Do you pronounce the g in Saguaro?

The saguaro flower is Arizona’s state flower. It’s pronounced “suh-wah-roe.” You don’t pronounce the word with a hard “G.”

Is Saguaro a Spanish word?

Or perhaps you know this emblem of all things Southwestern simply as the “giant cactus.” The word saguaro originated in Ópata, a language spoken by peoples of the Sonoran Desert region of Mexico. It came into English by way of the Spanish spoken by the Mexican settlers of the American West.

How do you pronounce saguaro?

Is the G silent in Saguaro?

Saguaro is actually pronounced Sah-WAR-oh, no ‘g‘ sound at all.