[ kong-goh ]
/ ˈkɒŋ goʊ /
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noun, plural Kon·gos, (especially collectively) Kon·go for 1.
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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Words nearby Kongo
kondo, Kondratieff wave, koneke, Koner, Konev, Kongo, kongoni, Kong Qiu, Kongur Shan, Kong Zi, Königgrätz
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How to use Kongo in a sentence
Another image shows Queen Nzingha, who in the 1600s ruled the Mbundu people in the state of Ndongo, located in Kongo, the exhibition says.Smithsonian African American museum launches online interactive access|Michael Ruane|November 18, 2021|Washington Post
The Gaman and Kongo armies attached themselves to the declining fortunes of the deposed king, and gave battle for his lost crown.History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1|George W. Williams
In the south the Kongo dialects melt imperceptibly into the closely-allied Angola language.
On the north, the river Loje to some extent serves as a frontier between the Kongo and Mbundu tongues.
The land on either side of this river for many miles is called the Kongo Valley.
Far away in Africa, near where the pygmies live, there is a great river called the Kongo.
British Dictionary definitions for Kongo
/ (ˈkɒŋɡəʊ) /
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
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