It's from a song by Shakira. Mira en barranquilla se baila, asi. Thanks for your help. Trudy
What does "barranquilla" mean?
A Colombian city on the Caribbean. "Notice that in Barranquilla they dance that way."
The name actually comes from two Spanish words: "barranca" meaning gulch or ravine, and "quilla" meaning keel (as on a ship). So "Barranquilla" means "gulch keel" and I have no idea what that's supposed to indicate. The city is a major shipping port with some tourist trade, but the beaches are far from being the best in Colombia.
So "Barranquilla" means "gulch keel" and I have no idea what that's supposed to indicate.
I doubt that it´s anything as convoluted as this.
"Quilla" is a diminutive just as "quita" is in this case, so "barranquilla" would be "little ravine."
Not an answer, another question:
Why do these ancient questions appear? May 30, 2010!!??
Sometimes they are from people who are no longer in the forum population.
In the toponymy section you'll see that the name is, effectively, a diminutive
It also literally means a small cliff. If the city is on a cliff along the ocean, then I would guess that´s where it gets its name from.
It's the name of a city.