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PEID: 47176

ROP: 110981

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders

People Cluster: Micronesian

Language: Yapese - (yap)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholicism

Country: United States

Also found in: Micronesia

Population: 800

Global Population: 12,300

PEID: 47176

ROP: 110981

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical

Overview: The Yapese of United States, numbering 800, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Micronesian people cluster within the Pacific Islanders affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 12,300 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Yapese. The primary religion practiced by the Yapese is Roman Catholicism, the largest branch of the Christian church and one of the oldest religious institutions in the world. Roman Catholicism teaches that it is the one true Church founded by Jesus Christ and that its bishops are the successors of Christ.

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