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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • 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

Etymologies

French congolais, from Congo, Congo (probably on the model of angolais, Angolan).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Congo +‎ -ese (Wiktionary)

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