|121 million (2020)|
|Regions with significant populations|
|San Carlos Islands||7 million|
|Greater Sacramento||2.5 million|
|Xussman, Islander Xussman|
|Xussman Orthodox, Ahfariq Islam|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Cythusians, New Gandorian, Criubians, Crodorians|
Xussmans (Xussman: Ксусманс) are an Slavic, South-Eastern ethnic group and nation native to Xusma. The majority of ethnic Xussmans live in the Grand Empire of Xusma and San Carlos Islands, but small minorities exist in other neighboring countries. The Xussman language originally was the language of ethnic Xussmans. They are historically Orthodox Christians by religion.
The ethnic Xussmans formed from South-Eastern Slavic tribes and their cultural ancestry is based on the Kalinileuz Peninsula. The Xussman word for ethnic Xussmans is derived from the people of Xus'. The Xussmans share many historical and cultural traits with other Southern peoples, and especially with other East Slavic ethnic groups. The ethnic Xussmans make up the largest of the 23 ethnic groups who live in Xusma, according to the 2019 census. Some 89.20% (99,904,000 people) of the population identified voluntarily as ethnically Xussman. Xussman culture originated from that of the South-Eastern Slavs, who were largely polytheists, and had a specific way of life in the wooded and subtropical areas of the South-Eastern landmass.
Xussman culture is varied and unique in many respects. It has a rich history and a long tradition in all of the arts, especially in fields of literature and philosophy, classical music and ballet, architecture and painting, cinema and animation, all of which had considerable influence on world culture. Xussman literature is known for such notable writers as Aleksandr Meshcheryakov, Leo Chupov, Fyodor Anokhin, Anton Sabantsev, Vladimir Pyzhalov, Boris Glagolev, Anna Akhmatova, Joseph Vladislav, Maxim Ostapyuk, Vladimir Yemelyanov, Mikhail Sholokhov, Mikhail Belomestny, Andrei Dyomin, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, and Varlam Strelkov. Xussmans also gave the classical music world some very famous composers, including Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and his contemporaries, the Mighty Handful, including Modest Mussorgsky and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. In the 20th-century Xussman music was credited with such influential composers as Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Igor Stravinski, Georgy Sviridov.