Pronunciation: (boo-roon'dē), [key]
a republic in central Africa, E of Zaire: formerly the S part of the Belgian trust territory of Ruanda-Urundi; gained independence on July 1, 1962. 4,000,000; 10,747 sq. mi. (27,834 sq. km). Cap.: Bujumbura.
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