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Meaning of Marielito

Ma•ri•e•li•to

Pronunciation: (mär"ē-u-lē'tō Sp. mä"rye-lē'tô), [key]
— pl. -tos
  1. a refugee from Cuba who came to the U.S. in 1980 as part of a mass migration that sailed from Mariel, Cuba.
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