Congo Basin

[ kong-goh bey-sin ]

  1. the sedimentary basin of the Congo River, located in central Africa, covering approximately 1.4 million sq. mi. (3.7 million sq. km), including great wetlands and vast stands of unspoiled tropical rainforest.

Origin of Congo Basin

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby Congo Basin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Congo Basin in a sentence

  • Both missions now have steamers at their disposal, and are engaged in peaceful rivalry for moral conquest in the Congo Basin.

    Stanley in Africa | James P. Boyd
  • What do our converted young men want, as a chance to crowd life with heroic service, that the Congo Basin does not attract them!

    Stanley in Africa | James P. Boyd