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[zah-eer, zah-eer]
a former name of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
official name within the Democratic Republic of the Congo of the Congo River (the term Congo River is more widely used elsewhere).
Also, Zaïre. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
Zaïre (zɑːˈɪə)
1.  the former name (1971--97) of the Democratic Republic of Congo
2.  (formerly) the Zaïrian name (1971--97) for the (River): Congo

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Cultural Dictionary
Zaire [(zeye-eer)]

See Democratic Republic of Congo.

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