How do you pronounce: Hery Rajaonarimampianina?
The new president of Madagascar has the longest (19 letters) surname of any head of state. Yes, it’s a mouth full and so we usually stick to a first name bases, but if you want to try, take a sip of water and a deep breath because it’s a doozy.
From an article in Boise Weekly, the president’s surname should be pronounced like this: RAH-DJAW-NAH-RI-MAM-PEE-AH-NEE-N
Got it? Yeah, me neither.