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AP-News Pronunciation Guide A-C

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 5, 2014 at 6:31 p.m.



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Abakan -- ah-bah-KAHN'

Feroz Abbasi -- feh-ROOZ' ah-BAH'-see

Abul Abbas -- AH'-bool ah-BAHS'

Mahmoud Abbas -- mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS'

Abbottabad, Pakistan -- AHB'-tuh-bad

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

Naser Abdo -- NAS'-ur AB'-doh

Bilal Abdullah -- BIL'-ahl ab-DUHL'-uh

King Abdullah -- ab-DUHL'-uh

Agron Abdullahu -- AG'-rahn ab-DOO'-lah-hoo

Adel Abdul-Mahdi -- ah-DEEL' AHB'-dool-MAH'-dee

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab -- OO'-mahr fah-ROOK' ahb-DOOL'-moo-TAH'-lahb

Shinzo Abe -- shin-zoh ah-bay

Huma Abedin -- HOO'-muh AB'-uh-deen

Abidjan -- ah-bee-JAHN'

John Abizaid -- AB'-ih-zayd

Abkhazia -- ab-KAH'-zhee-uh

Ahmed Aboul Gheit -- AKH'-med ah-BOOL' RAYT

Steve Abraira -- uh-BREHR'-uh

Jack Abramoff -- AY'-bruh-mahf

Khaled Abu Arafa -- HAH'-lid AH'-boo AR'-ah-feh

Mahmoud Abuarqoub -- mah-MOOD' ah-BOO'-kwab

Elias Abuelazam -- eh-lee-AHS' A'-boo-LAH'-zuhm

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith -- SOO'-lay-mahn AH'-boo GAYTH

Abu Hafs -- AH'-boo HUHFS

Abu Hazim al-Sha'ir -- AH'-boo hah-ZEEM' al-shah-EER'

Abuja -- ah-BOO'-juh

Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook -- MOOS'-ah moh-HAH'-med AH'-boo mahr-ZOOK'

Abu Qaswarah -- kahs-WAHR'-uh

Nabil Abu Rdeneh -- nuh-BEEL' AH'-boo ruh-DIH'-nay

Abu Sayyaf -- AH'-boo SEYE'-yahf

Sami Abu Zuhri -- SAH'-mee AH'-boo ZUHKH'-ree

Joe Acaba -- uh-KAH'-buh

Anibal Acevedo Vila -- AH'-nee-bahl ah-seh-VAY'-doh VEE'-lah

Grant Acord -- uh-KORD'

Acre, Israel -- AH'-koh

Udi Adam -- OO'-dee AH'-dahm

Addis Ababa -- AHD'-ihs AHB'-uh-buh

Michael Adebolajo -- ah-DAY'-boh-lah-joh

Michael Adebowale -- ah-DAY'-boh-wah-lay

Debo Adegbile -- DAY'-boh uh-DAYG'-bih-lay

Khalid Adem -- KAH'-lihd AH'-duhm

Naima Adedapo -- nay-EE'-mah ad-ed-DAH'-poh

Jason Ader -- AY'-dur

Bhumibol Adulyadej -- poo-mee-POON' ah-dool-yah-DAYD'

Naveed Afzal Haq -- nah-VEED' AHF'-zal hahk

Ahmad Afzali -- AKH'-mahd ahf-ZAH'-lee

Adnan -- AHD'-nahn

Aeropostale -- ayr-uh-pohst-AHL'

Mehmet Ali Agca -- MEH'-met AH'-lee AH'-juh

Dave Agema -- AY'-juh-mah

Gul Agha -- gool AH'-guh

Shohreh Aghdashloo -- SHOH'-reh ahg-DAHSH'-loo

Babar Ahmad -- BAH'-bahr AH'-mahd

Ahmadabad -- AH'-muh-duh-bahd

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- ah-muh-DEE'-neh-zhahd

Martti Ahtisaari -- MAHR'-tee ah-tih-ZAH'-ree

Franklin Ajaye -- AY'-jay

Ajdabiya -- ahj-DAH'-bee-yah

Daniel Akaka -- ah-KAH'-kah

Askar Akayev -- AHS'-kahr ah-KY'-ev

Hasan Akbar -- AK'-bar

Kamran Akhtar -- AHK'-tahr

Srednyaya Akhtuba -- SREHD'-nyah-yah ahk-TOO'-buh

Mullah Mohammed Hasan Akhund -- MOO'-lah moh-HAHM'-ed hah-SUHN' uh-HOOND'

Jamal Akkal -- jah-MAHL' AH'-kel

Akon -- AY'-kahn

Roberto Alagna -- ahl-AH'-nyuh

Alakai -- AH'-lah-ky

Tony Alamo -- uh-LAH'-moh

Ricardo Alarcon -- ah-lahr-KOHN'

Irakli Alasania -- ir-AHK'-lee al-uh-SAHN'-ee-ah

Mohammad Alavi -- ah-LAH'-vee

Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali -- ah-LEE' ahbd al-ah-ZEEZ' ah-LEE'

Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari -- KAH'-lihd ah-lee-EHM' al-duh-SAHR'-ee

Riad Ali -- ree-AHD' ah-LEE'

Ilham Aliyev -- ihl-HAHM' ah-lee-EHV'

Ayad Allawi -- EE'-yahd ah-LAH'-wee

Gia Allemand -- AH'-luh-mund

Alli -- AL'-eye

Ruben Almaguer -- ahl-mah-GUR'

Altria -- AL'-tree-uh

Sahim Alwan -- sah-HEEM' al-WAHN'

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-Adel -- sayf al-AD'-ul

Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin -- jah-MEEL' ab-DUHL'-uh al-ah-MEEN'

Mohammed Hamdi al-Ahdal -- HAHM'-dee ahl-uh-DAHL'

Al Aqsa -- ahl AHK'-sah

Azzan al-Amriki -- ah-ZAHN' ahl-ahm-RIH'-kee

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

Younis al-Astal -- YOO'-nihs ahl-AHS'-tahl

Mukhtar al-Bakri -- MOOK'-tahr al-BAHK'-ree

Al-Barakaat -- ahl-bahr-uh-KAT'

Ali al-Dabbagh -- ahl-dah-BAH'

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

Dar al-Hijra -- dahr al-HIHDJ'-ruh

Sami Omar Al-Hussayen -- SAM'-mee OH'-mahr al hoo-SAY'-ihn

Alhurra -- ahl-HUR'-ruh

Farouk Ali -- fah-ROOK' ah-LEE'

Ibrahim al-Jaafari -- EE'-brah-heem ahl JAH'-fah-ree

Al-Jazeera -- al-jah-ZEER'-ah

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

Monzer al-Kassar -- MAHN'-zur ahl-kuh-SAHR'

Fadhil Al-Khaledy -- FAH'-deel ahl-KUH'-lay-dee

Abdullah Al Khalifa -- hah-LEE-fah

Abdullah Mahmoud al-Khattab -- MAH'-mood ahl-huh-TAHB'

Hussain Al Khawahir -- HOO'-sayn ahl kah-WAH'-heer

Nasser Al-Kidwa -- ahl KIHD'-wah

Abu Farraj al-Libbi -- ah-BOO' fuh-RAZH' ahl LIH'-bee

Abu Laith al-Libi -- ah-BOO' LAYTH 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'

Dawoud Mahmoud al-Mashhadani -- dah-OOD' mahk-MOOD' al-mah-sha-DAH'-nee

Abu Ayyub al-Masri -- ah-BOO' eye-YOOB' ahl MAH'-sree

Abu Hamza al-Masri -- AH'-boo HAHM'-zuh ahl MAHZ'-ree

Abu Obeida al-Masri -- ah-boo oh-BAY'-duh ahl-MAHZ'-ree

Nasser Almarzooq -- NAH'-sur ahl mahr-ZOOK'

Abdel Baset 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'

Al-Muhajiroun -- al-MOO'-haj-roon

Rageh Al-Murisi -- rah-GAY' al-moor-EE'-see

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' TAH-lihb ab-dahl SAH'tar al nah-KEEB'

Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri -- ahbd al-ruh-HEEM' al-nuh-SHEE'-ree

Mohamed Rashed Daoud Al-'Owhali -- moh-HAH'-mehd rah-SHEED' 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

Atiyah al-Rahman -- AH'-tee-ah ahl-RAHK'-mahn

Fawaz Yahya al-Rabeei -- fuh-WEHZ' WAH'-yuh ahl-rah-BY'-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 ahl 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-ah-ZEEZ' 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'

Al-Shabab -- ahl-shah-BAHB'

Hussain al-Shahristani -- hoo-SAYN' ahl SHI'-ri-stah-nee

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

Ahmed Kousay al-Taie -- 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 uh-JEEL' 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-zahr-KOW'-ee

Ayman al-Zawahri -- AY'-muhn ahl-ZWAH'-ree

Muntadar al-Zeidi -- MOON'-tuh-dahr ahl-zay-EE'-dee

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

Amarah -- ah-MAHR'-uh

Ameren -- AM'-uh-rehn

Bishop Amfilohije -- ahm-fee-loh-HEE'-yeh

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

Anadarko -- an-uh-DAHR'-koh

Sade Anding -- sah-DAY' AN'-ding

Phil Angelides -- an-juh-LEE'-deez

Maya Angelou -- MY'-ah AN'-jeh-loh

Anguilla -- ang-GWIL'-uh

Ankara -- ANG'-kuh-ruh

Kofi Annan -- KOH'-fee AN'-nan

Anousheh Ansari -- ah-NOO'-shuh an-SAH'-ree

Antigua (Caribbean island) -- an-TEE'-guh

Antigua, Guatemala -- an-TEE'-gwah

Michel Aoun -- mih-SHEL' ah-OON'

Apalachicola -- ap-uh-lach-ih-KOH'-luh

Judd Apatow -- AP'-ih-tow

Aqaba -- AH'-kah-bah

Arapahoe -- uh-RAP'-uh-hoh

Manssor Arbabsiar -- mahn-SUHR' ahr-BAHB'-see-ahr

Maher Arar -- MAH'-hur uh-RAHR'

Eddie Araujo -- uh-ROW'-hoh

Manssor Arbabsiar -- MAHN'-sohr ahr-BAB'-see-ahr

Lee Archambault -- AHR'-sham-boh

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'

Camp Arifjan -- AHR'-ihf-jahn

Al Armendariz -- ahr-mehn-DAHR'-ihz

Enaam Arnaout -- EE'-nam ahr-NAHT'

Joe Arpaio -- ahr-PY'-oh

Gerard Arpey -- AHR'-pee

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo -- mah-kuh-puh-GAHL' uh-ROY'-oh

Vladimir Arutyunian -- vlahd-EE'-meer ah-roo-tyoo-NYAHN'

Ashoura -- ah-SHOOR'-ah

Hamid Reza Asefi -- HAH'-mihd RAY'-zah ah-seh-FEE'

Hassan Asfour -- HAH'-sahn AHS'-fohr

Ashkelon -- ASH'-kuh-lohn

Abdelhaleem Hasan Abdelraziq Ashqar -- ahb-DEL'-hah-leem HAH'-san

ahb-DEL'-rahz-eek AHSH'-kahr

Hanan Ashrawi -- HAH'-nahn ash-ROW'-ee

Manfo Kwaku Asiedu -- MAHN'-foh KWAH'-koo ah-see-EH'-doo

Askariya -- ah-skah-REE'-ah

Bashar Assad -- bah-SHAHR' AH'-sahd

Julian Assange -- ah-SAHNJ'

Haroon Rashid Aswat -- hah-ROON' rah-SHEED' AHZ'-waht

Mohammed Atef -- AH'-tehf

Shatha Atiya -- SHAH'-thah ah-TEE'-yah

Burson Augustin -- BUR'-sehn AH'-guhs-tihn

Ali Aujali -- OH-zhah'-lee

Aulaqi -- OW'-lahk-ee

Pekka-Eric Auvinen -- PEK'-ah EHR'-ik OW'-ee-nehn

Avastin -- uh-VAS'-tihn

Avaya -- uh-VY'-uh

Lixion Avila -- LIHKS'-ee-ohn AH'-vee-lah

Osama Awadallah -- ah-wah-DAH'-lah

Sheik Hassan Dahir Aweys -- shayk hah-SAHN' dah-HEER' ah-WAYS'

Anna Ayala -- eye-AH'-luh

Daniel Ayalon -- eye-yuh-LOHN'

Kelly Ayotte -- AY'-aht

Azerbaijan -- ah-zur-by-JAHN'

Shaukat Aziz -- show-KAHT' ah-ZEEZ'

Tariq Azizuddin -- ah-zee-zoo-DEEN'

Az Zubayr -- ahz zoo-BY'-ur

B

Baalbek -- BAHL'-behk

Baath party -- bath

Mohammed Junaid Babar -- joo-NAYD' buh-BAHR'

Babel -- BAB'-ul

Michelle Bachelet -- bah-cheh-LET'

Todd and Barbara Bachman -- BAHK'-muhn

Michele Bachmann -- BAHK'-muhn

Kjetil Backen -- SHEHT'-il

Anthony Badalamenti -- bad-uh-luh-MEN'-tee

Sajid Badat -- SAH'-jeed buh-DAHT'

Ahmed Badawi -- AH'-mehd buh-DAH'-wee

Zaki Badawi -- ZAH'-kee buh-DOW'-ee

Michael Baden -- BAH'-dun

Mohammed Badie -- BAH'-dee

Erykah Badu -- EHR'-ih-kah BAH'-doo

Raul Isaias Baduel -- ee-sah-EE'-uh bah-doo-EL'

Kenneth Bae -- bay

Bagram -- BAH'-grahm

Baguio -- BAG'-yoh

Bahrain -- bah-RAYN'

Baikonur -- BY'-kah-nur

Bai Yun -- by yoon

Kurmanbek Bakiyev -- KUR'-mahn-bek bah-KEE'-yev

Adnan Bakkour -- ahd-NAHN' bah-KOOR'

Omar Bakri -- BAHK'-ree

Balad -- BEHL'-ihd

Gina Balaya -- buh-LY'-uh

Oded Balilty -- oh-DED' bah-LIL'-tee

Jan Peter Balkenende -- yahn PAY'-tehr BAHL'-keh-nehn-deh

Jim Balsilliee -- BAHL'-see-lee

Banda Aceh -- BAHN'-duh AH'-cheh

Bandung -- BAHN'-doong

Bangui -- bahng-GEE'

Bani Walid -- BAH'-nee wah-LEED'

Ban Ki-moon -- bahn kee-moon

Bapineuzumab -- bap-ih-NOOZ'-uh-mab

Baqouba -- bah-KOO'-bah

Abdul Ghani Baradar -- BEHR'-uh-dahr

Ehud Barak -- EH'-hud bah-RAHK'

Javier Bardem -- HAH'-vee-ayr bahr-DEHM'

Marwan Barghouti -- mahr-WAHN' bahr-GOO'-tee

Neil Barofsky -- buh-RAHF'-skee

Sergio Villarreal Barragan - vee-uh-ray-AL' bah-rah-GAHN'

Francoise Barre-Sinoussi -- fran-SWAHZ' ba-RAY' see-noo-see

Debra Bartoshevich -- bahr-toh-SHAY'-vich

Rifqa Bary -- RIF'-kuh BEHR'-ee

Massoud Barzani -- mah-SOOD' bar-ZAH'-nee

Ilker Basbug -- EEL'-kayr BAHSH'-boo

Traian Basescu -- TRY'-ahn bah-SEHS'-koo

Abu Bakar Bashir -- ah-BOO' bah-KAHR' bah-SHEER'

Martin Bashir -- buh-SHEER'

Basra -- BAS'-ruh or BAHS'-rah

Victor Batarseh -- bah-TAHR'-seh

John Batiste -- buh-TEEST'

Lance Battreal -- BAT'-ree-al

Evan Bayh -- BY

Defne Bayrak -- DEHF'-nay BY'-rak

Kevin Beary -- BEHR'-ee

Beaujolais Nouveau -- boh-zhoh-LAY' noo-VOH'

Joy Behar -- BAY'-hahr

Bob Behnken -- BENK'-en

Maurine Behrend -- mohr-EEN' BEHR'-ehnd

Beit Hanoun -- bayt ha-NOON'

Beit Lahiya -- bayt lah-HEE'-yah

Beit Shean -- bayt shah-AHN'

Beiji -- BAY'-zhee

Beijing -- bay-JING'

Yossi Beilin -- YOH'-see BAY'-lin

Beit Hanoun -- bayt ha-NOON'

Bekaa Valley -- beh-KAH'

Belarus -- BEHL'-uh-roos

Arden Bemet -- BEH'-mit

David Bena -- BEN'-uh

Zine El Abidine Ben Ali -- ZEEN ehl AH'-bih-deen behn-ah-LEE'

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'

Benin -- beh-NEEN'

Chris Benoit -- ben-WAH'

Benzodiazepines -- ben-zoh-dy-AZ'-uh-peens

Jorge Bergoglio -- HOHR'-hay behr-GOHG'-lee-oh

Silvio Berlusconi -- behr-loos-KOH'-nee

Ben Bernanke -- bur-NANG'-kee

Elmer Bernstein -- BURN'-steen

Tarcisio Bertone -- tahr-CHEE'-zee-oh behr-TOH'-nay

Rick Beseler -- BEES'-lur

Steve Beshear -- buh-SHEER'

Beslan -- bez-LAHN'

Tom Bettag -- beh-TAG'

Beyonce -- bee-AHN'-say

Anu Bhagwati -- UH'-noo buhg-WAH'-tee

Bhutan -- boo-TAHN'

Benazir Bhutto -- BEN'-uh-zeer BOO'-toh

Sharon Bialek -- BY'-uh-lihk

Dan Biechele -- BEEK'-lee

Marvin Bieghler -- BEE'-glur

James Biela -- BEE'-lah

Susan Bies -- BYZ

Ladan Bijani -- LAH'-dahn

Laleh Bijani -- LAH'-lay

Ahmed and Muhammad Bilal -- BIL'-ahl

Ramzi Binalshibh -- RAM'-zee bin-al-SHEEB'

Nguyen Vu Binh -- win voo bihn

Hamza bin Laden -- HUHM'-zuh 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

Bint Jbail -- bint zhoo-BAYL'

Biogen Idec -- EYE'-dek

Kenneth Biros -- BY'-rohs

Bishkek -- bish-KEK'

Bisphenol -- BIHS'-fen-ahl

Usha Bista -- OO'-shuh BIH'-stuh

Bisys Group -- BY'-sis

Christopher Bizilj -- buh-SEEL'

Bjork -- byork

Rod Blagojevich -- blah-GOY'-uh-vich

William Bleakley -- BLAYK'-lee

B'nai B'rith -- buh-NAY' BRITH

Bo Xilai -- bwah shee-LY'

Eric Boe -- boh

John Boehner -- BAY'-nur

Yvo de Boer -- EE'-voh duh BOH'-ah

Matthew Bogdanos -- bohg-DAN'-ohs Boko Haram -- BOH'-koh hah-RAHM'

David Boruchowitz -- buh-ROOK'-uh-witz

Boscawen -- BAHS'-kwyn

Reigh Boss -- ray

Viktor Bout -- boot

Abdelaziz Bouteflika -- ahb-DUL'-ah-ZEEZ' boot-uh-FLEE'-kuh

Joseph Bozicevich -- BAH'-seh-vich

Valorie Brabazon -- BRAH'-buh-zahn

Lakhdar Brahimi -- LAHK'-dahr brah-HEE'-mee

Rym Brahimi -- reem bruh-HEE'-mee

Algirdas Brazauskas -- al-HEER'-dahs brah-ZOW'-skas

Brazos River -- BRAH'-zohs

Phil Bredesen -- BRED'-uh-sen

Brevard -- breh-VAHRD'

Dawn Brancheau -- bran-CHOH'

Wojciech Braszczok -- VOY'-chehk BRAZH'-ahk

Anders Breivik -- AHN'-durs BRAY'-vihk

Leonie Brinkema -- lee-OH'-nee BRINK'-uh-muh

Brisbane -- BRIHZ'-buhn

Amber Brkich -- BUR'-kich

Eli Broad -- brohd

Richard Brodhead -- BRAWD'-hed

Soemadi Brotodiningrat -- soh-MAH'-dee broh-toh-DIN'-ing-rat

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy -- BROO'-nee sahr-koh-ZEE

Camp Bucca -- BOO'-kah

Claire Buchan -- BYOO'-kan

Nevaeh Buchanan -- nuh-VAY'-uh byoo-KAN'-uhn

David Budwah -- BOOD'-wah

Bukavu -- boo-KAH'-voo

James "Whitey" Bulger -- BUHL'-jur

Gisele Bundchen -- jih-ZEHL' BUN'-chen

Bunia -- BOON'-yah

Nino Burdzhanadze -- burd-sheh-NAHD'-zeh

Paul Burrell -- BUR'-uhl

Burundi -- boo-ROON'-dee

Busan -- boo-sahn

Elisabeth Byrs -- BEERS

C

Cabo San Lucas -- KAH'-boh sahn LOO'-kuhs

Caddo -- KAD'-oh

Cahokia -- kuh-HOH'-kee-uh

Caicos -- KAY'-kohs

Cairns -- kanz

Cairo -- KEHR'-oh (Illinois)

Nicola Calipari -- NEE'-koh-lah kahl-uh-PAHR'-ee

Felipe Calderon -- fay-LEE'-pay kahl-duh-ROHN'

Camaguey -- KA'-muh-gway

Camarillo -- kam-uh-REE'-oh

Stephen Cambone -- kam-BOHN'

Peter Camejo -- kam-AY'-oh

Campeche -- kam-PAY'-chay

Campylobacter -- kam-pih-loh-BAK'-tur

John Cangialosi -- kan-juh-LOH'-see

Cannes -- kan

Sandra Cantu -- KAN'-too

Joseph Cao -- gow

Mario Capecchi -- kuh-PEK'-ee

Michael Capellas -- kuh-PEHL'-uhs

Henrique Capriles -- ehn-REE'-kay kah-PREE'-lays

Don Carcieri -- kuh-CHEHR'-ee

Jose Carranza -- kah-RAHN'-zah

Don Cazayoux -- KAZ'-uh-yoo

Kristine Cecava -- suh-KAYE'-vuh

Tony Ceccacci -- seh-KAH'-chee

Paul Ceglia -- SEHG'-lee-uh

Steve Centanni -- sehn-TAH'-nee

Cepia -- SEE'-pee-yuh

Whitney Cerak -- SEER'-ak

Cerberus -- SUR'-bur-uhs

Cernobbio -- chehr-NOH'-bee-oh

George Chaanine -- SHAH'-neen

Lacey Chabert -- shuh-BEHR'

Ahmad Chalabi -- AHK'-mahd SHAH'-lah-bee

Salem Chalabi -- SAH'-lem CHAH'-lah-bee

Chaldean -- kal-DEE'-uhn

Champs-Elysees -- shamz ay-lee-ZAY'

Greg Chamitoff -- SHAM'-ih-tahf

Michelle Chamuel -- sham-yoo-EHL'

Lien Chan -- lee-EHN' jahn

Channahon -- SHAN'-uh-hahn

Chappaqua -- CHAP'-uh-kwah

Charles Chaput -- SHAP'-yoo

Jean Charest -- zhahn shuh-RAY'

Chatham -- CHAT'-um

Chattahoochee -- chat-uh-HOO'-chee

Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry -- IF'-tih-kahr moh-HAH'-med CHAW'-dree

Hugo Chavez -- OO'-goh CHAH'-vez

Jorge Fadlallah Cheaitelly -- HOHR'-hay fahd-LAHL'-lah shuh-TEE'-lee

Steven Chealander -- CHEE'-lan-dur

Chechnya -- CHECH'-nyah

Chehalis -- shuh-HAY'-lihs

Richard Chekevdia -- cheh-KEHV'-duh

Chennai -- CHUH'-ny

Chen Guangcheng -- chehn gwahng-chung

Chen Shui-bian -- jehn shwee bee-ehn

Joanne Chesimard -- joh-AN' CHEHZ'-ih-mahrd

Jeffrey Chessani -- CHEH'-zah-nee

Chetumal -- chay-too-MAHL'

John Chiang -- chuhng

Chiang Kai-shek -- chang ky-shehk

Leroy Chiao -- chow

Chiapas -- chee-AH'-puhs

Peter Chiarelli -- kuh-REL'-ee

Chickasha -- CHIK'-uh-shay

Arthur Chi'en -- chee-EN'

Chikezie -- chih-KEE'-zee

Jacques Chirac -- zhahk shih-RAHK'

Royal Marine Base Chivenor -- CHIH'-veh-nur

Seung-Hui Cho -- sung-wee joh

Omar Choudhary -- CHOOD'-ur-ee

Albert Chretien -- KREH'-tee-ehn

Jean Chretien -- zhahn kreh-TYEN'

Surayud Chulanont -- SOO'-rah-yood joo-LAH'-nohn

Carlo Ciampi -- CHAHM'-pee

Vincent "Buddy" Cianci -- see-AN'-see

Paul Ciancia -- see-AHN'-see-uh

Ann Marie Ciarcia -- see-AHR'-see-uh

Mark Ciavarella -- shih-vuh-REHL'-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

Cite Soleil -- see-TAY' soh-LAY'

Ciudad Juarez -- see-yoo-DAHD' WAH'-rehz

Nkem Chukwu -- nih-KEHM' chuhk-WOO'

Dave Cieslewicz -- shihz-LEH'-vich

Cleburne, Texas -- KLEE'-burn

Max Cleland -- KLEE'-lund

David Clohessy -- KLOH'-uh-see

Steven Cojocaru -- koh-joh-KAHR'-oo

Stephen Colbert -- kohl-BEHR'

Comair -- KAHM'-ayr

Cristeta Comerford -- krihs-TEH'-tah KUH'-mur-furd

Concepcion -- kohn-sehp-SYOHN'

Copahue -- koh-PAH'-way

Coppell, Texas -- kuh-PEHL'

Edwin Coq - kohk

John Cornyn -- KOHR'-nihn

Jon Corzine -- KOHR'-zyn

Marion Cotillard -- koh-tee-YAHR'

Dominique Cottrez -- coh-TREHZ'

Natalie Coughlin -- KAHG'-lihn

William "Mo" Cowan -- KOW'-ehn

Mike Crapo -- KRAY'-poh

Creutzfeldt-Jakob -- KROYTS'-felt YAH<-kohb

Joaquim Crima -- joh-ah-KEEM' KREE'-mah

Crizotinib -- krih-ZAH'-tihn-ihb

Ken Cuccinelli -- koo-chih-NEHL'-ee

Haleigh Cummings -- HAY'-lee

Cuyahoga -- ky-uh-HOH'-guh

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