zaire


zaire

noun \ˈzī(-ə)r, zä-ˈir\
plural zaires or zaire

Definition of ZAIRE

:  the basic monetary unit of Democratic Republic of the Congo (1967–71) and of Zaire (1971–96)

Origin of ZAIRE

French zaïre, from Zaïre, former name (1971–97) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
First Known Use: 1967

Za·ire

geographical name \zä-ˈir\

Definition of ZAIRE

1
river in Africa — see congo 1
2
— see congo 2
Za·ir·ean or Za·ir·ian \zä-ˈir-ē-ən\ adjective or noun

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