from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a Bantu people inhabiting Rwanda and Burundi.

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  • proper n. An ethnic group in Rwanda and Burundi.
  • proper n. A member of the group.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as futu.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of a Bantu people living in Rwanda and Burundi


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  • And because the U.S. government had done little when some 40,000 people had been killed in Hutu-Tutsi violence in Burundi in October of 1993, these officials also knew that Washington was prepared to tolerate substantial bloodshed.

    Bystanders to Genocide

  • Where maybe someday, they’ll do the Watutsi on down in Hutu hell

    Matthew Yglesias » “Windowsill”

  • They decided that they needed to adopt these orphaned children whether they were Tutsi or Hutu -- in other words, no matter what side they were on.

    Tabby Biddle: Women as Peacemakers

  • Subsequently Tutsi's -- now the ruling power group in Rwanda -- crossed the border into the Congo to wipe out those Hutu militias known as the Hutu Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).

    Sienna Miller: My Last Day In The Congo

  • Most of the dead belonged to an ethnic group known as the Tutsi, while most of the killings were carried out by members of an ethnic group known as the Hutu.

    The Seattle Times

  • Once upon a time, way back in the days when the Song dynasty discovered oil in Hangzhou* and moved south, a nearby fishing community called Hutu (also sometimes called Hudu) found itself strategically situated and soon became home to several the bigwigs from up north.


  • All of these Rwandans and non-Rwandans cherish a fantasy of someday reviving 'Hutuland' and the 'demographic democracy' that prevailed from 1959 to 1994, in other words, a Hutu dictatorship based exclusively on Hutu constituting a large majority of the population.

    AllAfrica News: Latest

  • During this period of the occupation of eastern Congo they did not wipe out the so-called Hutu militia.

    Dissident Voice

  • He had fought with Rwandan Patriotic forces when they replaced the so-called Hutu regime in 1994.

  • "Evidence was also heard that while fleeing Rwanda with other refugees in mid-April, Mpambara issued identity cards marked 'Hutu' to Tutsis so that they could pass through roadblocks unmolested," the court said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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