- a member of a very tall, slender, cattle-raising people of Rwanda and Burundi.
Also called Watusi, Watutsi.
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Examples from the Web for tutsi
More recently, Hutus began macheteing their Tutsi neighbors one day after the president of Rwanda was killed.You, Too, Could Be a Homicidal Zealot
July 7, 2014
The 1994 Rwandan government attempted to eliminate en masse the Tutsi population.
Exactly 20 years ago, the sitting government in Rwanda commenced a genocide against minority Tutsi and moderate Hutu populations.
Pursued for being a Tutsi, she took refuge with three different families, who hid her in the capital of Kigali.Two Decades After Genocide, Rwanda’s Women Have Made the Nation Thrive
April 2, 2014
The memorial bones are Tutsi bones, yet those who look upon them are summoned to face the future as one nation.Exchanging Stories of Trauma
August 19, 2013
- a member of a people of Rwanda and Burundi, probably a Nilotic people