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Definition of "zaire" []

  • The basic monetary unit used in Zaïre from 1967-1996 and equivalent to 100 makuta (noun)
  • The unit of currency of Zaire. (noun)

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Use "zaire" in a sentence
  • "I lived in the U.S. for the next twelve years and became very Americanized, as children will, and although I haven't been back since, I've worked hard to keep my English pure, so that I don't sound like Jacques Cousteau describing zuh most -andsome craytures zaire are in zuh sea."
  • "After replacing the nouveau zaire (NZ) as the national currency on June"
  • "This includes replacing the currency established by Mobuto, the new zaire by the Congolese franc, a crucial measure upon which hinges economic and banking sector reforms."