1) A salvadoran female. (male: salvatrucho). Long before the "Mara Salvatrucha" became prominent, the terms "Salvatrucha" and "Salvatrucho" were commonly used to denote somebody originating from El Salvador.
1) Jose told me that Maria was Mexican, but I just found out she is Salvatrucha.
by jorge February 16, 2005
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Salvatrucha originates from "La Mara Salvatrucha or La MSx13" which originated in Los Angeles, CA not in Honduras. Deported gangmembers sent to El Salvador expanded operations in the country and later expanded to Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, and other parts of the U.S. Salvatruchas are known for their extremely violent behavior and their no.1 rival is "La 18"
Hey, que hondas loco! que rifas? MSX13 hata la muerte!

Whatchu be about homie? msx13 till da day I die!
by Hispanik December 7, 2004
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Term referring to the notorious "Mara Salvatrucha 13" gang.
Hey homes, do you know where the fuck you are?.. This is salvatrucha territory.
by Jorge February 19, 2004
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A gang originaly from Honduras, then it expanded to Guatemala, Chile, Mexico, and other Spanish countries, also in the U.S,its a highly dangerous gang, and it notable because its members have tear drops tatoos on their faces, its been heard that you have to kill atleast one person to enter to the gang. Its a extremly dangerous gang.

Also known as the Mala Salvatrucha
GUY:Hey look those ghettos kids
GUY2:Watch out homes, they are from the Mala Salatrucha, look at their face tattos
by Enrique November 25, 2004
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a Salvadoran street gang that expands from El Salvador to the United States, also known as MS-13 in the States, and La Mara Salvatrucha in El Salvador
The idiot Enrique thinks it originated from Honduras, WRONG! Why do you think it has "Salva" in it, because it's Salvadoran, not fucking Hondurian
by Anonymous December 17, 2004
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The Mara Salvatrucha gang originated in Los Angeles and has spread to Central America, other parts of the United States, and Canada. It is commonly abbreviated as MS, Mara, and MS-13. There is some dispute about the etymology of the name. The most common belief is that the word "Mara" refers to the Spanish word for "gang", and "Salvatrucha" (which is Spanish slang) for "Salvadoran army ant". Alternatively, it is suggested that "Salvatrucha" refers to the Salvadoran peasant guerrillas, the source of much of the gang's early manpower. The number 13 is homage to the Los Angeles gang "Los Emes" or "The Ms"(M being the thirteenth letter of the alphabet). The gang was set up in Los Angeles in 1980's by Salvadoran immigrants in the city's Pico-Union neighborhood. The majority of the gang is ethnically composed of Salvadorans, Hondurans, Guatemalans, and Nicaraguans. Their activities have caught the eye of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), who in September 2005 initiated wide-scale raids against suspected gang members, netting 660 arrests across United States. ICE efforts were at first directed towards MS-13, in its Operation Community Shield. In May 2005, ICE expanded Operation Community Shield to include all transnational organized crime groups and prison gangs. ICE's Operation Community Shield has since arrested 7,655 street gang members.
In the United States, the gang's strongholds have historically been in the American Southwest and West Coast states. Membership in the U.S was believed to be as many as about 50,000 as of 2005. MS-13 criminal activities include drug smuggling and sales, arms trafficking, auto theft, carjacking, home invasion, assault, aggravated assault, assault on law enforcement officials, drive-by shootings, contract killing and murder. Many Mara Salvatrucha members cover themselves in tattoos. Common markings include "MS," "Salvatrucha," the "Devil Horns," the name of their clique, and other symbols. A December 2007 CNN internet news article stated that the gang was moving away from the tattoos in an attempt to commit crimes without being noticed. Members of Mara Salvatrucha, like members of most modern American gangs, utilize a system of hand signs called "clicks" for purposes of identification and communication. One of the most commonly displayed is the "devil's head" (formed by extending the index and little fingers of the hand while tucking in the middle and ring fingers with the thumb), which forms an 'M' when displayed upside down. This hand sign is similar to the same symbol commonly seen displayed by heavy metal musicians and their fans. Founders of Mara Salvatrucha borrowed the hand sign after attending concerts of heavy metal bands.
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There are various possible explanations for the name Mara Salvatrucha. Some sources state the gang is named for La Mara, a street in San Salvador, and the Salvatrucha guerrillas who fought in El Salvador's bloody civil war.

Additionally, the word mara means gang in Caliche and is taken from marabunta, the name of a fierce type of soldeir ant. "Salvatrucha" is a combination of Salvadorain and trucha, a Caliche word for being alert, usually entailing preparedness for crime or abuse from police.

The Mara Salvatrucha escaped from jail.
by Mr. Look it up March 20, 2009
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