Pronunciation: (rOO-än'du), [key]
a republic in central Africa, E of Zaire: formerly comprising the northern part of the Belgian trust territory of Ruanda-Urundi; became independent 1962. 4,500,000; 10,169 sq. mi. (26,338 sq. km). Cap.: Kigali.
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