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In the folklore of Nepal, the Yeti is an ape-like being that is taller than a human. It is said to live in the Himalayan region of Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. The people of that region use the names Yeti and Meh-Teh in their history and mythology surrounding this creature. Stories of the Yeti became known in Western popular culture in the 19th century, but they are much older than that.

Once a study was made on DNA from supposed Yeti hair samples found in the Himalayan Mountains - it matched the hair of a prehistoric bear from the Pleistocene. Due to the lack of conclusive evidence, the scientific community has generally called the Yeti a legend. But not everyone agrees. For example, some cryptozoological and local studies disagree with this view.

Names - Yeti - Miche - Dzu-teh - Cattle

There are many other names for the Yeti, such as: Miche (“man-bear”), Dzu-teh (“cattle bear”), Migoi or Mi-go (“wild man”), Bun Manchi (“jungle man”), Mirka (“wild man” – it is said that anyone who sees it dies or is killed) and Kang Admi (“Snow Man”).

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The name “Abominable Snowman” appeared in 1921 when Charles Howard-Bury led the British Mount Everest Reconnaissance Expedition. In his book, “ Mount Everest – The Reconnaissance ”, Howard-Bury included an account about finding footprints that “ were probably caused by a large 'loping' grey wolf, which in the soft snow formed double tracks rather like those of a bare-footed man ”. This was while crossing the Lhakpa La at 21,000 feet (6,400 meters). The Sherpa guides “ at once volunteered that the tracks must be that of 'The Wild Man of the Snows', to which they gave the name 'metoh-kangmi '” (“Metoh” meaning “man-bear”, while “Kang-mi” meaning “snowman”).

Before the 19th century, the Yeti was...
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