noun, plural Wa·tu·sis, (especially collectively) Wa·tu·si.

Also Wa·tut·si [wah-toot-see] /wɑˈtut si/.

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Watutsi (wəˈtʊtsɪ)

noun plural -sis or -si

a member of a cattle-owning Negroid people of Rwanda and Burundi in Africa
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Word Origin and History for watusi



racial group in Rwanda and Burundi (also called Tutsi), 1899. As the name of a popular dance, attested from 1964.

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