Congolese

[ kong-guh-leez, -lees ]
/ ˌkɒŋ gəˈliz, -ˈlis /

adjective

of or relating to the People's Republic of the Congo or the Congo region, its inhabitants, or their languages.

noun, plural Con·go·lese.

an inhabitant or native of the People's Republic of the Congo or of the Congo region.

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Origin of Congolese

1895–1900; <French congolais, irregular formation; see -ese

OTHER WORDS FROM Congolese

pro-Con·go·lese, adjective, noun, plural pro·-Con·go·lese.
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British Dictionary definitions for Congolese

Congolese
/ (ˌkɒŋɡəˈliːz) /

adjective

of or relating to the Republic of the Congo or the Democratic Republic of the Congo or their inhabitants

noun

a native or inhabitant of the Republic of the Congo or the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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