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

  • A former colonial possession of central Africa. Once a part of German East Africa, the territory was occupied (1919) by Belgian troops during World War I and became (1961) a Belgian League of Nations mandate under the name Ruanda-Urundi. When independence was achieved in 1962, the region split into the present-day countries of Rwanda and Burundi.


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  • The soil map of the Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi, 1958-59.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • In 1929, the Belgian authorities expanded Albert National Park to include all of the Virunga Mountains that traversed the two colonies of the Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi (a League of Nations territory under Belgian rule).

    Transboundary protected areas

  • League in 1960 to provide medical teams for the civilian hospitals of the Congo, the relief given to the Angolan refugees, and the medical care and foodstuffs provided for the Watusi tribes from Ruanda-Urundi, who were not only given assistance in the form of medical care and foodstuffs, but were also resettled and equipped.

    League of Red Cross Societies - Nobel Lecture

  • Independent Popular Monarchy of Ruanda-Urundi were all going to try to jump in and grab a piece of territory if possible.

    Hail to the Chief

  • In 1923, the League of Nations mandated to Belgium the territory of Ruanda-Urundi, encompassing modern-day Rwanda and Burundi.


  • Burundi, to Belgium as the territory of Ruanda-Urundi.


  • The Music of Central Africa: An Ethnomusicological Study: Former French Equitorial Africa, the Former Belgian Congo, Ruanda-Urundi, Uganda, Tanganika Reprint of the 1961 edition by R. Brandel

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  • Ruanda-Urundi; ‘Izzatu’lláh Zahrai, Southern Rhodesia; Ghulamal Kurlawala,

    Messages to the Bahá’í World: 1950–1957

  • Ruanda-Urundi and Socotra Island, assigned to the National Spiritual

    Messages to the Bahá’í World: 1950–1957

  • Following World War II, Ruanda-Urundi became a United Nations Trust Territory under Belgian administrative authority.



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