There are 2 main definitions of zaire in English:

zaire1

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Pronunciation: /zʌɪˈɪə
 
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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:

Zaire2

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

Derivatives

Zairean

Pronunciation: /zʌɪˈɪərɪən/
(also Zairian) adjective& noun
More 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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