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Encyclopedia > Yapese language
Yapese
Spoken in: Federated States of Micronesia
Region: Island of Yap
Total speakers: 6,600
Ranking: Not in top 100
Genetic
classification:
Austronesian

 Malayo-Polynesian
  Central-Eastern
   Eastern Malayo-Polynesian
    Oceanic
     Yapese This article is about the island of Yap. ... This is a list of languages by number of first-language speakers. ... Human Language Families Most languages are known to belong to language families (families hereforth). ... Human Language Families Most languages are known to belong to language families (families hereforth). ... The Austronesian languages are a family of languages widely dispersed throughout the islands of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, with a few members spoken on continental Asia. ... The Malayo-Polynesian languages are a subgroup of the Austronesian languages. ... The family of Central Eastern Malayo-Polynesian languages is a subgroup of the Malayo-Polynesian languages. ... The family of Eastern Malayo-Polynesian languages is a subgroup of the Central Eastern Malayo-Polynesian languages. ... The Oceanic languages are a subgroup of the Austronesian languages, conatining approximately 450 languages. ...

Language codes
ISO 639-2 yap
ISO 639-3 yap
SIL (Version 14, 2000) YPS

Yapese is a language spoken by 6,600 people on the island of Yap (Federated States of Micronesia). ISO 639 is one of several international standards that lists short codes for language names. ... ISO 639 is one of several international standards that lists short codes for language names. ... SIL International is a non-profit, faith-based, scientific organization with the main purpose to study, develop and document lesser-known languages for the purpose of expanding linguistic knowledge, promoting world literacy and aiding minority language development. ...


It belongs to the Austronesian languages, more specifically to the Oceanic languages. It has been postulated that Yapese is one of the Manus languages. The Austronesian languages are a family of languages widely dispersed throughout the islands of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, with a few members spoken on continental Asia. ... The Oceanic languages are a subgroup of the Austronesian languages, conatining approximately 450 languages. ... The family of Manus languages is a subgroup of the Eastern Admiralty Islands languages. ...


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Yap (678 words)
The Yapese language is related to the Malay languages of Southeast Asia, though with strong New Guinean influences.
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Catholic Church in Micronesia: Yap (12735 words)
On February 2, 1887, the first Yapese was baptized┬ľa child who was given the name Leo in honor of the pope who had appointed the Spanish Capuchins to their new mission in Micronesia.
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A new generation of Yapese catechists had come to maturity during the war and were now serving the needs of their church.
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