Crypto-hominid

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Crypto-hominid refers to any cryptid of the same family as Humans and related great apes, as compared with a crypto-hominoid, which would refer to any cryptid belonging to the broader superfamily Hominoidea. Given the unknown and indeterminate status of any particular cryptid, such as the Bigfoot or Yeti, it would be difficult to confirm whether such beings should be properly classed as crypto-hominid or crypto-hominoid.

List of crypto-homin(o)ids (and related legends)

It should be noted that many of the legendary figures included in this list are Wild Man legends, and so may refer to human beings or human-like deities, not conforming to the ideation of hairy, ape-like cousins to the human family.

Name Meaning Origin Continent Region Area First reported
Yeti "Rock bear" (གཡའ་དྲེད་, g.ya'dred) Tibet Asia Central Himalayan Mountains
Sasquatch "Wild Man (of the woods)" [Sásq’ets] Halkomelem Salish North America Pacific Northwest British Columbia
Bigfoot Big Foot (reference to size of footprints) California North America Pacific Northwest California 1958
Agogwe Unclear; Kuria or Chagga (Bantu) word Tanzania Africa East Tanzania
Almas "Wild Man" Mongolia Asia Central Caucasus & Pamir Mountains
Arulataq "(Creature who) makes a bellowing cry" Yup'ik North America Alaska Southwest
Boggy Bottom Monster Named for Clear Boggy Creek, Atoka County, OK Oklahoma North America South Central Oklahoma
Boggy Creek Monster Named for Boggy Creek, AK Arkansas North America Southern Arkansas 1851
Bukwas "Wild Man of the Woods" Kwakwaka'wakw North America Pacific Northwest British Columbia
Choanito "Night People" Wenatchi North America Pacific Northwest Washington
Fouke Monster Named for Fouke, AK Arkansas North America Southern Arkansas 1851
Ge-no'sqwa "Stone Giants" Seneca Iroquois North America North East New England
Honey Island Swamp Monster Named for Honey Island Swamp, Louisiana Louisiana North America Southern Louisiana 1963
Letiche Unclear; attributed to Native Americans or Cajuns, conflated with Honey Island Swamp Monster North America Southern Louisiana
Miluquyulit "The throwers" Yugtun (Yup'ik) North America Alaska Southwest
Momo Abbreviation of "Missouri Monster" Missouri North America Southern Missouri 1971
Nant'ina  ? Den'aina North America Alaska Central
Nuk-luk "Man of the Bush" Dené North America Northwest Territories
Omah "Creek Devil" Yurok North America Pacific Northwest California
Sc'wen'ey'ti "Tall Burnt Hair" Spokane North America Pacific Northwest Washington
Tintah-k'iwungxoya'n "Boss of the Mountain" Hupa North America Pacific Northwest California
Tsul 'Kalu "The Slant-eyed (or Sloping) Giant" Cherokee North America South East
Urayuli "Hairy man" Eskimo North America Alaska Southwest
Yi'dyi'tay "Wild Man" Nehalem, Tillamook North America Pacific Northwest Oregon
Yohemiti "Some among them are killers" Miwok North America Yosemite Valley California
Xipe Central America Nicaragua
Achi Tamanaku South America
Aigypan South America Venezuela
Alux South America
Curinquean South America
Didi South America Guyana
Duende South America Peru
Guayazi South America
Mapinguary South America Brazil
Maricoxi Maxubis South America Brazil Matto Grosso
Mohán Unclear; from the Carib title for priests Colombia South America Colombia
Mono Grande South America Guyana
Shiru South America Colombia
Sisemite South America Guatemala
Tarma South America Peru
Ucumar (Ucu) South America Chile
Ukumarzupal South America Argentina & Chile
Vasitri "Great Devil" Maipure South America Venezuela Upper Orinoco
Wodewose "Wild Man of the Woods" England Europe
Am Fear Liath Mòr "Big Grey Man" Scotland Europe Scotland Ben Macdui
Abamaanji Africa
Abonsei Africa
Apamandi Africa Central DR Congo
Chemosit Africa East Kenya
Chimanimani Africa South South Africa
Doku Africa
Fating'ho Africa West Senegal
Ijimere Africa
Kakundakari Konjo (Bantu) word Congo Africa Central Congo
Kara-Komba "Monkeys-who-carry-much" Banda Africa Central Central African Republic
Kikomba Africa
Koolookamaba Africa West Gabon
Mau Africa
Mberikimo Africa
Milhoi Africa
Muhalu Africa West
Ngoloko Africa East Kenya
Sehite Africa West Ivory Coast
Tano Giant Africa West
Tokoleshe Africa East Zimbabwe
Toulou Africa Central Central African Republic
Tshingombe Africa
Ufiti Africa West Malawi
Wa'ab Africa East Sudan
Zaluzugu Africa
Barmanou "Big Hairy One" Pakistan Asia Central Hindukush & Karakoram
Batutut "Forest People" Vietnam Asia South East Vietnam
Bukit Timah Monkey Man Named for Bukit Timah region of Singapore Singapore Asia South East Singapore 1805
Bun Manchi "Jungle Man" Nepal Asia Central Nepal
Chuchunaa "Outcast" Siberia Asia Northern Russian Siberia
Gin-Sung "Bear Man" (熊人; Xióng rén) China Asia China Sichuan
Gul-Biavan Asia North East Mongolia, Russia
Higabon Asia East Japan
Jungli Admi Asia Central India
Kaki Besar "Big Foot" Malaysian Asia South East Malaysia
Kang Admi "Snow Man" Tibet Asia Central Tibet
Kapre Asia South East Philippines
Kaptar Asia North East Mongolia, Russia
Ksy-Giik Asia Central Kazakhstan, Kirghizistan
Kung-Lu Asia China
Maero, Macro Asia South East New Zealand
Mawas Asia South East Malaysia
Miche "Man-Bear" (མི་དྲེད; mi dred, michê) Tibet Asia Central Tibet
Migoi "Wild Man" (མི་རྒོད; mi rgod, migö/mirgö, mi-go) Tibet Asia Central Tibet
Mirka "Wild Man" Nepal Asia Central Nepal
Monkey Man of New Delhi Named for the city of New Delhi India Asia Central India 2001
Nasnas Asia Central Iran
Nguoi Rung Asia South East Vietnam
Nittaewo Asia South Central Sri Lanka
Orang Gadang Asia South East Sumatra
Tok Asia China
Vele Asia Fiji Islands
Yeren "Wild Man" China Asia Central South East
Yowie  ? [Yuuri, Yowri] Koori Australia New South Wales