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See also: génocidaire


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From French génocidaire.


  • IPA(key): /d͡ʒɛ.nə.siˈdɛ(ə)ɹ/


genocidaire (plural genocidaires)

  1. A person involved in perpetrating a genocide, especially the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
    • 2008, Ally Carnwath, The Observer, 21 September:
      'There are thousands of genocidaires living in EU countries, with large numbers in almost every European country including the UK,' said Rakiya Omaar, whose organisation, African Rights, has worked since the genocide to track them down.
    • 2011, Jason K Stearns, Dancing in the Glory of Monsters, Public Affairs 2012, page 73:
      When the RPF sent him and a friend back to school in Rwanda […] his friend attacked the Hutu teacher one night, strangling him with a rope, saying that he was a génocidaire.