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)

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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. 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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