noun, plural Kon·gos, (especially collectively) Kon·go for 1.
  1. a member of an indigenous people living in west-central Africa along the lower course of the Congo River.
  2. 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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  1. 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
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family
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