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The kings of Burundi were given a title of Ntare, Mwezi, Mutaga and Mwambutsa in rotation. Every fourth king had the title Ntare, which means lion. The Kingdom of Burundi was founded during the middle of the seventeenth century by Ntare Rushatsi, meaning “hairy lion”. The last king of Burundi was Ntare V Charles Ndizeye who reigned from 1 September until 28 November 1966. He was deposed in a military coup by his prime minister and chief of staff that abolished the monarchy and declared a republic. Find out more about lions in Burundi at: http://lionalert.org/alert/country/detail/code/BI and our plans for the country at http://lionalert.org/alert/project/detail/project-id/65
Photo: The kings of Burundi were given a title of Ntare, Mwezi, Mutaga and Mwambutsa in rotation.  Every fourth king had the title Ntare, which means lion.  The Kingdom of Burundi was founded during the middle of the seventeenth century by Ntare Rushatsi, meaning “hairy lion”.  The last king of Burundi was Ntare V Charles Ndizeye who reigned from 1 September until 28 November 1966.  He was deposed in a military coup by his prime minister and chief of staff that abolished the monarchy and declared a republic.  Find out more about lions in Burundi at: http://lionalert.org/alert/country/detail/code/BI and our plans for the country at http://lionalert.org/alert/project/detail/project-id/65

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