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Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong and Cranky Kong
The main Kongs of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze: clockwise from top, Donkey Kong, Dixie Kong, Cranky Kong and Diddy Kong
First appearance Donkey Kong (1981)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Derived species
Chained Kong
Manky Kong
Notable members
Candy Kong
Chunky Kong
Cranky Kong
Diddy Kong
Dixie Kong
Donkey Kong
Funky Kong
Kiddy Kong
Lanky Kong
Swanky Kong
Tiny Kong
Wrinkly Kong
“I am the king of Kong, the simian number one.”
Diddy Kong, Kong for a Day

Kongs are sapient non-human primates that make up much of the cast of the Donkey Kong franchise, with the eponymous character himself being one. They are capable of things such as speech and building houses, and typically wear clothing, though the amount varies drastically with the individual, with DK himself only wearing a tie, while many others wear full outfits. They seem to be native to Donkey Kong Island, and share an animosity with much of the crocodilian Kremling race. While most of them share the surname "Kong," they are not all directly related to one another. Kongs can resemble any number of real-life primates, with Donkey Kong, Funky Kong, and several others being gorillas, Diddy Kong being a monkey, Dixie Kong and Tiny Kong being chimpanzees, and Lanky Kong being an orangutan.

In the Donkey Kong Country cartoon, they are never referred to as "Kongs" outside of their individual names. Instead, generic names of various real-life types of primates, such as "monkeys," "chimps," and "gorillas" are used fairly interchangeably to describe them. However, the term "baboon" seems to be reserved as an insult, potentially due to it sounding similar to the word "buffoon," and is even used against non-Kongs, such as Cranky Kong using it for Krusha in From Zero to Hero.

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