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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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  •  (ancien term, terme générique) n kurimatau 
    terme ancien, lit. "chien avec des hameçons". cf.: 'nowan matau'. Aujourd'hui on utilise plutôt 'puluk'.
  •  n puluk katkhatek 
    avec la peau tachetée.
  •  (de l'anglais: bullock) n puluk 
    pour le terme indigène cf.: 'kurimatau'.

Locuteur: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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