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AUDIO GLOSSARY


Glossary for the letter "J":

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xJainism Audio Pronunciation of Jainism
Influenced by the Vedic traditions and texts, Jains strive for an intense ethical life to gain release from reincarnation.

jeliw  Audio Pronunciation of jeliw
Manding (West African) name for bards (griots or storyteller-historians) whose positions were inherited.

Jenne Jeno Audio Pronunciation of Jenne Jeno
Ancient city in sub-Saharan Africa active around 250 BCE.

Jiangxi Audio Pronunciation of Jiangxi
Province in China south of the Yangzi River.

jihad Audio Pronunciation of jihad
Muslim term for either internal struggle against sin or a holy war against infidels.

Joseph Mobutu Audio Pronunciation of Joseph Mobutu
Led a coup d'état in 1965 and then ruled Zaire as the president for life until 1997.

Jurchen Audio Pronunciation of Jurchen
People who inhabited areas of present-day Manchuria and founded a state in northern China; their Jin dynasty ruled from 1115 - 1224.

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