zaire

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

Definition of zaire 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

Zaire

geographical name
Za·ire | \ zä-ˈir \

Definition of Zaire (Entry 2 of 2)

1 river in Africa — see congo sense 1

2 — see congo sense 2

Other words from zaire

Geographical name

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

First Known Use of zaire

Noun

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zaire

Noun

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

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