If You Can Pronounce These 9 Words, You’ve Lived In New Mexico For Far Too Long

As you look at a map of New Mexico, many town names may cause you to scratch your head. These town names are difficult to spell, but they are even harder to pronounce. If you’ve lived in New Mexico for years, you have hopefully learned the lingo and can properly pronounce all the interesting place names in our home state.

Let’s see just how much you know when it comes to the Land of Enchantment. Here are nine words that only long-term New Mexicans know how to say properly:

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How did you do? What other words would you add to this list? We’d love to see some hard-to-pronounce New Mexican places in the comments!

Keep your New Mexico knowledge flowing by reading our article, 18 Words You’ll Only Understand If You’re From New Mexico.

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