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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Tut•siˈtut si(n.)(pl.)-sis; -si.

  1. 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.

    Category: Peoples

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Tutsi, Watutsi, Watusi(noun)

    a member of a Bantu speaking people living in Rwanda and Burundi

Wiktionary

  1. Tutsi(ProperNoun)

    An ethnic group in Rwanda and Burundi.

  2. Tutsi(ProperNoun)

    A member of the group.

Freebase

  1. Tutsi

    The Tutsi, or Abatutsi, are an ethnic group in East Africa. Historically, they were often referred to as the Watutsi, Watusi, or the Wahuma. They are the second largest population division among the three largest groups in Rwanda and Burundi, the other two being the Hutu and the Twa. Small numbers of Hema, Kiga and Furiiru people also live near the Tutsi in Rwanda. The Northern Tutsi that live in Rwanda are called Riguru, while southern Tutsi that live in Burundi are called Hima and the Tutsi that live on the Kivu plateau in the Congo are called Banyamulenge.

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