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The Kong Family (also known as the Kong Klan or DK Krew) is the name of all of Donkey Kong's family and friends with the patriarch being his grandfather Cranky Kong.
Though they may share the Kong last name ("Kong" is actually akin to a species title rather than a surname like other Mario species including Toads (i.e. Yellow Toad and Blue Toad)), not all of them are biologically connected nor directly related via actual bloodlines/familial ties to one another, but instead the name is a sign of their union as a species, like clans and tribes; thus membership appears to be earned.
In conclusion, "Kong" is a species name, it's not a family name. They are always at odds with the evil Kremling Krew, who are always attempting to either steal their Banana Hoard or kidnap them. They also had confrontations with Wizpig, the Tiki Tak Tribe, and the Snowmads. In some games, they are playable or supporting characters
List of members of the Kong Family
- Cranky Kong's great-grandfather: The family founder and DK's great-great-great-grandfather mentioned by Bazaar in DKC3.
- Cranky Kong: Wrinkly Kong's widower and elder of the Kongs. He is the original "Donkey Kong" from the 1981 Arcade game of the same name. Donkey Kong Jr.'s father and the current Donkey Kong's grandfather.
- Wrinkly Kong: Cranky Kong's now deceased wife, Donkey Kong Jr.'s mother and the current Donkey Kong's grandmother. Returned as a spirit.
- Donkey Kong Jr.: Cranky and Wrinkly Kong's son and the current Donkey Kong's father. Diddy's grandfather.
- Donkey Kong: The modern Donkey Kong, Cranky and Wrinkly Kong's grandson, Diddy Kong's uncle and best friend, Candy Kong's boyfriend, the ruler of DK Island, DK Jr.'s son.
- Baby Donkey Kong: The present day Donkey Kong's younger self. Appeared in Yoshi's Island DS and Mario Super Sluggers.
- Diddy Kong: Donkey Kong's nephew and best friend, Cranky Kong and Wrinkly Kong's great-grandson, Dixie Kong's boyfriend. DK Junior's grandson.
- Dixie Kong: Tiny Kong's older sister, Chunky and Kiddy Kong's cousin, and Diddy Kong's girlfriend.
- Tiny Kong: Dixie Kong's younger sister, Kiddy and Chunky Kong's cousin.
- Chunky Kong: Kiddy Kong's older brother, Dixie and Tiny Kong's cousin.
- Kiddy Kong: The youngest member, being an infant. Chunky Kong's younger brother, as well as Tiny and Dixie Kong's younger cousin.
- Funky Kong: Friend of the Kongs and laid-back entrepreneur, direct relation unknown (speculated to be Donkey Kong's older brother and Diddy Kong's father).
- Candy Kong: Donkey Kong's girlfriend. She stated that in her opinion Donkey Kong isn't ready for marriage.
- Swanky Kong: Friend of the Kongs and flashy showman. Direct relation unknown (speculated to be Donkey Kong's older brother and Diddy Kong's uncle).
- Bluster Kong: A character from the Donkey Kong Country animated series, based on the Super NES game of the same name. He does not appear in any of the games the show was based on. He is the co-owner of the Barrel Works Factory.
- Lanky Kong: Distant Cousin, described by Cranky as "a twisted twig on a distant branch of the family tree".
- Dread Kong: Ruler of the Banana Kingdom in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat.
- Karate Kong: Ruler of the Pineapple Kingdom in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat.
- Ninja Kong: Ruler of the Durian Kingdom in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat.
- Sumo Kong: Ruler of the Star Fruit Kingdom in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat.
- Manky Kong: Villainous reject primates that work alongside the Kremling Krew.
- Minkey: primates found in the Northern Kremisphere that throw harmful projectiles.
- Ghastly King: A giant and evil primate who sought to conquer the world.
- Ba-Boom: A mischievous trio of baboons who are members of the Snowmads.