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Z particle
Electrically neutral carrier of the weak force and the neutral partner of the electrically charged W particle.
Zab River
Either of two tributaries of the Tigris River.
Zacatecas
City (pop., 2000: 113,947), capital of Zacatecas state, Mexico.
Zacatecas
State (pop., 2000: 1,353,610), north-central Mexico.
Zadkine, Ossip
Russian-born French sculptor.
Zaghl​u​l, Sa'd
Egyptian statesman.
Zagreb
City (pop., 2001: 691,724), capital of Croatia.
Zagreus
In Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and his daughter Persephone.
Zaharias, Babe Didrikson
U.S. athlete who excelled in several sports.
zaibatsu
Large capitalist enterprises of pre-World War II Japan, similar to cartels or trusts but usually organized around a single family.
za'im
Political leader, either an officeholder or power broker.
Zama, Battle of
(202 BC) Engagement in which the Romans under Scipio Africanus the Elder decisively defeated the Carthaginians led by Hannibal, ending the Second Punic War.
Zambezi River
River, south-central Africa.
Zambia
Landlocked country, south-central Africa.
Zamboanga
Port city (pop., 2000: 601,794), western Mindanao, Philippines.
Zamyatin, Yevgeny (Ivanovich)
Russian novelist, playwright, and satirist.
Zande
People of central Africa who live in The Sudan, Congo (Kinshasa), and Central African Republic.
Zangwill, Israel
English novelist, playwright, and Zionist leader.
Zanuck, Darryl F(rancis)
U.S. film producer and executive.
Zanzibar
Chief island (pop., 2002: 622,459) of Tanzania.
Zapata, Emiliano
Mexican revolutionary and champion of the rural poor.
Zapopan
City (pop., 2000: 910,690), north-central Jalisco state, west-central Mexico.
Zaporizhzhya
City (pop., 2001: 815,000), on the Dnieper River in southeastern Ukraine.
Zapotec
Indian population living in the state of Oaxaca, southern Mexico.
Zara, Siege of
(1202) Major episode of the Fourth Crusade, the first attack on a Christian city by a Crusading army.
Zaragoza
City (pop., 2001: 614,905), northeastern Spain.
Zaria
Historic kingdom and traditional emirate, northern Nigeria.
Zarlino, Gioseffo
Italian music theorist and composer.
zarzuela
Spanish musical play consisting of spoken dialogue, songs, choruses, and dances.
Zátopek, Emil
Czech long-distance runner.
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