Language primer

There are four indigenous languages in Yap: Yapese, Ulithian, Woleian, and Satawalese.
English is the official language of the FSM and is commonly spoken and understood. Many elderly Yapese are fluent in Japanese, having learned it during the Japanese Era in Yap.
Just in case you get in a language bind, or if you’re interested in trying out the local lingo we’ve developed a list of some commonly used phrases/words and their translations.