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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 kupas 
  •  n kupas iéluk natuan 
    black, with white belly and sides.
  •  n kupas kamatau 
  •  n kupas pispis 
    kind of large pigs appreciated for their soft meat.
  •  n kupas meta 
    kind with clean and bright skin.
  •  n kupas iawanawanar 
    kind with outgrowths on its neck skin.
  •  n iowiaren 
    not castrated, kept for reproduction.
  •  n kupas kameta 
    of brown color.
  •  n kupas kalato 
    of grayish color.
  •  n kupas kapwia 
    special kind once used as offering to 'ieramara'.
  •  n kupas iawiét 
    with only one testicle visible.
  •  n kupas katkhatek 
    with spotted skin.
  •  n kupas kalai 
    with white and black spots.

Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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