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					AP PRONUNCIATION GUIDE: A Abakan -- ah-bah-KAHN' Feroz Abbasi -- feh-ROOZ' ah-BAH'-see Abul Abbas -- AH'-bool ah-BAHS' Mahmoud Abbas -- mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS' Mahmoud Abdel-Baset -- mah-MOOD' ab-DEHL'-BA'-set Anthony Abbate -- ah-BAHT'-ee Raouf Abdel-Rahman -- rah-OOF' AHB'-del RAKH-men Nuradin Abdi -- NUR'-uh-din AHB'-dee King Abdullah -- ab-DUHL'-uh Adel Abdul-Mahdi -- ah-DEEL' AHB'-dool-MAH'-dee Shinzo Abe -- shin-zoh ah-bay Abidjan -- ah-bee-JAHN' John Abizaid -- AB'-ih-zayd Ahmed Aboul Gheit -- AKH'-med ah-BOOL' GYT Jack Abramoff -- AY'-bruh-mahf Khaled Abu Arafa -- HAH'-lid AH'-boo AR'-ah-feh Mahmoud Abuarqoub -- mah-MOOD' ah-BOO'-kwab Abu Ghraib -- grayb Abu Hafs -- AH'-boo HUHFS Abu Hazim al-Sha'ir -- AH'-boo hah-ZEEM' al-shah-EER'

Abuja -- ah-BOO'-juh Mumia Abu-Jamal -- moo-MEE'-ah AH'-boo jah-MAHL' Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook -- MOOS'-ah moh-HAH'-med AH'-boo mahr-ZOOK' Nabil Abu Rdeneh -- nuh-BEEL' AH'-boo ruh-DIH'-nay Abu Sayyaf -- AH'-boo SEYE'-yahf Angel Acebes -- AHN'-hel ah-THAY'-behs Acela -- uh-SEL'-luh Acetaminophen -- a-see-tuh-MIHN'-oh-fen Dean Acosta -- uh-KOHS'-tuh Acre, Israel -- AH'-koh Udi Adam -- OO'-dee AH'-dahm Addis Ababa -- AD'-ihs AB'-uh-buh Khalid Adem -- KAH'-lihd AH'-duhm Jason Ader -- AY'-dur Bhumibol Adulyadej -- POOM'-ee-pahn ah-DOON'-yah-dayt Afula -- ah-FOO'-lah Naveed Afzal Haq -- nah-VEED' AHF'-zal hahk Adnan -- AHD'-nahn Mehmet Ali Agca -- MEH'-met AH'-lee AH'-juh Gul Agha -- gool AH'-guh Shohreh Aghdashloo -- SHOH'-reh ahg-DAHSH'-loo John Agwunobi -- ag-wuh-NOH'-bee

Bertie Ahern -- uh-HURN' Babar Ahmad -- BAH'-bahr AH'-mahd Ahmadabad -- AHM'-duh-bahd Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- mahk-MOOD' ah-muh-DEE'-neh-zhahd Franklin Ajaye -- AY'-jay Daniel Akaka -- ah-KAH'-kah Askar Akayev -- AHS'-kahr ah-KY'-ev Hasan Akbar -- AK'-bar Kamran Akhtar -- AHK'-tahr Mullah Mohammed Hasan Akhund -- MOO'-lah moh-HAHM'-ed hah-SUHN' uh-HOOND' Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje -- ah-day-WAH'-lay ah-kihNOY'-yay ah-BAH'-jay Jamal Akkal -- jah-MAHL' AH'-kel Roberto Alagna -- ahl-AH'-nyuh Mohammad Alavi -- ah-LAH'-vee Michael Lopez-Alegria -- ah-leh-GREE'-uh Boniface Alexandre -- BOHN'-ee-fahs ahl-ek-SAHN'-druh Riad Ali -- ree-AHD' ah-LEE' Ilham Aliyev -- ihl-HAHM' ah-lee-EHV' Ayad Allawi -- EE'-yahd ah-LAH'-wee Alli -- AL'-eye Altria -- AL'-tree-uh

Sahim Alwan -- sah-HEEM' al-WAHN' Anna Ayala -- eye-AH'-luh Daniel Ayalon -- eye-yuh-LOHN' Al-, al-, al Note: The use of "al" in Arabic names varies from country to country, and even within families. Some Arabs use "Al"; others use "al". Some separate the "al" from the following name with a space or a hyphen. Some Arabs use "el" instead of "al." The AP's practice is to use the common accepted form on well-known names or the form preferred by an individual. Saif al-Adl -- sayf al-AD'-ul Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin -- jah-MEEL' ab-DUHL'-uh al-ahMEEN' Mohammed Hamdi al-Ahdal -- HAHM'-dee ahl-uh-DAHL' Al Aqsa -- ahl AHK'-sah Sami Al-Arian -- SAM'-ee al EHR'-ee-an Al-Arabiyah -- ahl-ah-rih-BEE'-yah Sami al-Askari -- SAH'-mee ahl as-KAHR'-ee Mukhtar al-Bakri -- MOOK'-tahr al-BAHK'-ree Al-Barakaat -- ahl-bahr-uh-KAT' Ali al-Dabbagh -- ahl-dah-BAHG' Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri -- EE'-zaht EE'-brah-heem ahl DOOR'-ee Mohammed Al-Douri -- ahl DOOR'-ee

Khalil al-Dulaimi -- kah-LEEL' ahl-doo-LAY'-mee Jamal Al-Fadl -- ahl-FAHD'-uhl Saud al-Faisal -- sah-OOD' ahl fy-ZAHL' Mohamed al-Fayed -- ahl-FY'-ehd Fathur Al-Ghozi -- faht-HOOR' al-GOH'-zee Abu Zubair al-Haili -- ah-boo zoo-BY'-ur ahl-hy-EE'-lee Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim -- BAH'-keer ahl hah-KEEM' Ahmad al-Halabi -- ah-MEHD' ehl HAH'-luh-bee Khaled bin Ouda bin Mohammed al-Harby -- KHAH'-lid bin OO'-duh bin moh-HAH'-med ahl-HAHR'-bee Hajim al-Hassani -- HAH'-jim ahl hah-SAH'-nee Aquila al-Hashimi -- ah-KEE'-lah ahl HAH'-shee-mee Sami Omar Al-Hussayen -- SAM'-mee OH'-mahr al hoo-SAY'ihn Alhurra -- ahl-HUR'-ruh Farouk Ali -- fah-ROOK' ah-LEE' Samuel Alito -- ahl-EE'-toh Ibrahim al-Jaafari -- EE'-brah-heem ahl JAH'-fah-ree Yassir al-Jaziri -- yah-sur ahl jah-ZEER'-ee Adel al-Jubeir -- AD'-duhl ahl-joo-BEHR' Hamid al-Kafai -- HAH'-mid ahl-kuh-FEYE Fadhil Al-Khaledy -- FAH'-deel ahl-KUH'-lay-dee Abdullah Al Khalifa -- hah-LEE-fah

Abdullah Mahmoud al-Khattab -- MAH'-mood ahl-huh-TAHB' Nasser Al-Kidwa -- ahl KIHD'-wah Abu Farraj al-Libbi -- ah-BOO' fuh-RAZH' ahl LIH'-bee Abu Yahia al-Libi -- ah-BOO' yah-HEE'-ah ahl LIH'-bee Ali Hassan al-Majid -- ah-LEE' hah-SAHN' ahl mah-ZHEED' Jawad al-Maliki -- jah-WEHD' ahl-MAHL'-ee-kee Nouri al-Maliki -- NOO'-ree ahl-MAHL'-ih-kee Nabil Al-Marabh -- nuh-BEEL' ahl-muh-RAHB' Abu Ayyub al-Masri -- ah-BOO' eye-YOOB' ahl MAH'-sree Abu Hamza al-Masri -- AH'-boo HAHM'-zuh ahl MAHZ'-ree Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi -- AHB'-dehl BAH'-seht AH'lee ahl-meh-GRAH'-hee Mohammed Al Hasan Al-Moayad -- hah-SAHN' ahl maw-YAHD' Hussam Almousaly -- huh-SAM' ahl-MOO'-sah-lee Abdulaziz al-Moqrin -- ahb-dool-uh-ZEEZ' ahl MOH'-krin Jaafar al-Moussawi -- JA'-fur al-moo-SOW'-ee Abu Hamza al Muhajer -- AH'-boo HAM'-zah ahl muh-HAJ'ur Abdullah al Muhajir -- ahl-moo-hah-JEER' Sami al-Mutairi -- SA'-mee al-moo-ty-EE'-ree Abdur Rahman al-Najdi -- ahb-dur rah-mahn al-NAHZH'-dee Mazen Al-Najjar -- MAH'-zen al-NAH'-jar

Zuhayr Talib Abd al-Sattar al-Naqib -- zoo-HAHR' TAHlihb ab-dahl SAH'tar al nah-KEEB' Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri -- ahbd al-ruh-HEEM' al-nuhSHEE'-ree Mohamed Rashed Daoud Al-'Owhali --moh-HAH'-mehd rahSHEED' dah-ood ahl-oh-WAHL'-ee Yasin al-Qadi -- yah-sin ahl-KAH'-dee Al-Qaida -- al-KY'-ee-duh Al-Qaqaa -- al-KAH'-kah Fawaz Yahya al-Rabeei -- fuh-WEHZ' WAH'-yuh ahl-rahBY'-ee Ayad Futayyih Khalifa al-Rawi -- eye-YAHD' fuh-TYAH' khuh-lee-fuh al-RAH'-wee Essam al-Rawi -- eh-SAHM' al-RAH'-wee Mohammed Al Rehaief -- ahl-RAY'-ehf Mouwafak al-Rubaie -- moh-WAH'-fahk ahl-roo-BAH'-ee Amer al-Saadi -- ah-MEHR' ahl SAH'-dee Muqtada al-Sadr -- mook-TAH'-duh ehl SAH'-dur Hamed al-Saeedi -- HAM'-id ahl-sah-EE'-dee Mohammed Saeed al Sahhaf -- moh-HAH'-mehd sah-EED' ahl sah-HAHF' al-Sajr -- ahl-SIH'-jur Saud Abdulaziz Saud al-Rasheed -- sah-OOD' ahb-del-ahZEEZ' sah-OOD'ahl-rah-SHEED' Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah -- jah-BAYR' ahl ah-MEHD' ahl sa-BAH'

Saad Al Abdullah Al Sabah -- sahd ahl ab-DUHL'-luh ahl sa-BAH' Al Sayd -- al-sah-HOOD' Hussain al-Shahristani -- hoo-SAYN' ahl SHI'-ri-stahnee Ihab al-Sherif -- ee-HAHB' ahl sheh-REEF' Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani -- ah-lee ahl-hoo-SAY'-nee ahl-sih-STAH'-nee Ahmed Qusai al-Taayie -- AH'-mehd koo-SAY' ahl-TAH'-ee Hamad bin Jassem Al Thani -- HAH'-mihd bihn JAH'-sihm ahl THAH'-nee Muzahim Sa'b Hassan al-Tikriti -- moo-zah-HEEM' sahb HAH'-sahn al-tih-KREE'-tee Ali al-Timimi -- tih-MEE'-mee Maria de Jesus Quiej Alvarez -- hay-SOOS' kee-EHSH' Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer -- GAH'-zee MAH'-shahl uhJEEL' ahl-YOW'-ur Faris Ahmed Jamaan al-Showeel al-Zahrani -- FAH'-rehs HAH'-mehd zhuh-MAHN' al-shoh-WAYL' al-zah-RAH'-nee Abu Musab al-Zarqawi -- AH'-boo MOO'-sahb ahl-zahrKOW'-ee Ayman al-Zawahri -- AY'-muhn ahl-ZWAH'-ree Muhammad Hamza al-Zubaydi -- HAHMZ'-uh ahl-zoo-BY'-dee Mohammed Mohsen al-Zubaidi -- moh-SEHN' ahl-zoo-BY'-dee Salam al-Zubaie -- ahl-zoo-BAH'-ee Am to Az

Goli Ameri -- uh-MAHR'-ee Ameren -- AM'-uh-rehn AmerUs Group -- uh-MEHR'-us Haron Amin -- hah-ROHN' ah-MEEN' Hossam Mohamed Amin -- hah-SAHM' moh-HAH'-med ah-MEEN' Rizgar Mohammed Amin -- RIZ'-gahr moh-HAH'-med ah-MEEN' Aminopterin -- am-in-AHP'-tur-in Amman -- ah-MAHN' Nabil Amr -- nah-BEEL' AH'-mur Amrozi bin Nurhasyim -- am-ROH'-zee bihn noor-hah-SEEM' Eva Amurri -- EH'-vuh uh-MUR'-ee Phil Angelides -- an-juh-LEE'-deez Anguilla -- ang-GWIL'-uh Kofi Annan -- KOH'-fee AN'-nan Anousheh Ansari -- ah-NOO'-shuh an-SAH'-ree Aqaba -- AH'-kah-bah Leandro Aragoncillo -- ah-rah-gun-SEE'-yoh Maher Arar -- MAH'-hur uh-RAHR' Eddie Araujo -- uh-ROW'-hoh Elvira Arellano -- el-VEE'-ruh ah-ray-AH'-noh Saul Arellano -- sah-OOL' ah-ray-AH'-noh Javier Arellano-Felix -- HAH'-vee-yehr ah-ray-YAH'-noh fay-LEEKS'

Greg Argyros -- AHR'-jih-ruhs Arica -- ah-REE'-kah Michael Arif -- uh-REEF' Jean-Bertrand Aristide -- zhahn behr-TRAHN' ahr-ihsTEED' Enaam Arnaout -- EE'-nam ahr-NAHT' Gerard Arpey -- AHR'-pee Gloria Macapagal Arroyo -- mah-kuh-puh-GAHL' uh-ROY'-oh Vladimir Arutyunian -- vlahd-EE'-meer ah-roo-tyooNYAHN' Ashoura -- ah-SHOOR'-ah Hamid Reza Asefi -- HAH'-mihd RAY'-zah ah-seh-FEE' Hassan Asfour -- HAH'-sahn AHS'-fohr Abdelhaleem Hasan Abdelraziq Ashqar -- ahb-DEL'-hahleem HAH'-san ahb-DEL'-rahz-eek AHSH'-kahr Hanan Ashrawi -- HAH'-nahn ash-ROW'-ee Askariya -- ah-skah-REE'-ah Othniel Askew -- AHTH'-neel AS'-kyoo Bashar Assad -- bah-SHAHR' AH'-sahd Haroon Rashid Aswat -- hah-ROON' rah-SHEED' AHZ'-waht Mohammed Atef -- AH'-tehf Shatha Atiya -- SHAH'-thah ah-TEE'-yah

Michel Aoun -- mih-SHEL' ah-OON' Osama Awadallah -- ah-wah-DAH'-lah Daniel Ayalon -- eye-ah-LAHN' Azerbaijan -- ah-zur-by-JAHN' Shaukat Aziz -- show-KAHT' ah-ZEEZ' Az Zubayr -- ahz zoo-BY'-ur B Baalbek, Lebanon -- BAHL'-behk Baath party -- bath Mohammed Junaid Babar -- joo-NAYD' buh-BAHR' Babel -- BAB'-ul Michelle Bachelet -- bah-cheh-LET' Kjetil Backen -- SHETT'-il Sajid Badat -- SAH'-jeed buh-DAHT' Ahmed Badawi -- AH'-mehd buh-DAH'-wee Zaki Badawi -- ZAH'-kee buh-DOW'-ee Michael Baden -- BAH'-dun Bad Reichenhall -- bahd RYK'-ehn-hahl Erykah Badu -- EHR'-ih-kah BAH'-doo Raul Isaias Baduel -- ee-sah-EE'-uh bah-doo-EL' Bagram -- bah-GRAHM' Baguio -- BAG'-yoh

Bahrain -- bah-RAYN' Bai Yun -- by yoon Michael Baigent -- BAY'-jent Baikonur -- BY'-kah-nur Baja California -- BAH'-hah Kurmanbek Bakiyev -- KUR'-mahn-bek bah-KEE'-yev Omar Bakri -- BAHK'-ree Balad -- BEHL'-ihd Oded Balilty -- oh-DED' bah-LIL'-tee Jan Peter Balkenende -- YAHN' PAY'-tehr BAHL'-keh-nehndeh Bam -- bam Ban Ki-Moon -- bahn kee moon David Banach -- BAN'-ich Banda Aceh -- BAHN'-duh AH'-cheh Bandung -- BAHN'-doong Bangui -- bahng-GEE' Baqouba -- bah-KOO'-bah Betty Jean Barachie -- bah-RAH'-chee Ehud Barak -- EH'-hud bah-RAHK' Barbaro -- BAHR'-buh-roh Barbero, Brigadier General Michael -- bahr-BEHR'-oh Marwan Barghouti -- mahr-WAHN' bahr-GOO'-tee

Massoud Barzani -- mah-SOOD' bar-ZAH'-nee Shamil Basayev -- shah-MEEL' buh-SY'-ehv Traian Basescu -- TRY'-ahn bah-SES'-koo Abu Bakar Bashir -- ah-BOO' bah-KAHR' bah-SHEER' Martin Bashir -- buh-SHEER' Bashkortostan -- bahsh-KOHR'-tih-STAHN' Basra -- BAS'-ruh or BAHS'-rah Victor Batarseh -- bah-TAHR'-seh John Batiste -- buh-TEEST' Beaufort, Missouri -- BOH'-furt Beaufort, South Carolina -- BYOO'-furt Beit Hanoun -- bayt ha-NOON' Beit Shean -- bayt shah-AHN' Moazzam Begg -- moo-ah-ZAHM' beg Beiji -- BAY'-zhee Yossi Beilin -- YOH'-see BAY'-lin Beit Hanoun -- bayt ha-NOON' Bekaa Valley -- beh-KAH' Belarus -- BEHL'-uh-roos Fort Belvoir -- BEL'-vwahr Arden Bemet -- BEH'-mit David Bena -- BEN'-uh

Shlomo Ben-Ami -- SHLOH'-moh ben-ah-MEE' Binyamin Ben-Eliezer -- behn-yah-MEEN' behn-ehl-ee-EH'zahr Eliahu Ben-Elissar -- ehl-ee-ah-HOO' ben-ehl-ee-ZAHR' Eric Benet -- be-NAY' Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov -- Gur-ban-GOOLY Berdy-mookha-MED-off Doug Bereuter -- BEE'-ry-tur Silvio Berlusconi -- behr-loos-KOH'-nee Ben Bernanke -- bur-NANG'-kee Elmer Bernstein -- BURN'-steen Berthoud Pass -- BUR'-thud Beslan -- bez-LAHN' Tom Bettag -- beh-TAG' Beyonce -- bee-AHN'-say Dan Biechele -- BEEK'-lee Marvin Bieghler -- BEE'-glur Susan Bies -- BYZ Ladan Bijani -- LAH'-dahn Laleh Bijani -- LAH'-lay Ahmed, Muhammad Bilal -- BIL'-ahl Tropical Storm Bilis -- buh-LEES' Ramzi Binalshibh -- RAM'-zee bin-al-SHEEB'

Hamza bin Laden -- HUHM'-zuh bin LAH'-din Osama bin Laden -- oh-SAH'-muh bin LAH'-din Saad bin Laden -- SAHD bin-LAH'-din Amrozi bin Nurhasyim -- am-ROH'-zee bihn noor-hah-SEEM' Alwaleed Bin Talal -- al-wa-LEED' bin TAL'-al Nguyen Vu Binh -- win voo bihn Bint Jbail -- bint zhoo-BAYL' Biogen Idec -- EYE'-dek Bishkek -- bish-KEK' Rod Blagojevich -- blah-GOY'-uh-vich B'nai B'rith -- buh-NAY' BRITH John Boehner -- BAY'-nur Matthew Bogdanos -- bohg-DAN'-ohs Bogue Falaya -- bohg fah-LY'-ah Joseph Bongiorno -- bahn-JAWR'-noh Sonthi Boonyaratkalin -- SAHN'-tee boon-yah-RAHT'-kahlen P.W. Botha -- BOH'-tuh Abdelaziz Bouteflika -- ahb-DUL'-ah-ZEEZ' boot-uhFLEE'-kuh Karon Bowdre -- BOW'-druh Bo Xilai -- bwaw shee-YEYE' Valorie Brabazon -- BRAH'-buh-zahn

Bracciano -- brah-chee-AH'-noh Lakhdar Brahimi -- LAHK'-dahr bra-HEE'-mee Rym Brahimi -- reem bruh-HEE'-mee Algirdas Brazauskas -- al-HEER'-dahs brah-ZOW'-skas Phil Bredesen -- BRED'-uh-sen Bremen, Georgia -- BREE'-min Brevard -- breh-VAHRD' Brindisi -- BRIN'-dih-see Leonie Brinkema -- lee-OH'-nee BRINK'-uh-muh Amber Brkich -- BUR'-kich Eli Broad -- brohd Soemadi Brotodiningrat -- soh-MAH'-dee broh-toh-DIN'ing-rat Carlie Brucia -- BROO'-shuh Camp Bucca -- BOO'-kah Claire Buchan -- BYOO'-kan Bukavu -- boo-KAH'-voo Bunia -- BOON'-yah Nino Burdzhanadze -- burd-sheh-NAHD'-zeh Burundi -- boo-ROON'-dee Busan -- boo-sahn Joey Buttafuoco -- buh-tuh-FYOO'-koh

C Cabo San Lucas -- KAH'-boh sahn LOO'-kuhs Cahokia -- kuh-HOH'-kee-uh Caicos -- KAY'-kohs Cairns -- kanz Nicola Calipari -- NEE'-koh-lah kahl-uh-PAHR'-ee Felipe Calderon -- fay-LEE'-pay kahl-duh-ROHN' Stephen Cambone -- kam-BOHN' Peter Camejo -- kam-AY'-oh La Canada Flintridge -- lah kahn-YAH'-dah Canandaigua -- kan-uhn-DAYG'-wuh Cancun -- kan-KOON' Cannes -- kahn Michael Capellas -- kuh-PEHL'-uhs Kristine Cecava -- suh-KAYE'-vuh Steve Centanni -- sehn-TAH'-nee Whitney Cerak -- SEER'-ak Cernobbio -- chehr-NOH'-bee-oh Rev. George Chaanine -- SHAH'-neen Lacey Chabert -- shuh-BEHR' Ahmad Chalabi -- AHK'-mahd SHAH'-lah-bee Salem Chalabi -- SAH'-lem CHAH'-lah-bee

Lien Chan -- lee-EHN' jahn Typhoon Chanchu -- chahn-choo Elaine Chao -- chow Chappaqua -- CHAP'-uh-kwah Charles Chaput -- shuh-PYOO' Jean Charest -- zhahn shuh-RAY' Chautauqua County -- shuh-TAH'-kwah Hugo Chavez -- OO'-goh CHAH'-vez Chechnya -- CHECH'-nyah Chen Shui-bian -- jehn shwee bee-ehn Chiang Kai-shek -- chang ky-shehk Leroy Chiao -- chow Peter Chiarelli -- kuh-REL'-ee Chichen Itza -- chee-CHEN' eet-SAH' Chickasha -- CHIK'-uh-shay Arthur Chi'en -- chee-EN' Jacques Chirac -- zhahk shih-RAHK' Royal Marine Base Chivenor -- CHIH'-veh-nur Seung-Hui Cho -- sung-wee joh Omar Choudhary -- CHOOD'-ur-ee Jean Chretien -- zhahn kreh-TYEN' Surayud Chulanont -- SOO'-rah-yood joo-LAH'-nohn

Carlo Ciampi -- CHAHM'-pee Ann Marie Ciarcia -- see-AHR'-see-uh Daniela Cicarelli -- chih-kah-REHL'-ee Aaron Ciechanover -- CHEH'-kuh-noh-ver Golan Cipel -- sih-PEL' Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne -- sip-ree-AHN'-ee THOHR'-nay Patrick Chorpenning -- KOHR'-pen-ing Nkem Chukwu -- nih-KEHM' chuhk-WOO' Dave Cieslewicz -- shihz-LEH'-vich Richard Cizik -- SY'-zik Jason Clinard -- KLY'-nurd David Clohessy -- KLOH'-uh-see CNOOC -- SEE'-nook Coeur d'Alene -- kohr duh-LAYN' Steven Cojocaru -- koh-joh-KAHR'-oo Comair -- KAHM'-ayr John Cornyn -- KOHR'-nihn Jon Corzine -- KOHR'-zyn John Couey -- KOO'-ee Jean Coutu -- zhawn koh-TOO' Creutzfeldt-Jakob -- KROYTS'-felt JAY'-kuhb Steve Croes -- crooz

Geoffrey van Cromvoirt -- JEHF'-ree vahn KRUMV'-furt Richard Curreri -- kuh-REHR'ee D Dagestan -- dah-guhs-TAHN' Dahab -- DAH'-hahb Khaled Dahdouh -- kha-LED' DAKH'-dookh Mazen Dana -- MAZ'-en DAH'-nah Mehdi Danesh-Yazdi -- MEH'-dee DAH'-nesh YEZ'-dee Richard Dannatt -- DAN'-at Dannielynn -- dan-ee-LIHN' Mohammed Daraghmeh -- duh-RAHK'-muh Darfur -- dahr-FOOR' Mychael Darthard-Dawodu -- meh-KELL' DAHR'-thuhd DOW'uh-doo Dashst-i-Qula -- dash-tee-kah-LAH' Davos -- DAH'-vohs Jaap de Hoop Scheffer -- yahp dee hohp SKEHF'-ur Mohammed Deif -- dy-EEF' Deland -- deh-LAND' Jean Marc de la Sabliere -- zhahn mark duh lah SAH'blee-yehr Rocky Delgadillo -- del-gah-DEE'-oh Alfred Delucchi -- deh-LOO'-kee

Angel Del Valle -- AHN'-hel del VAH'-yay John Demjanjuk -- dem-YAHN'-yuk Frank Desiderio -- deh-sih-DEHR-ee-oh Jon DeStefano -- deh-STEF'-ah-noh Deutsche Bank -- DOY'-chuh Lindley DeVecchio -- dih-VEH'-kee-oh Dominique de Villepin -- doh-mee-NEEK' duh veel-PAN' Deylam -- day-LAHM' Vladimir Dezhurov -- deh-ZH00R'-ahf Dhahran -- dah-RAHN' Dhi Qar -- dee kahr Khaled Diab -- HAH'-lehd dee-AHB' Samuel Dieteman -- DEET'-man Diyala, Iraq -- dee-YAH'-lah Diyarbakir -- dee-YAHR'-bah-kir Diwaniyah -- dee-wah-NEE'-yah Djibouti -- jih-BOO'-tee Zoran Djindjic -- JIHN'-jihch Ekaterina Dmitriev -- eh-kat-ur-EE'-nah dih-MEE'-treeyehv Curtis Doebbler -- DOHB'-blur Pete Doherty -- DAHK'-ur-tee Vincent D'Onofrio -- duh-NAH-free-oh

Genero Espinosa Dorantes -- huh-NEH'-roh ehs-pih-NOH'suh duh-RAHN'-tehz Jean-Jacques Dordain -- zhahn zhahk dor-DAN' Nada Doumani -- NAH'-duh doo-MAH'-nee Philippe Douste-Blazy -- doo-stuh-blah-ZEE' Doyline -- doy-LEEN' Kimberly Dozier -- DOH'-zhur Dracut -- DRAY'-kut David Dreier -- DRY'-ur Janez Drnovsek -- yah-NESH' dehr-NOHV'-shek Darleen Druyun -- DROO'-yin Abdel Aziz Duaik -- AHB'-dehl ah-ZEEZ' dwayk Dubai -- doo-BY' Michel Duclos -- mee-SHEHL' doo-KLOH' Charles Duelfer -- DEHL'-fur Dujail -- doo-ZHAYL' Dumas, Arkansas -- DOO'-mus Duquesne University -- doo-KAYN' Marc Dutroux -- doo-troo Du Quoin -- doo-KOYN' Eric Dybas -- DY'-bas Dyess Air Force Base -- DY'-us

Stanislaw Dziwisz -- ZHEE'-vish Mikulas Dzurinda -- MIH'-koh-las zur-IN'-dah E Shirin Ebadi -- shih-REEN' eh-BAH'-dee Dalton Eby -- EE'-bee Boudewijn van Eenennaam -- BO'duh-van AY-nuh-nohm Edward Egan -- EE'-gihn Jan Egeland -- yahn EHG'-lahnd Robert Ehrlich -- UR'-lik Ein Alaq, Lebanon -- eyen AH'-lahk Eid al-Adha -- eed al-AHD'-hah Rolf Ekeus -- eh-KAY'-us Elan -- ee-LAHN' Ihsan Elashyi -- ih-SAHN' eh-LAH'-shee Mohamed el-Atriss -- el-AH'-trees Mohamed ElBaradei -- ehl-BEHR'-uh-day El Dorado, Kansas -- doh-RAY'-doh Wadih El-Hage -- WAH'-dee ehl-HAHJ' Amer El-Maati -- ah-MEER' el-MAH'-tee Mounir El Motassadeq -- moo-neer ehl mah-tuh-SAD'-uhk Magdy el-Nashar -- MAG'-dee el-nash-AHR' Adnan El Shukrijumah -- ahd-NAHN' el SHOOK'-ree joohmHAH'

Sarah Eltantawi -- ehl-tehn-TOW'-ee Aicha El Wafi -- EYE'-shuh el-WAH'-fee Embraer -- em-BRAY'-ur Enceladus -- ehn-SEH'-lah-duhs Guillermo Endara -- geel-YAYR'-moh en-DAHR'-ah Ben Endres -- EN'-dris Recep Tayyip Erdogan -- REH'-jehp TY'-ihp UR'-doh-wahn Saeb Erekat -- sah-EEB' EHR'-ih-kaht Adam Ereli -- EHR'-eh-lee Eritrea -- eh-rih-TREE'-uh Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa -- eh-RA'-soo-rees OH'sah Mike Escudie -- EHS'-kyoo-jay Martin Esparza -- mahr-TEEN' Roger Etchegaray -- roh-ZHAY' eh-cheh-gah-RAY' Mark Everson -- EE'-vur-suhn Exxon Valdez -- val-DEEZ' Gnassingbe Eyadema -- nyah-SING'-bay ee-yah-DEE'-mah F John Fabrizi -- fuh-BREE'-zee Fajr (Hezbollah missile) -- FAH'-zher Fallujah -- fuh-LOO'-juh Falun Gong -- FAH'-luhn goong

Steve Farese -- fah-REES' Iyman Faris -- EYE'-mihn FEHR'-ihs Amjad Hussain Farooqi -- AHM'-jed hoo-SAYN' fuh-ROO-kee Louis Farrakhan -- FAHR'-uh-kahn John Faso -- FAS'-oh Andrew Fastow -- FAS'-tow Fatah -- FAH'-tah Raouhi Fattouh -- ROW'-hee fa-TOO' Fatwa -- FAHT'-wah Kathryn Faughey -- FAY'-hee Christophe Fauviau -- KREE'-stohf FOH'-vee-oh Ahmad Fawzi -- FOW'-zee Dodi Fayed -- DOH'-dee FY'-ehd Italia Federici -- ih-TAL'-yuh fed-uh-REE'-chee Yuri Fedotov -- fee-DOH'-tuhv Douglas Feith -- fyth George Felos -- FEE'-lohs Myisha Ferrell -- my-EE'-shuh FUR'-ruhl Lamen Khalifa Fhimah -- LAH'-mehn kah-LEE'-fah fehHEE'-mah Vinson Filyaw -- FIHL'-yaw Joschka Fischer -- YUSH'-kuh FISH'-ur

Fiserv -- FY'-serv Isla Fisher -- EYE'-luh Flocke -- FLAH'-keh Kyle Foggo -- FOH'-goh Anders Fogh Rasmussen -- AHN'-derz FOHG RAHS'-moo-sihn Fon Verettes -- fon ver-ET Michael Fortier -- FOR'-tee-ur Pim Fortuyn -- pim for-TOWN' Byron Fouty -- FOW'-tee Vicente Fox -- vih-SEN'-tay Rend Rahim Francke -- rend RAH'-heem fran-KEE' Jendayi Frazer -- jen-DY'-ee FRAY'-zhur Louis Freeh -- LOO'-ee free James Frey -- fry Johan Friso -- YOH'-han FREE'-soh Josef Fritzl -- YOH'-zef FRIT'-sul Craig Fugate -- FYOO'-gayt Yasuo Fukuda -- yah-soo-oh foo-koo-dah Futalognkosaurus -- FOO'-ta-long-koh-SOHR'-us G Gabon -- ga-BOHN' Adam Yehiye Gadahn -- ah-DAHM' YEH'-heh-yuh guh-DAHN'

Gadid -- guh-DEED' Moammar Gadhafi -- MOO'-ah-mahr gah-DAH'-fee Seif al-Islam Gadhafi -- sayf Kai Gadison -- KY GAD'-ih-suhn Yegor Gaidar - yeh-GOHR' GY'-dahr Faysal Galab -- FY'-suhl gah-LAHB' Dennis Galbraith -- GAHL'-bruhth Jorge Galindo -- HOHR'-hay gah-LIN'-doh Gallaudet University -- gal-uh-DET' Ejup Ganic -- AY'-oop GAH'-nich Akbar Ganji -- AHK'-bar GAHN'-jee Gardez -- gahr-DEHZ' Leonel Garza -- lay-oh-NEHL' Gautier -- goh-SHAY' Laurent Gbagbo -- BAHG'-boh Samir Geagea -- sah-MEER' zhah zhah Robert Geathers -- GA'-thurz Harold Gehman -- GAY'-muhn Amin Gemayel -- ah-MEEN' jeh-MAY'-el Pierre Gemayel -- jeh-MAY'-el John Geoghan -- GAY'-gan Mark Geragos -- GEHR'-uh-gohs

Julie Gerberding -- GUR'-bur-ding Pete Geren -- GEHR'-ehn Eugene Germain -- juhr-MAYN' Gina Gershon -- ger-SHON' Bill Gerstenmaier -- GUR'-sten-my-ur Ghanim Ghudayer -- GHAH'-nem kuh-DAYR' Carlos Ghosn -- GOHN Yousaf Raza Gilani -- gee-LAH'-nee Al Ginglen -- JING'-lun Louis Giovino -- jee-oh-VEE'-noh Raanan Gissin -- rah-NAHN' GIH'-seen Rajiv Gandhi -- rah-ZHEEV' GAHN'-dee Ahmed Kalfan Ghailani -- KAL'fahn guh-LAHN'-ee Ali Ghufron -- GOO'-frahn Gillian Gibbons -- JIHL'-ee-uhn Ray Girouard -- juh-RARD' Gizo -- GEE'-zoh Glasgow -- GLAS'-goh Ben Glisan -- GLIH'-sen Faure Gnassingbe -- fahr nyah-SING'-bay Yahya Goba -- YAH'-yah GOH'-bah Tim Goeglein -- GAYG'-lyn

Ron Goetzel -- GEHT'-zuhl Gol Airlines -- gohl Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu -- een-YAR'-ee-too Gonaives -- goh-nah-EEV' Cyclone Gonu -- GOH'-noo David Gorcyca -- GOHR'-sih-kah Dom Gorie -- GOOR'-ee Kristin Gossel -- GAH'-sul Mark Goudeau -- goo-DOH' Justin Gouveia -- GOOV'-way Gozo -- GOHT'-soh Graco -- GRAY'-koh Edward Gramlich -- GRAM'-lihk Sam Granato -- grah-NAH'-toh Charles Graner -- GRAY'-nur Hermione Granger -- hur-MY'-nee Mike Gravel -- grah-VEL' Graz -- grahts Ronald Allen Grecula -- GREK'-yuh-luh Bunnatine Greenhouse -- BUHN'-uh-teen Christine Gregoire -- GREG'-wahr Robert Greifeld -- GRY'-feld

Grenada -- greh-NAY'-duh Adrian Grenier -- grehn-YAY' Ray Gricar -- GREE'-kahr Ioan Griffud -- YOH'-uhn GRIH'-fith Matt Groening -- GREE'-ning Groton -- GRAH'-tun Gstaad -- guh-SHTAHD' Guadagnini -- gwahd-uh-NEE'-nee Guangzhou -- gwahng-joh Rudy Hermann Guede -- GAY'-day Carl Gugasian -- guh-GAH'-see-uhn Guinsaugon -- gween-sow-OO'-gahn Carlos Gutierrez -- goo-tee-AYR'-ehz Guixi -- gway-shee Hamid Gul -- HAH'-mihd gool Sai Gunturi -- sy guhn-TOO'-ree Abimael Guzman -- ab-ee-MY'el GOOZ'-mahn Gwinnett -- gwih-NEHT' King Gyanendra -- gee-YAN'-en-drah H Nate Haasis -- HAY'-sihs Selcan Hacaoglu -- sel-JAHN' hah-JAH'-oh-loo

Hesham Mohamed Hadayet -- huh-SHAHM' moh-HAH'-med hahDY'-eht Haaretz -- hah-ah-REHTS' Rabih Haddad -- RAH'-bee hah-DAHD' Hadera -- hah-DEHR'-uh Mizban Khadr Hadi -- MIHZ'-bahn KAH'-dur HAH'-dee Haditha -- hah-DEE'-thuh Michael Hagee -- HAYG'-ee Haifa -- HY'-fuh Hajj -- hahj Halabja -- hah-LAHB'-juh Tarja Halonen -- TAHR'-yah HAH'-luh-nen Dan Halutz -- DAHN hah-LOOTS' Hamas -- hah-MAHS' Farid Hamayoun --HAH'-may-yoon Imad Hamed -- ih-MAHD' hah-MED' Muhammed Hameeduddin -- ha-MEED'-oo-din Salim Ahmed Hamdan -- sah-LEEM' ahk-MEHD' hahm-DAHN' Hamdania -- hahm-dah-NEE'-ah Yaser Esam Hamdi -- YAH'-ser EE'-sahm HAHM'-dee Assem Hammoud -- AH'-sem hah-MOOD' Abdelaziz Hamze -- ahb-del-ah-ZEEZ' HAHM'-zeh Ahmed Hannan -- AH'-mehd hah-NAHN'

Hatshepsut -- haht-shehp-SOOT' Ismail Haniyeh -- IHS'-may-el hah-NEE'-yuh Mahmoud Abu Hanoud -- mah-MOOD' ah-boo hah-NOOD' Mokhtar Haouari -- MOHK'-tahr how-AHR'-ee Naveed Afzal Haq -- nah-VEED' AHF'-zal hahk Abdul Haq -- ahb-DOOL' hahk Naveed Afzal Haq -- nah-VEED' AHF'-zal hahk Haqlaniyah -- HAHK'-lah-nee-yuh Harbin -- HAHR'-bin Rafik Hariri -- rah-FEEK' hah-REER'-ee Saad Hariri -- sahd hah-REER'-ee Farris Hassan -- FAH'-rihs hah-SAHN' Saeed Hassan -- sah-EED' hah-SAHN' Wassef Ali Hassoun -- wah-SEF' ah-LEE' hah-SOON' Haverhill -- HAY'-vruhl Kip Hawley -- HAH'-lee Haworth -- HAW'-worth Hamid Hayat -- hah-MEED' HY'-et Umer Hayat -- OO'-mer hy-YAHT' Nathaniel Heatwole -- HEET'-wohl Hebron -- HEH'-bruhn James Heidinger -- HY'-ding-gur

Heiligendamm -- HY'-lee-guhn-dahm David Heim -- hym Gulbuddin Hekmatyar -- gool-boo-DEEN' hek-mat-YAHR' Henry Hendee -- HEN'-dee Tom Henze -- HEN'-zee Hennepin County -- HEN'-ih-pin Quadrevion Henning -- kwah-DRAY'-vee-ahn Herat -- hay-RAHT' Herodium -- heh-ROH'-dee-uhm Herzliya -- hurts-LEE'-uh Hesperia -- heh-SPAYR'-ee-uh Hezbollah -- hez-BUH'-lah Hialeah -- hy-uh-LEE'-uh Abdallah Higazy -- ahb-DAH'-lah hee-GAH'-zee Farouk Hijazi -- fah-ROOK' hee-JAH'-zee Hilla -- HIL'-luh Hindiya -- hin-DEE'-yah Jeremy Hinzman -- HIHNZ'-min Hiroshima -- heer-oh-SHEE'-muh or hih-ROH'-shih-muh Hit -- heet Hmong -- mung Katie Hnida -- NY'-da

Charlie Hobaugh -- HOH'-baw William Hochul -- HOH'-kuhl Peter Hoekstra -- HUK'-struh Hokkaido -- hoh-ky-doh Kim Holien -- HOH'-lee-ehn Homosassa -- HOH'-moh-sas-uh Russel Honore -- AHN'-ur-ay Robert Horan -- hohr-AN' Takafumi Horie -- tah-kah-foo-mee hoo-ree-ay John Hostettler -- HOH'-stet-lur George Hotz -- HOHTZ Houma -- HOH'-muh Marques Houston -- MAR'-kus Andrew Hruska -- huh-ROOS'-kuh Frank Hsieh -- syeh Norman Hsu -- shoo Hu Jia -- hoo jah Marianne Hudec -- HYOO-dek John Hueston -- HYOO'-stun John Huhn -- hyoon Hu Jintao -- hoo jin-tow Venjah Hunte -- VEHN'-jah huhnt

Liban Hussein -- LEE'-bahn hoo-SAYN' Faisal Husseini -- FY'-suhl hoo-SAY'-nee Craig Hutto -- HUH'-toh Hutu -- HOO'-too Abdel Tawab Mullah Huweish -- ahb-DEL' tah-WAHB' MOO'luh hoo-WAYSH' Hwang Woo-suk -- whahng woo-suhk George, Jennifer Hyatte -- HY'-uht Hyderabad -- HY'-dur-uh-bad Hyndman -- HY'-man Tomi Rae Hynie -- TAHM'-ee ray HY'-nee I Ibiza -- ee-BEE'-zuh Saad Eddin Ibrahim -- sahd uh-deen ee-brah-heem Barzan Ibrahim -- BAHR'-zahn EE'-brah-heem Muktar Said Ibrahim -- MOOK'-tar sah-EED' EE'-brah-heem Ica -- EE'-kuh Carl Icahn -- EYE'-kahn Jonathan Idema -- ih-DEE'-muh Iditarod -- eye-DIT'-uh-rahd Mohammed Osman Idris -- OHS'-man EE'-dree Robert Iger -- EYE'-gur Jared Ilovar -- EYE'-luh-vahr

Imam -- ih-MAHM' Immokalee -- ih-MAHK'-ah-lee Carrie Ann Inaba -- ee-NAH'-bah Inamed -- IN'-uh-med Ingushetia -- ing-goo-SHEH'-tee-ah James Inhofe -- IN'-hahf David Innes -- IN'-es Daniel Inouye -- ih-NOH'-way Intefadeh -- in-tuh-FAHD'-uh Irbil -- ur-BEEL' Irrawaddy delta -- eer-ih-WAH'-dee Irvine -- UR'-vyn Johnny Isakson -- EYE'-sihk-sun Riduan Isamuddin -- ree-DWAN' EESAH'-moodin Thammarak Isaragura na Ayuthaya -- TAHM'-ah-rahk iz-ahrahng-GOON' na AY-yoo-TEE'-yah Neville Isdell -- IHZ'-del Isfahan -- IHS'-fah-hahn Islamabad -- ihs-LAH'-muh-bahd' (Slight stress on final syllable, not as strong as stress on second syllable) Hamdi Issac -- HAHM'-dee EYE'-zik Igor Ivanov -- EE'-gohr ee-VAHN'-awf Sergei Ivanov -- SUR'-gay ee-VAHN'-awf

Iwo To -- EE'-woh TOH Alija Izetbegovic -- AHL'-yuh ee-zeht-BEG'-oh-vich J Jabaliya -- juh-BAH'-lee-yuh Jabir Air Base -- jeh-BEER' San Jacinto -- hah-SIN'-toh Jacobabad -- jak-oh-ba-BAHD' Jadiriyah -- jahd-REE'-yah Jalalabad -- ju-LAH'-lah-bahd Beit Jalla -- bayt JAH'-lah Qatradullah Jamal -- kwah-trah-DOOL'-ah jah-MAL' Zafarullah Khan Jamali -- zahf-ROO'-luh kahn juh-MAH'lee Una James -- YOO'-nah Jammu -- JUM'-moo Ziad Jarrah -- ZY'-ed jur-RAH' Sven Jaschan -- YAH'-shan Abderraouf Jdey -- ab-der-uf juh-DAY' Jebaliya -- juh-BAH'-lee-yuh Ben Jelen -- YEL'-in Elfriede Jelinek -- ehl-FREE'-duh YEHL'-ih-nehk Jemaah Islamiyah -- jeh-MAH' is-lah-MEE'-uh

Jena -- JEE'-nuh Jenin -- juh-NEEN' Kajal Jhaveri -- KAH'-jihl jah-VEHR'-ee Yukun Jia -- yoo-koon jah Wen Jiabao -- win jhaw bow Tanak Jigme Sangpo -- TAH'-nahk JIHG'-mee SAHNG'-poh Mike Johanns -- JOH'-hanz Jolo -- HOH'-loh Louis Jourdain -- johr-DAYN' Miroslav Jozwiak -- MEER'-roh-slahv yahz-vee-YAK' Majid Jwad -- MAH'-jihd juh-WAHD' K Ahmed Tejan Kabbah -- AH'-mehd TEH'-jahn KAH'-bah Kabardino-Balkariya --- kah-bahr-DEE'-noh bahl-KAH'ree-ah Tanya Kach -- kash Lech Kaczynski -- lekh kah-CHIN'-skee Kadima -- kuh-DEE'-muh Farouk Kaddoumi -- fah-ROOK' kah-DOO'-mee Lakshman Kadirgamar -- LAHK'-shmahn kuh-DEER'-guh-mahr Akhmad Kadyrov -- kuh-DEE'-ruhv Kalai-Zal -- kah-LAY'-zahl Deepak Kalpoe -- DEE'-pahk KAL'-poh

Satish Kalpoe -- sah-TEESH' KAL'-poh Jason Kamiya -- ka-MY'-uh Natascha Kampusch -- nah-TAH'-shuh KAHM'-poosh Kankakee -- KANG'-kuh-kee Karabilah -- ka-ruh-BIL'-uh Radovan Karadzic -- RA'-doh-van KA'-ra-jich Costas Karamanlis -- KOH'-stus kar-uh-man-LEES' Karbala -- KAHR'-bah-lah Islam Karimov -- EES'-lahm kah-REE'-mahv Mohamed Abdirahman Kariye -- ahb-deer-uh-HAHM' ky-EED'eh Raed Karmi -- RAH'-ed KAHR'-mee Karmiel -- kahr-mee-EHL' Karnei Shomron -- kahr-NAY' shahm-ROHN' Hamid Karzai -- HAH'-mihd KAHR'-zeye Qayum Karzai -- ky-OOM' KAHR'-zeye Kashiwazaki -- kah-shih-wah-zah-kee Anurag Kashyap -- AH'-noo-rahg KAHSH'-yahp Garry Kasparov -- kas-PAHR'-ahf Mikhail Kasyanov -- kah-see-AH'-nahf Katowice -- kah-toh-VEET'-suh Moshe Katsav -- moh-SHEH' kaht-SAHV'

Katyusha -- kuh-TOO'-shuh Kauai -- kuh-WEYE' Jorma Kaukonen -- YOR'-mah KOW'-kah-nen Yoriko Kawaguchi -- yoh-ree-koh kah-wah-goo-chee Naomi Kawase -- kah-wah-see Kazaa -- kuh-ZAH' Kazakhstan -- kah-zahk-STAHN' Steven Kazmierczak -- kaz-MUR'-chek Bernard Kerik -- KEHR'-ihk Gil Kerlikowske -- kur-lih-KOW'-skee Jerome Kerviel -- zheh-ROHM' kehrv-YEHL' Kfar Darom -- kuh-FAHR' duh-ROHM' Kfar Giladi -- kfahr gee-lah-DEE' Kfar Kila -- kuh-FAHR' KEE'-luh Khabarovsk -- hah-BAH'-rohvsk Phan Van Khai -- fahn vahn keye Khaldiyah -- KAHL'-deeyah Teresa Borcz Khalifa -- teh-REH'-zah borch kah-LEE'-fah Zalmay Khalilzad -- ZAHL'-may kah-LEEL'-zahd Ali Khamenei -- hah-meh-neh-EE' Abdul Qadeer Khan -- ahb-DOOL' kah-DEER' kahn Muhammad Naeem Noor Khan -- nah-EEM' nohr kahn Khaneqin -- hah-nah-KEEN'

Kamal Kharrazi - kah-MAHL' kah-RAH'-zee Khartoum -- kahr-TOOM' Mohammad Khatami -- HAH'-tah-mee Abdul-Ilah Khatib -- ahb-dool-ee-LAH' khah-TEEB' Essid Sami Ben Khemais -- EH'-seed ... keh-MEES' Mikhail Khodorkovsky -- mih-hah-EEL' khoh-dohr-KAHV'skee Ayatollah Khomeini -- ah-yah-TOH'-lah hoh-MAY'-nee Khost -- hohst (heavy stress on first "h") Mwai Kibaki -- mwy kih-BAH'-kee Adam Kidan -- KIH'-dun Rinko Kikuchi -- rink-oh kih-koo-chee Kikuyu - kee-KOO'-yoo Kilauea -- kih-luh-WAY'-uh Kim Jong Il -- kim jawng eel Nestor Kirchner -- KURSH'-nur Kiribati -- keer-ih-BAHS' Kirkuk -- keer-KOOK' or keer-KUK' Kiryat Shemona -- keer-YAHT' shuh-MOHN'-uh Kiwa hirsuta -- KEE'-wah hur-SOOT'-uh Paul Klebnikov -- KLEHB'-nih-kahf Thomas Klestil -- KLAY'-steel Amy Klobuchar -- KLOH'-buh-shahr

John Kluge -- KLOO'-gee Melania Knauss -- meh-LAH'-nee-uh kuh-NOSS' Knippa, Texas -- kuh-NIP'-uh Knut -- kuh-NOOT' Takeru Kobayashi -- tah-kah-roo koh-bee-yah-shee Shosei Koda -- shoh-say koh-dah Mark Koenig -- KOH'-nig Kogelo- koh-GAY'-lay Koh Racha -- koh rah-chah Junichiro Koizumi -- joon-ee-chee-roh koh-ee-zoo-mee Joshua Komisarjevsky -- koh-mih-sahr-JEV'-skee Valery Korzun -- val-uh-ree kohr-ZOON' Vojislav Kostunica -- voh-YEE'-slahv kohsh-too-NEET'zuh Hoda Kotb -- HOH'-duh KAHT'-bee George Kouloheras -- koo-loh-HEHR'-us Dmitry Kovtun -- dih-MEE'-tree kohv-TUN' Sergei Krikalev -- SUR'-gay KREE'-kuh-lev Kristallnacht -- kris-TAHL'-nahkt Frank Kruesi -- KROOS'-ee Ryszard Krystosik -- RIH'shahrd krih-STAW'-sehk Kok Ksor -- kahk kuh-SOHR' Bassam Salih Kubba -- BAH'-sahm sah-LIH' KOO'-bah

Leonid Kuchma -- KOOCH'-mah Dennis Kucinich -- koo-SIN'-ich Kufa -- KOO'-fah Ted Kulongoski -- koo-luhn-GAH'-skee Kunar -- ku-NAHR' (The vowel sound in "ku" is similar to the double-o sound in "took") Kunduz -- KUHN'-dooz Kushiro -- koo-shee-roh Kut -- koot Aleksander Kwasniewski -- kvahsh-NYEV'-skee Kyrgyzstan -- KEER'-gih-stan L Anthony LaCalamita -- luh-kal-uh-MEE'-tuh Debra Lafave -- luh-FAYV' Emeril Lagasse -- EM'-ur-ul leh-GAH'-see Laglio -- LAHL'-yoh Lagos -- LAY'-gohs or LAH'-gohs Maurice Lagrone -- lah-GROHN' Emile Lahoud -- ee-MEEL' lah-HOOD' Hemant Lakhani -- HEH'-muhnt luh-KAH'-nee Lakshmi -- LAHK'-shmee Laminitis -- lam-ih-NY'-tihs Lashkar-e-Tayyaba -- LAHSH'-kar ay TEYE'-buh Las Ramblas -- lahs RAHM'-blahs Mary Landrieu -- LAN'-droo Mitch Landrieu -- LAN'-droo

Landstuhl -- LAHND'-shtool James Langevin -- LAN'-jih-vin Ali Larijani -- lehr-uh-ZHAH'-nee Latifiyah -- lah-TEE'-fee-yuh Cesar Laurean -- SEH'-sahr LOHR'-ee-uhn Maria Lauterbach -- LAW'-tur-bahk La Villa -- lah VEE'-yah Sergey Lavrov -- SEHR'-gay LAHV'-rahf Jorge Lazareff -- HOR'-hay Lee Hoi-chang -- lee hweh-chayng LaSalle Leffall -- leh-FAWL' Patrick Leahy -- LAY'-hee Mike Leavitt -- LEH'-vit Lee Hsien Loong -- lee haz-ee-en lahng Lee Myung-bak -- lee myuhng bahk Michael LeFever -- luh-FEE'-vur Robert Joseph Legendre -- leh-ZHAHN'-dray Lehigh -- LEE'-hy Lehman Brothers -- LEE'-muhn John Lehman -- LAY'-man Reichen Lehmkuhl -- RY'-kuhn LEHM'-kuhl Richard Leigh -- lee

Camp Lejeune -- lih-ZHOON' Le Mans -- lu-MAHN' Lennar Corporation -- LEN'-ahr Leola -- lee-OH'-luh Ted Leonsis -- lee-OHN'-sihs William Levada -- leh-VAY'-duh Chiara Levin -- kee-AH'-rah LEV'-in Robert Levy -- LEE'-vee Frances Lewine -- LOO'-win Leyte -- LAY'-tay Lhasa -- LAH'-sah Daniel Libeskind -- LEE'-behs-kihnd Liviu Librescu -- LIHV'-yoo lih-BRES'-koo Stephen Liczbinski -- liz-BIN'-skee Lien Chan -- LEE'-ehn jan Likud -- lee-KOOD' Lima -- LEE'-muh Rick Linnehan -- LIN'-uh-han Lithonia -- ly-THOH'-nee-uh Alexander Litvinenko -- leet-vee-NYEN'-koh Scott Livengood -- LY'-vehn-gud Ken Livingstone -- LIHV'-ing-stuhn

Tzipi Livni -- TSIH'-pee LIHV'-nee Lindsay Lohan -- LOH'-un Pedro Santana Lopes -- lohpzh Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador -- ahn-DRAYS' mahn-WEHL' LOH'-pez OH'-brah-dohr Laurence Lovette -- luh-VEHT' Andrei Lugovoi -- AHN'-dray LOO'-goh-voy Alexander Lukashenko -- loo-kuh-SHENG'-koh Sarah Lunde -- LUHN'-dee Jean-Marie Lustiger -- zhahn mah-REE' loos-tih-ZHAY' Valery Lyndin -- vah-LEH'-ree LIN'-din M

Ma Ying-jeou -- mah ying-joh Maalot -- mah-ah-LOHT' Wangari Maathai -- wan-GAH'-ree mah-DY' Lorin Maazel -- mah-ZEL' Marcial Maciel -- mahrs-YAHL' mahs-YEL' Madhya Pradesh -- MUH'-dyuh PRUH'-desh Magen David Adom -- mah-GHEN' dah-VIHD' ah-DOHM' Abhijit Mahoto -- ah-buh-SHEET' muh-HAH'-toh Mahawil -- mah-hah-WEEL' Imam Mahdi -- EE'-mahm MAH'-dee Ahmed Maher -- AHH'-mehd MAH'-ehr Mahmoudiya -- mahk-moo-DEE'-ah Mukhtar Mai -- mook-TAHR my Deborah Majoras -- mah-JOHR'-us Alaa Makki -- AH'-lah MEH'-kee Malawi -- mah-LAH'-wee Maldives -- MAHL'-dyvz Yuri Malenchenko -- YOOR'-ee mal-ehn-CHEHN'-koh Ramiele Malubay -- RAY'-me-el mah-LOO'-by Mamaroneck -- muh-MA'-ruh-nek Manama -- mah-NAH'-mah Imran Mandhai -- im-rahn mahn-dy

Typhoon Man-Yi -- mahn-yee Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz -- KAH'-zhee-myehrsh mahrcheen-KAY'-vihch Zachariah Marcyniuk -- MAHR'-seh-nihk Joseph Margulies -- mahr-GOO'-lee-ez Mengistu Haile Mariam -- mehn-JEE'-stoo HY'-lee mahree'-am) Mirjana Markovic -- meer-ee-YAH'-nah mahr-KOH'-vich Diarmuid Martin -- DER'-muhd Marjayoun -- mar-zheye-OON' Mas Selamat Kastari -- mahs sel-AH-maht KAHS'-tahr-ee Khaled Mashaal -- HAH'-led MAH'-shahl Aslan Maskhadov -- AS'-lahn mahs-HA'-dahv Rick Mastracchio -- muh-STRAHK'-ee-oh Mattawamkeag -- mat-ah-WAHM-keg Keith Matthew Maupin -- MAW'-pin Jaime Maya Duran -- HY'-may MY'-uh dur-AHN' Roger Maynulet -- MAN'-yoo-leht Mazar-e-Sharif -- mu-ZAHR'-eh-sheh-REEF' Thabo Mbeki -- TAH'-boh um-BEH'-kee McAfee -- MAK'-uhfee James McAvoy -- MAK'-uh-voy Patrick McGagh -- mik-GAH'

Dina Matos McGreevey -- DEE'-nuh MAY'-tohs mihk-GREE'vee Evan Mecham -- MEE'-kuhm Medellin -- meh-deh-YEEN' Javier Suarez Medina -- HAH'-vi-er SWAHR'-es muh-DEE'nuh Dmitry Medvedev -- dih-MEE'-tree med-VEHD'-ev Megawati Sukarnoputri -- meh-gah-WAH'-tee soo-kahr-nohPOOT'-rih Ahmed Mehalba -- AH'-med meh-HAHL'-bah Detlev Mehlis -- DET'-lev MEL'-ihs Anwar Mehmood -- an-WEHR' mah-MOOD' Baitullah Mehsud -- BEH'-tuh-luh mah-SOOD' Zeljko Mejakic -- ZHEHL'-koh meh-YAH'-kich Camilo Mejia -- kah-MEE'-loh meh-HEE'-ah Hipolito Mejia -- ee-POH'-lee-toh me-HEE'-yah Meijer -- MY'-ur Mei Lan -- may lahn Armin Meiwes -- AHR'-meen MY'-vays Fayssal Mekdad -- FY'-suhl MEHK'-dahd Melamine -- MEL'uh-meen Charles Melancon -- mel-ahn-SOHN' Kristian Menchaca -- men-CHAH'-kah Jean Charles de Menezes -- zheh-AHN' SHAR'-lehs deh meh-NEH'-zehs

Idina Menzel -- ih-DEE'-nah mehn-ZEHL' Meramec River -- MEHR'-uh-mehk Mount Merapi -- meh-RAH'-pee Ismail Merchant -- ISH'-mayl Anthony Mercieca -- mursee-AY'-kuh Angela Merkel -- AHN'-geh-lah MEHR'-kuhl Khaled Meshaal -- MAH'-shahl Stipe Mesic -- STEE'-pay MEH'-sich Jean-Marie Messier -- zhan mah-REE' MEH'-see-ay Methuen -- mih-THOO'-uhn Kweisi Mfume -- kwah-EE'-see oom-FOO'-may Joseph Micale -- mi-KAYL' Harriet Miers -- MY'-urz Mijailo Mijailovic -- mee-EYE'-loh mee-EYE'-luh-vich Alexander Milinkevich -- mee-leen-KAY'-veech Bart Millard -- mil-AHRD' Slobodan Milosevic -- sloh-BOH'-dahn mee-LOH'-shuh-vich Richard Milstein -- MIL'-steen Milan Milutinovic -- mee-LAHN' mee-loo-TIN'-oh-vik Anthony Minghella -- AN'-tuh-nee min-GEHL'-lah Minke whale -- MING'-kee John Mittleider -- MIHT'-ly-dur

Amram Mitzna --AHM'rahm MITS'-nah Ole Mjoes -- OO'-leh MYEHS Ratko Mladic -- RAHT'-koh MLAH'-dich Shaul Mofaz -- shah-OOL' moh-FAHZ' Khalfan Khamis Mohamed -- KAHL'-fahn KAH'-mis moh-HAH'med Mahathir Mohamed -- muh-HAH'-thihr moh-HAH'-med Khalid Shaikh Mohammed -- HAH'-leed shayk moh-HAH'-med Ramzi Mohammed -- RAHM'-zee moh-HAH'-mehd Monmouth -- MAHN'-muth Vladimiro Montesinos -- mon-tay-SEE'-nohs Monticello, Minnesota -- mahn-tih-SEL'-oh Evo Morales -- EH'--voh mohr-AHL'-ays Mossad -- moh-SAHD' Mosul -- MOH'-sul Ennio Morricone -- EHN'-yoh mor-ee-KOHN'-eh Mounir el Motassadeq -- moo-NEER' el moh-tah-SAH'-dek Manouchehr Mottaki -- mah-noo-CHAYR' moh-tah-KEE' Amr Moussa -- AH'-mer MOO'-sah Zacarias Moussaoui -- zak-uh-REE'-uhs moo-SOW'-ee Imad Moustapha -- ih-mahd moo-STAH'-fuh MRSA -- MUR'-suh Marwan Muasher -- mahr-WAHN moo-AH-shur

Hosni Mubarak -- HAHS'-nee moo-BAH'-rahk Robert Mueller -- MUHL'-ur Robert Mugabe -- moo-GAH'-bay Imad Mughniyeh -- ee-MAHD' MOOG'-nee-yuh Larry Mugrage -- MUH'-grij Mujahedeen -- moo-jah-hih-DEEN' Mujahedeen Khalq -- moo-jah-hih-DEEN' kahlk Michael Mukasey -- myoo-KAY'-zee Alan Mulally -- muh-LAHL'-lee Mumbai -- MOOM'-by Mohammad Munaf -- moh-HAHM'-ed MUN'-af Edvard Munch -- AYD'-vart MOONGK Frankie Muniz -- MYOO'-nihz Cristian Mungiu -- moon-joo Lachlan Murdoch -- LAHK'-lahn MUR'-dahk Timothy Muris -- MYOOR'-ihs Pervez Musharraf -- pur-VEHZ' moo-SHAH'-ruhv Nacer Mustafa -- NAH'-sur moo-STAH'-fah Amir Khan Muttaqui -- mew-TAH'-kee Wakil Ahmed Muttawakil -- wah-KEEL' ah-MED' mut-uh-wahKIHL' Levy Mwanawasa -- LEH-vee wah-nah-WAH-sah

Myanmar -- mee-an-MAWR' Abdelghani Mzoudi -- ahb-del-GAH'-nee muh-SOOD'-ee

N Nabatiyeh -- nah-bah-TEE'-yuh Nabilone -- NAB'-ih-lohn Joseph Nacchio -- NAH'-chee-oh Javid Naghani -- jah-VEED' neh-GAH'-nee Ray Nagin -- NAY'-gin Nahariya -- nah-hah-REE'-yuh David Nahmias -- NAH'-mee-uhs Ali Naimi -- NAH'-mee Najaf -- NAH'-jahf Nalchik -- NAHL'-chik Namdaemun -- NAHM'-day-moon Nappanee -- NA'-puh-nee Nasiriyah -- nah-sih-REE'-uh Hassan Nasrallah -- HAS'-ahn NAS'-ruh-lah Nauru -- NAH'-roo Emilio Navaira -- nah-VY'-rah Prince Nayef -- NY'-ehf Ahmed Nazief -- AHKH'-med ah-ZEEF'

John Negroponte -- neh-groh-PAHN'-tee Ido Nehustan -- ee-DOH' neh-HOHS'-tarn Neosho -- nee-OH'-shoh Paolo Nespoli -- NES'-poh-lee Nevada -- neh-VAD'-uh Neve Dekalim -- neh-VEH' deh-kah-LEEM' Thandie Newton -- TAN'-dee Bob Ney -- nay Tan Nguyen -- WIN Nias -- nee-AHS' Lisa Niemi -- NEE'-mee Mike Nifong -- NY'-fawng Niger -- nee-ZHEHR' Imad Nimer -- NEE'-mer El Nino -- el NEEN'-yoh Tom Noe -- NOH'-ee Tropical Storm Noel -- NOH'-uhl Soichi Noguchi -- soh-EE'-chee noh-GOO'-chee Philippe Noiret -- nwah-RAY' Elin Nordegren -- EE'-lihn NOHRD'-grihn Ayman Nour -- EYE'-muhn noor Krist Novoselic -- noh-voh-SEL'-ik

Nuestro Himno -- NWAY'-stroh EEM'-noh Robert Nunes -- noonz Amrozi bin Nurhasyim -- am-ROH'-zee bihn noor-hah-SEEM' Yusuf Nuristani -- YOO'-sihf noo-ruh-STAH'-nee Nursultan Nazarbayev -- nur-sul-TAHN' nah-sahr-BAH'-yev Sari Nusseibeh -- noo-SAY'-buh Julius Nyerere -- ny-REHR'-ee O Oaxaca -- wuh-HAH'-kah Barack Obama -- buh-RAHK' oh-BAH'-muh Thoraya Obaid -- thohr-EYE'-uh oh-BAYD' Olusegun Obasanjo -- oh-LOO'-see-gun oh-BAH'-sahn-joh Mahdi Shukur Obeidi -- MAH'-dee shuh-KOOR' oh-BAY'-dee Rupinder Oberoi -- roo-PIN'-dur OH'-bur-roy Jim Oberweis -- OH'-ber-wys Abdullah Ocalan -- ab-D00L'-uh OH'-juh-lahn Ochlockonee River -- oh-KLAHK'-nee Stephenie Ochsenbine -- OH'-shun-byn Mohamed Sadeek Odeh -- sah-DEEK' oh-DAY' Ray Odierno -- oh-dee-EHR'-noh Peter Odighizuwa -- ah-dig-uh-ZOO'-wuh Raila Odinga -- ry-EE'-luh oh-DING'-uh

Dan Odom -- OH'-dum Oglala -- ahg-LAH'-luh Ogunquit -- oh-GUHNG'-kwit Ojai -- OH'-hy Dragoljub Ojdanic -- DRAH'-goh-loob oy-DAHN'-ich Hakeem Olajuwon -- ah-KEEM' ah-LAH'-zhoo-wahn Danny Olivas -- oh-LEE'-vus Ehud Olmert -- EH'-hood OHL'-murt Omagh -- OH'-mah Oman -- OH'-mahn Mullah Mohammed Omar -- MOO'-lah moh-HAHM'-ed oh-MAHR' Shawqi Omar -- SHAW'-kee OH'-mahr Esam Omeish -- oh-MEESH' Yuri Onufrienko -- oh-noo-free-ENH'-koh Opus Dei -- OH'-puhs DAY'-ee Oriskany -- oh-RIHS'-kuh-nee Valerie Oskin -- OH'-skin Hussain Osman -- hoo-SAYN' AHZ'-muhn Thomas Osowik -- AH'-suh-wihk Susanne Osthoff -- AH'-stahf P Adnan Pachachi -- PAH'-chah-chee

Padang -- PAH'-dahng Jose Padilla -- hoh-ZAY' puh-DEE'-uh Juan Pio Paiva -- hwahn PEE'-oh pah-EE'-vuh Rolandas Paksas -- roh-LAHN'-dahs PAHK'-sahs Paktia -- pahk-TEE'-ah Alan Pakula -- pa-KOO'-luh Ana Palacio -- AH'-nuh puh-LAH'-see-oh Sarah Palin -- PAY'-lin Palomar Mountain -- PAHL'-oh-mahr Orhan Pamuk -- OR'-hahn PAH'-muk Pangandaran -- pang-ahn-dah-RAHNG' Uzair Paracha -- oo-ZAYR' puh-RAH'-chuh Scott Parazynski -- pehr-uh-ZIN'-skee Huzaifa Parhat -- hoo-ZY'-fah PAHR'-haht BNP Paribas -- PEHR'-ih-buhs Passaic -- puh-SAY'-ihk Pass Christian -- kris-CHYAN' George Pataki -- puh-TAK'-kee Sharan Patil -- SHAHR'-en puh-TIL' Pratibha Patil -- PRUH'-tee-bah puh-TIHL' Paso Robles -- PAS'-uh ROH'-bulz Nicole Paultre -- PAWL'-tray

Luciano Pavarotti -- loo-chee-AH'-noh pah-vah-RAH'-tee Tim Pawlenty -- puh-LEN'-tee Peabody -- PEE'-buh-dee Marwyn Peaster -- PEE'-stuhr Nancy Pelosi -- puh-LOH'-see Richard Pena -- PEEN'-yah Suzie Pena -- PAYN'-yah Penobscot -- peh-NAHB-skaht Shimon Peres -- shee-MOHN' PEHR'-ehs Amir Peretz -- ah-MEER' PEHR'-etz Felipe Perez Roque -- feh-LEE'-pay PEH'-rehz ROH'-kay Perrigo -- PEHR'-ih-goh Goeran Persson -- YOH'-rahn PEHR'-suhn Peshawar -- puh-SHAH'-wuhr David Petraeus -- peh-TRAY'-uhs Daniel Petrocelli -- pet-roh-CHEL'-ee Michael Pfleger -- FLAY'-gur Phthalates -- FAL'-ayts Philippi -- FIL'-ih-pee Kyra Phillips -- KEER'-uh Phosgene -- FAHZ'-jeen Picaridin -- pih-KAHR'-ih-din

Augusto Pinochet -- pee-noh-CHET' Jeanine Pirro -- juh-NEEN' PEER'-oh John Pistole -- PIH'-stohl Jaime Placencia -- HY'-mee plah-SIN'-see-yah Valerie Plame -- playm Bernard Planche -- plahnsh Biljana Plavsic -- BIHL'-yah-nah PLAHV'-shich Raymond Plouhar -- PLOO'-hahr Stephen Poaches -- poh-SHAY' Pocosin -- puh-KOH'-sin James Polehinke -- pohl-HING'-kee Anna Politkovskaya -- poh-lit-kohv-SKAH'-yuh Port Hueneme -- wy-NEE'-mee Luis Posada Carriles -- loo-EES' poh-SAH'-dah kah-REE'lays Haleigh Poutre -- HAY'-lee POOT'-ruh Poway -- POW'-ay Pozarevac -- POH'-zhuh-ray-vahts Chip Prather -- PRAY'-thur Presumpscot -- preh-ZUMP'-skaht Rene Preval -- reh-NAY' preh-VAHL' Yevgeny Primakov -- yehv-GEH'-nee PREE'-mah-kawf

Salvatore Princiotta -- SAL'-vuh-tohr prin-see-AH'-tuh Pristina -- PREE'-shtee-nah Romano Prodi -- roh-MAH'-noh PROH'-dee Bill Proenza -- proh-EN'-zah Jan Pronk -- yahn prahnk Puerto Vallarta -- PWEHR'-toh vah-YAHR'-tah Vladimir Putin -- POO'-tihn Pyeongchang -- pyahng-chang Pyongyang -- pyuhng-yahng Q Abdul Qadir -- kah-DEER' Qaim -- KYM Ali Shalal Qaissi --ah-LEE' shuh-LAHL' KEYE'-see Qalqiliya -- kahl-KEEL'-yuh Qana -- KAH'-nah Entifadh Qanbar -- EHN'-tee-fahd KAHN'-bar Yunus Qanooni -- YOO'-nuhs kah-NOO'-nee Qatar -- GUH'-tur Qingdao -- king-DOW' Hassan Kazemi Qomi -- HAH'-sahn KAH'-zi-mee KOH'-mee Quantico -- KWAHN'-tih-koh Frank Quattrone -- kwah-TROHN'

Quds -- kuhdz Quetta -- KWEH'-tuh Quezon City -- KAY'-zahn Quinnipiac -- KWIN'-uh-pee-ak Robert Quiroz -- keer-OHS' Quran -- ku-RAHN' Ahmed Qureia -- AHK'-mehd kuh-RAY'-uh R Burhanuddin Rabbani -- boor-HAHN'-uh-deen ruh-BAH'-nee Yasser Abed Rabbo -- YAH'-ser AH'-bed RA'-boh Yitzhak Rabin -- YIT'-sahk rah-BEEN' Ivica Racan -- EE'-vih-chah RAH'-chihn Amy Radin -- RAY'-dihn Rafah -- RAH'-fah Jean-Pierre Raffarin -- zhohn-pee-ehr raw-fuh-REH' Hashemi Rafsanjani -- hah-SHEH'-mee rahf-sahn-JAHN'-ee Paulos Faraj Rahho -- POW'-loh fah-RAHJ' rah-HOO' Abdul Rahman -- ahb-DOOL' RAHK'-mahn Matiur Rahman -- MAH'-tee-ayr RAH'-mahn Prince Rainier -- ren-YAY' Jabril Rajoub -- jahb-REEL' rah-JOOB' Ramadan -- RAH'-mah-dahn

Ramadi -- rah-MAH'-dee Ramallah -- rah-MAHL'-ah Ramapo -- RAM'-uh-poh Ramstein Air Base -- RAHM'-shtyn Bill Rancic -- RAN'-sik Abdel Aziz Rantisi -- AHB'-duhl ah-ZEEZ' rahn-TEE'-see Ratatouille -- rat-uh-TOO'-ee Christopher Ratte -- RA'-tuh Rawalpindi -- rah-wuhl-PIN'-dee Nabil Abu Rdeneh -- nuh-BEEL' AH'-boo ruh-DIH'-nay Bill Readdy -- REE'-dee Judith Regan -- REE'-gun Maulana Fazal-ur Rehman -- muh-law-nuh fuhz-LOOR' VEH'mahn Bryan Reichel -- RY'-kuhl Hans Reiser -- hahnz REYE'-zur Garrett Reisman -- REES'-man Thomas Reiter -- toh-MAHS' RY'-ter Rennes -- REN Victor Renuart -- REN'-yoo-ahrt Angel Maturino Resendiz -- ahn-HEHL' mah-tyoo-REE'-noh reh-SEN'-deez Ahmed Ressam -- AH'-med res-AHM'

Sylvestre Reyes -- sil-VEHS'-tree RAY'-uhs Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar -- REH'-zah tah-ur-eh-ZAHR' Rhein-Main -- ryn-myn Angela, Richard Ricci -- REE'-see Tom Riccio -- REE'-shee-oh Ricin -- RY'-sin Riegelwood -- REE'-gul-wud Riga -- REE'-guh Rimantadine -- rih-MAN'-tah-deen rimonabant -- rih-MOH'-nuh-bant Richard Riordan -- REER'-den Jim Risch -- rish Riyadh -- rih-YAHD' Jacques Robidoux -- ROH'-bih-doh James Roche -- rohch John Roche -- rohsh Jacques Rogge -- zhahk ROH'-geh Roh Moo-hyun -- noh moo-hyuhn Danny Rolling -- RAHL'-ing Rebecca Romijn -- roh-MAYN' Josh Romanow -- ROH'-muh-now Zhu Rongji -- joo wrang jee

Saoirse Ronin -- SUR'-shuh Anton Rop -- AN'-tawn rohp Ileana Ros-Lehtinen -- ih-lay-AH'-nah rahs LAY'-tihnehn Mark Rosenker -- ROH'-zen-kur John Rowland -- ROH'-lund J.K. Rowling -- ROHL'-ing Dan Ruefly -- ROO'-fly Ibrahim Rugova -- IHB'-rah-heem roo-GOH'-vah Jeffrey Runge -- RUHN'-gee (hard "g") Marla Ruzicka -- roo-ZEE'-kah S Mikhail Saakashvili -- sah-kahsh-VIH'-leh Michel Sabbah -- mih-SHEHL' SAH'-bah Naji Sabri -- nah-JEE' SAH'-bree Muhamed Sacirbey -- SHAHK'-ur-bay Ehsanul Sadequee -- EH'-suh-nool sah-DEE'-kee Hafiz Saeed -- sy-EED' Omar Saeed -- sy-EED' David Safavian -- suh-FAY'-vee-uhn Safed -- Safed -- tzfat Mohammed Saffi -- SAH'-fee Sago -- SAY'-goh

Sadiya Sahal -- suh-DEE'-yuh suh-HAHL' Edward Said -- sy-EED' Abuhena Saiful-Islam -- ah-boo-HAY'-nah SY'-fuhl IHS'lahm St. Eustatius -- yoo-STAY'-shuhs Imette St. Guillen -- ih-MET' saynt GEE'-yen St. Lucia -- LOO'-shuh Akihiko Saito -- ah-kee-HEE'-koh sah-EE'-toh Barham Salih -- BAHR'-ahm SAHL'-uh Paul Salopek -- SAL'-oh-pek Sampaio -- ZHOR'-zheh sam-PY'-oh Samson -- AHN'-jay Imam Samudra -- ee-MAHM' suh-MOO'-druh San Jacinto -- hah-SIN'-toh Ivo Sanader -- EE'-voh suh-NAH'-dehr Anucha Browne Sanders -- ah-NOOK'-kah Fuad Saniora -- foo-AHD' sah-nee-OHR'-uh Typhoon Saomai -- sow-my Nicolas Sarkozy -- sahr-koh-ZEE' Peter Sartain -- SAHR'-tihn Abdul Sattar -- sa-TAHR' Almutah Saunders -- al-MOO'-tuh

Svetlana Savitskaya -- sah-VEETS'-kah-yah Iyad Sawalha -- ee-YAHD' suh-WAHL'-hah Abu Sayyaf -- AH'-boo sy-YAHF' Antonin Scalia -- AN'-toh-nihn skuh-LEE'-uh Schadenfreude -- SHAHD'-ehn-froy-duh Marc Schaffel -- SHAF'-ul Jan Schakowsky -- shuh-KOW'-skee Jaap de Hoop Scheffer -- yahp duh hohp SKEHF'-ur Shira Scheindlin -- SHEER'-uh SHIND'-lin Mike Scheuer -- SHOY'-ur Terri Schiavo -- SHY'-voh Mary Fackler Schiavo -- skee-AH'-voh Hans Schlegel -- HAHNS SHLAY'-gul Julian Schnabel -- SHNAH'-bul Peter Schoomaker -- SKOO'-may-kur Katharine Jefferts Schori -- SHOHR'-ee Juergen Schrempp -- YUR'-gen SHREMP Wolfgang Schuessel -- SHOO'-sel Jack Schuessler -- SHOOS'-lur Charles Schumer -- SHOO'-mur Philip Schuth -- shoof Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania -- SKOO'-kul

Richard Scrushy -- SKROO'-shee Sderot -- sdeh-ROHT' Kathleen Sebelius -- seh-BEEL'-yuhs Eugene Segro -- SEE'-groh Christopher Scott Seifert -- SIGH'-fert Audrey Seiler -- SEE'-lur Seisint -- SY'-zint Patrick Selepak -- SEL'-uh-pak Serono -- sur-OH'-noh Serostim -- SEHR'-uhs-tihm Mobutu Sese Seko -- moh-BOO'-too SAY'-say SAY'-koh Benon Sevan -- beh-NAHN' seh-VAHN' Chloe Sevigny -- SEH'-ven-ee Giuliana Sgrena -- zhoo-lee-AH'-nah ZGRAY'-nah Nabil Shaath -- nah-BEEL' shahth John Shadegg -- SHAH'-dihg Mohammad Zaher Shah -- ZY'-hehr shah Shah-e-Kot -- SHAH'-ee-kaht Jeanne Shaheen -- jeen shuh-HEEN' Nasser Shaer -- NAS'-ur shy-EHR' Gilad Shalit -- gee-LAHD' shah-LEET' Silvan Shalom -- SIHL'-vihn sha-LOHM'

Mohammad Zaher Shah - ZY'-hehr shah Faraj Shamkhi -- SHAHM'-khee Shamsi -- SHAHM'-see Shanxi -- shan-see Shariah -- shah-REE'-yuh Justin L. Sharratt -- SHUH'-raht Nawaz Sharif -- nah-WAHZ' shah-REEF' Salizhan Sharipov -- SAL'-in-zahn SHAR'-ih-pahv Sharm el-Sheik -- shahrm ehl shayk Ariel Sharon -- ah-ree-EL' shah-ROHN' Cindy Sheehan -- SHEE'-han Thaksin Shinawatra -- TAHK'-sin SHIN'-uh-wah M. Night Shyamalan -- SHAH'-mah-lahn Aafia Siddiqui -- Ah-fee-ah Sih-dee-kee Shii Ann -- shee Shiite -- SHEE'-eyet Sinn Fein -- shin fayn Schiphol -- SHIP'-hohl Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor -- shayk MOO'-zah-fahr shuhKOOR' Sialkot -- SEEL'-koht Sibir -- sih-BEER' Rana Sidani -- RAH'-nah sih-DAH'-nee

Imam Muzammil Siddiqi -- EE'mahm MOO'-zuh-meel suhDEE'-kee Sidhi -- SID'-hee Sidon -- SY'-duhn Erika Sifrit -- SYF'-riht Norodom Sihamoni -- nor-oh-DAHM' see-ah-MOH'-nee Norodom Sihanouk -- nor-oh-DAHM' see-AHN'-ook Mark Deli Siljander -- SIHL'-jan-dur Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva -- loo-EEZ' ee-NAH'-see-oh LOO'-luh duh SEEL'-vuh Anibal Cavaco Silva -- ah-NEE'-bal ca-va-COO' SEEL'-vuh Larry Silverstein -- SIL'-vur-steen Costas Simitis -- sih-MEE'-tees Manmohan Singh -- MAHN'-moh-hahn SING Steve Sipek -- SIH'-pehk Shahawar Matin Siraj -- SHAH'-hah-wahr mah-TEEN' sihRAHJ' Walter Sisulu -- sih-SOO'-loo Dru Sjodin -- droo shoh-DEEN' Michael Skakel -- SKAY'-kul Mohambedou Ould Slahi -- mahk-MOOD' oold slah-HEE' James Sliter -- SLY'-tur Curtis Sliwa -- SLEE'-wuh

Mabel Wisse Smit -- WIH'-suh SMIT Jacqui Smith -- JAK'-ee Sochi, Russia -- SOH'-chee Societe Generale -- soh-see-ay-TAY' zheh-neh-RAHL' Balbir Singh Sodhi -- SHOH'-dee Mohammed Sohail -- soh-hayl Jan Sokol -- yahn soh-KOHL' Javier Solana -- hah-vee-EHR' soh-LAHN'-ah Raffaele Sollecito -- rah-fy-EHL'-ay soh-LEH'-chee-toh Lazlo Solyom -- SHOY'-yahm Songhua River -- soong-hwah Sorbonne -- sor-BUHN' Tiffany Souers -- SOW'-urz Audra Soulias -- AH'-drah SOH'-lee-ahs David Souter -- SOO'-tur Soundarya -- sown-DAHR'-yuh Michael "Scott" Speicher -- SPY'-kur Spina bifida -- SPY'-nuh BIF'-ih-duh Spokane -- spoh-KAN' Steve Squyres -- SKWY'-urz Srebrenica -- sreh-breh-NEET'-sah Srinagar -- SREE'-nuh-gur

Dee Srinivasan -- srih-NIH'-va-san Debbie Stabenow -- STAB'-ih-now Leonid Stadnik -- LEE'-uh-nid STAD'-nik Milomir Stakic -- mee-loh-MEER' STAH'-kich Craig and Lisa Stebic -- STEB'-ik Stefano Stefani -- STEH'-fah-noh steh-FAH'-nee Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper -- HY'-dee stehf-uh-NIH'-shun PY'-pur Charles Steger -- STEE'-gur Joseph Stephanides -- steh-fah-NEE'-deez Bobbie Jo Stinnett -- STIN'-net Gerry Studds -- GEHR'-ee Rick Sturckow -- STUR'-koh John Styll -- stil Vlajko Stojiljkovic -- VLY'-koh stoh-yee-KOH'-vich Parthasarathy Sudarshan -- pahr-thuh-sahr-uh-thee soodahr-shuhn Steven Sueppel -- (SOO'-pul) Suffolk, Virginia -- SUHF'-ihk Megawati Sukarnoputri --meh-gah-WAH'-tee soo-kahr-nohPOOT'-rih Sukkot -- soo-KOHT' Sunni Muslim -- SOO'-nee Susquehanna -- suhs-kwuh-HAN'-uh

Aung San Suu Kyi -- ahng sahn soo chee Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan -- shayk AKH'-med sah-'LEEM SWAY'-dahn Robin Szeliga -- zuh-LEE'-guh Kwang Szuszka -- SHUSH'-kuh T Taepodong missile -- tay-poh-DONG' Antonio Taguba -- tah-GOO'-bah Rihab Taha -- rah-HAHB' TAH-hah Yasein Taher -- YAH'-seen TAH'-hayr Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar -- REH'-zah tah-ur-eh-ZAHR' Aref Taifour -- AH'-ref TY'-foor Tai Shan -- ty shawn Taji -- TAH'-jee Tajikistan -- tah-JEEK'-ih-stahn Takhar -- tah-KAR' Takur Ghar -- TAY'-kur GAHR Tal Afar -- tahl AH'-fur Jalal Talabani -- jahl-LAHL' tahl-ah-BAH'-nee Taloqan -- tahl-uh-KAHN' Abdul Hakim Taniwal -- AHB'-dool hah-KEEM' tah-neeWAHL' TAM airlines -- tahm

Tamil -- TAM'-ihl Tang Jiaxuan -- tahng zhow-shwin Dan Tani -- TAH'-nee Shahzad Tanweer -- shah-ZAHD' tan-WEER' Tanzania -- tan-zuh-NEE'-uh Salvador Tapia -- TAH'-pee-ah Tata Motors -- tah-tah Serdar Tatar --sur-DAHR' tah-TAHR' Jim Taricani -- teh-ruh-KAH'-nee Tarin Kot -- TAH'-reen KOHT Tashkent -- TAHSH'-kent Taybeh, Lebanon TY-buh Tbilisi -- tuh-BLEE'-see Tecate -- tay-KAH'-tay Susan Tedeschi -- teh-DES'-kee Tegucigalpa -- tay-goo-see-GAHL'-pah Telluride -- TEHL'-yoo-ryd Seth Temin -- TEH'-min Terre Haute -- TEHR'-uh HOHT Roger Tetrault -- TEH'-trahlt Jonathan Thacher -- THATCH'-ur Douglas Theuner -- THOO'-nur

John Thune -- THOON Tschula -- CHOO'-luh Hashim Thaci -- HAH'-shihm THAH'-chee Pete Theisinger -- TY'-sing-gur Tiananmen -- tyahn-ahn-mehn Tianjin -- tyan-jin Joseph Tiberi -- ty-BEER'-ee Tikrit -- tih-KREET' Tocopilla -- toh-koh-PEE'-yah Tokage -- toh-kah-gay Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov -- ah-LEEM'-zahn tohk-TAHK'-uhnuhv Mykola Tomenko -- MIH'-koh-lah toh-MEHN'-koh Judy Topinka -- toh-PIN'-kuh Topsail Beach -- TAHP'-suhl Martin Torrijos -- tohr-REE'-hohs Ali Farka Toure -- TOOR'-ay Boris Trajkovski -- try-KAWF'-skee Traunstein -- TROWN'-styn Robert Travaligni -- trav-ah-LEE'-nee Kimberly Trenor -- TRAY'-nur Jasmine Trias -- TREE'-uhs

Jean-Claude Trichet -- TREE'-shay Nguyen Minh Triet -- win min trit Lawrence Trujillo (troo-HEE'-yoh) Melania Knauss Trump -- mih-LAH'-nee-uh NOWS trump Yoshiaki Tsutsumi -- yoh-shee-ah-kee tsoo-tsoo-mee Morgan Tsvangirai -- SVAHNG'-ur-eye David Tuason -- TOO'-uh-sun Stanley Tucci -- TOO'-chee Franjo Tudjman -- FRAHN'-yoh TOOJ'-mahn Tulkarem -- tuhl-KA'-rum Tunica -- TOO'-nih-kuh Turin, Italy -- TOOR'-ihn Lucyna Turyk-Wawrynowicz -- loo-see-nah too-rik vahvrih-noh-vich Tutsi -- TOOT'-see Tutuila -- too-too-EE'-lah Lorna Tychostup -- ty-CHAHS'-tuhp Yulia Tymoshenko -- YOOL'-yah tee-moh-SHEN'-koh Tysabri -- ty-SAH'-bree Tyre -- TY'-ur U Michael Uberuaga -- oo-buh-RAH'-guh UbiquiTel -- yoo-BIK'-wih-tel

Uighur Muslim -- WEE'-gur James Ujaama -- oo-JAH'-mah Bjorn Ulvaeus -- byohrn ul-VAY'-uhs Umatilla National Forest -- yoo-muh-TIHL'-ah Umm el-Fahm -- oom el-fahm Umm Qasr -- oom KAHSR' or oom-KAH'-sur Alvaro Uribe -- oo-REE'-bay Ursprache -- OOR'-sprah-kuh Uttar Pradesh -- OOT'-uhr pruh-DEHSH' Uzbekistan -- ooz-bek-ih-STAHN' V Atal Bihari Vajpayee -- ah-TUL' bee-HAH'-ree VAHJ'-pyee Vallejo -- vuh-LAY'-oh Geoffrey van Cromvoirt -- JEHF'-ree vahn KRUMV'-furt Joran van der Sloot -- YOHR'-uhn VAN'-dur-sloht Chai Vang -- CHY Laura VanRyn -- van-RYN' Tonya Vasilev -- VA'-sih-lev Eloysa Vasquez -- ee-LOY'-sah VAZ'-kez Michel Veillette -- mee-SHEHL' vee-YEHT' Jaci Velasquez -- JAK'-ee

Gianni Versace -- JAH'-nee vur-SAH'-chay Hendrik Verfaillie -- vehr-fy-YAY' Alexander Vershbow -- VURSH'-bow (rhymes with how) Kaavya Viswanathan -- KAHV'-yah vis-WAN'-ah-than Viiv -- vyv (rhymes with five) Vaira Vike-Freiberga -- VY'-ruh VEE'-kuh FRAY'-behr-guh Antonio Villaraigosa -- vee-yah-ry-GOH'-sah Villas, New Jersey -- VIHL'-uhs Matan Vilnai -- muh-TAHN' VIHL'-ny-ee Pavel Vinogradov -- PAH'-vuhl vee-noh-GRAH'-dahv Goran Visnjic -- VIHJ'-nich Pamela Vitale -- vih-TAL'-ee Jakub Voboril -- JAY'-kuhb VOH'-boh-rihl Doug Vogt -- VOHT Volusia -- voh-LOO'-shuh Andrew von Eschenbach -- ESH'-ehn-bahk Floyd Vrtiska -- VUR-tisk-uh W Kenneth Wainstein -- WAYN'-steen Rex Walheim -- WAHL'-hym Chitchai Wannasathit -- SHIT'-shy wahn-ah-SUHT'-eet Waupun -- waw-PAHN'

Waziristan -- vah-ZEER'-ih-stahn Cyril Wecht -- SIH'-ruhl wekt Jim Weidmann -- WYD'-mun Anthony Weiner -- WEE'-nur Elliot Weinstein -- WYN'-styn Jeff Weise -- wees Lewis Welshofer -- WEL'-shoh-fur Katie Wernecke -- WUR'-neh-kee Rachel Weisz -- vys Michael Wempe -- WEMP'-ee Wen Jiabao -- win jah-bow Michael Wenning -- VEH'-ning Kanye West -- KAHN'-yay Paul Weyrich -- WY'-rik Wiesbaden -- VEES'-bah-den Elie Wiesel -- EL'-ee vee-ZEHL' Simon Wiesenthal -- VEEZ'-ehn-thahl Wii -- wee Olaf Wiig -- veeg Wilkes-Barre -- WILKS'-behr-ee Pharrell Williams -- fuh-REHL' Genarlow Wilson -- jen-AHR'-loh

Worcester -- WUS'-tur Alexandra Wucetich -- woo-SET'-ich Wuer Kaixi -- wehr KY'-shee Donald Wuerl -- wurl Kurt Wuethrich -- VOO'-trihk Frank Wuterich -- WOO'-tur-ich Michael Wynne -- win X, Y Xian -- SHEE'-ahn Xie Chunren -- shee-YEH' trun-REHN' Xigris -- ZY'-grihs Xinping -- shin-peeng Xinhua -- shin-wah Mahalia Xiong -- mah-hah-LEE'-ah ZHAHNG Moshe Yaalon -- MOH'-shuh YAH'-uh-lohn Adel Yahya -- AH'-dehl YAH'-yah Yahzarah -- YAH'-zah-rah Daoud Yakub -- dah-OOD' YAH'-kuhb Kristi Yamaoka -- yah-mah-OH'-kuh Yang Jianli -- yahng jen-lee Yang Jiechi -- yahng je-chur Yang Liwei -- yahng lee-way

Yangon -- yan-GAHN' Yanjin -- yehn-jin Viktor Yanukovych -- yah-noo-KOH'-vich Jiang Yanyong --junhg yen-yawng Abdul Rahman Yasin -- ahb-DOOL' RAHK'-mahn yah-SEEN' Sheik Ahmed Yassin -- shayk AKH'-mehd yah-SEEN' Abdel Razak Yehiyeh -- yuh-HEE'-uh Stephen Yelovich -- YEL'-oh-vich Yemen -- YEH'-muhn Yogyakarta -- JOG'-juh-KAHR'-tuh Yokosuka -- yoh-kus-kuh Yuan -- yoo-AHN' Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono -- SOO'-see-loh BAM'-bang yoodoo-YOH'-noh Fyodor Yurchikhin (fee-YOH'-dur yur-CHEE'-kihn) Purnomo Yusgiantoto -- pur-noh-MOH' yoos-kee-AHN'-tohroh Viktor Yushchenko -- yoo-SHEN'-koh Z Abdul Salam Zaeef -- ahb-DOOL' sah-LAHM' zah-EEF' Mahmoud Zahar -- mahk-MOOD' zah-HAHR' Dov Zakheim -- duhv ZAK'-hym Ousmane Zango -- ooz-mahn ZHAHN'-goh

Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero -- zah-pah-TEH'-roh Abu Musab Zarqawi -- AH'-boo MOO'-sahb zahr-KOW'-ee Zawar Kili -- ZOW'-ur kih-LEE' Mohammed Mohsen Yahya Zayed -- moh-SEHN' yah-yah zyEHD' Hoshyar Zebari -- HOH'-shayr zuh-BAH'-ree Rehavam Zeevi -- reh-huh-VAHM' zuh-EH'-vee Phil Zelikow -- ZEL'-ih-koh Elias Zerhouni -- zur-HOO'-nee Dieter Zetsche -- DEE'-tur TSET'-sheh Jean Ziegler -- zhahn ZEEG'-lehr Zihuatanejo -- see-wah-tah-NAY'-hoh Zhang Yuan-Yuan -- zhahng yoo-ahn yoo-ahn Zhao Ziyang -- zhow tzee-yahng or jow zuh-yahng Zhang Ziyi -- shang zee-yee Zhou Wen Zhong -- joh wen jawng Vladimir Zhirinovsky -- VLAD'-ih-meer zheer-ih-NAWF'skee Zurab Zhvania -- zoo-rahb zhuh-VAHN'-yuh Robert Zoellick -- ZEL'-ik Jamal Zougam -- zow-GAHM' Abu Zubaydah -- ah-BOO' zoo-BY'-dah Zune -- zoon

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