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za•ire



Pronunciation: (zä-ēr', zä'ēr), [key]
n.,
pl. za•ire.

a paper money and monetary unit of Zaire, equal to 100 makuta.

Za•ire



Pronunciation: (zä-ēr', zä'ēr), [key]
n.
1. Republic of. Formerly, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Belgian Congo, Congo Free State. a republic in central Africa: a former Belgian colony; gained independence 1960. 27,100,000; 905,063 sq. mi. (2,344,113 sq. km). Cap.: Kinshasa.
2. Official name within Zaire of the Congo River (the term Congo River is more widely used elsewhere). Also,Za•ïre'.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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