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Greetings in Native American Languages of Arizona

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This page contains greetings in native American languages of New Mexico.

Ethnologue lists 245 languages spoken in the United States. 

11  of these languages are Native American languages from Arizona. All 11 of these are listed on this page.

 

   

 

 

Apache, Western [apw] (United States of America: east central Arizona.)

Dagot'ee

general greeting

  Dǫw'dęh general greeting

 

Cocopa [coc] (Mexico: Baja California Norte. United States of America: Arizona.)

Áwka general greeting
  Kmyúa? how are you?
  Kam yut'y muat'y? how are you?
  A'a'a' juey puwet'y reply to Kam yut'y muat'y
  M'm'm p'juey puwet'y reply to A'a'a' juey puwet'y

 

Havasupai-Walapai-Yavapai [yuf] (United States of America: Arizona.)

Jo gamyu

general greeting in the Havasupai dialect

Gamyu

general greeting in the Havasupai and Walapai dialects

Gamyu je?

general greeting in the Walapai dialect

M’hahm jik’gah

general greeting in the Yavapai dialect

  Mah-hŏmgah general greeting in the Yavapai dialect
  Hŏmgah general greeting in the Yavapai dialect
  Ahŏnii reply to Mah-hŏmgah and Hŏmgah in the Yavapai dialect
  Gum-yuuhj'jih greeting spoken to a group of peoplein the Yavapai dialect
  Duu-ahon'jih reply to Gum-yuuhj'jh in the Yavapai dialect

 

Hopi [hop] (United States of America: Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico.)

Lolma

general greeting

Lolamai

general greeting

Um waynuma?

literally, "are you around?"

Owí, nu' waynuma

reply to Um waynuma

Um pitu?

literally, "you have arrived?"

Owí

reply to Um pitu

Um hinhinta?

how are you?

Pi nu' qahinta

reply to Um hinhinta

 

Maricopa [mrc] (United States of America: Arizona.)

Ya hoch

general greeting

Kamdothk muuvaak? how are you?
'Xothik reply to Kamduum and Kamdothk muuvak
'Xothik, manshe reply to Kamduum and Kamdothk muuvak
Nyaa shpak xotsh morning greeting
Ya hoch general greeting
Kiyi greeting spoken by a man to a male friend
Shiyi greeting spoken by a woman to a friend, or by a man to a female friend
  Nyyuum 'iiwaa xotk welcome greeting, "it's good to see you"
Kiyi greeting spoken by a man to a male friend
Shiyi greeting spoken by a woman to a friend, or by a man to a female friend

 

Mohave [mov] (United States of America: Arizona and California.)

  Kamaduu

general greeting

  Kamaduum

general greeting

 

Kwich kamaduum

general greeting

  Kuuch kamaduum general greeting

 

Navajo [nav] (United States of America: southwestern region.)

 

Yá'át'ééh

general greeting

 

Yá'át'ééh shicheii

greeting spoken to an older man

 

Yá'át'ééh shimá

greeting spoken to an older woman

 

Yá'át'ééh shimá yázhí

greeting spoken to an older woman

 

Yá'át'ééh shiyáázh

greeting spoken to a younger woman

 

Yá'át'ééh shitsóí

greeting spoken to a young child

 

Yá'át'ééh sitsóí

greeting spoken to a young child

 

Tewa [tew] (United States of America: New Mexico and Arizona.)

Sangeriho

general greeting

Bepuwaveh

general greeting

Woa'ah tamu'

morning greeting

  Un sengi tamu' morning greeting

 

Tohono O'odham [ood] (United States of America: Arizona.)

S-ke:g taş

general greeting

S-ke:g si'alik

morning greeting

S-ke:g si'alim

morning greeting

Şa:m a'i masma?

how are you?

Şa:p a'i masma?

how are you?

Şa:p a'i masma ñ-nawoj?

how are you? to a friend

Şa:p a'i masma ida hudunk?

how are you? in the evening, literally "how have you been this evening?"

Mana s-ape

reply to Şa:p a'i masma and Şa:p a'i masma ida hudunk

S-ape 'añ

reply to Şa:p a'i masma and Şa:p a'i masma ida hudunk

S-ape 'añ, a:p hig?

reply to Şa:p a'i masma and Şa:p a'i masma ida hudunk

'Añi 'añ ba'e:p m 'ai sape

reply to S-ape 'añ a:p hig

Şa:p kaij?

how are you?, literally "what do you say?"

Pi has

reply to Şap kaij, literally "nothing really"

S-ke:g 'i-jiwadag

welcome greeting

S-ke:g 'em-jiwhidag

welcome greeting

 

Ute-Southern Paiute [ute] (United States of America: Colorado and Utah.)

Maik'w

general greeting

Maik

general greeting

Mique wush tagooven

general greeting

Ati'wichgusak

morning greeting

Ati'tog'otaváivinakwayak

afternoon greeting

Ati'tavayaakwiyak'

evening greeting

	

Yaqui [yaq] (Mexico: Sonora. United States of America: Arizona.)

Lios em chania

general greeting spoken to one person in the Arizona dialect

Lios em chaniavu

general greeting spoken to a group of people in the Arizona dialect

Lios em chiokoe

reply to Dios em chaniabu in the Arizona dialect

Ket che allea?

how are you? spoken to one person in the Arizona dialect

Ket chem allea?

how are you? spoken to a group of people in the Arizona dialect

Ket tu'i

reply to Ket che allea and Ket chem allea in the Arizona dialect

Dios em chania

general greeting spoken to one person in the Sonoran dialect

Dios em chaniabu

general greeting spoken to a group of people in the Sonoran dialect

Dios em chócoe

reply to Dios em chaniabu in the Sonoran dialect

 
 
    

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