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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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nul arwow 
  •  n vine
    family of several species. The stem is used to join the arrowhead with a stem of reed when making 'nowanparam' and as a general-purpose string to attach things together. Also used to tie hair in men's traditional hairstyle.

Speaker: Sylvano Kapalu (Ipai)

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