How To Speak Caribbean, Part 2

Following on from THIS previous post, here are some other Caribbean names that are commonly mispronounced. Read and learn, Jetsetters!

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When in the Caribbean, it’s only polite to drink as the locals do – which in many destinations, means knocking back a Carib beer. But before you belly up to the bar, make sure you get the name right. The regional brew is pronounced CA-rib, not Ca-RIB. And NEVER Caribe!

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Antigua

Once and for all: The name of the island blessed with 365 beaches is pronounced An-TEE-ga, not An-TEE-GWAH. (Yes, I know the latter is the proper Spanish pronunciation but Antiguans use the former, so there!)

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Dominica

Although I often overhear people referring to it as Dom-IN-icka, the name of the lush oasis known as the Nature Island is Dom-in-EEK-a (not to be confused with the much larger Dominican Republic).

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Grenada

Gran-AH-da is a city and province in Spain. Gren-AY-da is a 133-square-mile territory that’s famous for its spices, and produces about 20 percent of the world’s supply of nutmeg.

All images courtesy of the respective destinations/brands

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. LoL…you forgot it’s not To-BAG-go, but To-BAY-go

  2. Thank u for this article! My dad is from St. Vincent; I’m glad he taught me how to pronounce the names correctly :)

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