Etymology
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Zaire

African nation (1971-1997), from an early alternative name of the Congo River, from Kikongo nzai, dialectal form of nzadi "river."

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Definitions of Zaire
1
zaire (n.)
the basic unit of money in Zaire;
2
Zaire (n.)
a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960;
Synonyms: Congo / Democratic Republic of the Congo / Belgian Congo
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