National Geographic : 1952 Dec
619 + On Yap, as in Ypsilanti or Yuma, Baby Demands the Spotlight More children are needed to keep up Yap's popula tion, now about 2,700. Low birth rate and high mor tality have cut the number by two-thirds since the be ginning of the century, but it is now increasing slightly. ioouala lronles rv \v. Iol ert .Moore. .;nli lnat l .ograil)lic Stall ' Yap Men Feel Content When Cheeks Bulge with Betel Both men and women show teeth blackened from chewing a mixture of areca nut, a peppery leaf, and lime (made from burned coral). Islanders carry betel mak ings, knives, and other gear in coconut-leaf purses.