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Replica of the former royal palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa in Nyanza in Rwanda

The Tutsi are an ethnic group living in the East African states of Rwanda and Burundi as well as in the eastern border area of ​​the Democratic Republic of the Congo .

The nomadic people of the Tutsi had once migrated from the Nile region to the area of ​​the thousand lush hills and had subjugated the farming people of the Hutu . But the Tutsi adopted the Hutu language ( Kinyarwanda ) and culture.

The Tutsi played the dominant role in the recovery from genocide in the existing by 2012 so-called Gacaca -Gerichten.


  • Nigel Eltringham: Accounting for Horror. Post-genocide debates in Rwanda. Pluto Press, London a. a. 2004, ISBN 0-7453-2001-5 .
  • Karen Krüger: Do you want to recognize them by their fingers? In: FAZ , April 15, 2005.
  • Benjamin See : Le Piège Ethnique. Éditions Dagorno, Paris 1999, ISBN 2-910019-54-3 (The ethnic trap).
  • Helmut Strizek: Donated colonies. Rwanda and Burundi under German rule (= highlights of colonial history 4). With an essay on the development up to the present. Links, Berlin 2006, ISBN 3-86153-390-1 , (review of the book). Deutschlandradio Kultur.

Web links

Commons : Tutsi  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Rwanda 25 Years Ago - The Announced Genocide , Spiegel Online, April 4, 2019