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Adiyaman ah DEE ya mahn
AL-SISSI, ABDEL FATTAH AHB-dehl    FAH-tah    ah  SEE-see
Ali Khamenei ah LEE / ha meh nay EE
Allan Ssewanyana AL lan / seh WAHN yah nah
Aru AHR oo
Balochistan bah LOO che stan
Bekir Bozdag beh KIR / BOZE dah
Blahodatne BLAH ho DOT neh
Bola Ahmed Tinubu BOH lah / AH med / tin OO boo
Boluarte, Dina dee nah / bol oo WAR tay
Castillo, Pedro PEH dro / kass TEE yoh
CAVUSOGLU, MEVLUT mayv LOOT / chav oo SHO loo
Chakwera, Lazarus LAZ uh russ / chahk WAIR ah
Chisinau KISH-IN-NOW
Ciu Jianchun CHWAY TSEE-EN CHUH-WHEN
DEBY, MAHAMAT IDRISS mah-HAH-mat ih-DRIHS deh-BEE
Dhaka TH'AH-kah
ECOWAS EH-KOH-WAHZ
Eleonora Srebroski el-EE-en-OR-ah seh-bror-SKEE
ERDOGAN, RECEP TAYYIP reh-JEHP   t-eye-YIHP   ERR-doh-ahn
Erkin Tuniyaz ER kin / TOON ih yahz
Felix Tshisekedi fay LEEKS / CHEE seh keh dee
Gaziantep gah ZEE AHN tep
German Galushchenko HAIR mahn / ha LOOSH chen koh
Getachew Reda gay tah CHOO / reh DAH
GHEBREYESUS, TEDROS ADHANOM TED'-rohs AD'-ih-nom GEH'-bree-AY-suhs
Gibran Rakabuming Raka GEE-BRRAHN // RAH-KAH-BOO-MING // RRAH-KAH
Hatay HA tye (2nd syllable rhymes with "eye")
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian HO-SANE AH-MEER AHB-DUL-LAH-HE-UHN
HOUTHI HOO-thee
Hun Manet HOON MAN-EYE'T (long I sound, the final consonant is almost swallowed, said as a very soft d)
Iskenderun iss KEN deh roon
Islahiye iss LAH hee eh
Javier Milei HAHV-EE-AIR ME-LAY-EE
Kakhovka (dam) KA-HOV-KAH
Kseniya Karelina k-SEN-ee-yah Kar-EH-lin-uh
KYIV KEE' -yeev
Lagos LAY-GOS
Li Qiang LEE CHEE-AHNG
Lyman LEE mahn
Lysak, Serhii sair HEE / LISS ahk
MADURO, NICOLAS nee-koh-LAHS   mah-DOO-roh
Medvedev, Andrey ahn DRAY / myed VYEH dyev
Mekelle MEH kell eh
Pezeshkian, Masoud Mas-OOD puh-zesh-KEY-ahn
Pita Limjaroenrat pih-TAH LIM-ja-RUN-rud
PRAYUTH CHAN-OCHA prah-YOOT chahn oh-CHAH
Prigozhin, Yevgeny yev GAY nee / pree GOH zin
PUTIN, VLADIMIR vlah-DEE-meer   POO-tihn
Pyongyang P'YUNG-yahng
Qin Gang cheen GAHNG
Rohingya roh HING ah (hing rhymes with sing)
Rosalynn Carter ROSE-UH-LIN CAR-TERR
Samandag SAH MAHN dah
Sigrid Kaag SIG-RID COG
Smolyaninov, Artur ar TUR / smol YAY nyee nov
Soledar sohl leh DAR
SOLEIMANI, QASSEM KAH -sum Sole – ah -MAHN - ee
Subianto, Prabowo PRRAH-BOH-WOH // SOO-BEE-AHN-TOH
Tariq Ahmad TAR-ICK AH-MED
Tchiani, Abdourahmane AB-DA-RAKH-MAN CHAH-NEE
Thessaloniki THESS ah loh NEE kee
THUNBERG, GRETA GRAY-tah TOON-beh-ree
Tigray tih GRYE (rhymes with eye)
Tigray tih GRYE (rhymes with eye)
Upadhyaya, Moxila MOK-SHIL-LAH OO-PAHD-THEE-AI
Uzhhorod OOZH-RAW-ROT
Wagner Group VAHG-NER GROOP
Wang Yi wahng yee
Wei Fenghe way fung hueh
Xie Feng SEE-EH FUNG
ZELENSKY, VOLODYMYR VOH loh-dee-meer Zeh-LEN-ski