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Bujumbura

[boo-joo m-boo r-uh] /ˌbu dʒʊmˈbʊər ə/
noun
1.
a port in and the capital of Burundi, in the W part, on Lake Tanganyika.
Formerly Usumbura.

Burundi

[boo-roo n-dee] /bʊˈrʊn di/
noun
1.
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.
Related forms
Burundian, adjective, noun
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Bujumbura

/ˌbuːdʒəmˈbʊərə/
noun
1.
the capital of Burundi, a port at the NE end of Lake Tanganyika. Pop: 419 000 (2005 est) Former name Usumbura

Burundi

/bəˈrʊndɪ/
noun
1.
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
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Burundi [(boo-roohn-dee)]

Nation in Central Africa, bordered by Rwanda on the north, Democratic Republic of Congo on the west, and Tanzania on the east and south. Its capital is Bujumbura. It achieved independence in 1962. It has been torn by ethnic conflict between Tutsis and Hutus.

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