How Do You Pronounce Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg?

Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg in Webster, Massachusetts, has the longest location name in the U.S. The 45-letter name is hard to spell and it’s even harder to pronounce.

We asked a few experts how to say Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, and here is how they pronounced the name:

Want to try to say it yourself? If you sound out each syllable, it’s a lot easier to pronounce. Just put the emphasis before each slash:


Still too hard? The 45-letter word is sometimes shortened to the more manageable Lake Chaubunagungamaug. Or you can just call it Webster Lake.


  1. I was told that it meant: “You fish on your side, I fish on my side and no one fishes in the middle”

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