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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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  •  (generic term) n naluwel 
  •  n nowanagén 
    dish based on yam, sometimes called as "simboro" from Bislama.
  •  n kakéwan 
    kind prepared on the skin of tree 'nekfitu'.
  •  n nasoro 
    large species of l. packed in leaves and used as gift during local ceremonies.
  •  n salpat 
    of manioc, with coconut milk poured on.
  •  n kati 
    prepared with germinating coconut 'napekak'.

Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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