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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 dance
    kind of important dance performed during the celebration of 'nekowiar'. The seventh and the last in the order of dances, danced early in the afternoon. Follows the ceremonial killing of pigs.
  •  n dance
    family of traditional dances, during which the participants turn around in a circle.

Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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