What does Congo mean?

Definitions for Congo
ˈkɒŋ goʊcon·go

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Congo.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zaire, Belgian Congonoun

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

  2. Congo, Congo River, Zaire Rivernoun

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

  3. Congo, Republic of the Congo, French Congonoun

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

  4. congou, congo, congou tea, English breakfast teanoun

    black tea grown in China


  1. Congonoun

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


  1. Congonoun

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

  2. Congonoun

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

  3. Congonoun

    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.

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


  1. Congo

    The Conference of NGOs (CoNGO; full "Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations") "is an independent, international, non-profit membership association of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). It facilitates the participation of NGOs in United Nations debates and decision-making."The two classes of membership, Full, for those NGOs with consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, and Associate, for those with affiliation with a UN programme or agency, total more than 500 members. Founded in 1948, CoNGO has committees based in Geneva, New York and Vienna. Its objectives: "to ensure that NGOs be present when governments discuss issues of global concern at the United Nations and to facilitate NGO discussions on such issues."


  1. congo

    The Congo can refer to several closely related entities in central Africa: 1) The Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly known as Zaire): It is the largest country by area in sub-Saharan Africa and the second largest in all of Africa. Situated in Central Africa, it is bordered by ten other countries. The capital is Kinshasa. 2) The Republic of the Congo: Also known as Congo-Brazzaville, it is located in Central Africa and bordered by five countries, one of them being the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its capital is Brazzaville. 3) The Congo River: This is the second longest river in Africa and the deepest river in the world. It flows through central Africa, defining the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of the Congo in its lower course, and drains into the Atlantic Ocean. 4) The Congo Rainforest: One of the world's most significant and diverse ecosystems, it is the second largest tropical rainforest in the world, located in central Africa, primarily within the Democratic Republic of Congo. The specific reference to 'Congo' in conversation or text is dependent on context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Congonoun

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

  2. 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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CONGO

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Congo is ranked #54864 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Congo surname appeared 375 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Congo.

    54.1% or 203 total occurrences were White.
    41.8% or 157 total occurrences were Black.
    1.3% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  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. Eugene Kabambi:

    We are searching for as many as 100 people in the Congo River as well as assisting these people with body bags, medical kit, one of the boats was totally destroyed and that is the one we believe was carrying the missing.

  2. Peter Salama:

    All it takes is one sick person to travel down the Congo River and we can have outbreaks seeded in many different locations ... that can happen at any moment, it's very hard to predict, it is going to be at least weeks and more likely months before we get this outbreak fully under control.

  3. Mike Ryan:

    Of note is the fact that while the disease has crossed the border, there has been no documented local transmission. The exposure of these individuals occurred in Congo, we haven't seen a panic reaction in the community.

  4. Chief Executive Paul Conibear:

    We've been pleased by the response on interest, on a number of these scenarios. There are multiple parties interested, we've been busy and BMO's been busy, very busy. It's obviously not an easy process, the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) is a more challenging environment and Tenke's a really big operation. But we've had very credible interest.

  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.

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