Zaire Definition

zäir
noun
The former basic monetary unit of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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pronoun
(historical) The Democratic Republic of the Congo (former name, used between 1971 and 1997).
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proper name

Congo (River)

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Other Word Forms of Zaire

Noun

Singular:
zaire
Plural:
zaires, zares

Origin of Zaire

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

    From Wiktionary

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