Believe it or not there is a whole brigade of grammar police that argue the correct way to say “kratom”.
First of all, those of you from California, when you visit San JOSE, you will find that the majority of it’s own citizens pronounce their city wrong. Technically it’s San OSE. Get it right! And make sure when you visit California, make sure you say CalifORRRRRRNIA.
So we are not in Thailand. Americans, depending on which part of the country you’re in, say kratom as just that, kRAY-tum. If you’re in Texas, you might say CRAT-um.
Do the world a favor and stop caring how another pronounces something. We ALL have accents.