zaire

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noun \ ˈzī(-ə)r , zä-ˈir \

Definition of zaire

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

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Origin and Etymology of zaire

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


Zaire

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geographical name Za·ire \ zä-ˈir \

Definition of Zaire

1 river in Africa — see congo 1
2 — see congo 2

Zairean

or Zairian play \zä-ˈir-ē-ən\ adjective or noun

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