Simple Definition of conga
: a dance in which people follow each other in a long, curving line
: a tall drum that is shaped like a barrel and played with the hands
Full Definition of conga
1 : a Cuban dance of African origin involving three steps followed by a kick and performed by a group usually in single file
2 : a tall barrel-shaped or tapering drum of Afro-Cuban origin that is played with the hands
Origin of conga
American Spanish, probably from feminine of congo black person, from Congo, region in Africa
First Known Use: 1935
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