- a member of an indigenous people living in west-central Africa along the lower course of the Congo River.
- Also called Kikongo. the Bantu language of the Kongo people, used as a lingua franca in the lower Congo River basin.
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Examples from the Web for kongo
No such custom is referred to by any other visitor to the Kongo.
A journey to Mbamba, Kongo, etc., may have taken up six months.
From that time to the close of the century anarchy reigned in Kongo.
Dictionary and Grammar of the Kongo Language, 1887, p. xxiii.Man, Past and Present
Agustus Henry Keane
One of the tribes in the Kongo Valley is called the Bangala tribe.Big People and Little People of Other Lands
Edward R. Shaw
- plural -gos or -go a member of a Negroid people of Africa living in the tropical forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre), Congo Brazzaville, and Angola
- the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family