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Ruanda, more properly known as Kinyarwanda, is an important language of east-central Africa. It is spoken by virtually everyone in the republic of Rwanda (about 8 million people), and by perhaps 4 million more in neighboring Zaire. Ruanda is one of the Bantu languages.

Rwanda is spoken/used in the following countries:
Congo (Zaire), Rwanda.

Language Family
Family: Niger-Congo
Subgroup: Benue-Congo
Branch: Bantu

Copyright © Kenneth Katzner, The Languages of the World, Published by Routledge.

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At the Kigali Maternity Hospital a mother was highly con-gratulated for having given birth to a child breaking the record in weight for this maternity hospital. The child weighed at birth 4 kilos, 400 grams. It is the first baby born in the Kigali Maternity Hospital to weigh that much.