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n. pl. Kongo or Kon·gos
1. A member of a people living in west-central Africa along the lower Congo River.
2. A Bantu language of the Kongo used as a lingua franca in the southern Republic of the Congo, the western Democratic Republic of the Congo, and northern Angola. Also called Kikongo.


npl -gos or -go
1. (Peoples) a member of a Negroid people of Africa living in the tropical forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Brazzaville, and Angola
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family


(ˈkɒŋ goʊ)
1. Also, Congo, Kakongo. a major historic kingdom of W central Africa, whose rulers, Christianized under Portuguese influence in the late 15th century, exercised largely nominal authority after 1710.
2. Also, Bakongo. (used with a pl. v.) the members of a group of modern African peoples of the S Congo Republic, the W Democratic Republic of the Congo, and NW Angola.
3. Also, Kikongo. the Bantu language or languages of these peoples, a creolized form of which serves as a lingua franca in the lower Congo River basin.
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Noun1.Kongo - the Bantu language spoken by the Kongo living in the tropical forests of Zaire and Congo and Angola
Bantoid language, Bantu - a family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent
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Toward the north they marched, back toward their savage settlement in the wild and unknown country which lies back from the Kongo in the uttermost depths of The Great Forest, and on either side of them traveled an invisible and relentless foe.
While Arika can recite related history lessons at length, she's also the girl who once sang young Kongos toward a unity that smacked of rebellion.
The fun happens on December 6 at Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie, Texas.The concert will be headlined by Weezer and also feature Awolnation, Dirty Heads, Kongos, Capital Cities, and Judah and the Lion.
Supported by South African act Kongos, the band, from Colorado, went down a storm with fans.
Kongos de la Guadeloupe: Rites d'une Identite preservee.
Chinese Spring Airlines to add cars to its in-flight shopping catalogue According to a report in Hong KongOs South China Morning Post, low-cost Chinese carrier Spring Airlines will soon be adding a selection of automobiles to its in-flight shopping catalogue.
The Peninsula Hong KongOs new Sky High Champagne Breakfast package is available through June.
"I thanked him for giving me something to laugh about." The officer said the Mumbai Police's dossiers on organised crime figures had no reference to individuals who might be using "Altaf Batli" and "Aslam Kongo." "We've had a Salim Langda ['the lame'], a Salim Kutta ['the dog'], a Salim Tempo ['truck'] and a Javed Fawda ['the spade'] - but no 'Kongo.' Lots of Batlis ['bottles'], but no Kongos."
The obvious tracks are here - Bowie's Life On Mars (of course), Sweet's Blockbuster, Slade's Coz I Luv You - but there are also some long forgotten gems like John Kongos' Tokoloshe Man and Anada Shankar's delicate Snow Flower.
Rather than stamp their own personality on the golden oldies, this is the sound of Joe Elliott and his Leppard mates having a ball in the studio, with John Kongos' He's Gonna Step On You Again and The Kinks' Waterloo Sunset particularly listenable.
The Kongos all have the Standard-I missile and VLS.
Hu, referring to the guiding principle that has governed Hong KongOs relationship with mainland China ever since its 1997 return from British control.