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Term: Yeti

A term used to name a cryptozoological creature of Tibet, also known as the Abominable Snowman. The description of the Yeti is either like that of a large ape, a human-sized ape, or a dwarf-like being. A staple of Tibetan and Nepalese myth and lore, it was first brought to the attention of people in the West in the 1920s when British explorers to Mt. Everest saw strange footprints in the snow that were identified by locals as belonging to a strange creature.