Yapese in Micronesia, Federated States


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Yapese are from the Micronesian island of Yap. They have a long history of trading and bartering. There are four languages native to Yap Island. Most remain on their home island, though some have migrated to the United States, mainly Southern California.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Yapese highly value respect and responsibility. Most of their food is locally grown though they import some items.

There is a tourist industry on Yap Island. They must import amenities and things tourists expect. They have a “big animal sanctuary” for large aquatic creatures like stingrays and manta rays. Tourists can see their cultural displays, which usually include dance exhibits. They also offer “canoe day” where tourists watch them navigate the waters using traditional canoes.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Roman Catholicism arrived in Yap in the 1880s. Today most are Roman Catholic, though there are Protestants among them. Some still practice their traditional religion, which gave homage to the spirit world. The gospel has a stronger presence among them on Yap Island than in the United States.


What Are Their Needs?

The Yap people need discipleship so they can fully live the Christian life.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to raise up Yap speaking disciplers who will make more disciples.

Pray for a Christ-oriented revival among the Yapese that will bless them in every way.


Scripture Prayers for the Yapese in Micronesia, Federated States.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yapese_people

https://www.visityap.com/culture/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micronesian_Americans

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Yap


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Yapese
People Name in Country Yapese
Alternate Names
Population this Country 7,000
Population all Countries 7,700
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 15989
ROP3 Code 110981
ROP25 Code 308951
ROP25 Name Yapese
Country Micronesia, Federated States
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Yap state: Yap island and 10 islands nearby.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Micronesia, Federated States
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Yap state: Yap island and 10 islands nearby..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 22.00 %)
84.50 %
Ethnic Religions
15.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.50 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Yapese (7,000 speakers)
Language Code yap   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Yapese (7,000 speakers)
Language Code yap   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Yapese

Primary Language:  Yapese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1973)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2007)
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Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Yapese Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Yapese YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Yapese YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language eBible.org
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Profile Source Joshua Project 
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