• Mogethin is a common greeting in Yapese. We present to you some interesting information about Yap Island.

    In case you are from Yap Island and wish to report inconsistencies, please reply to this topic.

    Yapese is a member of the Oceanic branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is primarily spoken by the people on the Island of Yap. It has been influenced by Spanish, German, Japanese, and English.
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    Here are 5 mind-blowing facts about the Yapese culture,

    Yap is where modern and traditional cultures live simultaneously. If you came here to rejuvenate, you can see that while there's free WiFi at a resort's infinity pool, across the street are outdoor kitchens and stone paths.

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    This exotic tropical place with a rich traditional cultural setting is a hidden gem so your vacation here will be quite personal and memorable.

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    The canoe is a significant element of Yapese; it binds the sea to the land. Six different styles of canoes were used in the Yapese empire for specialized tasks like cargo transportation or intra-island travel. The most commonly known style of the Yapese canoe is the distinctive two-pronged bow Popow, a sleek, seagoing vessel used for long voyages to Palau and other distant lands.
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    The world’s first Government-backed animal sanctuary is on Yap Island. It has been created to protect the water for the manta rays, sharks, and turtles that reside there.

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    Yapese dancing is an art form to tell the stories of canoes, conquest, and their oral history. The most highly developed form of dance here is Churu.

    In conclusion, This exotic land is the home of stone money, magic, and people living in two time periods synchronously.

    Hope you like it, if you know any other fascinating facts about Yap Island, let us all know!

  • @agentcarter Not gonna lie, these are pretty interesting and make a nice change from some of the negativity on here. Credit to you and @sakamvari for doing them and highlighting some of the lesser-known languages and cultures. Makes me wanna travel now.

    I was just reminded of a hilarious parody travel book I read called Molvanîa: A Land Untouched by Modern Dentistry. I'd recommend it to anyone who needs a laugh and appreciates Borat style humor:


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  • @dan-mitchell Agreed, I've read some. All that's missing is a maplink!