What does Congo mean?

Definitions for Congo
ˈkɒŋ goʊCon·go

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Congo.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zaire, Belgian Congo(noun)

    a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960

  2. Congo, Congo River, Zaire River(noun)

    a major African river (one of the world's longest); flows through Congo into the South Atlantic

  3. Congo, Republic of the Congo, French Congo(noun)

    a republic in west-central Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960

  4. congou, congo, congou tea, English breakfast tea(noun)

    black tea grown in China


  1. Congo(n.)

    Black tea, of higher grade (finer leaf and less dusty) than the present bohea. Also called English breakfast tea. See Tea.

    Etymology: [Chin. kung-foo labor.]


  1. Congo(ProperNoun)

    Country in Central Africa with Brazzaville as capital. Official name: Republic of the Congo.

    Etymology: After Kongo, believed to derive from Kongo nkongo ("hunters").

  2. Congo(ProperNoun)

    Country in Central Africa with Kinshasa as capital (formerly Zaire). Official name: Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    Etymology: After Kongo, believed to derive from Kongo nkongo ("hunters").

  3. Congo(ProperNoun)

    A large river in Africa which flows for about 4,380 km (2,720 miles) to the Atlantic Ocean in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    Etymology: After Kongo, believed to derive from Kongo nkongo ("hunters").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Congo(noun)

    black tea, of higher grade (finer leaf and less dusty) than the present bohea. See Tea

    Etymology: [Chin. kung-foo labor.]


  1. Congo

    Congo is a 1980 science fiction novel by Michael Crichton. The novel centers on an expedition searching for diamonds and investigating the mysterious deaths of a previous expedition in the dense rain forest of Congo. Crichton calls Congo a Lost World novel in the tradition founded by Henry Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines, featuring the mines of that work's title.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Congo

    the second in length and largest in volume of the African rivers, rises NE. of the Muchinga Mountains in Rhodesia, flows SW. through Lake Bangueola, then N. to the equator; curving in a great semicircle it continues SW., passes in a series of rapids through the coast range, and enters the S. Atlantic by an estuary 6 m. broad. It brings down more water than the other African rivers put together. The largest affluents are the Kassai on the left, and the Mobangi on the right bank; 110 m. are navigable to ocean steamers, then the cataracts intervene, and 250 m. of railway promote transit; the upper river is 2 to 4 m. broad, and navigable for small craft up to Stanley Falls, 1068 m. The name most associated with its exploration is H. M. Stanley; during its course of 3000 m. it bears several names.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Congo

    A republic in central Africa lying between GABON and DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO and south of Cameroon. Its capital is Brazzaville.

How to pronounce Congo?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Congo in sign language?

  1. congo


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Congo in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Congo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Congo in a Sentence

  1. Jason Stearns:

    Many look to Katumbi as someone who can uplift the Congo's reputation and Congolese dignity after years and years of humiliation, here's a man who's been able to make a Congolese team famous across the continent.

  2. Moise Katumbi:

    Katanga was the pilot programme for Congo.

  3. Ofwono Opondo:

    Both were rescued from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and are safely back in Kanungu district in Uganda, they are back at the lodge and she is expected to be in Kampala tomorrow.

  4. Christoph Wille:

    This process (of borrowing) is very opaque but the assumption is that they (Congo) get lots of loans from China and companies in the infrastructure sector.

  5. Photographer Leonard Pongo:

    I think I reached my objective, to embed into the daily life in the Congo, which clearly transformed me, i was allowed into the life of people who were former strangers... and got a deeper understanding of what daily life in the Congo could feel like.

Images & Illustrations of Congo

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