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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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  •  v atek 
    un poisson pendant la pêche avec une lance. Ex.: Namail am lé twiau né mamégasin iau tanakatek.  ~ Tu es debout sur une tortue, mais tu cherches une pour la harponer., chercher quelque chose qu'on a just devant soi. "À cause des arbres il ne voit pas la forêt."

Locuteur: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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