Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See Kongo.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. a Bantu language spoken by the Bakongo people living in the tropical forests of Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo and Angola

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Languages: French (official), Lingala and Monokutuba (lingua franca trade languages), many local languages and dialects (of which Kikongo is the most widespread)

    Republic of Congo

  • Languages: French (official), Lingala (a lingua franca trade language), Kingwana (a dialect of Kiswahili or Swahili), Kikongo, Tshiluba

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Cultivation in North America was popularized by African Americans, who brought the Kikongo word nguba, which became goober.

    The Christmas Cookie Club

  • Congo, Republic of theFrench (official), Lingala and Monokutuba (lingua franca trade languages), many local languages and dialects (of which Kikongo is the most widespread)

    Languages

  • Congo, Democratic Republic of theFrench (official), Lingala (a lingua franca trade language), Kingwana (a dialect of Kiswahili or Swahili), Kikongo, Tshiluba

    Languages

  • As far as the eye can see in all directions is green savannah, dotted with anthills and termite hills, scrub and manioc fields plunging down into forested valleys with jungle and rivers and women carrying huge loads on their heads and thousands of little kiddos shouting “mundele” ‘white person’ in Kikongo almost hysterically and running after the truck as we drive by.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • There was no written language, but an oral tradition so ardent that when the Catholic fathers fixed the letters to the words of Kikongo, its poetry and stories poured into print with the force of a flood...

    Such a River Should Not Be Crossed

  • Virginia's first Africans spoke Bantu languages called Kimbundu and Kikongo.

    Re-connecting Africa with herself: 1619 Angola and Congo to Virginia

  • There is an African proverb in Kikongo, a language spoken by Bakongo tribe in Central Africa that says, "A forest without young trees will die."

    SPEECH BY MOHLALOGA - STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS

  • LANGUAGES: French (official), various local - Lingala, Kingwana (a dialect of Kiswahili), Kikongo, Tshiiluba.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.