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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)
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Origin of ZAIRE

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

Zaire

geographical name Za·ire \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
ZAIRES Defined for Kids

Zaire

geographical name \zä-ˈir also ˈzīr\

Definition of ZAIRE for Kids

river in Africa — see CONGO

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