cattle raisers, population of Rwanda, Bantu language, Tutsi, Hutu
The population of Rwanda is 94 percent rural. Most of the people live in family groups dispersed throughout mountainous regions. Three ethnic groups make up the population: the Hutu (about 86 percent); the Tutsi (14 percent), noted as cattle raisers; and the Twa (1 percent), a pygmoid people thought to be the original inhabitants of the region. The official languages are Kinyarwanda (a Bantu language), French, and English. About one-half of the population is Roman Catholic, one-tenth is Muslim, and one-tenth is Protestant. The remainder of the people follow traditional religions.
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