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ˈbɒŋ goʊ, ˈbɔŋ-bon·go

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bongo, bongo drumnoun

    a small drum; played with the hands

  2. bongo, Tragelaphus eurycerus, Boocercus eurycerusnoun

    large forest antelope of central Africa having a reddish-brown coat with white stripes and spiral horns


  1. bongonoun

    A striped bovine mammal found in Africa, Tragelaphus eurycerus.

    Etymology: From American Spanish bongó.

  2. bongonoun

    One of a pair of small drums of Cuban origin, played by beating with the hands.

    Etymology: From American Spanish bongó.

  3. bongoverb

    To play the bongo

    Etymology: From American Spanish bongó.

  4. bongoverb

    To beat with an irregular rhythm

    Etymology: From American Spanish bongó.

  5. bongoverb

    To hit something rhythmically with the hands.

    Etymology: From American Spanish bongó.


  1. Bongo

    The western or lowland bongo, Tragelaphus eurycerus eurycerus, is a herbivorous, mostly nocturnal forest ungulate and among the largest of the African forest antelope species. Bongos are characterised by a striking reddish-brown coat, black and white markings, white-yellow stripes and long slightly spiralled horns. Indeed, bongos are the only Tragelaphid in which both sexes have horns. Bongos have a complex social interaction and are found in African dense forest mosaics. The lowland bongo faces an ongoing population decline and the IUCN Antelope Specialist Group considers the western or lowland bongo, T. eurycerus eurycerus, to be Near Threatened on the conservation status scale. The eastern or mountain bongo, T. eurycerus isaaci, of Kenya has a coat even more vibrant than that of T. eurycerus eurycerus. The mountain bongo is only found in the wild in one remote region of central Kenya. The mountain bongo is classified by the IUCN Antelope Specialist Group as Critically Endangered with more specimens in captivity than in the wild. In 2000, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums upgraded the bongo to a Species Survival Plan Participant and in 2006 named the Bongo Restoration to Mount Kenya Project to its list of the Top Ten Wildlife Conservation Success Stories of the year. However, in 2013 it seems these successes have been negated with reports that there are possibly only 100 Eastern Mountain Bongs left in the wild due to logging & poaching.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bongo in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bongo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of bongo in a Sentence

  1. Barro Chambrier:

    Ali Bongo's track record is disastrous, he's trying to force his way through and take the country hostage. He is a threat to the country. We are going to bring this nightmare to an end.

  2. Omar Bongo:

    All the revenues from my share of the inheritance will go to a foundation for youth and education because everyone knows - and I say it again - that the youth were sacred in the eyes of President Omar Bongo Ondimba.

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    a state of irritation or annoyance
    • A. fluster
    • B. excogitate
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