Definition of Bongo Bongo in English:

Bongo Bongo

Pronunciation /ˈbɒŋɡəʊ ˈbɒŋɡəʊ/

noun

  • 1(A name given to) a fictitious or imaginary distant or foreign country, especially in Africa, typically depreciatively characterized as backward or primitive.

  • 2With the. (A name for) an imaginary or hypothetical people, especially one used as the type of a little known society inhabiting a remote region. Also as a count noun: a member of such a supposed people.

  • 3(A name for) an imaginary or hypothetical language, especially one used as the type of a little known language from a remote region. Also (derogatory) used as the type of an incomprehensible foreign language.

adjective

derogatory
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of a distant or foreign country, language, or people, especially in Africa or the developing world; specifically primitive, backward.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in American Antiquarian. Reduplication of an element of uncertain origin, perhaps the name of the Bongo people (from Bongo Bongo, self-designation: see note), probably reinforced (within English) by association with other similar-sounding words of African origin, e.g. Congo.