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Pronunciation: /zʌɪˈɪə/

noun (plural same)

The former basic monetary unit of Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), equal to 100 makuta.

Origin

From Zaire, a local name for the Congo River in central Africa.

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There are 2 main definitions of zaire in English:

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Zaire 2 Line breaks: Zaire
Pronunciation: /zʌɪˈɪə/
(also Zaïre)
Former name (1971–97) for the Democratic Republic of Congo (see Congo, Democratic Republic of).

Derivatives

Zairean

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Pronunciation: /zʌɪˈɪərɪən/
(also Zairian) adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • Along their march, they picked up a local Zairians to.
  • The discos play a variety of Guinean, Cuban, Zairian, Senegalese, and American music.
  • In addition to American and British music, reggae, calypso, and Zairian music are popular.

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