For the dance:
- Borrowed from Spanish Congo (“Congo dance”) [from 1935], so-called for being assumedly of sub-Saharan African origin.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒŋɡə/
- (US) enPR: kängʹgə, IPA(key): /ˈkɑŋɡə/
- Rhymes: -ɒŋɡə
- Homophone: conger (non-rhotic accents)
conga (plural congas)
- a tall, narrow, single-headed Cuban hand drum of African origin
- a march of Cuban origin in four-four time in which people form a chain, each holding the hips of the person in front of them; in each bar, dancers take three shuffle steps and then kick alternate legs outwards at the beat; the chain weaves around the place and allows new participants to join the back of the chain
- To dance the conga.
conga f (plural congas)
- conga (dance)
- “conga” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).