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Appalachia

Pronunciation:  ae p p AE ch ae

ae p p AE ch ae
at pet pet at chin at
What does this mean?
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Type of Name:  Mountain range, region, a people
Origin:  Cherokee
Additional Information:  It has been misconstrued for decades the correct pronunciation of the word Appalachian. People are incorrectly emphasizing the 3rd syllable as "lay" which gives it the long A sound. The word is a Native American word, which has NO long A's.

To remember the correct pronunciation, think of "Apple at cha" (I am going to throw an apple at cha (ya/you))

(Please note: I am an Appalachian scholar, along with hundreds of others and we are trying to reeducate the correct pronunciation as the former is an insult to the people)
Submitted from:  Appalchia

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Pronunciation:  Apple AT Cha

The other pronunciation here is an insult to the people of Appalachia. There is NO long A in the Cherokee language (Appalachia is a Cherokee word. We (Appalachian Study scholars) have been trying to educate people because of the wrong pronunciation. It is like finger nails run down a chalkboard when we hear people mispronouncing it!
Audio:  Upload the Wav/MP3 file / Record Appalachia in your own voice
Type of Name:  Mountain range, region, a people
Origin:  Cherokee
Additional Information:  It has been misconstrued for decades the correct pronunciation of the word Appalachian. People are incorrectly emphasizing the 3rd syllable as "lay" which gives it the long A sound. The word is a Native American word, which has NO long A's.

To remember the correct pronunciation, think of "Apple at cha" (I am going to throw an apple at cha (ya/you))

(Please note: I am an Appalachian scholar, along with hundreds of others and we are trying to reeducate the correct pronunciation as the former is an insult to the people)
Submitted from:  Appalchia

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Pronunciation:  App-a-LAY-cha

What does this mean?
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Type of Name:  Name of Region
Origin:  Indian
Additional Information:  Derived from the name of Native Americans near present-day Tallahassee, Florida. Spanish explorers transliterated the name and later altered it.

In the southern United States the name is pronounced "App-a-LA-cha" with the "LA" being pronounced like the "la" in "latch."
Submitted from:  Westchester County, New York

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Pronunciation:  App-a-Lay-cha
Audio:  Upload the Wav/MP3 file / Record Appalachia in your own voice
Type of Name:  Name of Region
Origin:  Indian
Additional Information:  Derived from the name of Native Americans near present-day Tallahassee, Florida. Spanish explorers transliterated the name and later altered it.

In the southern United States the name is pronounced "App-a-LA-cha" with the "LA" being pronounced like the "la" in "latch."
Submitted from:  Westchester County, New York

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