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Hutu

ethnic group inhabiting the African Great Lakes region

The Hutu or Abahutu are a Central African ethnic group. They live mainly in Rwanda and Burundi.

Population statisticsEdit

The Hutu are the largest of the three ethnic groups in Burundi and Rwanda. The United States Central Intelligence Agency says 84% of Rwandans[1] and 85% of Burundians[2] are Hutu. Other sources have found different statistics.[3] The division between the Hutu and the Tutsi (the larger of the other two groups) is mainly based on social class, not ethnicity. There are no differences in language, culture or appearance between them.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. CIA World Factbook writers. "Rwanda: People". CIA World Factbook. Retrieved 2006-10-31.
  2. CIA World Factbook writers. "Burundi: People". CIA World Factbook. Retrieved 2006-10-31. line feed character in |author= at position 4 (help)
  3. "Rwanda". Retrieved 2006-10-31.
  4. Encyclopædia Britannica writers. "Twa". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2006-11-01.
  5. "The Meaning of "Hutu," "Tutsi," and "Twa"". Human Rights Watch. 1999. Retrieved 2006-10-31.