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  • proper noun historical A former name of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (used between 1971 and 1997).

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  • noun a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
  • noun the basic unit of money in Zaire

Etymologies

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Truncation of Kongo nzadi o nzere ("river swallowing rivers", referring to the Congo river) adopted in accordance with the Authenticity Movement.

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