Burundi

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In the area of the Great Lakes of Africa, which includes the countries which are the geographical locations of Lake Victoria, Tanzania and Lake Malawi lies landlocked Burundi. Burundi is a neighbor of Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and South and the DRC to the west. The population of Burundi is over 10 million and it the country is only 28, 000 km² with an estimated population of over 10,000,000. Its capital is Bujumbura. The people of Burundi have been since the countries formation the Twa, Tutsi and Hutu. These peoples are also found in Rwanda. Burundi was ruled as a kingdom by the Tutsi for over two hundred years. Germany and Belgium occupied the region at the beginning of the 20th Century, when it was known as Rwanda-Urundi a European colony. The Tutsi and the Hutu had many social differences and civil wars were a main thing throught out the middle of the 20th Century.“When several Burundians of close acquaintance meet for a gathering they drink impeke, a beer, together from a large container to symbolize unity. Notable Burundians include the footballer Mohammed Tchité, singer Jean Pierre Nimbona, popularly known as Kidumu, who is based in Nairobi, Kenya,” according to Wikipedia. Kirundi, French, and Swahili are spoken throughout Burundi. Burundi's literacy rate is low, due to low school attendance. Ten percent of Burundian boys are allowed a secondary education. Burundi's oral tradition is strong and relays history and life lessons through storytelling, poetry, and song. Imigani, indirimbo, amazina, and ivyivugo are types of literary genres existing in Burundi-

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