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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Zaire mean? 

ZAIRE (noun)
  The noun ZAIRE has 2 senses:

1. the basic unit of money in Zaire
2. a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960

  Familiarity information: ZAIRE used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ZAIRE (noun)

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The basic unit of money in Zaire

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Hypernyms ("zaire" is a kind of...):

Zairese monetary unit (monetary unit in Zaire)

Meronyms (parts of "zaire"):

likuta (100 makuta equal 1 zaire in Zaire)

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A republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position


Belgian Congo; Congo; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Zaire

Instance hypernyms:

African country; African nation (countries occupying the African continent)

Meronyms (parts of "Zaire"):

Lake Edward (a lake in the Great Rift Valley between Congo and Uganda)

Kivu; Lake Kivu (a lake in the mountains of central Africa between Congo and Rwanda)

Kasai; Kasai River; River Kasai (a river of southwestern Africa that rises in central Angola and flows east and then north (forming part of the border between Angola and Congo) and continuing northwest through Congo to empty into the Congo River on the border between Congo and Republic of the Congo)

Congo; Congo River; Zaire River (a major African river (one of the world's longest); flows through Congo into the South Atlantic)

Nyiragongo; Nyamuragira (an active volcano in eastern Congo)

Elisabethville; Lubumbashi (a city in southeastern Congo near the border with Zambia; a copper mining center; former name (until 1966) was Elisabethville)

Kinshasa; Leopoldville (the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Congo river opposite Brazzaville)

Kananga; Luluabourg (a city in southwestern Congo; former name (until 1966) was Luluabourg)

Goma (a city in eastern Congo at the northern end of Lake Kivu near the border with Rwanda)

Meronyms (members of "Zaire"):

Congolese (a native or inhabitant of the Republic of the Congo)

Zairean; Zairese (a native or inhabitant of Zaire)

Holonyms ("Zaire" is a part of...):

Africa (the second largest continent; located south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean)

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