The supreme being and creator god of Yap in the Caroline Islands. He is beneficent yet indolent, although he will overcome evil demons if invoked. Yalafath's home is Falraman, where the souls of the dead go to. His wife is Nemegai. The mui-bab, the albatross, is his messenger.

Also called Bota-Sunumi.



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