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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 scinque
     (Emoia sp.), espèce de la famille 'iuwau'. On en dit, que c'est la lance de l'esprit 'Mwatiktik'. Si un homme tente de le tuer, mais le scinque s'évade, il faut qu'il lui dise la phrase suivante, pour éviter que le scinque le rend malade. "Tanekuwén masenian napuk wi, tanameni napuk awas." - "Tu ne dois pas changer le nouveau chanson, mais tu dois changer l'ancien."

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