Yapese

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Yap +‎ -ese

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Yapese

  1. The Austronesian language spoken in the Federated States of Micronesia, especially by the inhabitants of Yap. True name of language is Thin nu Wa'ab (language of Wa'ab). True name of Yap Island is Wa'ab which it is called by the people of Yap, (Gidii nu Wa'ab)

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Yapese (comparative more Yapese, superlative most Yapese)

  1. Of or pertaining to the people of the island of Yap or the Yapese language.

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Yapese (plural Yapese)

  1. A native or inhabitant of Yap.
    • 2009, Patrick J. Welch, Gerry F. Welch, Economics: Theory and Practice (page 206)
      Unlike most money, stones sometimes can buy happiness, of a sort; if a Yapese wants to settle an argument, he brings his adversary stone money as a token.

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