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 bush, species. When a cat or a dog miscarries often, the juice of its leaves is added to their food to prevent further miscarriage. It is also used to treat furuncles. The furuncle is cut open, it is covered with the leaf of this plant and the leaf is struck with its petiole in order to let the blood and the pus come out.
Speaker: Clément Kapalu (Lowanatom)