a port in and the capital of Burundi, in the W part, on Lake Tanganyika.
a republic in central Africa, E of the Democratic Republic of the Congo: formerly the S part of the Belgian trust territory of Ruanda-Urundi; gained independence on July 1, 1962. 10,747 sq. mi. (27,834 sq. km).
Capital: Bujumbura.
Contemporary Examples

Catholic Nuns Aiding Africa’s Battered Wives Are Raped and Murdered Barbie Latza Nadeau September 9, 2014

the capital of Burundi, a port at the NE end of Lake Tanganyika. Pop: 419 000 (2005 est) Former name Usumbura
a republic in E central Africa: inhabited chiefly by the Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa (Pygmy); made part of German East Africa in 1899; part of the Belgian territory of Ruanda-Urundi from 1923 until it became independent in 1962; ethnic violence has erupted at times between Hutu and Tutsi, as in Rwanda; consists mainly of high plateaus along the main Nile-Congo dividing range, dropping rapidly to the Great Rift Valley in the west. Official languages: Kirundi and French. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: Burundi franc. Capital: Bujumbura. Pop: 10 888 321 (2013 est). Area: 27 731 sq km (10 707 sq miles) Former name (until 1962) Urundi
Burundi [(boo-roohn-dee)]


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