from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- 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. Bujumbura is the capital and the largest city. Population: 8,390,000.
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- proper n. A country in Eastern Africa. Official name: Republic of Burundi.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Burundi.
- adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Burundian people.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Burundi or its people
- n. a landlocked republic in east central Africa on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika
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For example, in Burundi, she says "even though public sector wages are well below average for the region, the IMF used its influence to ensure the government reduce its spending on public sector wages – having hiring freezes and cutting subsidies for fuel and reinstate a 20 percent fuel tax affecting the poorest."
Australia has resettled refugees from conflicts in Burundi, Congo, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Sudan.
But now he stared at the hills and he imagined that everything in Burundi was burning.
But in Burundi in 1994, for the lucky few with tickets, an airplane was just the fastest, safest way out.
The central African nation of Burundi is a new arrival to the bottom 10.
Apparently they have some in Burundi .... mattofdoom
Lisa has a social-work degree and she spent much of her time while in Burundi this winter trying to fit her theoretical understandings around the project, designed and led by African Quakers, to heal communities torn apart by the Hutu/Tutsi genocide.
For example, in Burundi, you have the hutus and the tutsis who get along pretty well so time ago.
A huge massacre of Hutus in Burundi in 1993 helped to convince the Hutu regime in Rwanda that the only way to ensure its own survival was to kill all Tutsis.
Burundi is still at war, but that war is less bloody than it was.