geographical name \rü-ˈän-dä-ü-ˈrün-dē\

Definition of RUANDA-URUNDI

former trust territory E cen Africa bordering on Lake Tanganyika & comprising two districts, Ruanda ( Kigali) & Urundi ( Usumbura), administered by Belgium under League of Nations mandate 1919–45 & under U.N. trusteeship 1946–62 Usumbura — see burundi, rwanda


Ru·an·da–Urun·di or Belgian East Africa


   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Former territory, east-central Africa. It was administered by Belgium from 1922 to 1962, during which time it was reconstituted (1946) as a UN trust territory. It was part of the Belgian Congo from 1925 to 1960. In 1962 it was divided into the independent states of Rwanda and Burundi.


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