Do the names Bigfoot and Yeti refer to the same creature?
No. YETI: The Yeti is the western name given to a large primate-like creature reported to live in the Himalayas. Certain physical evidence such as tracks and nests have suggested to some that it is an unknown primate, a remnant hominid, or a type of bear. The Yeti is sometimes referred to (especially in the popular press) as the “Abominable Snowman”. That name came into usage when a reporter mistranslated a Nepali name for the Yeti. One name often used by the highly spiritual indigenous population for the possibly mythical creature is “Migoi”. BIGFOOT: Bigfoot is a large creature said to inhabit the wilderness of the US Pacific Northwest and southwestern Canada. An alternative name is Sasquatch, derived from a Northwest Coast Native American term.