How is Eritrea pronounced (natively)?

I've heard Ethiopians pronounce it E-ri-tir-ia and Americans say E-Ree-Tree-Ah which is correct?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    ErItrea, a country in noeast Africa, it's name is Latin for Red Sea. Border countries:Sudan to the west--Ethiopia to the south---Djibouti is so east. A article from The Creative Eritreanians, May 29,2001on pronounciation. Dr.M.Filli.A. says "Most people are not sure as to how to pronounce Eritrea, but everybody knows how to pronounce AIRitrea and that's how Eritrea is pronounced."

  • 4 years ago

    Eritrea Pronunciation

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Eritrea isn't part of Ethiopia. And when I was in Ethiopia they pronounced it the same way that you are saying American's pronounce it.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    In Eritrea, it´s pronounced more like Ertra. And the language is Tigrigna (gn is like cognac.)

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  • 7 years ago

    Its prounounced EE-RIT-TREE-YAH. But with a mexican kind of accent.

    Im eritrean soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • 5 years ago

    But where is the accent? I learned Eh-RIH-tree-uh.

  • 1 decade ago

    darn,some questions....thanks for two points anyways.

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