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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 arbre
     (Melochia odorata), espèce. Le bois est utilisé pour fabriquer le 'nowanekiatu' (une partie de la pirogue). Le jus des feuilles écrasées est but contre les fièvres. Sur ses troncs on peut trouver un champignon comestible 'nepawen namihew'.

Locuteur: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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