Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to either the Republic of the Congo or the Democratic Republic of the Congo or to their peoples, languages, or cultures.
  • adjective Of or relating to the region surrounding the Congo River or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or the area surrounding the Congo River.
  • noun A person of Congolese ancestry.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the Kongo region, especially to the Kongo Free State. Also Kongolese.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a native or inhabitant of the Republic of Congo.
  • adjective of, relating to, or characteristic of the Congo region or its people.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person from the Republic of the Congo
  • noun A person from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)
  • adjective Of, from, or pertaining to the Republic of Congo, its people or language.
  • adjective Of, from, or pertaining to the Democratic Republic of Congo, its people or language.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a native or inhabitant of the Republic of the Congo
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of the Congo region or its people

Etymologies

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

[French congolais, from Congo, Congo (probably on the model of angolais, Angolan).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Congo +‎ -ese

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