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Joshua British & World English

(Fl. circa 13th century bc), the Israelite leader who succeeded Moses and led his people into the Promised Land

Joshua tree British & World English

A yucca which grows as a tree and has clusters of spiky leaves, native to arid regions of south-western North America

Logan, Joshua British & World English

(1908–88), US director and playwright; full name Joshua Lockwood Logan III. He directed Broadway shows, including Annie Get Your Gun (1946), Mister Roberts (1948), South Pacific (1949) and Fanny (1954), as well as motion pictures, including Picnic (1955), Bus Stop (1956), South Pacific (1958), and Camelot (1967). He wrote or cowrote several of these and other titles, and in 1950 shared the Pulitzer Prize for Drama with his South Pacific cowriters Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

Nkomo, Joshua British & World English

(1917–99), Zimbabwean statesman; full name Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo. He became leader of the ZAPU party in 1961; in 1976 he formed the Patriotic Front with Robert Mugabe, leader of ZANU, and he held a cabinet post in the first post-independence government. He was Vice President 1990-9

Reynolds, Sir Joshua British & World English

(1723–92), English painter. The first president of the Royal Academy (1768), he sought to raise portraiture to the status of historical painting by adapting poses and settings from classical statues and Renaissance paintings

Joshua Tree National Park British & World English

A national preserve in southern California, noted for its desert plant and animal life

Stephen Joshua Sondheim in Sondheim, Stephen British & World English

(B.1930), American composer and lyricist; full name Stephen Joshua Sondheim. He became famous with his lyrics for Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story (1957). He has since written a number of musicals, including A Little Night Music (1973) and Sweeney Todd (1979)

Joshua Lockwood Logan III in Logan, Joshua British & World English

(1908–88), US director and playwright; full name Joshua Lockwood Logan III. He directed Broadway shows, including Annie Get Your Gun (1946), Mister Roberts (1948), South Pacific (1949) and Fanny (1954), as well as motion pictures, including Picnic (1955), Bus Stop (1956), South Pacific (1958), and Camelot (1967). He wrote or cowrote several of these and other titles, and in 1950 shared the Pulitzer Prize for Drama with his South Pacific cowriters Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo in Nkomo, Joshua British & World English

(1917–99), Zimbabwean statesman; full name Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo. He became leader of the ZAPU party in 1961; in 1976 he formed the Patriotic Front with Robert Mugabe, leader of ZANU, and he held a cabinet post in the first post-independence government. He was Vice President 1990-9