Kingdoms of Rwanda

Kingdoms of Rwanda

kingdoms in rwanda

The kingdom of Rwanda had its beginning in the 1500s with a minor clan based polity founded by Tutsi Ruganza Bwimba near Kigali. The polity was expanded by Mwami Ruganzu Ndori(1600-1624), establishing the actual Kingdom of Rwanda, during the early part of the 1600s.

Mwami Ndori expanded the kingdom through intimidation, raiding, and economic dominance of both Tutsi and Hutu group. The kingdom became more centralized. Complete domination of Tutsi clans was establish under Mwami Mutara Rwogera(1802-1853). Hutus were subjugated under Mwami Yuli Musinga(1896-1931) in the 1920s.

The kingdom of Rwanda has been summarised as below;

History of Rwanda

Kings of Rwanda