What does Congo mean?

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ˈkɒŋ goʊCon·go

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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.

  2. Origin: [Chin. kung-foo labor.]


  1. Congo(ProperNoun)

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

  2. Congo(ProperNoun)

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

  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.

  4. Origin: 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

  2. Origin: [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. Moise Katumbi:

    Katanga was the pilot programme for Congo.

  2. Abdoulaye Ehiaw:

    It’s better but in any case, Congo’s domestic politics are still focused on us.

  3. Vasee Moorthy:

    Congo Ebola outbreak's clearly very difficult to evaluate efficacy of Ebola products in outbreaks.

  4. Verone Mankou:

    We will now be doing in Congo what we have been doing in China. We will import the (raw) materials.

  5. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    When I was a boy ... we didn't wake up with Vietnam and have Cyprus for lunch and the Congo for dinner

Images & Illustrations of Congo

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