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irishdame Aug 1st, 2003 10:45 AM

How do you pronounce Antigua?
I'm having a disagreement with someone regarding the way one pronounces the name of this island! Which is right:


Thanks for your help!!

pegelicious Aug 1st, 2003 10:50 AM

An-tee-ga is how they say it there.

irishdame Aug 1st, 2003 10:55 AM

Thanks Peg! You just won me $5!

TedTurner Aug 1st, 2003 11:56 AM

Yes, to locals it's ANN-TEE-GAH

beachlover99 Aug 2nd, 2003 08:17 AM


KeyGal Aug 3rd, 2003 10:33 AM

Yeah. It's only the geniuses at the Travel Channel who say Antee-gwa.

gplimpton Aug 3rd, 2003 11:38 AM

The Travel Channel is to accurate travel information what Geraldo Rivera is to the news industry.

me Aug 3rd, 2003 02:50 PM


gplimpton Aug 3rd, 2003 05:45 PM

So who votes for ann-GWILL-uh over ann-GWEE-luh?

me Aug 4th, 2003 01:18 PM


Statia Aug 4th, 2003 02:42 PM

It's An-gwil-uh.

me Aug 5th, 2003 02:39 PM

Sorry "statia" ,definitely GWEE - NOT gwil - ANH-GWEE-LAH

jacketwatch Aug 5th, 2003 03:45 PM

An gwil ah. At least according to someone who lives there I once spoke with.

RonUSVI Aug 5th, 2003 04:16 PM

Sorry me, it's gwill!

Diana Aug 5th, 2003 05:16 PM

When I was there, all the people who live on the island said ann-gwill-uh.

Statia Aug 6th, 2003 05:49 AM


I live less than 40 miles away and every time I'm there, all the locals pronounce it An-gwil-uh. All of us the surrounding islands pronounce it the same, as well. Where is Sandyfeet? She can settle this.

KeyGal Aug 6th, 2003 05:46 PM

I lived in Anguilla and absolutely no one pronounces it with the French "oui" sound. It's an-GWILL-ah plain and simple. Don't know where "me" got her info but it's erroneous.

honeymooner14 Aug 6th, 2003 06:44 PM

I thought this post was about Antigua?? How did it turn into Anguilla?

MaryD Aug 6th, 2003 06:44 PM

The Anguillian Government actually publishes a brochure that says "RHYMES WITH VANILLA" -- that ought to end all debate.

bluefan Aug 6th, 2003 06:58 PM

Not a carribean expert by any stretch, but I found this site useful:

Learned a few things like how to pronounce Curacao.

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