Kongo

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Kon·go

noun \ˈkäŋ-(ˌ)gō\
plural Kongo or Kongos

Definition of KONGO

1
:  a member of a Bantu people of the lower Congo River
2
:  the Bantu language of the Kongo people

First Known Use of KONGO

circa 1902

Rhymes with KONGO

Kongo

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Bantu-speaking peoples living along the Atlantic coast in Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), and Angola. They engage in subsistence agriculture and raise cash crops (including coffee, cacao, and bananas); many live and work in towns. Descent is matrilineal, and most villages are independent of their neighbours. A Kongo kingdom existed from the 14th century; its wealth came from trade in ivory, hides, slaves, and a shell currency. It broke up into warring chiefdoms in 1665.

Variants of KONGO

Kongo or Bakongo

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