Unusual Local Words

If you’re not originally from Western North Carolina like myself, you’ve probably had to correct the way you say “Appalachian” and “Nantahala“. I’m embarrassed to admit how long “Cherohala” was an epic tongue twister for me, but it now rolls off my tongue and I even know the difference between “Hiwassee” and “Hiawassee“.

Stop by our Welcome Center to learn more, get free maps of these places, and plan your adventures throughout the Tri-State Area.

Bonus: Here’s a quick cheat sheet for you to pronounce these and many more regional words like a legit local!

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