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Subject: Re: meaning of Zaire
Author: Caprice   (guest,
Date: February 16, 2004 at 6:50:39 AM
Reply to: meaning of Zaire by maggie
The old name of Dem. rep. Congo, Zaire, is thought to be a Portuguese mispronounciation of Nzadi, "the river", which was the original Bantu name of the Congo river (earlier Zaire river).

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