Ruusanians were approximately 20,000 preindustrial Near-Humans from Ruusan. They developed due to inbreeding amongst the small Human population of Ruusan; they were hardy and well-adapted to a desert environment.
Surface artifacts suggest that other species lived on Ruusan as well, making it possible that Ruusanians originated from somewhere else.
- Power of the Jedi Sourcebook
- Kyle Katarn's Tale
- Jedi Academy Training Manual
- Dark Forces: Jedi Knight and the audio drama adaption