People in Burundi

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Population: 5 537 387 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 47% (male 1 313 112; female 1 309 600)

15-64 years: 50% (male 1 331 336; female 1 417 228)

65 years and over: 3% (male 69 718; female 96 393) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 3.51% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 41.61 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 17.38 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: 10.84 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 0.93 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.72 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 101.19 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 45.56 years

male: 43.79 years

female: 47.38 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 6.4 children born/woman (1998 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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