Tamiami is a census-designated place (CDP) in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 54,788 at the 2000 census. Tamiami is a portmanteau of the words "Tampa" and "Miami". The Tamiami Trail, a roadway that connects the two cities, was the reason for this unique combination. Even though it is a portmanteau of both city names, it is pronounced "Tammee-Ammy," not "Tam-My-Ammy."