Of, relating to, or designating an African people inhabiting especially the Gabon estuary region of Gabon, or their language.
1The language of the Mpongwe, a dialect of Myene (a narrow Bantu language).
2A member of the Mpongwe.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Missionary Herald (Boston). From Mpongwe Mpongwɛ, self-designation, of unknown origin.