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: a Peruvian couple dance with courtship mime and kerchief play

Word History


American Spanish, from Spanish, feminine of marinero of the sea, marine, from marino of the sea, marine, from Latin marinus; from a wish to do honor to the Peruvian navy during a war with Chile in 1879–83

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“Marinera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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