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Hutu

[ hoo-too ]
/ ˈhu tu /
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noun, plural Hu·tus, (especially collectively) Hu·tu.

a member of a Bantu farming people of Rwanda and Burundi, in central Africa.
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Examples from the Web for hutu

  • Exactly 20 years ago, the sitting government in Rwanda commenced a genocide against minority Tutsi and moderate Hutu populations.

    Still a Problem From Hell, Two Decades After Rwanda|John Prendergast|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
  • Who knows how many Hutu civilians were killed before and after 1994?

    Exchanging Stories of Trauma|Mark Baker|August 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
  • The ethnic categories of Hutu and Tutsi that fuelled division and ultimately genocide have been banned.

    Exchanging Stories of Trauma|Mark Baker|August 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
  • The FDLR is one of the most prominent Hutu rebel groups, which allegedly committed acts of genocide in Rwanda in the early-1990s.

    The U.N.'s Congo Disaster|Annie Rashidi-Mulumba|July 6, 2010|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for hutu

Hutu

/ (ˈhuːˌtuː) /

noun plural -tu or -tus

a member of a Negroid people of Rwanda and Burundi
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