Watusi Peoples Crossword Clue

Watusi peoples crossword clue. A quick clues two speed crossword question in Daily Telegraph Sydney on Saturday, 15 July 2017. 5 letters.

The answer: Tutsi

The Tutsi, or Abatutsi, are a social class inhabiting the African Great Lakes region. A specific social order considered the highest of society status that also involved feudal or legal privileges within the Great Lakes region and beyond. In many provinces, likened to an aristocracy it included the lords of the land or aristocrats who typically possessed a hereditary rank and specific titles.

Abatutsi or Wahima status could derive membership from landownership, military caste, chieftainship and priesthoods. They are usually below only the monarch of a kingdom or nation in its social hierarchy. Historically, they were often referred to as the Watutsi, Watusi, Wahuma, Wahima or the Wahinda. The Tutsi form a subgroup of the Banyarwanda and the Barundi peoples, who reside primarily in Rwanda and Burundi, but with significant populations also found in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania. They speak Rwanda-Rundi, a group of Bantu languages.

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