Definitions for zairezɑˈɪər, ˈzɑ ɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

za•irezɑˈɪər, ˈzɑ ɪər(n.)(pl.)za•ire.

  1. the basic monetary unit of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    Category: Numismatics

Za•irezɑˈɪər, ˈzɑ ɪər(n.)

or Za•ïre

  1. a former name of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: official name within the Democratic Republic of the Congo of the Congo River. 2 3

Za•ir′i•an(adj.; n.)

Za•ir′e•an(adj.; n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. zaire(noun)

    the basic unit of money in Zaire

  2. Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zaire, Belgian Congo(noun)

    a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960

Wiktionary

  1. Zaire(ProperNoun)

    A former name of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (between 1971 and 1997).

  2. zaire(Noun)

    The unit of currency of Zaire.

  3. Origin: Truncation of Kongo nzadi o nzere ("river swallowing rivers", referring to the Congo river) adopted in accordance with the Authenticity Movement.

Freebase

  1. Zaire

    Zaire, officially the Republic of Zaire, was the name of the state that existed between 27 October 1971 and 17 May 1997, currently named Democratic Republic of the Congo. Founded by Mobutu Sese Seko, the name of Zaire derives from the Portuguese word "zaire", itself an adaptation of the Kongo word nzere or nzadi.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Zaire

    name for the Congo (q. v.) in part of its lower course.

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