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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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  •  n herb
    species. Believed to chase away the rain when burned. For example, while one is working in the garden and he sees an approaching rain, he can burn this herb to stop the rain from coming.
  •  n herb
    species. Its leaves are fed to wild young cattle to make them docile.

Speaker: Clément Kapalu (Lowanatom)

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