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"Zaire" is derived from the Portuguese word "Zaire", which is an adaptation of the Kongo word "nzere" or "nzadi," which mean "the river that swallows all rivers."
-- Penneyperson  4/21/2012
I believe it's pronounced "tsah-IHR".
-- Anonymous User  1/20/2013
The name Zaire was given to 41 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013
From 1971 to1997 this was the name of the country now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
-- Cirrus  7/23/2013
The more popular pronunciation that is being used among American boys today is zye-EER.
-- Icycoldhot  10/31/2013

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