variants or less commonly Tussi
or Tutsi
plural Tusi or Tusis also Tussi or Tussis or Tutsi or Tutsis
: the ruling and cattle-owning class of the Rundi in Urundi in East Africa who presumably are cognate with the Hima people northward and whose extreme average height suggests an affinity with the Nilotes

called also Watusi

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“Tusi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tusi. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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