congo: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kong'gō), [key]
— n.
  1. congou.


Pronunciation: (kong'gō), [key]
— n.
  1. a republic in central Africa, W of Zaire: formerly an overseas territory in French Equatorial Africa; now an independent member of the French Community. 1,300,020; 132,046 sq. mi. (341,999 sq. km). Cap.: Brazzaville. Formerly,
  2. a former name of(def. 1).
  3. Also calleda river in central Africa, flowing in a great loop from SE Zaire to the Atlantic. ab. 3000 mi. (4800 km) long. Cf. Zaire (def. 2).
  4. Kongo.
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