How Many Tutsi Live In Rwanda

What is Tutsi?

The Tutsi, also called Watusi, Watutsi, or Abatutsi, are an ethnic group of the African Great Lakes region.

They are a Bantu-speaking ethnic group and the second largest of three main ethnic groups in Rwanda and Burundi. Historically, the Tutsi were pastoralists and filled the ranks of the warriors’ caste.

How Many Tutsi Live In Rwanda


Regions with significant populations
Burundi1.7 million (14% of the total population)
Rwanda1–2 million (9%–15% of the total population)
Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, French, English, Swahili

How many Tutsi survived in Rwanda?

Professor Gérard Prunier estimated that 130,000 Tutsi were alive in July, but his figures did not include those in Zaire or Tanzania, perhaps another 20,000.

What percent of Rwanda is Tutsi?


The largest ethnic groups in Rwanda are the Hutus, which make up about 85% of Rwanda’s population; the Tutsis, which are 14%; and the Twa, which are around 1%.

Who saved the Tutsis in Rwanda?

Rusesabagina was a hotel manager during the 1994 genocide. He rose to fame when Hollywood released the film, where he was played by Don Cheadle about his actions to protect Tutsis, who sought refuge at the hotel from Hutu death squads. He was credited with protecting and saving the lives of more than 1,000 people.

Is the president of Rwanda a Tutsi?

Paul Kagame, (born October 1957, Rwanda), President of Rwanda from 2000. An ethnic Tutsi, Kagame grew up in exile in Uganda, where in 1986 he helped overthrow Milton Obote in favor of Yoweri Museveni.