Barrio (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbarjo]) is a Spanish word that means "quarter" or "neighborhood". In the modern Spanish language, it is generally defined as each area of a city, usually differentiated by functional (e.g., residential, commercial, industrial, etc.), social, architectural or morphological features. In Spain, several Latin American countries and the Philippines, the term may also be used to officially denote a division of a municipality. Barrio is an arabism (Classical Arabic barrī: "wild" via Andalusian Arabic bárri: "exterior").