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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 kopwiél 
  •  n kopwiél taha natek 
    for black magic.
  •  n kawar taha nuw 
    for good harvest of yams, kept in the village of Lowkweria.
  •  n kawar 
    for good harvest. Ex.: stone for good harvest of bananas ~ kawar taha nepen
  •  n kopwiél awsim 
  •  n prop Kamtiwan 
    magic. Name of one, which is found in Lownapaiu in norther Tanna.

Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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