Dictionary of Netwar (Lenakel language)
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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.
If you want to use this data in any way, or found a mistake, please, contact me first.
- n (generic term) Ti plant (Cordyline fruticosa), its leaves are used to wrap certain kinds of laplap. It is a general name for the many cultivars of Cordyline fruticosa distinguished in local language. Sometimes planted close to tombs as this long-living plant symbolizes the everlasting life.
Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)