Definitions

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  • n. a major African river (one of the world's longest); flows through Congo into the South Atlantic

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Examples

  • Zoogeographical importance of the Zaire River basin for speciation: L'importance zoogeographique du bassin du fleuve Zaire pour la speciation: le cas des primates simiens.

    Western Congolian swamp forests

  • Still in the conceptual stage, this plan proposes moving 100 billion cubic meters (m3) of water annually from the Zaire River in a navigable canal 2,400 km in length.

    Lake Chad flooded savanna

  • French and Belgian troops were across the Zaire River in Brazzaville, ready to evacuate their citizens.

    Goodbye, Mobutu?

  • In Angola, large mangrove communities occur at the mouths of the Cuvo, Longa, Cuanza, Dande, and M'Bridge Rivers, though they are not as extensive as the vast mangrove swamps at the mouth of the Zaire River.

    Central African mangroves

  • This is the Vinda le Zally of Tuckey; on the chart Veinde len Zally, and according to others Vinda de Nzadi, or village of the Zaire River.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • The kingdom of the Kongo was a well-established polity in the interior, south of the Zaire River, when the Portuguese first arrived there in 1481.

    G. Africa, 1500-1800

  • The United States and other Western powers have troops stationed across the Zaire River in Congo and offshore to evacuate their nationals from Kinshasa, if needed.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • On the banks of the Zaire River late Wednesday, at least 1,000 eager Rwandans lined up for their turn on one of 11 UNHCR trucks shuttling refugees to the transit center, 11 kilometers (7 miles) north of Kisangani on the way to the airport.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "My name is Mobutu," he declared to reporters who gathered at his sprawling residence on the Zaire River.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mobutu's residence is on the Zaire River opposite Brazzaville,

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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