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 tree, family of several trees. Their leaves are applied on the circumcision wound during the first days after a 'temahwa'. Its branches are placed under the mats of the circumcised boys as a sort of 'kaluga'.
- n hook, working instrument in the shape of "J" made of a branching piece of wood and used in work in gardens to clean the place of cut branches and grass.
Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)