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 tree (Melochia odorata), species. Its wood is used to make a part of canoe called 'nowanekiatu'. The juice from its crushed leaves is drank to cure fever. An edible mushroom called 'nepawen namihew' grows on its trunk.
Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)