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Origin Halkomelem Salish
Region(s) Pacific Northwest (North America)

Sasquatch (from Halkomelem Salish: sásq’ets [pronounced: ses-kw-etch], "Wild Man (of the woods)") is an appellation for a proposed cryptid (crypto-hominid) of the Pacific Northwest region in North America, the name having been anglicised from the Salish by Canadian researcher J. W. Burns to describe a single creature based on various regional First Nations legends. It is frequently conflated with the Californian Bigfoot and other regional crypto-hominids.