Burundi



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

Exchanging Stories of Trauma Mark Baker August 18, 2013
Burundi’s Black Market Skull Trade Margot Kiser January 25, 2014
Hope After An Unspeakable Crime JuJu Chang August 26, 2010
Burundi’s Black Market Skull Trade Margot Kiser January 25, 2014
Burundi’s Black Market Skull Trade Margot Kiser January 25, 2014
Catholic Nuns Aiding Africa’s Battered Wives Are Raped and Murdered Barbie Latza Nadeau September 9, 2014
Burundi’s Black Market Skull Trade Margot Kiser January 25, 2014
Life After Death: Teen Survivor of a Massacre Turns Tragedy into Art Abigail Pesta March 5, 2012
Berlusconi Exits, and an Era of Sexist Buffoonery Is Over Lawrence Osborne November 16, 2011
Catholic Nuns Aiding Africa’s Battered Wives Are Raped and Murdered Barbie Latza Nadeau September 9, 2014

noun
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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