Qa is a mythical primate of Tibet. Covered with thick, dark hair. Heavyset. Sloping forehead. Short tail. Lives in caves. Encountered by the earliest human inhabitants of Tibet. Subdued long ago by migrating humans.
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).