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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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sugar cane

  •  (generic term) n naru 
     (Saccharum spp.)
  •  n faifselén  (Saccharum sp.), introduced species with slight green skin.
  •  n numnawa 
     (Saccharum sp.), red skin species.
  •  n naru nawanaug apen 
     (Saccharum sp.), species very dark inside.
  •  n nemnawa apen  (Saccharum sp.), species with dark red skin.
  •  n nawum 
     (Saccharum sp.), species with grayish skin.
  •  n numataiakem 
     (Saccharum sp.), species with grayish skin.
  •  n netékasua 
     (Saccharum sp.), species with green and yellow skin.
  •  n nalam  (Saccharum sp.), species with green skin, appreciated for customary exchange.
  •  n numamwikahau 
     (Saccharum sp.), species with little "hair" on nodes.
  •  n nemnawa  (Saccharum sp.), species with pinkish yellow skin.
  •  n nusua tuan 
     (Saccharum sp.), species with red and yellow skin, appreciated for customary exchange.
  •  n nusua apen  (Saccharum sp.), species with red and yellow skin, appreciated for customary exchange.
  •  n nemnawa afwil  (Saccharum sp.), species with red and yellow stripes on skin.
  •  n nowanpapa 
     (Saccharum sp.), species with red skin, often cultivated in middle-bush.
  •  n nowanatepuwikwik 
     (Saccharum sp.), species with red skin.
  •  n nalemilaté 
     (Saccharum sp.), species with very bright skin.
  •  n nil 
     (Saccharum sp.), species with yellow and green stripes on skin.
  •  n nemnarusyl 
     (Saccharum sp.), species with yellow and red stripes on skin.
  •  n nemtalekam 
     (Saccharum sp.), species with yellow-grayish skin.
  •  n naléw  (Saccharum sp.), species with yellow-violet skin.
  •  n niénmera  (Saccharum sp.), species.

Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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