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Dictionary of Netwar (Lenakel language)

This is the first ever extensive dictionary of Netwar language (western Tanna, Republic of Vanuatu) published online. It is the fruit of several years of my work among the inhabitants of the island of Tanna. It contains translations of local expressions, pronunciation recordings and photographic documentation. Its purpose is to help in the preservation of the language and in passing it to the young generation.

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  •  adj renateahu 
  •  adj ramat 
  •  (inalienable) adj natepa- renasis 
    of stomach, lit. "swollen stomach". Term often used, but not very correct. In good speech 'népes' is used instead. Ex.: Iamken nepen matak ripar menépes.  ~ I ate plenty ripe bananas and my stomach is full.

Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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