We, the people of the State of Yap

Desire to live in peace and harmony

with one another,

our neighbors and our environment

Recognize our traditional heritage and

villages as the foundation of

our society and economy

Realize our prosperity and welfare

require an intelligent selection and integration

of modern technology and institutions

Dedicate ourselves to govern our State,

now and forever,

for the general welfare of

all generations to come

Do hereby ordain and establish

this Constitution of the State of Yap.