A mysterious hairy humanoid creature said to live in highest part of the Himalayas. Sherpas are said to avoid meeting the yeti because the sight of it portends misfortune.1

It is also popularly known as the abominable snowman and as mi rgod. In Bhutan it is known as migoi, "strong man." See also Sasquatch (Bigfoot), mande barung.

Yetis are classified as cryptids.

The word dates back to the 1930s and comes from Tibetan yeh-teh, "little manlike animal."