the word Chongo in Latin America has many meanings, but the more interesting for us comes from the Argentine Lunfardo, and has the meaning of homosexual men with top/active role in anal intercourse.
The origin of the term lead us to the African region of Angola in the times of slavery, to the same term Chongo, from Kimbundu language, that Africans of this region used to call the “faded race” (white people) containing the hue of useless. The use and abuse of this word by the Africans, caused it was used by slave traders to name the black captives. These Chongos, hardened, corpulent, vital and appealing became part of loving exchanges with their owners (men and women), as was already the case in imperial Rome.
By the time there was a semantic leap and the word Chongo acquired the meaning of lover in Paraguay, brothel in Peru and Ecuador, where it also has the meaning of meeting or funny and scandalous act (as an orgy), as well as the top/active man in homosexual relationship, as we have already said, in Argentina.
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