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Mariposa is the Spanish word for Butterfly. It may also refer to:




United States[edit]

Sea vessels[edit]


People and history[edit]

  • Mariposa War, a war between Native Americans and miners in California that lasted from May 1850 until June 1851
  • Las Mariposas, nickname for the Mirabal sisters, Dominican political dissidents who opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo
  • Mariposa Battalion, a California State Militia unit formed in 1851 to fight the Miwok and Yokut people in the Mariposa War




  • "La Mariposa", classical guitar composition by Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909)
  • "Mariposa", the first song on Freeez's 1981 album Southern Freeez
  • Mariposa, a 1998 album by Jennifer Peña
  • "Mariposa", a 2003 song from Filipino rock band Sugarfree's first album
  • "Mariposa", the first song on Wideawake's 2005 album Not So Far Away
  • "Mariposas", a song by Shakira from her 2010 album Sale el Sol
  • "Mariposas", a 2011 single by Belanova from the album Sueño Electro II
  • "Viva Mariposa", a song from the album Goldkinder by German deathcore band We Butter the Bread with Butter


See also[edit]

  • Mariposan, the Yokut people and language of California