|Subject:||Re: meaning of Zaire|
|Author:||Caprice (guest, 188.8.131.52)|
|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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