zaire

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)

Origin and Etymology of zaire

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


Zaire

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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