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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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iawitaleg min kamailis nuwian nuw 

  •  expr cigales iawitaleg portent les pousses des ignames
    expression employée pour le temps de l'année, quand les cigales 'iawitaleg' commencent à chanter. On dit que ces cigales portent de la terre sur leurs dos les jeunes pousses des ignames, qu'on vient de planter.

Locuteur: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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