What is another word for Belgian Congo?

7 synonyms found


[ bˈɛld͡ʒən kˈɒŋɡə͡ʊ], [ bˈɛld‍ʒən kˈɒŋɡə‍ʊ], [ b_ˈɛ_l_dʒ_ə_n k_ˈɒ_ŋ_ɡ_əʊ]

The Belgian Congo, also known as the Congo Free State or Congo-Leopoldville, was a former colony under the reign of King Leopold II of Belgium from 1885 to 1908. The word "Congo" itself is often used to refer to the territory during that time. Other synonyms include "Democratic Republic of Congo," "Republic of Congo," and "Zaire," which was adopted from 1971 to 1997. However, it's essential to note that these names refer to the Congo's current status and territory, rather than its former colonial past under Belgium. As such, when discussing the Belgian Congo's history, it's accurate to refer to it specifically as the Belgian Congo.

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How to use "Belgian congo" in context?

Belgian Congo was a Belgian colony in Africa from 1885 to 1960.

The colony was initially administered by the Belgium civil administration in the Congo based in Leopoldville, which assumed all the necessary functions of government for the colony.

In 1908 the Belgian government stripped personal power from the colonial governor, and from then on the Belgian Congo was an autonomous colony, with a Resident General as the supreme authority.

In 1921 responsibility for education was transferred from the colonial administration to the local Catholic clergy.

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