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Population, Ethnic Groups and Languages

Lake Tanganyika, Kirundi, official languages, Swahili, percent

The chief ethnic groups are the Hutu and the Tutsi, who traditionally comprised 85 percent and 14 percent of the population, respectively. However, due to Hutu emigration and Tutsi immigration, the politically dominant Tutsi now make up around 20 percent of the population. The Twa, a pygmy group, account for 1 percent. The official languages are Kirundi and French. Swahili is also widely spoken along Lake Tanganyika.



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