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AUDIO GLOSSARY


Glossary for the letter "P":

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xPachacuti Audio Pronunciation of Pachacuti
Inkan ruler, 1438 - 1471 CE.

Palembang  Audio Pronunciation of Palembang
First capital of Srivijaya in the eleventh century.

Palenque Audio Pronunciation of Palenque
Mayan palace archaeological site.

Panhellenic  Audio Pronunciation of Panhellenic
Literally "all Greek"; of or relating to all of Greece or the area where ancient Greek culture dominated.

Patrice Lumumba Audio Pronunciation of Patrice Lumumba
Pan-Africanist and first prime minister of the independent Congo in 1960; he was killed in January 1961 by troops loyal to his opponent Joseph Mobutu.

Pax Mongolica Audio Pronunciation of Pax Mongolica
The peace created by the extension of Mongol rule across Eurasia.

Pedro de Cieza de Leon Audio Pronunciation of Pedro de Cieza de Leon
Spanish conquistador who wrote Chronicles of the Inkas, 1540 CE.

perestroika Audio Pronunciation of perestroika
Economic reforms begun by Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the USSR.

Pierre de Coubertin  Audio Pronunciation of Pierre de Coubertin
French citizen who re-established the Olympic games in 1896.

Plaza de Mayo Audio Pronunciation of Plaza de Mayo
Public square in Buenos Aires where Argentinian mothers protested against the government jailing or killing their children without due process.

Popul Vuh Audio Pronunciation of Popul Vuh
Sacred book of the Maya.

Potosi Audio Pronunciation of Potosi
Andean city where the Spanish required Native Americans to mine silver for global trade; one of the largest world cities in the sixteenth century.

Prince Vladimir Audio Pronunciation of Prince Vladimir
Ruler of Kievan Russia; converted to Christianity in 988 CE when he married the sister of the Byzantine emperor.

Ptolemaic Audio Pronunciation of Ptolemaic
Map with ancient Greek perspective.

Ptolemy Audio Pronunciation of Ptolemy
Ancient Greek geographer.

pyrotechnology Audio Pronunciation of pyrotechnology
Any technology that uses fire, such as metallurgy or pottery making.

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