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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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  •  expr met ramerou nekaugan apam 
    partie de l'année avec les journées longues, lit. "le soleil passe par le grand vide".
  •  n nian wi 
    partie de l'année chaude, quand les ignames et autres plantes du jardin poussent. lit. "nouveau temps".

Locuteur: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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