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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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Unlike Nigeria, the Watutsis (Tutusis) have a history of social stratification with the Mwami (King) exercising absolute power over the kingdom.
Originally, the Watutsis were non-sedentary pastoralists who migrated from the forest of the central Africa and settled amongst the original natives of Hutus and the Twa.
The transformation becomes most evident when Elizabeth decides that Zeely must be the queen of an African tribe, the Watutsis, because the girl has seen a photograph in National Geographic that looks like Zeely.