Definition of Twa in English:
noun (plural same, Twas, or Batwa /baˈtwä/)
A member of a pygmy people inhabiting parts of Burundi, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire).
- The Maori of New Zealand, the Inuit of Canada, the Twa of Rwanda, Han ethnics from China and Tibetan exiles - all these and more sent representatives and concerns to the World Conference.
- It is believed that the Twa were the first people to inhabit the area.
- The Hutu have much in common with the other peoples of these countries, the Tutsi and the Twa.
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Of or relating to the Twa.
- In May 2000, the Rwandan National Ballet toured the United States with Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa performers in a display of national unity.
- Similar designs are painted on large cooking pots made by Twa potters.
- The Twa people are skilled in making pottery for their own use and for the tourist market.
a local word meaning 'foreigner, outsider'.
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