S

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

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

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

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

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