Name: Zaire

Origin and Meaning of the Name Zaire

  • Meaning:
    River
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (zy EER)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Zaire)
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Miscellaneous Info for Zaire

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The word "Zaire" is a Portuguese corruption of "nezere," the Kikongo word for "river." Zaire is a former name of the Congo river, and is also the former name of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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