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The Birth of Yap


I thought I would start this page. I've never been to Yap, but I have read quite a bit about it and have a keen interest in the Island.

~(WT-en) MrMetropolitan

Go for it.
PS: You need to be logged in to sign your posts with ~~~~. -- (WT-en) Huttite 23:19, 11 Jan 2006 (EST)

I added some more content, as well as a picture of Yap that I made using MS Paint. I hope to eventually get a better picture, but suppose it's better than nothing.

~(WT-en) MrMetropolitan

Verify Information


I've removed all content from the "Stay safe" section until someone can verify the useful information from some obvious jokes. I'll paste the content here:

Yap is known for its ultra safe environment. Guns are illegal and rare and even these are small caliber for bats. Yapese frequently carry machetes out and about. Yapese children frequently carry knives at younger ages and construct toys with the knife. Yapese do tend to drink heavily and also frequent the same nightlife spots as tourists, so be ready to mingle as most Yapese begin to socialize and become even friendlier when they drink.

Yap also practises a rigid caste system creating an additional element of control over would be trouble makers. So, as long as you are culturally sensitive and respectful, you will be able to experience an entire cultural immersion.

The dogs are friendly and Yap is rabies free. Most dogs look homeless but eventually wander home. Avoid contact with other's animals to be safe.

NO NO's: Dog is a very dirty word. Puppy is worse. Be careful with these.

  • Dog in yap is a dog but when you translate it to Yapese (the native tongue) and call them a dog then it becomes a problem.

Everything is private; it is easy to get permission to visit most beaches, community house and more, just ask first. If you don't know who to ask, ask the first person you see. It is a small island and they may give permission themselves as many people are inter-related.

Some more things to avoid are bragging, yelling, walking between conversing people, stepping over people, short shorts and perfume.

  • When you can't walk around two people conversing, slightly bow, like the japanese do and excuse yourself.
Um, at first glance, I don't see any "obvious jokes"...? Eg. small-caliber rifles are used for bat hunting and Yap does have a caste system. (WT-en) Jpatokal 05:05, 25 July 2009 (EDT)
Really? Who added all the dog info? To me, the part that states "dog" is a dirty word and "puppy" is worse reads like a lame joke. The city's name is "yap", which is the sound that a dog, particularly puppies, makes. If "dog" and "puppy" are really "no no's", then there definitely needs to be an explanation about what they mean in the local language. With that, the children with knives, "don't brag, yell, or walk between conversing people", etc. all began to look fishy to me. If it's all true, then it's rather interesting, but the dog thing in particular needs to be elaborated upon. (WT-en) ChubbyWimbus 14:37, 25 July 2009 (EDT)
  • The word yap, if your translate it to English become "Wheel". It's not dos yapping :)



Is there a consensus for listing homestay agencies here? I don't see any, and the external links policy would tend to go against listing any agencies, so I am deleting such listings for now. Please argue here. Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:59, 28 February 2013 (UTC)Reply