Definition of Tutsi

1. Noun. A member of a Bantu speaking people living in Rwanda and Burundi.

Exact synonyms: Watusi, Watutsi
Group relationships: Burundi, Republic Of Burundi, Ruanda, Rwanda, Rwandese Republic
Generic synonyms: Bantu



Definition of Tutsi

1. Proper noun. An ethnic group in Rwanda and Burundi. ¹

2. Proper noun. A member of the group. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tutsi

Tusayan
Tuscaloosa
Tuscan
Tuscan order
Tuscany
Tuscarora
Tuscaroras
Tuskegee
Tussaud
Tussilago
Tussilago alpina
Tussilago farfara
Tutankhamen
Tutankhamon
Tutelo
Tutsi (current term)
Tutte matrices
Tutte matrix
Tutte matrixes
Tuva
Tuvalu
Tuvalu dollar
Tuvaluan
Tuvaluans
Tuvan
Tux
Tuxtla Gutierrez
Tuzla
Tver
Tvisha

Literary usage of Tutsi

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Shattered Lives: Sexual Violence During the Rwandan Genocide and Its Aftermath by Human Rights Watch/Africa (1996)
"As survivors of the genocide, Tutsi returning from exile, and Hutu refugees ... Genocide Propaganda Against Tutsi Women In the years preceding the genocide, ..."

2. The Media and the Rwanda Genocide by Allan Thompson (2007)
"Every Hutu should know that a Tutsi woman, wherever she is, works for the interest of her Tutsi ethnic group. As a result, we shall consider a traitor any ..."

3. Proxy Targets: Civilians in the War in Burundi by Timothy Paul Longman (1998)
"347 Military Training of Tutsi Civilians and the Distribution of Arms In addition to doubling the number of troops and extensively importing armaments, ..."

4. Playing the "Communal Card": Communal Violence and Human Rights by Cynthia G. Brown, Farhad Karim (1995)
"Independence Throughout most of the colonial period, the Tutsi were assured of the ... They abruptly changed their policy of total support for the Tutsi and ..."

5. Human Rights Watch World Report 1997 by Human Rights Watch (Organization), Human Rights Watch Staff (1996)
"During the past two years, regions where Hutu and Tutsi formerly lived together were subject to ethnic clashes and massive population movements, with Tutsi ..."

6. Shifting African Identities by S. B. Bekker, Martine Dodds, Meshack M. Khosa (2001)
"Generally, the Tutsi were cattle owners, many of whom were associated with the ... Obviously, all the Tutsi were not of noble rank— there were poor and ..."

7. Human Rights Watch World Report 1999 by Human Rights Watch Staff (1998)
"The Tutsi, an elite who had dominated political life for centuries, ... In 1972, in the worse such case, the Tutsi-dominated army massacred as many as ..."

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