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 tribe, one of the 'niko', traditional tribes of Tanna.
- n Ti plant (Cordyline fruticosa), dark purple color form. Used in local custom as a sign of the "black" families and to decorate their kava during customary ceremonies.
- n cardinal myzomela (Myzomela cardinalis), name used only for females. cf.: 'kowiamétaméta'.
Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)