The name of a place is not always pronounced the way it appears.
Antigua is pronounced An-tee-guh by its residents (not An-tee-gwah)
Arkansas, by state law, must be pronounced Ar-kan-saw
Spokane, Washington, is pronounced Spo-kann
DeKalb, Georgia, is pronounced D’kab
Oregon is pronounced Or-g’n
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