Dictionary of Netwar (Lenakel language)
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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 wukelekel iawota (Hirundo tahitica), lit. "'wukelekel' that sits down" by contrast to swiftlets 'wukelekel', who never sits down. Today more common term, than 'iarpoapen'.
- (ancient term) n iarpoapen (Hirundo tahitica), more ancient and precise term. cf.: 'wukelekel iawota'.
Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)