Qa is a mythical primate of Tibet that is covered with thick, dark hair. It has a sloping forehead and a short tail. It lives in caves. It was first encountered by the earliest human inhabitants of Tibet, but subdued long ago by migrating humans.

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Chronicle of Sba b’zed ‘zabs btagsma, attributed to the ninth-century minister gSal-snan of the sBa clan, in Rolf Alfred Stein, ed.,Une chronique ancienne de bSam-yas, sBa-bzed (Paris: Institut des Hautes Études Chinoises, 1961).

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