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 vine, species. Its stem is heated over the fire to soften and make it more flexible for house construction use. The plant is poisonous for fishes. When fishing, the men would hit the tide pools with its crushed end and the toxins released kills the fishes.