Definitions

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  • proper noun The Austronesian language spoken in the Federated States of Micronesia, especially by the inhabitants of Yap.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the Yapese atoll or the Yapese language.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of Yap.

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Examples

  • Brower mentions that in a paper on ethno-ichthyology of the island, Dr. Margie Falanruw listed a fish the Yapese call galuf nu medai, translated as "monitor lizard of the sea."

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Brower mentions that in a paper on ethno-ichthyology of the island, Dr. Margie Falanruw listed a fish the Yapese call galuf nu medai, translated as "monitor lizard of the sea."

    A Strange Fish from Yap

  • Ethnic groups: Chuukese 48.8%, Pohnpeian 24.2%, Kosraean 6.2%, Yapese 5.2%, Yap outer islands 4.5%, Asian 1.8%, Polynesian 1.5%, other 6.4%, unknown 1.4% (2000 census)

    Micronesia, Federated States of

  • Micronesia, Federated States ofnoun: Micronesian (s) adjective: Micronesian; Chuukese, Kosraen (s), Pohnpeian (s), Yapese

    Nationality

  • Nationality: noun: Micronesian (s) adjective: Micronesian; Chuukese, Kosraen (s), Pohnpeian (s), Yapese

    Micronesia, Federated States of

  • In a comment to an earlier post, Keira Ballantyne mentioned work she'd done on Yapese, including interlinear translations, and I liked the site so much I thought I'd give it its own post.

    languagehat.com: YAPESE CORPORA.

  • At the risk of shameless self-promotion, you might be interested in similar stuff I've done with Yapese data:

    languagehat.com: RECORDING INDIAN LANGUAGES.

  • (Yapese money!) as we reached a broken circular limestone disk with a neat hole drilled through the center that lay precariously across a large fissure in the rock.

    Banking on Stone Money

  • A modern Yapese villager stands with pieces of rai.

    Banking on Stone Money

  • This rai had probably broken during an attempt to move it to the shore, rendering it worthless, so the Yapese had left it behind.

    Banking on Stone Money

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