The Tutsi of Burundi and Rwanda, who are noted for their dancing and high jumping, are, on average, the world’s tallest people. Men over 183 cm (6ft) in height. The world’s shortest people also live in Central Africa. These are the pygmy hunters and gatherers in the forests. Pygmy women average only 135 cm (4ft5in) and men 137 cm (4ft6in)!