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Burundi People

    Population: 5,735,937 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 47% (male 1,349,995; female 1,345,201)
    15-64 years: 50% (male 1,392,880; female 1,479,835)
    65 years and over: 3% (male 69,748; female 98,278) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 3.54% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 41.27 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 17.23 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 11.33 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.94 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.71 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 99.36 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 45.44 years
    male: 43.54 years
    female: 47.41 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 6.33 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Burundian(s)
    adjective: Burundi

    Ethnic groups: Hutu (Bantu) 85%, Tutsi (Hamitic) 14%, Twa (Pygmy) 1%, Europeans 3,000, South Asians 2,000

    Religions: Christian 67% (Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 5%), indigenous beliefs 32%, Muslim 1%

    Languages: Kirundi (official), French (official), Swahili (along Lake Tanganyika and in the Bujumbura area)

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 35.3%
    male: 49.3%
    female: 22.5% (1995 est.)

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