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Tut·si

 (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.

[Kinyarwanda.]

Tutsi

(ˈtuːtsɪ)
n, pl -si or -sis
(Peoples) a member of a people of Rwanda and Burundi, probably a Nilotic people

Tut•si

(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tutsi - a member of a Bantu speaking people living in Rwanda and BurundiTutsi - 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
Translations

Tutsi

[ˈtʊtsi]
adjtutsi(e)
nTutsi(e) m/f
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The original colonial state of Rwanda-Burundi attained political independence from Belgium in the early 1960s with a colonial structure that ensured the political dominance of the Watusis elite.
3] Esta historia de la invasion de los watusis [4], se mitifico y se invoco en numerosas ocasiones durante el siglo XX, aumentando el clima de descontento en esta region de los Grandes Lagos, pues contribuia al sentimiento de injusticia de la mayoria hutu que se ha sentido desplazada y subyugada por la minoria tutsi.