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Extinct: no
Family: Malayo-Polynesian
Branch: Micronesian
Continent: Australia
Country: Micronesia
Region: Yap Island, 10 islands, Caroline Islands.
Countries Where Spoken: 6,592 (1987 Yap census).
Countries Where Official: Micronesia
Native Speakers: 6,592
Speakers Total: 6,592
Phrasebase members who speak Yapese at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Yapese at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Yapese: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Yapese: 0
Three Letter Code: YPS
Alternative Names: none
Summary: Active language use. National language. Dictionary. Grammar. VSO. Mangrove swamps, coconut groves. Mountain, plateau, coral reef, volcanic. Agriculturalists: yam, banana, betel nut, breadfruit, Tahitian chestnut, mango, papaya, cassava, sweet potato, sugar cane, turmeric, pigs, chicken; fishermen. 15 to 590 feet. Traditional religion, Christian. NT 1973.

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