Yeti (/ˈjɛti/)[1] (Nepali: यती, Standard Tibetan: གཡའ་དྲེད “rock bear”) or Abominable Snowman is the bigfoot of folklore in Nepal.[2]


The bipedal hominid is taller than the average human. Yeti are said to inhabit the Himalayan and Siberian regions of East Asia. The names Yeti and Meh-Teh are commonly used by the indigenous peoples.[2]

Native namesEdit

(Tibetan: གཡའ་དྲེད་; g.ya'dred [pronounced: ya teh], "rock bear"), miche (from Tibetan: མི་དྲེད; mi dred, michê, "man-bear"), migoi or mi-go (from Tibetan: མི་རྒོད; mi rgod, migö/mirgö, "wild man"), bun manchi (from Nepali for "jungle man"), mirka (from Nepali for "wild man"), and kang admi ("snow man").[3]

Abominable SnowmanEdit

Henry Newman (April 12, 1871 - February 5, 1942), also known by his pen-name Kim (for articles in the Calcutta Statesman), was an English soldier, journalist and war correspondent, broadly noted for his coining of the term "Abominable Snowman". [4]


  1. "Yeti". Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wikipedia, Yeti
  3. Wild Man legends, Yeti (Tibet & Nepal)
  4. KS Research Hatch, Henry Newman