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Con·go

 (kŏng′gō)
1. Officially Democratic Republic of the Congo.Formerly (1971-1997) Za·ire (zī′îr, zä-îr′)and (1960-1971) Congoand (1908-1960) Belgian Congoand (1885-1908) Congo Free State. A country of central Africa astride the equator. Inhabited originally by Pygmy peoples and later by migrating Bantu and Nilotic groups, the region came under the control of Leopold II of Belgium in the late 1870s and was annexed outright in 1908. Full independence was achieved in 1960. Army general Mobutu Sese Seko took control of the country in 1965, ruling until his ouster by rebel forces in 1997. Kinshasa is the capital and the largest city.
2. Officially Republic of the Congo. A country of west-central Africa with a short coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. It was part of French Equatorial Africa before becoming independent in 1960. A Marxist state was established in 1970, but in the early 1990s Marxism was abandoned in favor of a multiparty system, and a new constitution was adopted. Brazzaville is the capital and the largest city.
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Congo

(ˈkɒŋɡəʊ)
n
1. (Placename) Democratic Republic of Congo a republic in S central Africa, with a narrow strip of land along the Congo estuary leading to the Atlantic in the west: Congo Free State established in 1885, with Leopold II of Belgium as absolute monarch; became the Belgian Congo colony in 1908; gained independence in 1960, followed by civil war and the secession of Katanga (until 1963); President Mobutu Sese Seko seized power in 1965; declared a one-party state in 1978, and was overthrown by rebels in 1997. The country consists chiefly of the Congo basin, with large areas of dense tropical forest and marshes, and the Mitumba highlands reaching over 5000 m (16 000 ft) in the east. Official language: French. Religion: Christian majority, animist minority. Currency: Congolese franc. Capital: Kinshasa. Pop: 75 507 308 (2013 est). Area: 2 344 116 sq km (905 063 sq miles). Former names: Congo Free State (1885–1908), Belgian Congo (1908–60), Congo-Kinshasa (1960–71) or Zaïre (1971–97)
2. (Placename) Republic of Congo another name for Congo-Brazzaville
3. (Placename) the second longest river in Africa, rising as the Lualaba on the Katanga plateau in the Democratic Republic of Congo and flowing in a wide northerly curve to the Atlantic: forms the border between Congo-Brazzaville and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Length: about 4800 km (3000 miles). Area of basin: about 3 000 000 sq km (1 425 000 sq miles). Former Zaïrese name (1971–97): Zaïre
4. (Peoples) a variant spelling of Kongo
5. (Languages) a variant spelling of Kongo
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Con•go

(ˈkɒŋ goʊ)

n.
1. Republic of the, a republic in central Africa, W of the Democratic Republic of the Congo: a former French territory; gained independence 1960. 2,716,814; 124,504 sq. mi. (322,463 sq. km). Cap.: Brazzaville. Formerly, French Congo , Middle Congo.
2. Democratic Republic of the, a republic in central Africa: a former Belgian colony; gained independence 1960. 50,481,305; 905,063 sq. mi. (2,344,113 sq. km). Cap.: Kinshasa. Formerly, Zaire, Belgian Congo, Congo Free State.
3. Also called Zaire. a river in central Africa, flowing in a great loop from SE Democratic Republic of the Congo to the Atlantic. ab. 3000 mi. (4800 km) long.
Con`go•lese′ (-gəˈliz, -ˈlis) adj., n., pl. -lese.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Congo - a republic in central AfricaCongo - a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
Goma - a city in eastern Congo at the northern end of Lake Kivu near the border with Rwanda
Kananga, Luluabourg - a city in southwestern Congo; former name (until 1966) was Luluabourg
Kinshasa, Leopoldville - the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Congo river opposite Brazzaville
Elisabethville, Lubumbashi - a city in southeastern Congo near the border with Zambia; a copper mining center; former name (until 1966) was Elisabethville
Nyamuragira - an active volcano in eastern Congo
Nyiragongo - an active volcano in eastern Congo
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Congo River, Zaire River, Congo - a major African river (one of the world's longest); flows through Congo into the South Atlantic
Kasai, Kasai River, River Kasai - a river of southwestern Africa that rises in central Angola and flows east and then north (forming part of the border between Angola and Congo) and continuing northwest through Congo to empty into the Congo River on the border between Congo and Republic of the Congo
Kivu, Lake Kivu - a lake in the mountains of central Africa between Congo and Rwanda
Lake Edward - a lake in the Great Rift Valley between Congo and Uganda
Chiluba, Luba - a member of a Bantu people in southeastern Congo
Congolese - a native or inhabitant of the Republic of the Congo
Zairean, Zairese - a native or inhabitant of Zaire
2.Congo - a major African river (one of the world's longest)Congo - a major African river (one of the world's longest); flows through Congo into the South Atlantic
Belgian Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zaire - a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
3.Congo - a republic in west-central AfricaCongo - a republic in west-central Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960
Brazzaville - the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
4.Congo - black tea grown in Chinacongo - black tea grown in China    
black tea - fermented tea leaves
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Translations
Kongo
Congo
KongoRepublik KongoZaireDemokratische Republik Kongo
Kongo-BrazaviloKongo-KinŝasaKongolo-Brazavilo
Kongo
KongoKongo BrazzavilleKongo-KinshasaRepublika KongoDemokratska Republika Kongo
KongóKongói Demokratikus KöztársaságKongói Köztársaság
CongoCongo-KinshasaRepubblica Democratica del Congo
コンゴ
콩고
KongoKongo-Brazzaville
KongoDemokratyczna Republika Konga
CongoCongo-BrazzavilleCongo-Kinshasa
CongoCongo BrazzavilleCongo Kinshasa
KongoKongo-BrazzavilleKongo-KinshasaRepubliken KongoDemokratiska Republiken Kongo
ประเทศคองโก
nước Congo

Congo

[ˈkɒŋgəʊ] N the Congoel Congo
Republic of the CongoRepública f del Congo
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Congo

[ˈkɒŋgəʊ] n (= state) → (République f démocratique du) Congo
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

Congo

nKongo m; the Democratic Republic of the Congodie Demokratische Republik Kongo; the Republic of the Congodie Republik Kongo
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

Congo

[ˈkɒŋgəʊ] n the Congo (country, river) → il Congo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

Congo

الكونغو Kongo Congo Kongo Κονγκό Congo Kongo Congo Kongo Congo コンゴ 콩고 Kongo Kongo Kongo Congo Конго Kongo ประเทศคองโก Kongo nước Congo 刚果
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We will donate the prize money to Medicins Sans Frontieres and we support their work for pregnant women, newborns, and malaria control in Congo-Kinshasa, says professor Jonas F Ludvigsson.
1968 - Congo-Kinshasa (Ethiopia) 1970 - Sudan (Sudan) 1972 - Congo (Cameroon) 1974 - Zaire (Egypt)
The regions which have the strictest abortion laws include Angola, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa,  Egypt,  Gabon,  Guinea-Bissau,  Madagascar,  Mauritania,  Sao Tome & Principe, and Senegal in Africa; Iraq, Laos, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Philippines, Tonga, in Asia and Oceania; Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Suriname in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The second one is also the largest one, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC in English and RDC in French, the former Belgian Congo or Zaire), which is also known as "Congo-Kinshasa", also due to the name of its capital city.
Slightly less than half of residents in Rwanda and Sierra Leone own a mobile phone, while about four in 10 residents of Malawi, Niger, Chad and Congo-Kinshasa do.
They include visitors from seven countries in Africa such as Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Congo-Kinshasa and Congo Brazzaville.
citizens of the risks of traveling to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa) (DRC).
The Iranian foreign ministry official departed for the black continent to visit the senior officials of the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo-Kinshasa) and the Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville).