrounding areas. 125th Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue Spanish Harlem, also known as El Barrio, is a neighborhood in the East Harlem area of New York City, in the north-eastern part of the borough of Manhattan. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... East Los Angeles (often shortened to East L.A. or East Los or in Spanish El Este) is an unincorporated area in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ...

In Puerto Rico and Spain, a barrios is a subdivision of a municipio. The barrios are further subdivided into sectors. Municipio (Spanish and Italian) and Município (Portuguese) are the terms used for the following subnational entities: // Município Município (Brazil) Município (Portugal), more commonly called concelho Municipio Municipio (Colombia) Municipio (Italy), more commonly called comune Municipio (Mexico) Municipio (Puerto Rico) Municipio (Spain) Municipio (Venezuela) See also Munic...

In Argentina, a barrios is a traditional division of a municipality (city or town), officially delineated by the local authority at a later time, and sometimes keeping a distinct character from others (as it happens in the barrios of Buenos Aires, though they have been superseded by larger administrative divisions). The word does not have a special socioeconomic connotation, except it is used in contrast to the centro (city center or downtown). The expression barrios cerrado ("closed neighborhood") is employed for small, upper-class residential settlements, planned with an exclusive criterion and often literally enclosed in walls. (See gated community.) In the large cities, some barrios include (or are made up of mostly) villas miseria (slums). A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... The city of Buenos Aires is divided in 47 barrios: Agronomía Almagro Balvanera Barracas Belgrano Boedo Caballito Chacarita Coglhan Colegiales Constitución Flores Floresta La Boca La Paternal Liniers Mataderos Monte Castro Montserrat Nueva Pompeya Nuñez Palermo Parque Avellaneda Parque Chacabuco Parque Chas Parque Patricios Recoleta Retiro Saavedra... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Homes in a villa miseria in Rosario. ...

In Venezuela and the Dominican Republic, the name barrios is commonly given to slums in the outer rims of big cities such as Caracas, as well as lower to middle class neighborhoods in other cities and towns (to contrast with middle to upper class urbanizaciones). The term is also used in the Philippines, though in this case it loosely means a rural village. A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows his find. ... Nickname: La Sultana del Avila (English:The Avilas Sultan) La Sucursal del paraiso Motto: Ave María Santísima, sin pecado concebida, en el primer instante de su ser natural. ...

In the United States barrios can also refer to the geographical "turf" claimed by a Latino gang; this usage is generally limited to the Chicano gangs of California. Some gangs spell the word varrio, a common spelling variant. The dramatization of gang life in music videos and movies has emphasized this meaning in public consciousness in North America. East Los Angeles, sometimes abbreviated to Easlos, is the best known such area, but residents there actually see the area as a series of contiguous barrios. For other uses, see Gang (disambiguation). ... Chicano teenager in El Pasos second ward. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... A music video (also video clip, promo) is a short film or video meant to present a visual representation of a popular music song. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... East Los Angeles, California (unincorporated community) East Los Angeles (region) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

In Spanish, Chinatowns are known as barrios chinos; similarly, all ethnic ghettos and "-towns" receive the name barrios plus the appropriate qualifying adjective. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A ghetto is an area where people from a specific racial or ethnic background live as a group in seclusion, voluntarily or involuntarily. ...

Barrios and Barrios are also Spanish surnames. The equivalent French spelling, Barriault, is a common name in Quebec. A family name, or surname, is that part of a persons name that indicates to what family he or she belongs. ... , Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Pierre Duchesne - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area  Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² (595...

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Shanty town in Manila, Philippines. ... A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Colonias, as used along the U.S.-Mexican border, refer to rural, unincorporated settlements which often lack basic infrastructure and which are marked by poverty. ... Bairro (lit. ... Bario the centre of the Kelabit Highlands is tucked in the north eastern of Sarawak and is very close to the international border between Kalimantan and Sarawak. ...


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