Main meanings of zaire in English

: zaire1Zaire2

zaire1

nounzaire

  • 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.

Pronunciation

zaire

/zʌɪˈɪə/

Main meanings of Zaire in English

: zaire1Zaire2

Zaire2

(also Zaïre)

proper noun

former name (1971–97) for the Democratic Republic of Congo (see Congo, Democratic Republic of)

Pronunciation

Zaire

/zʌɪˈɪə/