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AUDIO GLOSSARY


Glossary for the letter "Z":

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xZambezi River  Audio Pronunciation of Zambezi River
2750 kilometer-long river that starts in southern Africa and empties into the Indian Ocean.

Zanzibar Audio Pronunciation of Zanzibar
Island off the coast of Tanzania controlled by the Omani of the southern Arabian coast.

zeitgeist Audio Pronunciation of zeitgeist
German phrase meaning "the spirit of the times".

Zhang Qian  Audio Pronunciation of Zhang Qian
Han dynasty Chinese explorer dispatched by the emperor on a diplomatic mission to the western steppes in 138 BCE.

Zheng He Audio Pronunciation of Zheng He
Ming dynasty admiral who led seven voyages to the Indian Ocean ports from 1405 - 1433 CE.

Zoroaster Audio Pronunciation of Zoroaster
Also known as Zarathustra; founder of Zoroastrianism, lived in Persia during the sixth century BCE.

Zoroastrianism Audio Pronunciation of Zoroastrianism
Persian belief system that combines aspects of monotheism and dualism; strongly influenced Judaism and Manichaeism.

Zulus Audio Pronunciation of Zulus
Bantu-speaking people of southern Africa who fought against European settlement and colonization.

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