What is this madness?

Here are 25 place names that you have probably been mispronouncing all your life.

To avoid future faux-pas while traveling through other countries, we should all take a quick look at how to pronounce what. The main reason for mistakes arise from the adaptation from one language to another. Additionally not speaking the language can lead to pronouncing difficulties, therefore we will probably never be able to say Columbia like a Columbian oder Iraq like an Iraqi.

Bangkok, Thailand

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Melbourne, Austrailia

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Reykjavik, Iceland

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Dubai, UAE

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Beijing, China

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Budapest, Hungary

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Phuket, Thailand

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Brisbane, Austrailia

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Columbia

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Yosemite Park, USA

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Iraq

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Montreal, Canada

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Quatar

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The River Thames, UK

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Versailles, France

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Worcester, UK

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Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem

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Helena, USA

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Kissimmee, USA

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Lafayette, USA

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La Jolla, USA

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Niger

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Pakistan

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Worcestershire, UK

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Were you also as suprised as us about some of these places?