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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.]
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Tutsi

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

Tutsi

[ˈtʊtsi]
adjtutsi(e)
nTutsi(e) m/f
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Fourteen genocide convicts from Bugesera prison have apologized to families whose relatives they participated in killing during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Ngoma district, Eastern Province.
When the slaughter began, Teganya "led teams of soldiers" and pro-government youth around the hospital "to locate Tutsi patients and refugees hiding.Once discovered, the Tutsis "were taken and killed behind the maternity ward," the US statement read.
Hutu extremists blamed Tutsi rebel group, the Rwandan Patriotic Front, and a slaughter began.
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NNA - Rwanda on Sunday commemorates the 25th anniversary of the genocide in which at least 800,000 mainly Tutsi people were beaten, hacked or shot to death in 100 days of slaughter.
Rwandans gathered on Sunday to begin a solemn commemoration of the lives of 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus murdered during the Rwandan genocide, a three-month-killing spree that began 25 years ago.
representatives of the Hutu majority killed the Tutsi minority and Hutu
Muscat : Rwanda is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi ethnic group that saw more than 800,000 people killed in a 100 day period.
Rwandans will gather on Sunday to begin a solemn commemoration of the lives of 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus murdered during the Rwandan genocide, a three-month-killing spree that began 25 years ago.
The Rwandan genocide took place during the war which began in October 1990 between the Rwandan government forces and the predominantly Tutsi Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), based in Uganda.
In a span of 100 days, an estimated 800,000 people - largely belonging to the Tutsi ethnic minority - were slaughtered in cold blood.
The genocide against the Tutsi is known as the Rwandan genocide.