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congo rdc
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all words with the tag fish
eloló, pl. bilolo (class 7/8 : e- / bi-)
scientific name : labeobarbus
sort of carp (fish) from the congostream
tags :
other words with the tag 'fish' : eloló, likayábo, liyanga, malwa, mbenga, mbisi, mongúsu, ngolo, nzombó, likayábu, libongo, ndakála, libúndú, lilangwá, mpíodi, saladini, lilangua, thomson, tomson, mbisi, thompson, mpóka, kapíténe, samáki, mosombó, kongoyasika, mbótó, nzabí, nzabe, mikebuka, séléngé
other words with the tag 'animals' : abúlá, alíkilíkoso, alúlu, angilé, bilulu, ebambi, ebélá, ebengá, ebwélé, ekange, nyóka, eloló, engondó, eséndé, esósoló, esulúngútu, etúná, gambala, kóbá, libanki, libáta, ligóródó, likaku, likayábo, lipekápeka, lipungupungu, lonsálá, liswésé, lisweswe, liyanga, liyanzi, malwa, likélélé, mbenga, mbínzó, mbisi, mbizo, mbólókó, mbwá, mémé, mokomboso, mongúsu, lompese, mokila, mondélé, moselekete, ndeke, ngando, ngémbo, ngolo, ngómbé, ngubú, ngúlu, ngúma, ngungi, nyama, nioka, nkóli, niaou, nkosi, nkoyi, ntaba, ntambo, nzálé, nzinzi, nzói, nzoku, nzombó, peseli, puku, mpúnda, sili, nsímbiliki, nsombo, soso, kokombele, makaku, nsósó, niáo, limpúlututú, fumba, likayábu, nsili, nkóndokó, niama, likáko, nkoso, kúkúrú, kúkúlú, nkoi, kaméla, díkálá, dígalá, kángú, kángá, kángé, mpúku, púnda, farása, simbiliki, longembú, nkóbá, lipiká, mpambo, monselékéta, kwódo, ligbólóló, mombemba, dádádá, lilúku, ndôngê, mondôngê, mbómbóli, kosákosá, libongo, nkusú, mpate, ebuele, esele, kimpiatu, kipekapeka, kombekombe, likokolo, likuanganzala, limeme, mantekita, mbuá, mfuenge, mokumbusu, mpakása, mutshopi, ndakála, niawu, ntámbwe, ndjoku, nzoyi, mondonga, sonzo, tshaku, kinsekua, libúndú, mokondó, lilangwá, mpíodi, saladini, lilangua, thomson, tomson, mpose, likolo, mbisi, mpómbóli, elandela, nkungi, makako, nkómbé, kombe, mbéngé, mpô, mpóko, thompson, mpóka, ndeke, nsósó, sombo, nkotó, nkósi, mpatá, elulu, mémé, losala, kapíténe, yángánga, nkómbénkómbé, malebo, pakása, samáki, monkusú, monselekete, mosopi, longonya, likwanganzála, litaká, mbwá, nzoko, likónko, nkéma, mokele-mbembe, mpóngó, nyaú, séléngé, nyawu, mbadi, shakú, púsu
likayábu, pl. makayabu (class 5/6 : li- / ma- (parts of body, fauna, flora,...))Kinshasa version
likayábo, pl. makayabo (class 5/6 : li- / ma- (parts of body, fauna, flora,...))
smoked fish, stockfish, saltfish

(from the portugese "bacalhau")
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item 2 examples (bandakisa míbalé) ...
makayabu na fumbwa ! ezangi kaka loso kasi naza na nzala !
makayabu and fumbwa ! Only rice is missing, but I'm hungry !
na pokwa tokolia makayabo
In the evening we will eat salty fish.
other words with the tag 'loan word: portugese' : fofólo, matabísi, mesa, sapatu, víno, kópo, likayábu, mántéka, paladó, matabish, paláta
liyanga, pl. mayanga (class 5/6 : li- / ma- (parts of body, fauna, flora,...))
scientific name : Citharinus gibbosus

fresh water fish of the family of tilapia (edible)
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malwa (class 6 : ma-)
scientific name : Polydactylus quadrifilis (Giant African threadfin)

a fish called capitaine in Congo.
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src : google images
see also : kapíténe
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mbenga, pl. bambenga (class 9/10 (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural invariable from context (or informal/modern ba-))
scientific name : Hydrocynus goliath

goliath tigerfish
predatory fish that can grow to 1,5m and 50kg
mainly found int the Congo River Basin, Lualaba River, Lake Upemba and Lake Tanganyika
mbenga
mbenga
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mbenga
mbenga
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mbisi, pl. bambisi (class 9/10 (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural invariable from context (or informal/modern ba-))
mbisi, pl. bambisi (class 1a/2 : - / ba-) (informal plural)
fish
mbisi
mbisi
© coloriages
mikuwa ya mbisi
mikuwa ya mbisi
src : Connie
tags :
item 9 examples (bandakisa libwá) ...
mobomi mbisi.
fisherman
mbisi ya mobesu
fresh (uncooked) fish
mbisi ya mayi
fresh fish (that comes straight from the water, not frozen/pickled/dried)
mbisi ya kokauka
dried fish
mikuwa ya mbisi
fish bones
mbisi abendi ndobo.
a fish pulls the line.
ebale ya kongo ezali monene mpe na mbisi ebele
The Congo river is big and also has a lot of fish.
nakei na kinkole koliya maboke ya mbisi ya mayi
I go to Kinkole to eat papillottes of fresh fish.
Mbisi oyo epoli. Bankusu batondi na kati.
That fish is rotten. Maggots are swarm inside.
other words with the tag 'food and drinks' : biríka, bisikíti, bóí, bokénzú, dongódongó, ekéne, engwélé, fufú, fumbwa, kabri, kamundele, kwánga, libóké, libumu, lidésu, liki, lipa, lipapú, liyebo, loso, masanga, mateka, maí, mbálá, mbika, mbisi, mokate, mongwa, mwamba, ti, víno, sokolá, liyebú, niampoule, kosákosá, molangua, ndóngó, biele, bitoto, kafi, kikedi, linioko, lotoko, lunguila, likoso, mbilika, mosáká, mpíodi, muamba, mungua, nsámbá, saladini, tangawisi, ngai, mbenda, mbisi, nkúnde, niampoul, mbili, súpu, málemba, tangaúsi, ngombo, gombo, nkupidi, kafé, limbondó, primus, kupidi, gratana, gratanya, liebú, jus
mongúsu, pl. mingusu (class 3/4 : mo- (mu-) / mi- : objects)
mungusu, pl. mingusu (class 3/4 : mo- (mu-) / mi- : objects)Kinshasa version
scientific name : Parachanna obscurus / Ophiocephalus obscurus

african snakehead
kind of predatory fish
mongusu
mongusu
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mongusu
mongusu
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mongusu
mongusu
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ngolo
scientific name : Clarias Lazera - Burtipogon

silurus (same family catfish mpoká, siluridae)
ngolo
ngolo
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item 1 example (ndakisa mókó) ...
loposo na ye ezali mpetompeto lokola ngolo.
her skin is smooth as a catfish.
nzombó, pl. banzombo (class 9/10 (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural invariable from context (or informal/modern ba-))
nsembe, pl. bansembe (class 9/10 (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural invariable from context (or informal/modern ba-))
scientific name : Protopterus dolloi / Protopterus Anneta

african lungfish
kind of eel-like freshwater fish
can get 1,5m long
mabele ma nzombo
mabele ma nzombo
src : google images
nzombo
nzombo
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nzombo
nzombo
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nzombo
nzombo
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nzombo le soir
nzombo le soir
src : 7sur7.cd
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item 3 examples (bandakisa mísáto) ...
nzombo le soir
a last minute victory (an expression invented by the supporters of AS Vita Club - Kinshasa)
manga ya mabele ma nzombo Proverb/expression (don't translate litteraly)
kind of mango
mabele ma nzombo
low hanging breasts
item Article : Nzombo le soir



Nzombo Le Soir is a saying in Congo, which means "the gains collected just befor the end".



Invented by the supporters of the football club A.S. Vita Club, who have the reputation
of making decisive goals just before the end. The saying also warns not to shout victory
too soon or before the end.

libongo, pl. mabongo (class 5/6 : li- / ma- (parts of body, fauna, flora,...))
scientific name : Heterobranchus

clarias
airbreathing sort of catfish (ngolo)
mabongo
mabongo
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mabongo
mabongo
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mabongo
mabongo
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mabongo
mabongo
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ndakála, pl. bandakala (class 9/10 (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural invariable from context (or informal/modern ba-))
scientific name : Stolothrissa tanganyicae / Limnothrissa miodon

species of small freshwater fish
found only in the tanganyika lake

lives in abundance where the depth is over 100m and
comes to the surface at night. The fishermen lure the schools of ndakala
with light to their boat and then just have to scoop them up with their scoop net (lusenga)
ndakala
ndakala
© pvh
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libúndú, pl. mabundu (class 5/6 : li- / ma- (parts of body, fauna, flora,...))
scientific name : Sparus Aurata / tilapia spp

The gilt-head (sea)bream
Dorade Royale
it's sometimes called the red tilapia
species of fish


attention
"mabundu" also exists in other languages like Kikongo and Ciluba (dibundu/mabundu) :
- group (réligious, political,...)
- the fruit the Strychnos tree (Spine-leaved monkey-orange) (that contains the poison strychnine, (but edible after put in water?), looks like a mixture of an ognion and an orange)



libundu (Sparus Aurata)
libundu (Sparus Aurata)
© Citron / CC-BY-SA-3.0
mabundu (Strychnos - fruit)
mabundu (Strychnos - fruit)
© JMK
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lilangwá, pl. malangwa (class 5/6 : li- / ma- (parts of body, fauna, flora,...))
lilangua, pl. malangua (class 5/6 : li- / ma- (parts of body, fauna, flora,...))
scientific name : Eutropius grenfelli

pangasius
species of freshwater fish
malangwa
malangwa
© pvh
malangwa
malangwa
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malangwa
malangwa
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tags :
item 1 example (ndakisa mókó) ...
liboke ya malangwa
papillote (pouch) of pangasius (congolese delicacy)
mpíodi, pl. bampiodi (class 9/10 (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural invariable from context (or informal/modern ba-))
scientific name : Trachurus

jack mackerel fish
see also : thomson, tomson, thompson
tags :
saladini
Sardines
sardines
sardines
src : google images
see also : séléngé
tags :
thomson
tomson
thompson
scientific name : Trachurus murphyi


this is no lingala


horse mackerel (fish)

voir mpiodi
see also : mpíodi
tags :
item 2 examples (bandakisa míbalé) ...
mbwa moto alie tomson na yo.
It's the dog who ate your tomson.
miso lokola tomson
eyes like a mackerel.
mpóka, pl. bampoka (class 9/10 (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural invariable from context (or informal/modern ba-))
scientific name : Auchenoglanis occidentalis

giraffe catfish, an African catfish
mpoka
mpoka
© suephoto
mpoka
mpoka
© Luc de Vos
mpoka
mpoka
src : grosvenor-tropicals
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kapíténe, pl. bakapitene (class 1a/2 : - / ba-)
kapíténe, pl. bakapitene (class 9a/10a (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural from context (or informal/modern ba-), not with n-/m-)
Captain (of a ship, in the army,...)

sort of fish (see malwa)
see also : nzabí, malwa
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samáki, pl. basamaki (class 9a/10a (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural from context (or informal/modern ba-), not with n-/m-)
fish (swahili)
tags :
other words with the tag 'loan word: swahili' : matatá, barúa, samáki, bwana, ujana
mosombó, pl. misombo (class 3/4 : mo- (mu-) / mi- : objects)
scientific name : Gephyroglanis congicus / Chrysichthys wagenaari

species of silver catfish, specific to the congo river
tags :
kongoyasika
kongo ya sika
scientific name : Heterotis niloticus / Hétérotoniloticus

African arowana

species of bonytongue (Osteoglossidae) fish


link : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_arowana
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src : google images
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mbótó, pl. bamboto (class 9/10 (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural invariable from context (or informal/modern ba-))
scientific name : Distichodus fasciolatus

species of fish
tags :
nzabí, pl. banzabi (class 9/10 (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural invariable from context (or informal/modern ba-))
nzabe
scientific name : Lates niloticus

Nile perch

also called "capitaine" (kapitene)
see also : kapíténe
tags :
mikebuka
scientific name : Lucrolates

species of fish
tags :
séléngé, pl. baselenge (class 9a/10a (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural from context (or informal/modern ba-), not with n-/m-)
small/young fish
sardine
see also : saladini
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