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 (zī′îr, zä-îr′)
See Congo.

Za·ir′e·an, Za·ir′i·an adj. & n.


(zɑːˈɪərɪən) or


1. (Placename) of or relating to the former Zaïre (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to the former Zaïre (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) or its inhabitants
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Zaïre
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1997 Rebels under Laurent Kabila take Zairian town of Faradje while advancing on country's third largest city, Kisangani.
Just as the idea of preserving and guarding the treasures of Congo's past was incorporated into the mission of the Tervuren Museum and the Belgian colonial administration, Mobutu used this as a way to rally Congolese around the idea that citizens could reject the modernity of colonialism and thereby return to something authentically African, indeed Zairian.
He suspected that Zairian Khan and Arif Qureshi were behind his son's kidnapping.
Remune is derived from Zairian HIV-1 strain HZ-321, composed of gp 120-depleted HIV-1 propagated in HUT-78 cells and inactivated in beta-propiolactone and irradiation.
A task-force of Congolese Mennonites and MCC representatives visited Bukavu early on in the crisis, and determined to work with several local communities through the Zairian Council of Churches, with the collaboration of CARE.
Hosting Mobutu at the White House on 4 August, 1983, President Ronald Reagan flattered the Zairian dictator as "a voice of good sense and reason".
DG KHAN -- Commissioner DG Khan division Mohammad Saqib Aziz said that Rs 130 million would be spent on extension in water supply project and cleanliness of disposal works project in Chotti Zairian area.
Robertson might have condemned genocide on television, but off air, he carefully built a working relationship with Zairian dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.
White analysis gives credit to Zairian popular dance music, in particular to the practice of libanga, praise singing and immortalizing of businessmen and politicians, as contributing to the uneasy support of Mobutu's big man leadership.
While the Green Berets trained the Rwandan Patriotic Army, that army was itself secretly training Zairian rebels.
Despite the political rhetoric that the Sudanese economy is recovering with the oil production increasing to about 140,000 barrels per day and with increase in gold export, the Sudanese pound is severely suffering and may end up like Zairian currency during the rule of former president Mobuto Sese Seko.
Laurent Desire Kabila, a former youthwing member of the Balubakat, a party aligned with Patrice Lumumba, and the "Simba" rebels who opposed Zairian President Mobutu Sese Seku in the 1960s, was used by Rwanda and Uganda as a surrogate to lend credibility to the rebellion and ousting of Mobutu during the first Congo war in 1996.