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 (to͞ot′sē) also Wa·tut·si (wä-) or Wa·tu·si (-to͞o′-)
n. pl. Tutsi or Tut·sis also Watutsi or Wa·tut·sis or Watusi or Wa·tu·sis
A member of a Bantu-speaking people inhabiting Rwanda and Burundi.



 (wä-to͞ot′sē) also Wa·tu·si (wä-to͞o′sē)
n. pl. Watutsi or Wa·tut·sis also Watusi or Wa·tu·sis
Variants of Tutsi.

[Kinyarwanda : wa-, pl. human prefix + -tutsi, Tutsi.]


(wəˈtuːzɪ) or


n, pl -sis or -si
(Peoples) a member of a cattle-owning Negroid people of Rwanda and Burundi in Africa


(ˈtut si)

n., pl. -sis, (esp. collectively) -si.
a member of a tall-statured, traditionally pastoral people of the kingdoms W of Lake Victoria in E Africa: a ruling caste in these kingdoms and in the modern successor states of Rwanda until 1961 and Burundi up to the present.
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Noun1.Watusi - a member of a Bantu speaking people living in Rwanda and BurundiWatusi - a member of a Bantu speaking 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