|Location / range||Himalayas|
|Related species||Bigfoot, Batutut, Yeren & other ape-like humanoids|
The Yeti or Abominable Snowman is an ape-like humanoid, similar to the American Bigfoot, said to inhabit the Himalayan regions of Nepal, India and Tibet. The names Yeti and Meh-Teh, as well as many other local names, are commonly used by the people indigenous to the region. They are also Monsters in Maplestory.
Anatomy and appearanceEdit
While accounts differ regarding the exact appearance of the Yeti, it is generally reported to resemble a hairy ape-like hominid. Its fur is either brown or white.
- The word Yeti is derived from Tibetan གཡའ་དྲེད་ g.ya' dred, a compound of the words གཡའ་ g.ya' (shortened to ye), meaning "rocky" or "rocky place", and དྲེད་ dred (pronounced tre and shortened to ti, te or teh), meaning "bear". Thus, the name ye-ti roughly translates to "bear of a rocky place".
- Meh-teh (Tibetan: མི་དྲེད་ mi dred) translates as "man-bear".