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My travel dictionary form Wallis

Language ... it is something much more than just a communication tool. As Karel Čapek (a famous Czech writer) once said, it is the soul of the nation. I always remember this quote when I come into contact with an exotic language. Each language reflects a unique and particular way of thinking and perception of the people who use it. It is a universe for itself. Speaking the language of the people with whom you are means not just a banal ability to communicate. It may also be the only way of getting closer to each other ... getting to the heart, the soul of another person. Whenever I am spending a little moment somewhere, I try to learn the language of the people with whom I live. It is both an expression of my respect to them and a way of approaching, meeting, understanding ...


Czech English French
Wallisian (faka'uvea)
Ethnologue: wls | Wikipedia
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Futunan (fakafutuna)
Ethnologue: fud | Wikipedia
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Malagasy (malagasy)
Ethnologue: mlg | Wikipedia
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Lenakel, western Tanna
Ethnologue: tnl | Wikipedia
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The result of this are my personal dictionaries, which I wrote and am still writing on my travels. It seemed to me it would be a pity to keep them only for myself ... also because in most cases they are among the only existing dictionaries of these languages ​​on the web. It is my personal work, made with an enormous contribution of a lot of my friends from the places where I have lived ... but like any such "pioneer" work, it is prone to inaccuracies of various kinds. If you find any, please let me know.

If any of these dictionaries proved useful to you, email me. I'll be very happy to know.


Tanna