Pronunciation Of The Name “Benguela”
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Benguela – For this name: the first “e” is short; the “n” is pronounced like the “ng” combination; the “g” is hard; the “u” is pronounced like the letter “w”; the “e” pronounced like a True Long “A”; and the final “a” is pronounced as a u-schwa.
– /behng-GWAY-luh/ – /bɛŋ.ˈgwe.lə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable – –