Definition of Oberammergau in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌōbərˈämərɡou/
A village in the Bavarian Alps of southwestern Germany; population 5,400 (est. 2006). It is the site of one of the few surviving passion plays, which has been performed by the villagers every tenth year (with few exceptions) from 1634 as a result of a vow made during an epidemic of plague.

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Syllabification: O·ber·am·mer·gau

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