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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 valley
    dry, without a water stream on the bottom.
  •  n illness
    constant weakness and lack of stamina, said to be caused by lacking blood. Treated by drinking water from 'neparepa' vine.
  •  n hunger
     Ex.: Naumus ramkes io.  ~ I am hungry.

Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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