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Rwanda

Rwan·da

 (ro͞o-än′də)
A country of east-central Africa. By the late 1700s, the region was the site of a Tutsi kingdom inhabited principally by Hutus. In 1890 it became part of German East Africa and later (1919) part of the Belgian League of Nations mandate of Ruanda-Urundi. Rwanda achieved independence from Belgium in 1962. In 1990 the country was invaded by the Rwandan Patriotic Front, a group largely composed of exiled Tutsis, which signed a peace agreement with the government in 1992. Ethnic fighting broke out again in 1994, and with the assassination of the president, the Hutu government initiated a campaign of genocide. It is estimated that 800,000 people were murdered before Tutsis seized control of the government one hundred days later. Many Rwandan Hutus fled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, leading to ongoing conflict between the two countries. Kigali is the capital and largest city.

Rwan′dan adj. & n.

Rwandan

(rʊˈændən)
adj
1. (Placename) of or relating to Rwanda or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Rwanda or its inhabitants
n
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Rwanda
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Rwandan - a native or inhabitant of Rwanda
Ruanda, Rwanda, Rwandese Republic - a landlocked republic in central Africa; formerly a German colony
African - a native or inhabitant of Africa
Adj.1.Rwandan - of or pertaining to Rwanda; "Rwandan mountains"
Translations

Rwandan

[rʊˈændən]
A. ADJruandés
B. Nruandés/esa m/f

Rwandan

nRuander(in) m(f)
adjruandisch