[ kong-goh bey-sin ]
/ ˈkɒŋ goʊ ˌbeɪ sɪn /
the sedimentary basin of the Congo River, located in central Africa, covering approximately 1.4 million square miles (3.7 million square kilometers), including great wetlands and vast stands of unspoiled tropical rainforest.
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Origin of Congo Basin
First recorded in 1880–85
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