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Za·ire

 (zī′îr, zä-îr′)
See Congo.

Za·ir′e·an, Za·ir′i·an adj. & n.

Zaïre

(zɑːˈɪə)
n
1. (Placename) the former name (1971–97) of the Democratic Republic of Congo
2. (Placename) (formerly) the Zaïrian name (1971–97) for the (River) Congo3

Zaïre

(zɑːˈɪə)
n
1. (Placename) the former name (1971–97) of the Democratic Republic of Congo
2. (Placename) (formerly) the Zaïrian name (1971–97) for the (River) Congo3

za•ire

(zɑˈɪər, ˈzɑ ɪər)

n., pl. za•ire.
the basic monetary unit of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Za•ire

or Za•ïre

(zɑˈɪər, ˈzɑ ɪər)

n.
1. a former name of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
2. official name within the Democratic Republic of the Congo of the Congo River.
Za•ir′i•an, Za•ir′e•an, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zaire - the basic unit of money in Zairezaire - the basic unit of money in Zaire  
Zairese monetary unit - monetary unit in Zaire
likuta - 100 makuta equal 1 zaire in Zaire
2.zaire - a republic in central AfricaZaire - a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
Goma - a city in eastern Congo at the northern end of Lake Kivu near the border with Rwanda
Kananga, Luluabourg - a city in southwestern Congo; former name (until 1966) was Luluabourg
Kinshasa, Leopoldville - the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Congo river opposite Brazzaville
Elisabethville, Lubumbashi - a city in southeastern Congo near the border with Zambia; a copper mining center; former name (until 1966) was Elisabethville
Nyamuragira - an active volcano in eastern Congo
Nyiragongo - an active volcano in eastern Congo
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Congo River, Zaire River, Congo - a major African river (one of the world's longest); flows through Congo into the South Atlantic
Kasai, Kasai River, River Kasai - a river of southwestern Africa that rises in central Angola and flows east and then north (forming part of the border between Angola and Congo) and continuing northwest through Congo to empty into the Congo River on the border between Congo and Republic of the Congo
Kivu, Lake Kivu - a lake in the mountains of central Africa between Congo and Rwanda
Lake Edward - a lake in the Great Rift Valley between Congo and Uganda
Chiluba, Luba - a member of a Bantu people in southeastern Congo
Congolese - a native or inhabitant of the Republic of the Congo
Zairean, Zairese - a native or inhabitant of Zaire
Translations
Zaire
Zair
ザイール

Zaire

[zɑːˈiːəʳ] NZaire m

Zaïre

[zɑːˈɪər] nZaïre m

Zaire

n (Hist) → Zaire nt

Zaire

[zɑːˈiːəʳ] nlo Zaire m
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