How to Pronounce zaire?

Correct pronunciation for the word "zaire" is [za͡ɪˈi͡ə], [za‍ɪˈi‍ə], [z_aɪ_ˈiə].

"Zaire" in context

Zaire is a former country located in Central Africa. It was founded in the early 1960s by Prime Minister and then President Mobutu Sese Seko. Mobutu governed Zaire for almost three decades and during that time the country was known for its corruption and financial mismanagement. After Mobutu's death in 1997, Laurent-Desire Kabila took Mobutu's place, and the country was then renamed Democratic Republic of the Congo. The country is rich in resources, especially gold, diamonds and coltan, and Congo has some of the world's richest deposits.

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