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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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kamir iataw kaur 

  •  n custom
    very important ceremony organized at the end of the circumcision 'kaur', during which the circumcised boys are finally presented to their mothers and the entire village after the time they spent hidden in 'nowanmanaga'.

Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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