Ulak

Unknown Primate of Central America.

Etymology: Sumo Tawahka (Misumalpan), "big wild man" or "monkey monster."

Variant names: Uluk, Wulasha (Miskito/ Misumalpan).

PP'hysical description: Apelike. Height, 5 feet. Covered with black hair. Backward teeth. Females have pendulous breasts. Feet or claws point backward. No tail.

Behavior: Said to carry off women. Habitat: Mountain caves. Distribution: Cordillera Isabella, Nicaragua; MontaƱas de Colon, Honduras.

Sources: Eduard Conzemius, "Ethnographical Survey of the Miskito and Sumu Indians of Honduras and Nicaragua," Bulletin of the Bureau of American Ethnology 106 (1932): 168; John E. Roth, American Elves (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1997), pp. 33-37.

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