Etymology
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bongo (n.)

"one of a pair of attached small drums held between the knees and played with the fingers," 1920, from American Spanish (West Indies, especially Cuba), from a word of West African origin, such as Lokele (Zaire) boungu. Related: Bongos.

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Definitions of bongo

bongo (n.)
a small drum; played with the hands;
Synonyms: bongo drum
bongo (n.)
large forest antelope of central Africa having a reddish-brown coat with white stripes and spiral horns;
Synonyms: Tragelaphus eurycerus / Boocercus eurycerus
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