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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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nuahwa tam 
  •  n arbre
     (Sterculia banksiana), espèce dont le fruit est consommée par les pigeons 'iélu iohnekam'. Dans son bois on peut trouver les vers 'prisin'. De sa peau on fabrique les ceintures 'katawut' pour la céremonie 'nekowiar'.

Locuteur: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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