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Yeti

Also known as the "abominable snowman," the yeti is the mysterious humanoid creature reported by Western sources as early as 1832 as living in the Himalayan Mountains. It became well known following several expeditions to the area in the 1950s. In 1960 Sir Edmund Hillary, who conquered Everest, called further attention to the yeti in his attempts to debunk them. The Soviet Ministry of Culture established a group of "cryptozoologists" to locate the yeti, according to a report of January 9, 1988, by Tass, the Soviet press agency. The agency stated that nearly one hundred sightings had been collated by Zhanna Kofman of Moscow.

Sources:

Clark, Jerome. Encyclopedia of Strange and Unexplained Phenomena. Detroit: Gale Research, 1993.

Sanderson, Ivan. Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come to Life. Philadelphia, Pa: Chilton Books, 1961.

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yeti a large hairy creature resembling a human or bear, said to live in the highest part of the Himalayas; it is informally known as the Abominable Snowman. The term is recorded in English from the 1930s, and comes from Tibetan yeh-teh ‘little manlike animal’.

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yet·i / ˈyetē; ˈyātē/ • n. a large hairy creature resembling a human or bear, said to live in the highest part of the Himalayas.

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yeti XX. Native Sherpa (Tibetan) name of the Abominable Snowman, a subhuman animal supposed to leave tracks in the snow of the Himalayas.

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yeti: see abominable snowman.

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