So, How Do You Pronounce "Caribbean?"

This ongoing debate is easily settled by letting the people who own the name, the Carib Indians, determine how it should be pronounced.

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Although many tourists and foreigners favor say "ka-rib-e-an," this is a corruption of "ker-e-be-an," the accurate pronunciation truest to how the Caribs ("ker-ibs") pronounce their own name. The regional beer (Carib) is pronounced "kar-ib," not "ka-rib-eh." By the way, the Caribs say "po-ta-tow," not "po-tot-tow," and they should know. Potato is a Carib word adopted into English.

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