How to pronounce Appalachia?

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Pronunciation of Appalachia in Appalchia

Appalachia is pronounced as: Phonetic Spelling:[ ae p p AE ch ae ]
ae p p AE ch ae
at pet pet at chin at


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)


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Pronunciation of Appalachia in Westchester County, New York

Appalachia is pronounced as: Phonetic Spelling:[ App-a-LAY-cha ]


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."


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Pronunciation of Appalachia in Westchester County, New York

App-a-Lay-cha



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."


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Pronunciation of Appalachia in Southern Tier, NY, USA

Appalachia is pronounced as: Phonetic Spelling:[ ae puh LAIK uh ]
ae uh
at up


Type of Name:

Name of geographical and cultural region in USA

Origin:

American native

Additional Information:

The name of the region is pronounced differently in different parts, an obvious consequence of its size, and its span from north to south.


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