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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 mahau 
  •  n prop Iaiapom 
    name of an unidentified star or planet, that rises before 'Fétukai'.
  •  n prop Mowaimawuk 
    name of an unidentified star, said to be close to the Moon or to rise close to it.
  •  n prop Kwankaio 
    position unknown.

Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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