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.
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.
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.
The Yap people need discipleship so they can fully live the Christian life.
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.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Yapese|
|People Name in Country||Yapese|
|Population this Country||6,900|
|Population all Countries||7,600|
|Progress Scale||5 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Country||Micronesia, Federated States|
|Region||Australia and Pacific|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Yap state: Yap island and 10 islands nearby. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Yapese
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1973)|
|YouVersion NT (www.bible.com)||Online|
|Possible Print Bibles|
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|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||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|