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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 tree
    species. Its stem is cut open and the fiber inside is crushed. The liquid is then drained, strained and dried to get a starchy flour-like by-product. This is then mixed with sea water and made into a kind of laplap or pancakes.

Speaker: Clément Kapalu (Lowanatom)

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