Zaire meaning

zīîr, zä-îr
The former basic monetary unit of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Congo (River)
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(place, former) The Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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(historical) The unit of currency of Zaire.
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(historical) The Democratic Republic of the Congo (former name, used between 1971 and 1997).
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Origin of zaire

  • Truncation of Kongo nzadi o nzere ("river swallowing rivers", referring to the Congo river) adopted in accordance with the Authenticity Movement.

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