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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
     (Zingiberaceae (?)), its fragrant leaves are gently rubbed between both hands and leis are made out of them. During traditional wedding ceremonies women will also hang them on their grass-skirts and men will wear them on their neck to perfume them.

Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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