American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to either the Republic of the Congo or the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) or to their peoples, languages, or cultures.
- adj. Of or relating to the region surrounding the Congo River or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
- n. A native or inhabitant of the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or the area surrounding the Congo River.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Kongo region, especially to the Kongo Free State. Also Kongolese.
- n. A person from the Republic of the Congo
- n. A person from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)
- adj. Of, from, or pertaining to the Republic of Congo, its people or language.
- adj. Of, from, or pertaining to the Democratic Republic of Congo, its people or language.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. of, relating to, or characteristic of the Congo region or its people.
- n. a native or inhabitant of the Republic of Congo.
- n. a native or inhabitant of the Republic of the Congo
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the Congo region or its people
- From Congo + -ese (Wiktionary)
- French congolais, from Congo, Congo (probably on the model of angolais, Angolan). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The Congolese from the North, the South, the East and the West have said NO to Sassou.”
“The misfortune of the Congolese is that they possess tremendous natural wealth.”
“(Soundbite of music) FRANCO: (Singing) (Foreign language spoken) MILES: The early style of Franco and other groundbreaking bandleaders like Grand Kalle was called Congolese rumba, but that term was about as exact as jazz.”
“Something similar was happening half a world away in central Africa, where the loose aggregation of musicians featured on this ebullient compilation were forging a Latin-inflected strain of sub-Saharan dance music that came to be known as Congolese rumba.”
“The mission also has been charged with supporting a ragtag Congolese force of 30,000 soldiers cobbled together from a defeated national army and several of the rebel groups who vanquished it in 1996.”
“But what matters to the Congolese are the elections, on which many are setting great hopes.”
“That is why we are helping the Barundi; that is why we are helping the Congolese, that is why we are helping the Mozambicans to find and destroy the weapons that killed some many of their own in the civil war in their country, and that is why we are helping Zimbabwe.”
“Bemba, and of a small movement called the Congolese Rally for”
“Zimbabwe warned on Friday that its soldiers would use force to break a Congolese rebel blockade of Ikela, 700 kilometers (480 miles) northwest of Kinshasa.”
“In addition, many of the Congolese were afflicted with one or often several tropical and non-tropical infections, a few of which I enumerated before.”
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