Burundian


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
click for a larger image
Burundi

Bu·run·di

 (bo͝o-ro͞on′dē, -ro͝on′-)
A country of east-central Africa with a coastline on Lake Tanganyika. It was inhabited originally by the Twa, a Pygmy people, and later also by Hutus and Tutsis, the latter gaining political and economic dominance in the 19th century. The area formed part of German East Africa and later of Belgian-ruled Ruanda-Urundi before it became an independent kingdom in 1962 and was declared a republic in 1966. In the 1970s and again in the 1990s tens of thousands of people were killed in ethnic clashes between Hutus and Tutsis. Bujumbura is the capital and the largest city.

Bu·run′di·an adj. & n.

Burundian

(bəˈrʊndɪən)
adj
(Placename) of or relating to Burundi or its inhabitants
n
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Burundi
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Burundian - a native or inhabitant of BurundiBurundian - a native or inhabitant of Burundi  
Burundi, Republic of Burundi - a landlocked republic in east central Africa on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika
African - a native or inhabitant of Africa
Adj.1.Burundian - of or relating to or characteristic of Burundi or its people; "the Burundi capital"
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
Despite these adverse conditions, the Burundian economy somehow managed to survive.
The new president of Burundi took his message of reconciliation to the people Saturday, explaining his reasons for the coup he led last week and asking them to ``calm all the ethnicities, to let everyone know that there is no Hutu, no Tutsi, but only one Burundian people.
Burundian government representative Philippe Nzobonariba quickly warned the African Union against deploying a force, saying his country has enough troops to maintain peace.
The mission will also facilitate, in collaboration, with other international actors, the implementation of any agreement the Burundian parties would reach, including, but not limited to, the disarmament of militias and other illegal groups.
NEW YORK, July 23 (KUNA) -- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon took note Thursday of the broadly peaceful conduct of polling in the Burundian presidential elections.
Bujumbura, Shawwal 03, 1436, July 19, 2015, SPA -- The Burundian government on Sunday broke off talks
The other incident was in Burundi and involved the alleged rape in 2012 of a 15-year-old girl by a 45-yearold Burundian volunteer from a local partner charity.
Kenyan Albert Njogu will rekindle his rivalry with Burundian Abdoul Shakur Kabura in the finals of the Kenya International Junior Tennis Championships third leg.
He came across three Burundian hawkers in downtown Nairobi and "they were glad to share their story".
On August 18, Egypt delivered the second batch of medical aid to the Burundian side through the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD).
TEHRAN (FNA)- According to a report, at least 30 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces over plans to send some of them home.