Congolese


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Con·go·lese

 (kŏng′gō-lēz′, -lēs′)
adj.
1. Of or relating to either the Republic of the Congo or the Democratic Republic of the Congo or to their peoples, languages, or cultures.
2. Of or relating to the region surrounding the Congo River or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
n. pl. Congolese
a. A native or inhabitant of the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or the area surrounding the Congo River.
b. A person of Congolese ancestry.

[French congolais, from Congo, Congo (probably on the model of angolais, Angolan).]

Congolese

(ˌkɒŋɡəˈliːz)
adj
(Placename) of or relating to the Republic of Congo or the Democratic Republic of Congo or their inhabitants
n
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of the Republic of Congo or the Democratic Republic of Congo
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Congolese - a native or inhabitant of the Republic of the CongoCongolese - a native or inhabitant of the Republic of the Congo
Belgian Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zaire - a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
African - a native or inhabitant of Africa
Adj.1.Congolese - of or relating to or characteristic of the Congo region or its people; "Congolese rulers"; "the Congolese republic"
Translations

Congolese

[ˌkɒŋgəʊˈliːz]
A. ADJcongoleño
B. Ncongoleño/a m/f

Congolese

adjkongolesisch
nKongolese m, → Kongolesin f
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The Congolese government has said it plans to target foreign rebels operating in its eastern region after the defeat of the M23 rebel group late last year.
As many as 250 people may have been aboard the boat," added the UNHCR, which reported that the ill-fated vessel had been transporting Congolese refugees returning to their homeland from Uganda.
THE Mama Telema Congolese Group (MTCG) has now been in existence for a year and it is determined to improve the position of women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The Congolese army, backed by the United Nations, has been fighting a Ugandan militant group known as the ADF-NALU militia since December following rebel attacks against civilians in the eastern province of North Kivu.
December 12, 2013 (NAIROBI) - The Congolese government and the M23 rebel group on Thursday signed a peace agreement in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
KIBATI, Congo -- A Congolese army mortar shell destroyed Emmanuel Kazingufu's home in mid-August as soldiers hunted down M23 rebels.
Shops belonging to Indians and Pakistanis in the African nation of Democratic Republic of Congo have been attacked and looted in retaliation for the arrest of almost two dozen Congolese students in India.
Kinshasa - Several Congolese MPs and academics said that there is no real African Union (AU) without Morocco, underlining that African leaders should make more efforts and try to bring Morocco, an AU founding member and a model of development in Africa, back to the Union and benefit from its experience.
The M23 rebel leader in drcongo, brigadier-general sultani emmanuel makenga, says he wants peace but if the kampala peace talks between his group and the congolese government fail, the only option we have is to fight till the last man".
NNA - 12/10/2012 Prime Minister Najib Mikati arrived on Friday afternoon in the Democratic Congolese capital, Kinshasa, to partake in the 14th round of meetings by Francophone Summit.
KyNE[currency]ASA (CyHAN)- The United Nations are set to back Congolese troops in the eastern city of Goma, after rebel forces gained territory, whilst advancing on the key city.
We support the Congolese government's efforts to discourage further defections and to bring to justice alleged human rights abusers among the mutinous forces, including Bosco Ntaganda," State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner said in a statement.