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Rwanda Line breaks: Rwanda
Pronunciation: /ruːˈandə/

Definition of Rwanda in English:

A landlocked country in central Africa, to the north of Burundi and the south of Uganda; population 10,746,300 (est. 2009); official languages, Kinyarwanda (a Bantu language), English, and French; capital, Kigali. Official name Rwandese Republic.

The area of Rwanda was part of German East Africa from 1894, passing to Belgian control after the First World War. Rwanda became independent as a republic in 1962, shortly after the violent overthrow of the Tutsi monarchy by the majority Hutu people. In 1994 more than 500,000 people, largely Tutsis, were slaughtered by predominantly Hutu supporters of the government, and over a million fled as refugees into the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighbouring countries. The Tutsi-dominated Rwandan Patriotic Front took power as the new government


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Example sentences
  • It's important not just for the Rwandese, but for all humanity.
  • The commemoration should be used by the Rwandese as an occasion for the whole populace to unite and re-dedicate themselves to peaceful co-existence regardless of ethnic affiliation.
  • A Rwandese lady, having discovered Sheila's nationality, felt sorry for Sheila coming from a land ravaged by war for almost 30 years.

Words that rhyme with Rwanda

Amanda, Aranda, Baganda, Banda, brander, candour (US candor), coriander, dander, expander, gander, germander, goosander, jacaranda, Leander, Luanda, Lysander, meander, memoranda, Menander, Miranda, oleander, panda, pander, pasanda, philander, propaganda, sander, Skanda, stander, Uganda, understander, Vanda, veranda, withstander, zander
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