Origin of zairefrom Port, probably from Kongo nzadi, big river
- Congo (River)
- the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Za·ir′e·an Za·ir′i·an
- (historical) The unit of currency of Zaire.
- (historical) the Democratic Republic of the Congo (former name, used between 1971 and 1997).
Truncation of Kongo nzadi o nzere ("river swallowing rivers", referring to the Congo river) adopted in accordance with the Authenticity Movement.