conga

noun con·ga \ ˈkäŋ-gə \
|Updated on: 17 Jul 2018

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

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Origin and Etymology of conga

American Spanish, probably from feminine of congo black person, from Congo, region in Africa


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conga

Definition of conga for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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