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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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  •  n nuiu rou espèce. Ses racines sont utilisées pour faire les trapes 'nasekel' pour attraper les langoustes 'ilaté'. À l'intérieur de la trape on attache avec une ficelle de 'nuo' un 'kelkel' comme appât.
  •  n nemankiu  (Pandanus tectorius), feuilles servent à la fabrication des nattes et des paniers. Racines aériennes servent en cordes pour attacher le laplap.

Locuteur: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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