Foreword

 

In publishing this first attempt at a Kamasau – English dictionary online, it is my hope that the Kamasau people will be motivated to cherish and preserve their language. My desire is for them to take ownership of this dictionary, to correct the mistakes that exist, to provide additional example sentences for each of the entries, and to create new entries. The Kamasau Webonary is targeted primarily for Kamasau speakers, although some features have been included for linguists (IPA), and some technical names for botanists and ornithologists.

This first attempt has about 2660 entries; it is my desire that additional entries be added as the Kamasau people begin to use this dictionary.

Joy Sanders, compiler