YOU KNOW HOW TO PRONOUNCE THESE PLACE NAMES, BUT NOT THE MIDWESTERN VERSION

Inspired by @roche and Mahtomedi, MN. Please add if you know one!
  1. Cairo (Illinois)
    "KAY-ro"
  2. Delhi (Iowa)
    "DELL-high"
  3. Milan (Illinois)
    "MY-lin"
  4. Nevada (Iowa)
    "Na-VAY-duh"
  5. Rio (Illinois)
    "RYE-oh"
  6. Tripoli (Iowa)
    "Trip-OH-luh"
  7. Waterloo (Iowa)
    "Water-LOO"
  8. Someone needs to confirm for me, but I'm pretty sure Eldorado Street in Decatur IL is "El-door-AY-doh
    Suggested by   @loriatx
  9. Kearney, Nebraska
    "Carney"
    Suggested by   @roche
  10. Pierre, South Dakota
    "Pier"
    Suggested by   @roche
  11. Charlotte, MI
    "Shar-lott" (unlike "shar-lett" NC)
    Suggested by   @BWN_7
  12. Mackinac, MI
    "Mack-i-naw" not "mack-i-nack," ya fudgie
    Suggested by   @BWN_7
  13. Brazil and Versailles, IN
    Bray-Zil and Ver-sales
    Suggested by   @longtimetrekker
  14. Lebanon, IN
    LEB-ah-nin
    Suggested by   @rcwornhoff
  15. New Madrid, MO
    New MAD-rid. Make that A as long as you can.
    Suggested by   @rcwornhoff
  16. Saline, Michigan
    Pronounced se-LEEN
    Suggested by   @readjulia
  17. Des Plaines, IL
    dessplanes
    Suggested by   @victorious
  18. Louisville, KY
    Loo-vuhle, said fast. 😁
    Suggested by   @marginally_amazing
  19. Miami, Oklahoma
    My-AM-uh
    Suggested by   @josephsherwood
  20. Lancaster, OH
    Lank-STER....Not Lan-Cass-tur
    Suggested by   @human_otter