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n. pl. Hutu or Hu·tus
A member of a Bantu people inhabiting Rwanda and Burundi.
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n, pl -tu or -tus
(Peoples) a member of a Negroid people of Rwanda and Burundi
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(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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For example, authors rely excessively on the 1957 Bahutu Manifesto and a 1964 speech by Kayibanda--the 'who is genocide' speech-to build their characterization of the First Republic (e.g.
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.
Because the other two Collectivites (Bafulero and Bavira) in the Uvira territory are referred to by the names of the dominant ethnic groups inhabiting them, there is a tendency, especially among the Hutu themselves, to refer to the Plaine de la Ruzizi as the Collectivite of Bahutu.
Le texte [de l'accord d'Arusha] s'ordonne selon les travaux des cinq commissions: [...] 2) Democratie et bonne gouvernance : principes d'une nouvelle Constitution reconnaissant les trois entites ethniques (Bahutu, Batutsi, Batwa), Parlement subdivise en une Assemblee nationale et un Senat de deux delegues par province issus chacun de l'une des deux principales ethnies, executif dirige par un president flanque de deux vice-presidents d'ethnies et de partis differents, reforme de la justice, correction des desequilibres au sein de la fonction publique, creation d'un ombudsman, [...] avec [...] un executif chapeaute par un president et un vice-president [italiques dans l'original].
Bahutu woman, be vigilant and try to bring your husbands, brothers and sons back to reason.
(12) The government's official website claims that "[w]hile the relationship between the king and the rest of the population was unequal, the relationship between the ordinary Bahutu, Batutsi and Batwa (13) was one of mutual benefit mainly through the exchange of their labour.
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.
They utilized unambiguous and hateful language to refer to the Tutsi "cockroaches" and their moderate Hutu and Belgian "accomplices." 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.
There have been at least two major trends in the interpretation of the causes of the tragedy: on the one hand, a tendency to blame the 'secular hatred' between the Bahutu and Batutsi; on the other a judgement against the legacy of colonial policies.
As Kamukama noted, "their problem is not the Bahutu, but a corrupt, oppressive, and discriminative state.