The Barmanu is a supposed "wild man" cryptid found in the mountainous regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan, like many humanoid cryptids he is believed to share many qualities with the American "Bigfoot" - he also lives in a region fairly close to another infamous member of the cryptid family: the Himalayan-dwelling Yeti.

Barmanu is said to be a large hairy humanoid dressed in animal-skins who is infamous for abducting human females by force and mating with them, this trait making him more dangerous than his largely peaceful American counterpart: though it is unknown whether Barmanu is truly a giant ape or a primitive human, some argue he is a mixture of both.