Definition of Mpongwe in English:

Mpongwe

(also M'Pongwe, Mpongoué)

Pronunciation /(ə)mˈpɒŋweɪ/

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or designating an African people inhabiting especially the Gabon estuary region of Gabon, or their language.

noun

  • 1The language of the Mpongwe, a dialect of Myene (a narrow Bantu language).

  • 2A member of the Mpongwe.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Missionary Herald (Boston). From Mpongwe Mpongwɛ, self-designation, of unknown origin.