6,490,000 in Rwanda (1998). Population total all countries: 7,189,900.
Also in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda (Fumbira).
1 (National). Statutory national language (2003, Constitution, Article 5).
Bufumbwa, Gitwa, Hutu (Hera, Lera, Ndara, Ndogo, Shobyo, Tshogo, Ululera), Igikiga (Igishiru, Ikigoyi, Kiga, Tshiga), Ikinyanduga, Rutwa (Twa). Intelligible of Rundi [run].
Ethnic groups: Hutu 89%, Tutsi 10%, Twa (pygmies), 30,000 1% (Barrett 1982). Possibly 75% of the Batwa killed in 1994 war. Hima is an ethnic group (not a language) which speaks Rwanda or Rundi [run]. Christian, traditional religion, Muslim.