AP-News Pronunciation Guide S-Z

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Mikhail Saakashvili — sah-kahsh-VIH’-leh

Michel Sabbah — mih-SHEHL’ SAH’-bah

Reza Saberi — RAY’-suh sah-BEHR’-ee

Roxana Saberi — rahk-SAN’-uh sah-BEHR’-ee

Genevieve Sabourin — ZHAHN’-vee-ehv sah-boor-EHN’

Naji Sabri — nah-JEE’ SAH’-bree

Sachsenhausen — ZAHK’-zen-how-zen

Muhamed Sacirbey — SHAHK’-ur-bay

Rick Sacra — SAY’-krah

Ehsanul Sadequee — EH’-suh-nool sah-DEE’-kee

Hafiz Saeed — sy-EED’

Omar Saeed — sy-EED’

Chiew Chan Saevang — CHEE’-oh chan SAY’-jahng

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

Sayfullo Saipov — sy-foo-LOH’ sah-YEE’-pawf

Akihiko Saito — ah-kee-HEE’-koh sah-EE’-toh

Michaele Salahi — mih-KEHL’ sah-LAH’-hee

Tareq Salahi — TAH’-rehk sah-LAH’-hee

Ken Salazar — SAL’-uh-zahr

Ali Abdullah Saleh — AH’-lee ahb-DUH’-luh sah-LEH’

Barham Salih — BAHR’-ahm SAHL’-uh

Paul Salopek — SAL’-oh-pek

Samar Island — SAM’-ahr

Antonis Samaras — ahn-TOH’-nees sah-mah-RAHS’

Sampaio — ZHOR’-zheh sam-PY’-oh

Samson — AHN’-jay

Imam Samudra — ee-MAHM’ suh-MOO’-druh

San Jacinto — hah-SIN’-toh

Sanaa, Yemen — sah-NAH’

Ivo Sanader — EE’-voh suh-NAH’-dehr

Anucha Browne Sanders — ah-NOOK’-kah

Fuad Saniora — foo-AHD’ sah-nee-OHR’-uh

Sanofi Pasteur — SAN’-oh-fee past-YUR’

Typhoon Saomai — sow-my

Sarcoidosis — sahr-koy-DOH’-sihs

Sarin — SA’-rihn

Nicolas Sarkozy — sahr-koh-ZEE’

Peter Sarsgaard — SAHRZ’-gahrd

Peter Sartain — SAHR’-tihn

Shinichi Sasaki — shin-EE’-chee sah-SAH’-kee

Ben Sasse — sas

Abdul Sattar — sa-TAHR’

Almutah Saunders — al-MOO’-tuh

Kathleen Savio — SAH’-vee-oh

Svetlana Savitskaya — sah-VEETS’-kah-yah

Savvas Savopoulos — SAH’-vus sah-VOH’-puh-lus

Iyad Sawalha — ee-YAHD’ suh-WAHL’-hah

Kshama Sawant — CHAH’-mah SAH’-want

Abu Sayyaf — AH’-boo sy-YAHF’

Skagit — SKA’-jiht

Antonin Scalia — AN’-toh-nihn skuh-LEE’-uh

Steve Scalise — skuh-LEES’

Schadenfreude — SHAHD’-ehn-froy-duh

Marc Schaffel — SHAF’-ul

Jan Schakowsky — shuh-KOW’-skee

Gilad Schalit — gee-LAHD’ shah-LEET’

Jaap de Hoop Scheffer — yahp duh hohp SKEHF’-ur

Shira Scheindlin — SHEER’-uh SHIND’-lin

Hoyt-Schermerhorn — SKER’-mur-horn

Francesco Schettino — frahn-CHEHS’-koh skeh-TEE’-noh

Mike Scheuer — SHOY’-ur

Randy Scheunemann — SHU’-nuh-muhn

Terri Schiavo — SHY’-voh

Mary Fackler Schiavo — skee-AH’-voh

Schiphol — SHIP’-hohl

Hans Schlegel — HAHNS SHLAY’-gul

Thaleia Schlesinger — thah-LEE’-ah SHLEHS’-ihn-jur

Laura Schlessinger — SHLEHS’-ing-ur

Julian Schnabel — SHNAH’-bul

Peter Schoomaker — SKOO’-may-kur

Katharine Jefferts Schori — SHOHR’-ee

Juergen Schrempp — YUR’-gen SHREMP

Anne Schuchat — SHU’-kit

Wolfgang Schuessel — SHOO’-sel

Jack Schuessler — SHOOS’-lur

Charles Schumer — SHOO’-mur

Philip Schuth — shoof

Schuylkill — SKOO’-kul

Nick Schuyler — SKY’-lur

Charles Scicluna — shih-KLOO’-nah

Akein Scott — AY’-kin

Thomas Scotto — SKAH’-toh

Dierdre Scozzafava — skoh-zuh-FAH’-vuh

Richard Scrushy — SKROO’-shee

Sderot — sdeh-ROHT’

Kathleen Sebelius — seh-BEEL’-yuhs

Secaucus — sih-KAW’-kuhs

Terry Sedlacek — SEHD’-lak

Eugene Segro — SEE’-groh

Christopher Scott Seifert — SIGH’-fert

Audrey Seiler — SEE’-lur

Seisint — SY’-zint

Jennifer Seitz — syts

Patrick Selepak — SEL’-uh-pak

Sendai — SEHND’-eye

Therese Serignese — teh-REES’ SEHR’-ihg-neez

Serono — sur-OH’-noh

Serostim — SEHR’-uhs-tihm

Junipero Serra — hoo-NEE’-peh-roh

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

Zarrar Shah — zahr-RAHR’ shah

Shah-e-Kot — SHAH’-ee-kaht

Jeanne Shaheen — jeen shuh-HEEN’

Faisal Shahzad — FY’-sul shah-ZAHD’

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 d 0nprShanxi — 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

Hysen Sherifi — HY’-sehn shuh-REE’-fee

Shirley Sherrod — shuh-RAHD’

Nancy Shevell — shuh-VEHL’

Thaksin Shinawatra — TAHK’-sihn SHIHN’-uh-waht

Sameh Shoukry — sah-MEH’ SHOO’-kree

Nora and Sarah Shourd — shurd

Mohammad Shtayyeh — sh-TAY’-uh

Adnan Shukrijumah — SHOOK’-ree joohm-HAH’

M. Night Shyamalan — SHAH’-mah-lahn

Aafia Siddiqui — ah-FEE’-ah see-DEE’-kee

Shii Ann — shee

Shiite — SHEE’-eyet

Eric Shinseki — shin-SEHK’-ee

Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor — shayk MOO’-zah-fahr shuh-KOOR’

Sialkot — SEEL’-koht

Sibir — sih-BEER’

Rana Sidani — RAH’-nah sih-DAH’-nee

Imam Muzammil Siddiqi — EE’mahm MOO’-zuh-meel suh-DEE’-kee

Sidhi — SID’-hee

Gabourey Sidibe — GA’-buh-ray SIH’-dee-bay

Sidon — SY’-duhn

Miriam Siefer — SEE’-fur

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

Charles Simonyi — sih-MOHN’-ee

Mount Sinabung — sih-NAH’-bung

Manmohan Singh — MUHN’-moh-hahn sing

Sinn Fein — shin fayn

Steve Sipek — SIH’-pehk

Shahawar Matin Siraj — SHAH’-hah-wahr mah-TEEN’ sih-RAHJ’

Sirte, Libya — SURT

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

Paul Slough — slow (rhymes with cow)

Slovyansk — SLAHV’-yansk

Michael Smerconish — smur-KAHN’-ihsh

Jeffery Smisek — SMY’-sihk

Mabel Wisse Smit — WIH’-suh SMIT

Jacqui Smith — JAK’-ee

Sobibor — soh-BEE’-bohr

Sochi, Russia — SOH’-chee

Societe Generale — soh-see-ay-TAY’ zheh-neh-RAHL’

Balbir Singh Sodhi — SHOH’-dee

Maya Soetero-Ng — soh-TEHR’-oh eng

Mohammed Sohail — soh-hayl

Jan Sokol — yahn soh-KOHL’

Mark Sokolich — SAHK’-oh-lich

Javier Solana — hah-vee-EHR’ soh-LAHN’-ah

Hilda Solis — soh-LEES’

Raffaele Sollecito — rah-fy-EHL’-ay soh-LEH’-chee-toh

Lazlo Solyom — SHOY’-yahm

Songhua River — soong-hwah

Sorbonne — sor-BUHN’

Sonia Sotomayor — SOHN’-ya soh-toh-my-YOR’

Mark Souder — SOW’-dur

Tiffany Souers — SOW’-urz

Audra Soulias — AH’-drah SOH’-lee-ahs

David Souter — SOO’-tur

Soundarya — sown-DAHR’-yuh

Souris River — SUR’-ihs

Anthony Sowell — SOH’-wehl

Graham Spanier — SPAN’-yer

Michael “Scott” Speicher — SPY’-kur

Christopher Speight — spayt

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

Stadelheim — SHTAH’-dehl-hym

Leonid Stadnik — LEE’-uh-nid STAD’-nik

Milomir Stakic — mee-loh-MEER’ STAH’-kich

Adm. James Stavridis — stav-REE’-dihs

Craig and Lisa Stebic — STEB’-ihk

Stefano Stefani — STEH’-fah-noh steh-FAH’-nee

Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper — HY’-dee-mah-REE’ stehf-uh-NIH’-shun PY’-pur

Charles Steger — STEE’-gur

Joseph Stephanides — steh-fah-NEE’-deez

Dainesha Stevens — deh-NEE’-shuh

Bobbie Jo Stinnett — STIN’-net

Stoneham, Massachusetts — STOHN’-um

Gerry Studds — GEHR’-ee

Rick Sturckow — STUR’-koh

John Styll — stil

Vlajko Stojiljkovic — VLY’-koh stoh-yee-KOH’-vich

Anes Subasic — AH’-nehs soo-BAYS’-ihk

Parthasarathy Sudarshan — pahr-thuh-sahr-uh-thee soo-dahr-shuhn

Steven Sueppel — SOO’-pul

Suffolk, Virginia — SUHF’-ihk

Megawati Sukarnoputri –meh-gah-WAH’-tee soo-kahr-noh-POOT’-rih

Sukkot — soo-KOHT’

Omar Suleiman — OH’-mar SOO’-lay-mahn

Samak Sundaravej — sah-MAK’ sun-TAH’-rah-ved

Sunni Muslim — SOO’-nee

Susquehanna — suhs-kwuh-HAN’-uh

Aung San Suu Kyi — ahng sahn soo chee

Cecil Suwal — SEE’-sil soo-WAHL’

Carl-Henric Svanberg — kahrl-Henrihk-SVAHN’-burg

Swat Valley — swaht

Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan — shayk AKH’-med sah-‘LEEM SWAY’-dahn

Synecdoche — sih-NEHK’-duh-kee

Robin Szeliga — zuh-LEE’-guh

Kwang Szuszka — SHUSH’-kuh

T

Boris Tadic — boo-RIHS’ TAH’-dich

Taepodong missile — tay-poh-DONG’

Luis Antonio Tagle — TAH’-glay

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’

Tahrir Square — tah-HREER’

Aref Taifour — AH’-ref TY’-foor

Tai Shan — ty shawn

Kian Tajbakhsh — KEE’-ahn tahj-BAHKSH’

Taji — TAH’-jee

Tajikistan — tah-JEEK’-ih-stahn

George Takei — tuh-KAY’

Takhar — tah-KAR’

Takur Ghar — TAY’-kur GAHR

Tal Afar — tahl AH’-fur

Jalal Talabani — jahl-LAHL’ tahl-ah-BAH’-nee

Gina Talamona — tal-uh-MOH’-nuh

Taloqan — tahl-uh-KAHN’

Abdul Hakim Taniwal — AHB’-dool hah-KEEM’ tah-nee-WAHL’

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

Jessica Tata — TAH’-tah

Serdar Tatar –sur-DAHR’ tah-TAHR’

Jim Taricani — teh-ruh-KAH’-nee

Tarin Kot — TAH’-reen KOHT

Tashkent — TAHSH’-kent

Tassajara — tas-ah-HAHR’-ah

Marilyn Tavenner — TAV’-eh-nur

Taxco, Mexico – TAHS’-koh

Taybeh, Lebanon TY-buh

Azamat Tazhayakov — AZ’-maht tuh-ZAY’-uh-kahv

Tbilisi — tuh-BLEE’-see

Tullian Tchividjian — TUH’-lee-uhn chuh-VIHD’-juhn

Tecate — tay-KAH’-tay

Susan Tedeschi — teh-DES’-kee

Tegucigalpa — tay-goo-see-GAHL’-pah

Tehachapi — teh-HACH’-uh-pee

Telluride — TEHL’-yoo-ryd

Seth Temin — TEH’-min

Tempe — TEHM’-pee

Terre Haute — TEHR’-uh HOHT

Terrebone Parish — tehr-uh-BOHN’

Michael Teta — TEHT’-uh

Roger Tetrault — TEH’-trahlt

Jonathan Thacher — THATCH’-ur

Nikhom Thephakaysone — nih-KAHM’ tehp-KAY’-sahn

Douglas Theuner — THOO’-nur

Shylea Myza Thomas — shy-LEE’-uh MY’-zuh

Janaya Thompson — juh-NAY’-uh

John Thune — THOON

Tschula — CHOO’-luh

Hashim Thaci — HAH’-shihm THAH’-chee

Pete Theisinger — TY’-sing-gur

Thessaloniki — theh-sah-loh-NEE’-kee

Sodium Thiopental — thy-uh-PEHN’-tul

Tiananmen — tien-ahn-muhn

Tianjin — tyan-jin

Joseph Tiberi — ty-BEER’-ee

Tikrit — tih-KREET’

Tocantins — toh-kan-TEENZ’

Tocopilla — toh-koh-PEE’-yah

Ibragim Todashev — IH’-bruh-heem TOH’-duh-shehv

Tohme Tohme — toh-MAY’ toh-MAY’

Tokage — toh-kah-gay

Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov — ah-LEEM’-zahn tohk-TAHK’-uh-nuhv

Mykola Tomenko — MIH’-koh-lah toh-MEHN’-koh

Tonghae, North Korea — TAHNG’-hay

Tony Tooke — tuk (sounds like took)

Ottis Toole — AH’-tis TOOL

Judy Topinka — toh-PIN’-kuh

Topsail Beach — TAHP’-suhl

Martin Torrijos — tohr-REE’-hohs

Megan Touma — TOO’-mah

Ali Farka Toure — TOOR’-ay

Boris Trajkovski — try-KAWF’-skee

Traunstein — TROWN’-styn

Robert Travaligni — trav-ah-LEE’-nee

Trawniki — trahf-NEE’-kee

Trebes, France — treb

Treme — treh-MAY’

Phillip Trenary — treh-NEHR’-ee

Kimberly Trenor — TRAY’-nur

Jasmine Trias — TREE’-uhs

Jean-Claude Trichet — TREE’-shay

Triclosan — TRY’-kloh-san

Valerie Trierweiler — val-eh-REE’ tree-AYR’-veh-LAYR’

Nguyen Minh Triet — win min trit

Henry Trochesset — TRAHS’-uh-set

Lawrence Trujillo — troo-HEE’-yoh

Melania Knauss Trump — mih-LAH’-nee-uh NOWS trump

Robert Trupia — TROOP’-ee-uh

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv

Tamerlan Tsarnaev — TAM’-ehr-luhn tsahr-NEYE’-ehv

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva — zoo-bay-DAHT’ tsahr-NEYE’-eh-vuh

Roger Tsein — chen

Tskhinvali — SKIN’-vuh-lee

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

Tujunga — tuh-HUHN’-guh

Tulkarem — tuhl-KA’-rum

Tunica — TOO’-nih-kuh Turin, Italy — TOOR’-ihn

Oleksandr Turchynov — oh-lek-SAN’-dur tur-CHY’-nahv

John Turnpaugh — TURN’-poh

Lucyna Turyk-Wawrynowicz — loo-see-nah too-rik vah-vrih-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

Brian Tzeo — chow

Julian Tzolov — ZOH’-lawv

U

Michael Uberuaga — oo-buh-RAH’-guh

UbiquiTel — yoo-BIK’-wih-tel

Iris Udasin — YOO’-dah-sihn

Uighur Muslim — WEE’-gur

James Ujaama — oo-JAH’-mah

Arid Uka — AH’-reed OO’-kah

Bjorn Ulvaeus — byohrn ul-VAY’-uhs

Jerry Umanos — yoo-MAH’-nohs

Umatilla National Forest — yoo-muh-TIHL’-ah

Umm el-Fahm — oom el-fahm

Umm Qasr — oom KAHSR’ or oom-KAH’-sur

Umpqua — UHMP’-kwah

Heather Unruh — UHN’-roo

Alvaro Uribe — oo-REE’-bay

Ursprache — OOR’-sprah-kuh

Urumqi — uh-ROOM’-chee

Ushuaia — oo-SWY’-uh

Utoya island — OO’-toy-uh

Uttar Pradesh — OOT’-uhr pruh-DEHSH’

Uzbekistan — ooz-bek-ih-STAHN’

V

Atal Bihari Vajpayee — ah-TUL’ bee-HAH’-ree VAHJ’-py-ee

Aagot Valle — OH’-gaht VA’-luh

Vallejo — vuh-LAY’-oh

Lewis VanBlois — van-BLOYS’

Geoffrey van Cromvoirt — JEHF’-ree vahn KRUMV’-furt

Joran van der Sloot — YOHR’-uhn VAN’-dur-sloht

Chai Vang — CHY

Laura VanRyn — van-RYN’

Nia Vardalos — NEE’-uh vahr-DAHL’-uhs

Yanis Varoufakis — YAH’-nihs vah-roo-FAH’-kihs

Tonya Vasilev — VA’-sih-lev

Eloysa Vasquez — ee-LOY’-sah VAZ’-kez

Michel Veillette — mee-SHEHL’ vee-YEHT’

Abhisit Vejjajiva — ah-PEE’-siht way-CHAH’-chee-wah

Jaci Velasquez — JAK’-ee

Gianni Versace — JAH’-nee vur-SAH’-chay

Cape Verde — vurd

Hendrik Verfaillie — vehr-fy-YAY’

Alexander Vershbow — VURSH’-bow (rhymes with how)

Meredith Vieira — vee-EHR’-uh

David Viens — vee-EHNZ’

Tommy Vietor – VEE’-tur

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

Rene-Thierry Magon de la Villehuchet — reh-NAY’-tee-ay-REE’ ma-GOHN’ duh lah veel-oo-SHAY’

Matan Vilnai — muh-TAHN’ VIHL’-ny-ee

Bryant Neal Vinas — VEE’-nuhs

Andre Vingt-Trois — van-TWAH’

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

James Von Brunn — vahn BRUHN’

Andrew von Eschenbach — ESH’-ehn-bahk

Floyd Vrtiska — VUR-tisk-uh

W

Wadena — wah-DEEN’-uh

Kenneth Wainstein — WAYN’-steen

Koichi Wakata — koh-EE’-chee wah-KAH’-tah

Lech Walesa — lek vah-WEHN’-sah

Rex Walheim — WAHL’-hym

Abduhl Wal-i-Musi — AHB’-dul wahl-ih-MOO’-sih

Quevenzhane Wallis –kweh-VEHN’-zhah-nay

Leah Walsh — LAY’-uh

Mashpee Wampanoag — MASH’-pee WAHM’-puh-nawg

Mavis Wanczyk — WAHN’-zihk

Chitchai Wannasathit — SHIT’-shy wahn-ah-SUHT’-eet

Wapakoneta — wah-puh-kuh-NET’-uh

Waupun — waw-PAHN’

Waziristan — vah-ZEER’-ih-stahn

Cyril Wecht — SIH’-ruhl wekt

Susan Wehle — WAY’-lee

Jim Weidmann — WYD’-mun

Anthony Weiner — WEE’-nur

Mark Weiner — WY’-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

Francis Wiercinski — wur-ZIHN’-skee

Wiesbaden — VEES’-bah-den

Elie Wiesel — EL’-ee vee-ZEHL’

Simon Wiesenthal — VEEZ’-ehn-thahl

Wii — wee

Olaf Wiig — veeg David Wildstein — WYLD’-steen

Wilkes-Barre — WILKS’-behr-ee

Onta Williams — AWN’-tay

Pharrell Williams — fuh-REHL’

Genarlow Wilson — jen-AHR’-loh

Wimmera River (Australia) — WIHM’-uh-ruh

Holley Wimunc — WY’-muhnk

Frank Wisner — WIHZ’-nur

Worcester — WUS’-tur

Jenise Wright — juh-NEES’

Alexandra Wucetich — woo-SET’-ich

Wuer Kaixi — wehr KY’-shee

Donald Wuerl — wurl

Kurt Wuethrich — VOO’-trihk

Joe Wurzelbacher — WUR’-zuhl-bah-kur

Frank Wuterich — WOO’-tur-ich

Michael Wynne — win

X, Y

Xe (formerly Blackwater) — zee

Xian — SHEE’-ahn

Xie Chunren — shee-YEH’ trun-REHN’ Xigris — ZY’-grihs

Xinjiang — shihn-jahng

Xinping — shihn-peeng

Xinhua — shihn-wah

Mahalia Xiong — mah-hah-LEE’-ah ZHAHNG

XXXTentacion — ex-ex-ex-ten-TAH’-see-YOHN’

Moshe Yaalon — MOH’-shuh YAH’-uh-lohn

Yad Vashem — yad va-SHEM’

Adel Yahya — AH’-dehl YAH’-yah

Yahzarah — YAH’-zah-rah

Daoud Yakub — dah-OOD’ YAH’-kuhb

Kristi Yamaoka — yah-mah-OH’-kuh

Gennady Yanayev — guh-NAH’-dee yuh-NY’-ehv

Yang Jianli — yahng jen-lee

Yang Jiechi — yahng jay-uh-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’

Arseniy Yatsenyuk — ahr-SEHN’-ee yaht-sehn-YOOK’

Aaron Ybarra — ee-BAHR’-uh

Abdel Razak Yehiyeh — yuh-HEE’-uh

Stephen Yelovich — YEL’-oh-vich Yemen — YEH’-muhn

Yeonpyeong — yuhn-pyuhng

Yogyakarta — JOG’-juh-KAHR’-tuh

Yokosuka — yoh-kus-kuh

You You — yoh yoh

Malala Yousafzai — mah-LAH’-lah YOO’-suhf-zeye

Youssifiyah — yoo-sih-FEE’-yah

Yuan — yoo-AHN’

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono — soo-SEE’-loh BAHM’-bahng yoo-doo-YOH’-noh

Fyodor Yurchikhin — fee-YOH’-dur yur-CHEE’-kihn

Purnomo Yusgiantoto — pur-noh-MOH’ yoos-kee-AHN’-toh-roh

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

Vicente Zambada — vih-SEN’-tay zahm-BAH’-dah

Ousmane Zango — ooz-mahn ZHAHN’-goh

Jaime Zapata — HY’-may sah-PAH’-tah

Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero — zah-pah-TEH’-roh

Asif Ali Zardari — AH’-seef ah-LEE’ zahr-DAH’-ree

Abu Musab Zarqawi — AH’-boo MOO’-sahb zahr-KOW’-ee

Zawar Kili — ZOW’-ur kih-LEE’

Zawiya — ZOW’-ee-yuh

Mohammed Mohsen Yahya Zayed — moh-SEHN’ yah-yah zy-EHD’

Najibullah Zazi — nah-jee-BOO’-lah ZAH’-zee

Hoshyar Zebari — HOH’-shayr zuh-BAH’-ree

Rehavam Zeevi — reh-huh-VAHM’ zuh-EH’-vee

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau — zeh-HAHF’ bih-BOH’

Manuel Zelaya — zuh-LY’-uh

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

Zhejiang — ZHUH’-zhee-ahng

Zhai Zhigang — zheye zhu-dawng

Zhang Yuan-Yuan — zhahng yoo-ahn yoo-ahn

Zika virus — ZEE’-kuh

Joseph Zikuski — zih-KUHS’-kee

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

David Zhvania — zhuh-VAHN’-yuh

Zurab Zhvania — zoo-rahb zhuh-VAHN’-yuh

Jeff Zients — zynts

Aimee Zmroczek — zihm-ehr-CHEK’

Robert Zoellick — ZEHL’-ik

Jamal Zougam — zow-GAHM’

Beate Zschaepe — beh-AH’-tuh TCHEH’-puh

Abu Zubaydah — ah-BOO’ zoo-BY’-dah

Jacob Zuma — ZOO’-muh

Zune — zoon

Jim Zupancic — zoo-PAN’-sik

Harald zur Hausen — zur HOW’-zen

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