Congo

geographical name
Con·​go | \ ˈkäŋ-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce Congo (audio) \

Definition of Congo

1 or Zaire river 2900 miles (4666 kilometers) long in central Africa flowing north, west, and southwest into the Atlantic at the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola — see lualaba
2 or Democratic Republic of the Congo or 1971–97 Zaire or 1908–60 Belgian Congo or 1885–1908 Congo Free State country in central Africa comprising most of the Congo River basin east of the lower Congo River and crossed by the Equator; capital Kinshasa area 905,355 square miles (2,344,858 square kilometers), population 85,281,000
3 or Republic of the Congo or formerly Middle Congo country in west central Africa west of the lower Congo River and crossed by the Equator; capital Brazzaville area 132,047 square miles (342,000 square kilometers), population 5,062,000 — see french equatorial africa

Other Words from Congo

Congolese \ ˌkäŋ-​gə-​ˈlēz How to pronounce Congolese (audio) , -​ˈlēs \ adjective or noun

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“Congo.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Belgian%20Congo. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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