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K2
Mountain in the Karakoram Range.
Ka'bah
Most sacred Muslim shrine, located near the centre of the Great Mosque in Mecca.
Kabalega National Park
National park, northwestern Uganda.
Kabbala
Jewish mysticism as it developed in the 12th century and after.
Kabila, Laurent (Désiré)
Rebel leader and president (1997–2001) of Congo (Kinshasa).
Kabir
Indian mystic and poet.
kabuki
Popular Japanese entertainment that combines music, dance, and mime in highly stylized performances.
Kabul
City (pop., 1993 est.: 700,000), capital of Afghanistan.
Kabul River
River in eastern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.
Kabyle
Berber people of northeastern Algeria.
Kachchh, Rann of
Large salt marsh, west-central India and southern Pakistan.
Kachin
Any member of a group of tribal peoples occupying parts of northeastern Myanmar and contiguous areas of India (Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland) and China (Yunnan).
kachina
Ancestral being of the Pueblo Indians.
Kaczynski, Theodore
U.S. criminal.
Kádár János
Premier of Hungary (1956–58, 1961–65) and first secretary (1956–88) of Hungary's Communist Party.
Kadare, Ismail
Albanian novelist and poet.
Kaddish
Jewish doxology (hymn of praise to God) that is usually recited in Aramaic at the end of principal sections of all synagogue services.
Kadesh
Ancient city, western Syria.
Kadesh-barnea
City of ancient Palestine.
Kaduna River
River, central Nigeria.
Kael, Pauline
U.S. film critic.
Kafka, Franz
Czech writer who wrote in German.
Kafue National Park
National park, south-central Zambia.
Kafue River
River rising on the Democratic Republic of the Congo-Zambia border.
Kagame, Paul
President of Rwanda from 2000.
Kaganovich, Lazar (Moiseyevich)
Soviet political leader.
Kagera River
River, northwestern Tanzania.
kagura
In Shinto, a traditional style of music and dancing used in religious ceremonies.
Kahlo (y Calderón de Rivera), (Magdalena Carmen) Frida
Mexican painter.
Kahn, Albert
German-born U.S. industrial architect.
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