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Tutsi

(to͞ot`sē, to͞o`–) or

Watutsi

(wä–), cattle-raising people of central Africa, particularly in BurundiBurundi
, officially Republic of Burundi, republic (2015 est. pop. 10,199,000), 10,747 sq mi (27,834 sq km), E central Africa. It borders on Rwanda in the north, on Tanzania in the east, on Lake Tanganyika in the southwest, and on Congo (Kinshasa) in the west.
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 and RwandaRwanda
, officially Republic of Rwanda, republic (2015 est. pop. 11,630,000), 10,169 sq mi (26,338 sq km), E central Africa. It borders on Congo (Kinshasa) in the west, on Uganda in the north, on Tanzania in the east, and on Burundi in the south.
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; they are also known as Watusi or Batusi. The original Tutsi homeland was probably in Ethiopia, and c.400 years ago they migrated south to around Lake Kivu. Here they established the native kingdoms of Rwanda and Burundi, ruled by a mwami (king). An aristocratic people, the Tutsi long held the peasant Bahutu, or Hutu, in feudal subjugation. In the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, despite much integration of Tutsi and Hutu culture, many members of both tribes died in bloody fighting in Burundi, Rwanda, and Congo. The Tutsi are spectacularly tall, often 7 ft (2.1 m) in height.
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En la radio, se hacia un llamado para el exterminio de cada hombre, mujer o nino tutsi en Ruanda y a todo aquel hutu que se opusiera.
Leaders falsely told Tutsi that they were unable to protect them if they remained dispersed.
Rwanda fell into civil war in 1990 after Tutsi rebels formed the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF).
The only Tutsi girls in the lycee, Virginia and Veronica, are a minority (the yearly quota is two Tutsi students for twenty of other origins).
Carney states that the Catholic Church in the 1950s represents the resurgence and ultimate triumph of the "church from below," formed by the first Rwandese converts who came from the ranks of Hutu peasants and marginalized petit Tutsis.
The violence did not spare the young: Tutsi children were murdered while their Hutu schoolmates watched the slaughter.
Continuation of liberation conflicts; as one of the dominant ideologies is that the Hutu power in Rwanda belongs to the Hutu, its true inhabitants, who had been subjugated brutally for centuries by the Tutsi.
He was jailed after being convicted of ordering attacks during the 1994 genocide that left 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus dead.
A Tutsi population that had suffered extreme marginalization in professional and other opportunities since independence and had been driven into refugee status in neighboring countries had launched a struggle in 1990 to reclaim its heritage in Rwanda with Ugandan support.
En agosto proximo habra elecciones con 2 candidatos: Paul Kagame, tutsi, y Victorie Ingabire hutu de las Fuerzas Democraticas Unificadas de regreso en Kigali con 17 anos de exilio.
Legislative--A 100-member directly elected National Assembly plus additional deputies appointed as necessary (currently 18 appointed) to ensure an ethnic and gender composition of 60% Hutu, 40% Tutsi, 30% female, and 3 Batwa members.