Yapese

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A language of Micronesia

Population

5,130 in Micronesia (2005 UNSD). Total users in all countries: 5,930.

Location

Yap state: Yap island and 10 islands nearby.

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 [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.