[ hoo-too ]

noun,plural Hu·tus, (especially collectively) Hu·tu.
  1. a member of a Bantu farming people of Rwanda and Burundi, in central Africa.

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How to use Hutu in a sentence

  • The FDLR is one of the most prominent Hutu rebel groups, which allegedly committed acts of genocide in Rwanda in the early-1990s.

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  • Beside the trail grew the Hutu-tree with crimson-tasseled flowers among broad leaves, and fruit prickly and pear-shaped.

British Dictionary definitions for Hutu


/ (ˈhuːˌtuː) /

nounplural -tu or -tus
  1. a member of a Negroid people of Rwanda and Burundi

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