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UNIT 26: World History and Identity

UNIT AUDIO GLOSSARY

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Ataturk Audio Pronunciation of Ataturk
Leader and first president of the Republic of Turkey who instituted secular reforms, 1881 - 1938.

bolshevism Audio Pronunciation of bolshevism
Style of Marxist political action begun by V.I. Lenin, who led the second Russian Revolution in 1917.

Chechens Audio Pronunciation of Chechens
People in Central Asia who are mostly Muslim and fought for independence from Russia after the breakup of the USSR.

diaspora  Audio Pronunciation of diaspora
The dispersal of peoples; translated from Greek as "scattering of seeds".

Raj Audio Pronunciation of Raj
Period of British rule of the Indian subcontinent, 1857 - 1947.

satyagraha Audio Pronunciation of satyagraha
Political philosophy of Gandhi that stressed nonviolent resistance.

Sunni Audio Pronunciation of Sunni
The Muslim majority who believe that the community should select its own leadership instead of only looking to direct descendants of the Prophet Muhammad.

Wahhabis  Audio Pronunciation of Wahhabis
Followers of nineteenth-century Muslim religious reformer Ibn al-Wahhab.

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