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Congo (or Kongo or Kongō) is the name of a major river in southern Africa, the Congo River.
The term Congo can refer to two countries that border the Congo river:
- The larger Democratic Republic of the Congo (capital: Kinshasa), once known as Zaire;
- The smaller Republic of the Congo to the northwest (capital: Brazzaville).
The name may also refer to:
- Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Congo-Kinshasa
- Republic of the Congo, or Congo-Brazzaville
- Portuguese Congo, now the Angolan exclave of Cabinda Province
- Congo River, African river also known as Zaire River
- Congo Basin, drainage for the Congo River in west equatorial Africa, an area inhabited by Congolese populations
- Kingdom of Kongo (1400–1914), covering parts of present-day Angola and the two Congo states.
- Kongo dia Nlaza (until late in the 16th century), a former kingdom absorbed by the Kingdom of Kongo.
- Kingdom of Luba (1585-1889) a southern most former kingdom now located in the modern day Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- Kingdom of Lunda (c. 1665-1887) a former kingdom located in the modern day countries of the Democratic Republic of Congo, north-eastern Angola and northwestern Zambia.
- M'banza-Kongo, capital of Angola's northwestern Zaire province
- Kongo Central, former Bas-Congo province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Languages and ethnic groups
- Kongō, one of the five schools of Noh acting
- Kongo (1932 film), a film starring Walter Huston, Lupe Velez, and Conrad Nagel
- Congo (film), a 1995 film based on Michael Crichton's novel
- "Congo" (song), a 1997 song by Genesis from Calling All Stations
- Kongos (band), a South African rock band
- The Congos, a reggae vocal group from Jamaica
- Congo (novel), a 1980 novel by Michael Crichton
- Congo (BBC TV series), a 2001 BBC documentary series
- HMS Congo (1816), a steamship for the Royal Navy, United Kingdom
- Japanese corvette Kongō, launched 1877
- Japanese battleship Kongō, launched 1912 as a battlecruiser
- JDS Kongō (DDG-173), a Japanese destroyer launched in 1991
- Congo (loa), a spirit in Haitian voodoo mythology
- Congo (chimpanzee)
- The Conference of NGOs or CONGO, a worldwide group of charity and aid organizations
- Vajra or Kongō, a Buddhist concept
- Congo (chess variant), a chess variant invented by Demian Freeling
People with the surname
- Kongō Masahiro (born 1948), former sumo wrestler
- John Kongos (born 1945), South African musician, leader of the band Johnny Kongos and the G-Men
- Kid Congo Powers (born 1960), guitarist
- Louis Congo (fl. 1725), emancipated slave appointed public executioner of Louisiana
- Cheick Kongo (born 1975), aka Cheick Guillaume Ouedraogo, French mixed martial arts fighter and kickboxer
- Conga (disambiguation)
- Congo craton, one of the cratons making the African continental crust
- Congo River (disambiguation)
- Kakongo, former kingdom
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