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n. pl. Hutu or Hu·tus
A member of a Bantu people inhabiting Rwanda and Burundi.


n, pl -tu or -tus
(Peoples) a member of a Negroid people of Rwanda and Burundi


(ˈhu tu)

n., pl. -tus, (esp. collectively) -tu.
a member of the majority population group of the kingdoms W of Lake Victoria in E Africa.
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Noun1.Hutu - a member of a Bantu people living in Rwanda and Burundi
Burundi, Republic of Burundi - a landlocked republic in east central Africa on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika
Ruanda, Rwanda, Rwandese Republic - a landlocked republic in central Africa; formerly a German colony
Bantu - a member of any of a large number of linguistically related peoples of Central and South Africa
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Prunier added: "The result of this heavy bombardment with highly value-laden stereotypes for some 60 years, ended by inflating the Bahima/Tutsi cultural ego inordinately and crushing Bairu/ Bahutu feelings until they coalesced into an aggressively resentful inferiority complex.
Bahutu farmers and Batutsi herders moved in progressively between the 10th and 15th centuries.
78) Since 1994, Kyaka II has hosted primarily Congolese refugees and Rwandese of Bahutu origin.
Kangura consistently republished the racist and violent Ten Bahutu Commandments, which asserted the need for Hutu ethnic and racial dominance and condemned the dilution of Hum genes by Tutsi consorts.
The Banyarwanda, whether the Bahutu, Batutsi or Batwa, have historically been harmonious, have shared the same culture, religion, speak the same language, and have always intermarried and lived side by side on the same hill sides.