By: Kaityn Poynter
Imperialism and the impact of Imperialism
Ethnic conflict has been a big part of life in Rwanda. Most of the population of Rwanda are Hutu, and the minority of the population was Tutsi. Before the European Colonization the two lived together with no problems. When Germany and Belgium ruled Rwanda, from late 1890's to 1962, the tension between the Hutus and Tutsis grew. This happened because the colonial governments favored the Tutsis more than the Hutus. They helped the Tutsis acquire wealth and power. The Hutus got sick of being mistreated they rebelled and caused Ethnic violence.
Ethnicity and Culture
The population in Rwanda is made up of Hutus (about 85% of the population), Tutsis (about 15% of the population), and the Twas (about less than 1% of the population). The offical languages of Rwanda are French, English, and Kinyarwanda. The most common language is Kinyarwanda. About 5% of the population is Muslim, 1/3 are Protestants, and over 1/2 are Roman Catholics.
Sports, Landmarks, and Wildlife
Rwandan Soccer Team
Soccer (most popular), wrestling, running, rugby, and high jumping are sports played in Rwanda.
Volcano National Park
Some land marks in Rwanda are the Nyungwe forest, Lake Kiuu, and the Volcano National Park.
Rwanda has giraffes, zebras, lions, and gorillas.