Main definitions of zaire in English

: zaire1Zaire2

zaire1

Pronunciation /zäˈir/ /zɑˈɪr/

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

/zäˈir/ /zɑˈɪr/

Main definitions of Zaire in English

: zaire1Zaire2

Zaire2

Pronunciation /zäˈir/ /zɑˈɪr/

proper noun

Former name (until 1997) of Congo, Democratic Republic of

Pronunciation

Zaire

/zäˈir/ /zɑˈɪr/