Type River & Country
Pronounced Pron. /zɑː.ˈɪəɹ/(American English) /zɑː.ˈɪə/(British English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Older name of the Congo River, said to be derived via Portuguese from Kikongo nzadi o nzere meaning "river swallowing rivers". This was also the former name of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesZaïre(Dutch) Zaïre(French)
Same SpellingZaïre


Entry updated April 23, 2024