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History of Africa
What does Tutsi mean?
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Who started the Hutu-Tutsi genoside in Rwanda?
The Belgians separated the Hutu and Tutsi because they needed someone to be in charge and they chose the lighter skinned, tall, thin-nosed people whom they called Tutsi to do it. Ever since then the Hutu (not all of them of course) have resented the Tutsi. When the Belgians left the country the majority which were Hutu took over the government and exiled the Tutsi. The Tutsi then started a rebel group. The Hutu and Tutsi slaughtered and raped each other but the Hutu wanted to get rid of ALL Tutsi and killed to the extent of genocide.
Why did the Hutu want to kill the Tutsi?
The Hutu and Tutsi people got along prior to colonization, but conflict arose between them when Europeans colonized Rwanda. The Europeans thought that the Tutsi appeared more European and gave the Tutsi more privilege and power, while stripping the Hutu of their power. The Hutu began to see the Tutsi as oppressors and their resentment of the Tutsi's special treatment led them to want to destroy the Tutsi race.
Why did the hutu and tutsi fight?
The Hutu and the Tutsi, who were in fact the same race, were separated based on their appearances by their foreign, Belgian rulers prior to the genocide. The Hutu were the majority; they where more bulky in build and had darker skin. The Tutsi were taller, with lighter skin, and they made more money. For this reason hate for the Tutsi was common among the Hutu. Prejudiced radio stations were geared toward spreading hate for the Tutsi. The Tutsi were a scapegoat, targeted by the Hutu during difficult times in Rwanda. "Poverty breeds extremism"; for this reason the Hutu were willing to believe that the Tutsi were the root of their problems.
Asked in History of Africa
How do you figure out if you are a Hutu or Tutsi?
To figure out if you are a Hutu or a Tutsi, you have to look at your identification card. In Rwanda and neighboring Burundi, identification cards list tribal affiliations. This includes Hutu, Tutsi, Twa, Masai, Zulu, and other tribes. You can also speak to your parents or grandparents to understand your Hutu or Tutsi roots.
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What is difference between tutsi congolais and tutsi rwandais?
What was everyday life like for the rwandan hutu and tutsi tribes before during and after the rwanda civil war?
The Hutu and Tutsi were on ethnic group, and Hutu nor Tutsi did not exist, but one tribe of peaceful people. Belgium went to Rwanda and split them for different ethnic groups, determining who was Hutu or Tutsi by how many cows they had. Ten cows or more, they were Tutsi. Less than ten cows, was Hutu. This created conflict.