Definition of Congo, Democratic Republic of in English:

Congo, Democratic Republic of

proper noun

  • A large country in central Africa with a short coastline on the Atlantic Ocean; population 68,692,500 (est. 2009); capital, Kinshasa; languages, French (official), Kongo, Lingala, Swahili, and others. Also called Congo-Kinshasa.

    Formerly called (until 1997) Zaire