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zaire 1

Pronunciation: /zʌɪˈɪə/

noun (plural same)

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

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

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Zaire 2

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

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