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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.

 

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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.)
  wka general greeting
  Kmya? 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
  Maky mmxmy? where are you going?
  Maky mwayts myu? where have you been?
     
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

 

Mhahm jikgah

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 people in 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?"

 

Ow, nu' waynuma

reply to Um waynuma

 

Um pitu?

literally, "you have arrived?"

 

Ow

reply to Um pitu

 

Um hinhinta?

how are you?

 

Pi nu' qahinta

reply to Um hinhinta

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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.)
 

Y't'h

general greeting

 

Y't'h shicheii

greeting spoken to an older man

 

Y't'h shim

greeting spoken to an older woman

 

Y't'h shim yzh

greeting spoken to an older woman

 

Y't'h shiyzh

greeting spoken to a younger woman

 

Y't'h shits

greeting spoken to a young child

Y't'h sits

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 -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 'a

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

 

S-ape 'a, a:p hig?

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

 

'Ai 'a ba'e:p m 'ai sape

reply to S-ape 'a 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

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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'otavivinakwayak

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 chcoe

reply to Dios em chaniabu in the Sonoran dialect

     
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