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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 awas 
    cold part of the year when yams and other crop are consumed. lit. "old time".
  •  n nowanalulu 
    more precisely the part of year, when days are short.
  •  expr met ramerou nekaugan areparep 
    part of the year where days are short, lit. "the sun passes through the small empty space".

Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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