- of or relating to the People's Republic of the Congo or the Congo region, its inhabitants, or their languages.
- an inhabitant or native of the People's Republic of the Congo or of the Congo region.
Origin of Congolese
1895–1900; < French congolais, irregular formation; see -ese
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Examples from the Web for congolese
At that time, only 16 Congolese were known to have college degrees.The Congo's Forgotten Colonial Getaway
December 18, 2014
Many prominent Congolese groups support the congressional law and further conflict-minerals reforms.
Many prominent Congolese human-rights activists consider minerals to be at the heart of the perpetration of atrocities.
Middle-class Congolese like himself, called “évolué,” or “evolved,” were hunted down for having ties with the Europeans.
In 1964, Kabila had been a Simba leader, and Mobutu had commanded the Congolese army.
The other bank (Congolese territory), was a deserted wilderness.The Crime of the Congo
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
If the lot of the Congolese apprentices is to be bettered, the initiative must be taken at some capital other than London.
In the case of the Congolese administrators the State provided (doubtless unwittingly) an incentive to harshness.
We didn't want him to be tried, and the Congolese didn't want to try him if we didn't want him to be tried.Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- of or relating to the Republic of the Congo or the Democratic Republic of the Congo or their inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of the Republic of the Congo or the Democratic Republic of the Congo