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.
If you want to use this data in any way, or found a mistake, please, contact me first.
- n nuig kelél only for women. Series of short incisions on the back around the waist made during the first menstruation of the girl as a protection against pain during menstruations and pregnancy. Also a sign that the girl is ready to get married.
Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)