zaire

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noun \ˈzī(-ə)r, zä-ˈir\

Definition of zaire

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zaires

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zaire

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

Origin and Etymology of zaire

French zaïre, from Zaïre, former name (1971–97) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo


First Known Use: 1967


Zaire

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geographical name Za·ire \zä-ˈir\

Definition of Zaire

  1. 1 river in Africa — see congo 1

  2. 2 — see congo 2

Zairean

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Zairian

play \zä-ˈir-ē-ən\ adjective or noun

ZAIRE Defined for Kids

Zaire

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geographical name \zä-ˈir also ˈzīr\

Definition of Zaire for Students

  1. river in Africa — see CONGO

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