Yapese

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A language of Micronesia

Population

6,590 in Micronesia (1987 census). Population total all countries: 7,390.

Location

Caroline Islands, Yap island, 10 islands. Also in United States.

Language Status

2 (Provincial). Statutory provincial language in State of Yap (1982, Yap State Constitution, Article 14(5)).

Typology

VSO

Language Use

Vigorous.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1973.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.