The Hutu (/ˈht/), also known as the Abahutu, are a Bantu ethnic or social group which is native to the African Great Lakes region. They mainly live in Rwanda, Burundi and the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, where they form one of the principal ethnic groups alongside the Tutsi and the Great Lakes Twa.

Regions with significant populations
 Rwanda11.1–12 million (84%–90% of the total population)[1]
 Burundi10.4 million (85% of the total population)
 DR Congo2 million (2% of the total population)
Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, French, English, Swahili
Mainly Christianity, Minority Islam
Related ethnic groups
Tutsi, Twa, other Rwanda-Rundi speakers, and Bantu peoples

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