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Open Zapotec Indians
Zapotec Indians

( zä'pətĕk, sä'– ), indigenous people of Mexico, primarily in S Oaxaca and on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Little is known of the origin of the

Zhirinovskiĭ, Vladimir, 1946-

Russian ultra-nationalist populist politician, founder and leader of the far-right Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) from 1991. His strong,

Zhukov, Georgiĭ Konstantinovich, 1896-1974

( gēôr'gē kənstəntyē'nəvĭch zhu'kôf ), 1896–1974, Soviet marshal. He fought in the October Revolution (1917) and in the civil war (1918–20), which

Zinovyev, Grigory Yevseyevich, 1883-1936

( grĭgô'rē yĭfsyā'əvĭch zēnô'vēĕf ), 1883–1936, Soviet Communist leader, originally named Radomyslsky. He joined the Russian Social Democratic Labor

Open Zionism

modern political movement for reconstituting a Jewish national state in Palestine. The rise of the Zionist movement in the late 19th cent. was

Zi︠u︡ganov, G. A. (Gennadiĭ Andreevich)

( gĕnä'dē əndrā'yəvĭch zyugä'nôf ), 1944–, Russian politician, b. Mymrino. The son and grandson of country schoolteachers, he grew up in the tiny

Open Zodiac

Zone of the heavens containing the paths of the Sun, Moon, and planets. When this was devised by the ancient Greeks, only five planets were known,

Open Zoning

legislative regulations by which a municipal government seeks to control the use of buildings and land within the municipality. It has become, in the

Open Zulu (African people)
Zulu (African people)

Member of a group of southern African peoples mainly from Kwa Zulu-Natal, South Africa. They are traditionally agriculturalists. The Zulu language,

Open Zweig, Stefan, 1881-1942
Zweig, Stefan, 1881-1942

( shtĕf'än tsvìk ), 1881–1942, Austrian biographer, poet, and novelist. Born in Vienna of a well-to-do Jewish family, he was part of the humanitarian,