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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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  •  n nian wi 
    hot part of the year when yams and other crop grow. lit. "new time".
  •  expr met ramerou nekaugan apam 
    part of the year where days are long, lit. "the sun passes through the great empty space".

Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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