Rwanda, also spelled Ruanda, the peoples of the Republic of Rwanda who speak an Interlacustrine Bantu language known as Rwanda (also known as Kinyarwanda). The Rwanda are divided into two main groups: the Hutu, traditionally farmers; and the Tutsi, traditionally cattle-owning pastoralists.
What do people from Rwanda call themselves?
Rwandan or Rwandese may refer to: Related to, from, or connected to Rwanda, a country in Africa. Banyarwanda, inhabitants of the country Rwanda and those of Rwandan ethnicity. Kinyarwanda, the language of the Banyarwanda, sometimes known as the Rwandan language.
What is the nationality of Rwanda?
RwandaRepublic of Rwanda Repubulika yu Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) République du Rwanda (French) Jamhuri ya Rwanda (Swahili)Official languagesKinyarwanda French English SwahiliEthnic groups (1994)85% Hutu 14% Tutsi 1% TwaReligion93.8% Christianity 3.0% No religion 2.2% Islam 1.0% OthersDemonym(s)Rwandan Rwandese40 more rows
What is the difference between a Hutu and Tutsi?
Generally speaking, Hutus were an agricultural people who lived in large family groups. The Tutsis, also known as Watutsis, were a nomadic people who began arriving in the Great Lakes region from Ethiopia some four hundred years ago.
How many died Tutsis?
The most widely accepted scholarly estimates are around 500,000 to 800,000 Tutsi deaths. Estimates for the total death toll (including Hutu and Twa victims) are as high as 1,100,000.
Why is Rwanda safe?
Rwanda is one of the safest destinations in Africa, particularly for solo travelers. Crime is relatively low, with visitors sometimes experiencing petty crime, and locals are welcoming, friendly and hospitable. Pickpockets are active in crowded places, such as markets, and hire cars may be broken into for valuables.
What is the conflict between Hutu and Tutsi?
The Rwandan genocide occurred between 7 April and 15 July 1994 during the Rwandan Civil War. During this period of around 100 days, members of the Tutsi minority ethnic group, as well as some moderate Hutu and Twa, were slaughtered by armed militias .Rwandan genocideMotiveAnti-Tutsi racism, Hutu Power8 more rows
Is Rwanda expensive to live?
Summary about cost of living in Kigali, Rwanda: A single person estimated monthly costs are 446$ (449,217RF) without rent. Kigali is 66.93% less expensive than New York (without rent). Rent in Kigali is, on average, 83.06% lower than in New York.
How did the conflict between the Hutus and Tutsi end?
Once, Hutus and Tutsis lived in harmony in Central Africa. It exploded in 1994 with the civil war in Rwanda in which hundreds of thousands of Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed. Tutsi rebels won control, which sent a million Hutus, fearful of revenge, into Zaire and Tanzania.
Can you drink the water in Rwanda?
Unfortunately, no. We do not recommend you drink tap water during your time in Rwanda. Always ensure you drink bottled water, even when brushing your teeth (this is just a safety precaution). You must also make sure that the ice in your drinks is made from bottled or purified water.