Abongo

noun
Abon·​go | \ əˈbäŋ(ˌ)gō \
plural Abongo or Abongos

Definition of Abongo

1 : an indigenous people on the Ogooué River, Gabon

called also Obongo

2 : a member of the Abongo people — compare pygmy

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First Known Use of Abongo

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Abongo.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abongo. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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