How do you pronounce Drupal?

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Drupal is pronounced as "Druppel" with 'D' as in 'D'o, 'ru' as in T'rue', 'ppe' as in 'Pe'n and 'l' as in Tel'l'.

In phonetic notation this is written as


The name originated from the dutch word 'druppel' which means 'drop' which again came from a typo when Dries Buytaert typed in instead of for a domain for the CMS he had built. Dorp is the dutch for 'village'.

You can listen to Dries Buytaert, the founder and lead developer of the Drupal project, pronouncing Drupal below

You can read more about the history of Drupal at