Con·go·lese (kŏng′gō-lēz, -lēs)
1. Of or relating to either the Republic of the Congo or the Democratic Republic of the Congo or to their peoples, languages, or cultures.
2. Of or relating to the region surrounding the Congo River or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
n. pl. Congolese
a. A native or inhabitant of the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or the area surrounding the Congo River.
b. A person of Congolese ancestry.
[French congolais, from Congo, Congo (probably on the model of angolais, Angolan).]
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