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How to Pronounce Texas Cities and Towns

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Texas is filled with hard to pronounce place names. Some, like Waxahachie, are traced back to the state’s Native American heritage. Others, like Refugio, have Mexican origins–but are pronounced with a distinctly Texas twist.

Native Texan John Bigley recorded this pronunciation guide so you can say these place names like a Texan, whether you’re visiting Luckenbach or Lake Buchanan, Boerne or Buda. Click on the page corresponding to the place name for an audio file for these difficult to pronounce names:

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