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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 igname
     (Dioscorea sp.), espèce.
  •  n liane
    espèce. Feuilles servent pour couvrir les blessures après la circoncision. La forme de ses feuilles est proche à celle des feuilles de la sorte des ignames du même nom. On les place sur le 'kawar' de ces ignames pour obtenir une bonne récolte.

Locuteur: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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