How do you pronounce Mississippi?

How do Mississippians pronounce Mississippi?

Mississippi is home to plenty of places with unusual, difficult-tosay names. When it comes to pronunciation, it doesn’t get much harder than this tongue twister of a name, which, by the way, is CHOO-tah-kah-BUH-fuh.

Is Mississippi an English word?

(mĭs′ĭ-sĭp′ē) Abbr. MS or Miss. A state of the southeast United States. However, the name Mississippi actually comes from Ojibwa misi-sipi, meaning simply “big river.” In 1666 French explorers somewhere in the western Great Lakes region encountered the Ojibwa name and rendered it as Messipi.

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