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Galisteo, a name Gah-lis-tay x -o.

Garbanza, wild pea Gar-ban^thah.

Ofadoea, graceful Grah-see-^-sah.

Guadalupe, a name Gwah-dah-loo / -pay.

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Name. Meaning. Pronunciation.

Hermosillo, little beauty Er-rnO-seei'-yo,

Isleta, little island ggs-lay'-ta.

La Canada, the valley, glen. .Lah Cah-nah'-dah.

Laguna, lagoon, pond Lah-goc/-nah.

La Joya, the jewel Lah Ho'-yah.

La Junta, the junction Lah Hun'-tah.

La Mesa, the table-land Lah May^sah.

La Punta, the point Lah Pun'-tah.

Las Animas, souls in purga-
tory Las Ah'-nee-raalw.

Las Cruces, the crosses Las Crew'-ses.

Las Flores, the flowers Las Flo'-res.

Las Vegas, fertile fields Las Vay'-gahs.

Lerdo, slow Ler'-do.

Linda Vista, beautiful view . .Leen'-dah Vis'-tah.

Loma Alta, high hill Lo'-mah Ahl'-tah.

Loma Prieta, black hill Lo'-mah Pree-a'-tah.

Los Alamitos, little cotton-
woods Los Ah-lah-mee'-tos

Los Alamos, cottonwood
trees Los Ah'-lah-mSs.

Los Gatos, the cats Los Gah'-tos.

Los Nietos, the grandchildren. Los Nee-a'-tos.

Los Olivos, the olive trees Los o-lee'-vos.

Madera, timber wood Mah-day'-rah.

Manzana, apple Mahn-thah'-nah.

Merced, mercy Mer-sed'.

Mesa, table, table-land May'-sah.

Mesa Encantada, enchanted
land May x -sah En-kan-tah'-dah

Mesquite, tree of that name . . Mes-quee'-tay.

Montecito, little hill Mon-tay-see'-to.

Morro, tower or fortification. .MoK-ro (r strongly trilled)

Nacidn, nation Nah-see-5n'.

Nuevo, new Nway'-vS.

Pdjaro, bird Pah'-hah'-ifl.

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Name. Meaning. Pronunciation.

Pampa, plain Pahra/-pah.

Paso de Robles, pass of the
oaks Pah'-so day Roubles.

Picacho, peak Pee-kah'-cho.

Pinde, sweetened corn water. .Peen'-day.

Plumas, feathers PlSo'-mahs.

Presidio, garrison Pray-see / -dee-6.

Pueblo, village Pway'-blo.

Puente, bridge Pwen'-tay.

Puerco, a hog, hence unclean. Pwer'-co.

Punta Gorda, thick point Poon'-tah GoK-dah.

Purgatoire, Purgatorio, pur-
gatory Poor-gah-to'-rio.

Ranchito, small ranch Rahn-chee'-to.

Raton, mouse Rah-ton'.

Redondo, round Ray-don'-do.

Rincon, corner Rin-kon'.

Rio, river Ree'-o.

Rivera, shore Ree-vay'-rah.

Sacramento, sacrament Sah-krah-men'-td.

Salinas, salt pits Sah-lee / -nahs.

San Andres, St. Andrew . Sahn Ahn-dres'.

San Buena Ventura, St. Bon-

aventure (good fortune) Sahn Bway'-nah ven-too'-rah,

San Clemente, St. Clement ..Sahn Klay-men / -tay.

San Diego, St. James Sahn Dee-ay x -g6.

San Francisco, St. Francis. . .Sahn Fran-sees / -ko.

San Jacinto, St. Hyacinth. . . .Sahn Hah-seen'-to.

San Joaquin, St. Joachin. Sahn Hwah-keen'.

San Jose, St. Joseph Sahn Ho-say 7 .

San LuisObispo, St. Louis the

bishop Sahn Loo-ees 7 O-bees / -p6.

San Miguel, St. Michael Sahn Mee-gelK (hard g.)

San Pablo, St. Paul Sahn Pah'-blo.

San Pedro, St. Peter Sahn Pay / -dro.

San Rafael, St. Raphael Sahn Rah-fah-elF.

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Name. Meaning. Pronunciation.

Santa Barbara, St. Barbara. .Sahn'-tah Bar'-bah-rah.
Santa Catalina, St. Catherine. Sahn'-tah Cah-tah-lee'-nah.

Santa Cruz, holy cross Sahn'-tah Krooss'.

Santa Fe, holy faith Sahn'-tah Fay'.

Santa Rosa, St. Rose Sahn'-tah Ro'-sah.

Santa Ynez, St. Inez Sahn'-tah E-ne'ss.

Santa Isabel, St. Isabel Sahn'-tah E-sah-bell'.

Saucilito, little willow Sau-see-lee'-to.

Savana, vast plain (Sdbana) .Sah'-bah-nah.

Sierra, mountain chain See-er'-rah.

Sierra Madre, mountain range

literally mother range See-er x -rah mah^dre.

Sierra Nevada, snowy range

(saw-tooth) See-er^rah Nay-vah x dah.

Soledad, solitude S6-lay-dad x (d in Spanish has

a peculiarly soft sound like
th in the.)
Tamalpais, Tamal Indians . .Tah-mahl-pais.

Temecula, Indian name Tay-may-coo^lah.

Tia Juana, Aunt Jane Tee-'-ah Hwah x -na.

Valle, valley VahK-yay.

Vallecito, little valley Vahl-yay-see'-to.

Vallejo, small valley VahKyay^ho.

Ventura, luck Ven-too x -rah.

Verde, green Ve^-day.

Viejo, old Vee-ayMro.

Vista, view Vees'-tah.



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