Definition for congo (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for congo
At the highest navigable point of the Congo River, thick jungle creates an impenetrable wall of green around a large island.
Since then, Kisangani has been the epicenter of nearly every rebellion in the Congo.
Victims were put into sacks, speared, and thrown into the Congo River.
“This town was the most beautiful girl in the Congo,” laments a friend sitting nearby.
Since then, conflict has continued to pummel much of the eastern part of the Congo, but Kisangani has remained relatively calm.
Like everything else in the Congo, this town has been arranged and built for practical use.A Journal of a Tour in the Congo Free State|Marcus Dorman
This is why there is such a deep and swift current in the lower region where the Congo enters the sea.An African Adventure|Isaac F. Marcosson
Congo in sight, and schooner, the latter coming up the river; anchored here.Cornish Characters|S. Baring-Gould
Never, when slavery was an institution, were there slaves in such abject misery as these slaves of the Congo.Samba|Herbert Strang
A few years ago the trade of the Congo was only a few thousand dollars yearly.Stanley in Africa|James P. Boyd
British Dictionary definitions for congo
Word Origin and History for congo
African nation, named for the river that runs through it, which is from a Bantu word meaning "mountains" (i.e., the river that flows from the mountains). As an adjective, Congoese is native English (1797) but has been supplanted by Congolese (1900), from French Congolais.