ISO 639-3: run
||4,600,000 in Burundi (1986). Population total all countries: 4,851,000.
||Also in Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda.
||Ikibo, Ikirundi, Ikiragane, Igisoni, Ikinyabweru, Ikiyogoma, Ikimoso (Urumoso). Dialects Hutu and Tutsi of Rwanda [kin] are similar to Rundi. The Twa dialect is distinct, but all are inherently intelligible and also intelligible with the Kinyarwanda dialect of Rwanda.
||Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, J, Rwanda-Rundi (J.60)
||Official language. Hima is an ethnic group speaking Rundi or Rwanda. Some also use Swahili [swh].
||Literacy rate in L1: 55%. Bible: 1967.
||Ethnic groups: Hutu 80%–85%, Tutsi 14%–15%, Twa (Gesera, pygmy) 1% (30,000; 1972 Barrett). Christian, traditional religion, Muslim. Twa: Traditional religion, Christian.
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