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      The name used by the Serpa people for a legendary race of hairy wildman believed by them to inhabit the upper snow covered regions of the Himalayan mountain range. The name "yeti", according to Sir Edmund Hillary in his article in the 1961 World Book Encyclopedia, is believed to have originally meant "all-devouring creature". The yeti is more commonly called the "abominable snowman" by Western and European cultures; this name is said to either be from a translation of the word "yeti", or a translation of the Tibetan name for the creatures, "metoh kangmi." The authors of the Webster's Third New International Dictionary feel the phrase is a mistranslation of the Tibetan "mi-te", or "man-bear". SEE ALSO: Anomalies Article: The Alma and Yeti: Wildmen of Asia.

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