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Greetings in Aboriginal Languages of Australia

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This page contains greetings in Australian aboriginal languages.

Ethnologue lists 390 Australian aboriginal  languages

This page lists aboriginal languages of Australia. (Click here for more languages of Australia.)

There are 100 languages on this page.

 

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Adnyamathanha [adt] (Australia: Southern region.)
 

Nhangka

general greeting

  Nhangka warntu? how are you?
  Nhangka nhina? how are you?
  Ngai warntu reply to Nhangka nhina
  Ngai althaaltha reply to Nhangka nhina
     
Alyawarr [aly] (Australia: Northern Territory and Queensland.)
  Mwerrang awelheyel? how are you?
     
Anindilyakwa [aoi] (Australia: Northern Territory.)
  Ngambu-wa? where are you going?
  Ngeniyerriya literally, "thank you"
     
Angkamuthi [avm] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Iyurrah general greeting
     
Anmatyerr [amx] (Australia: Northern Territory.)
  Wenh arteh ntawng awelhem? how are you?
     
Arabana [ard] (Australia: South Australia.)
  Arru general greeting
  Arru anpa? how are you?
  Antha ngurku reply to Arru anpa
     
Arakwal [rkw] (Australia: New South Wales.)
  Jingi walla welcome greeting
  Jingi wahul welcome greeting
     
Arrarnta, Western [are] (Australia: Northern Territory.)
  Werte? how are you?
  Ware reply to Werte
  Kele mwarre general greeting
     
Arrernte, Eastern [aer] (Australia: Northern Territory.)
  Werte marda general greeting
  Werte? how are you?
  Ware reply to Werte
  Iwenhe aperte? how are you?
  Ayenge mwerre reply to Iwenhe aperte
  Ayenge mwerre anthurre reply to Iwenhe aperte
  Unte mwerre? are you alright?
  Ye, ayenge mwerre reply to Unte mwerre
  Ye, ayenge mwerre anthurre reply to Unte mwerre
  Nthenhe-werne unte alheme? where are you going?
  Werte mwarre general greeting in the Mpwarntwe dialect
  Unte mwarre? are you alright? in the Mpwarntwe dialect
  Ye, ayenge mwarre reply to Unte mwerre in the Mpwarntwe dialect
     
Awabakal [awk] (Australia: New South Wales.)
  Ella general greeting
  Alla general greeting
  Wontakalowa general greeting
  Ngaba, wontakalowa reply to Wontakalowa
  Yantibi kataan general greeting, "have a good day"
  Wau greeting used to get someone's attention
  Kaayi greeting used to get someone's attention
     
Bandjalang [bdy] (Australia: New South Wales.)
  Mingahgu general greeting
  Bugal mulligan morning greeting
  Jingee wahla wutha bayyin? how are you?
  Bugalbeh ngullingarnge reply to Jingee wahla wutha bayyin
  Bugalbeh general greeting in the Gidhabal dialect
  Jinggala wahlu general greeting in the Baryulgil dialect
     
Bardi [bcj] (Australia: western Kimberley.)
  Nyirroogoordoo mingal? how are you?
  Anggi jawal? what's new?
     
Batyala [xby] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Galangoor general greeting
  Galangoor djali general greeting
  Galangoor burang burang morning greeting
  Wanya ngin yanmany? where are you going?
     
Biri [bzr] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Wadda mooli general greeting
  Wadda mooli thulgarrie general greeting spoken to a group
     
Bunaba [bck] (Australia: Fitzroy Crossing.)
  Jalangurru ma?

general greeting, "are you well?"

     
Bunganditj [xbg] (Australia: western Victoria and southeastern South Australia.)
  Martu karatkat morning greeting
  Na ngin yan? where are you going?
     
Burarra [bvr] (Australia: Northern Territory.)
  Alay general greeting
  Ny-molamola nyi-ni barra general greeting spoken to one person
  Nyirri-molamola nyirri-ni barra general greeting spoken to two men
  Nyirrin-molamolay nyirrinyu-ni barra general greeting spoken to two women
  Nyiburr-molamola nyiburr-ni barra general greeting spoken to a group of three or more people
  Ngu-molamola reply to Ny-molamola nyi-ni barra and Nyirri-molamola nyirri-ni barra
  Ay-yinda ny-boya? where are you going?
     
Burduna [bxn] (Australia: Henry and upper Lyndon rivers.)
  Wanthala gayilu nhanara? where are you going?
  Bunggurdi wantharra? where are you going?
     
Dalabon [ngk] (Australia: Arnhem Land.)
  Nyale general greeting
     
Dayi [dax] (Australia: Arnhem Land.)
  Nha mirri general greeting
     
Dharuk [xdk] (Australia: Sydney.)
  Budyari yaguna general greeting
  Budyari mullinawul morning greeting
  Budyari gumara afternoon greeting
  Budyari ngutti evening greeting
  Warami welcome greeting
  Warami budyari yura welcome greeting
     
Dharumbal [xgm] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Gudamulli general greeting
     
Dhudhuroa [ddr] (Australia: Victoria)
  Wawininda bayini? where are you going?
  Yunandhu bayini? where did you come from from?
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Dhurga [dhu] (Australia: New South Wales.)
  Walawaani general greeting
  Walawaani njindiwan general greeting spoken to a group
     
Dhuwal [duj] (Australia: Arnhem Land.)
  Nha mirri general greeting
  Marrkap mirri reply to Nha mirri
Dieri [dif] (Australia: Southern Australia.)
  Arru general greeting
  Wardaru yini? how are you? spoken to one person
  Wardaru yula? how are you? spoken to two people
  Wardaru yura? how are you? spoken to a group of three or more
  Matya yini? how are you? spoken to one person
  Matya yula? how are you? spoken to two people
  Matya yura? how are you? spoken to a group of three or more
  Kawu, matya nganhi reply to Matya yini
  Matya nganhi reply to Matya yini
     
Djambarrpunyngu [djr] (Australia: Arnhem Land.)
  Nhamirri general greeting
  Nhamirr nhei? how are you?
  Manymak reply to Nhamirr nhei
  Yo, manymak reply to Nhamirr nhei
  Manymak rjarra reply to Nhamirr nhei
  Go räli marrtji welcome greeting ("come here")
     
Djamindjung [djd] (Australia: Northern Territory.)
  Wanaja nangga? general greeting, "where are you going?"
     
Djangu [dhg] (Australia: Arnhem Land.)
  Nhämirri general greeting
  Yo nhämirri general greeting
  Yo manymak general greeting
  Räli marrtji welcome greeting ("come here")
  Go räli marrtji welcome greeting ("come here")
  Nhämi nhunum? how are you? in the Rirratjingu dialect
  Nhamir nhe? how are you? in the Warramiri dialect
  Yo, nguwakurru reply to Nhamir nhe in the Warramiri dialect
  Go räli ngarriya welcome greeting ("come here") in the Warramiri dialect
     
Djeebbana [djj] (Australia: Maningrida coast in West Arnhem Land of Northern Territory.)
  Aw dórdbalk? how are you?
  Ndórdbalk reply to Aw dóordbalk
  Karnmáwa nganjdjirriya? where are you going?
     
Djinang [dji] (Australia: Arnhem Land.)
  Yo general greeting
  Gurraydjigi general greeting
  Nhamirri nhe? how are you?
  Manymak reply to Nhamirri nhe
     
Djinba [djb] (Australia: Arnhem Land.)
  Nhamirri general greeting
     
Djiwarli [dzc] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Ya jalikurtijuyi greeting spoken to a friend
  Yanamarni nhurra literally: come here
  Ya greeting used to call attention
     
Dyaabugay [dyy] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Djirri-nyurra general greeting
     
Dyangadi [dyn] (Australia: New South Wales.)
  Barrung marrung morning greeting
  Bimayi marrung evening greeting
  Minyanggan dhanang? how are you?
  Dhanang marrungga dhitiyndha barriya welcome greeting spoken to a group
     
Dyirbal [dbl] (Australia: Northeast Queensland.)
  Nginda nydjangum? general greeting
  Nginda wunydjangum? general greeting
  Nginda bayi wunydjangum? general greeting
  Wunydjangum nginda baningu? general greeting, "where have you come from?"
  Nginda general greeting
     
Gabi-Gabi [gbw] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Wunya general greeting
  Wunya ngulum general greeting spoken to a group
  Ngara general greeting
  Nara general greeting
  Ngara, kai ngai general greeting, "hello, here I am"
  Wenyari? how are you?
     
Gamilaraay [kld] (Australia.)
  Yaama general greeting
  Yaamagara general greeting
  Yaama nginda general greeting
  Yaama ngindaay general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Yaama kuru kuru greeting spoken to a group of people ("hello everyone")
  Yaama maliyaa greeting spoken to a friend ("hello friend")
  Yaama mari maliyaa greeting spoken to a group of friends ("hello friends")
  Yaama dhagaan greeting spoken to a man of the same generation as the speaker ("hello brother")
  Yaama baawaa greeting spoken to a woman of the same generation as the speaker ("hello sister")
  Yaama birralii greeting spoken to a group of children ("hello children")
  Yaama gaba nginda? how are you?
  Gaba reply to any greeting that begins with "Yaama"
     
Garrwa [wrk] (Australia: Northern Territory.)
  Yangka barri? how are you?
     
Gooniyandi [gni] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Ngoonyiyirra warginggiri? where are you going?
     
Guguyimidjir [kky] (Australia: Hopevale, Queensland.)
  Wanhdharra general greeting
  Wanhdharraga informal greeting
  Wanhdharra dhawuunh greeting spoken to a friend
  Nyundu wanhdharra? how are you?
  Nyundu ganaa? how are you?
  Ganaa reply to Ngayu ganaa and Nyundu wanhdharra
  Ngayu ganaa reply to Ngayu ganaa and Nyundu wanhdharra
  Nganthaanthirr gadiiwawuwi welcome greeting by a group of people, literally "we are happy to see you"
     
Gumatj [gnn] (Australia: Yirrkala, Northern Territory.)
  Nhämirri nhe? general greeting spoken to one person
  Nhämirri manda? general greeting spoken to two people
  Nhämirri walala? general greeting spoken to three or more people
  Manymak reply to Nhämirri nhe, Nhämirri manda and Nhämirri walala
  Manymak bay' reply to Nhämirri nhe, Nhämirri manda and Nhämirri walala
  Latju reply to Nhämirri nhe, Nhämirri manda and Nhämirri walala
     
Gunwinggu [gup] (Australia: Arnhem Land.)
  Ngudda kamak? how are you? in the Kunwinjku dialect
  Ngudda kamak yini? how are you? in the Kunwinjku dialect
  Kamak reply to Ngudda kamak in the Kunwinjku dialect
  Yo kamak reply to Ngudda kamak in the Kunwinjku dialect
  Kamak ngaye reply to Ngudda kamak in the Kunwinjku dialect
  Baleh yire? where are you going? in the Kunwinjku dialect
  Wudda gamak? how are you? in the Gundjeihmi dialect
  Yo gamak reply to Wudda gamak
  Ayedgah yire? where are you going? in the Gundjeihmi dialect
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Gupapuyngu [guf] (Australia: Milingimi.)
  Nhämirri nhe? general greeting spoken to one person
  Nhämirri nhuma? general greeting spoken to two or more people
  Manymak reply to Nhamirri nhe and Nhamirri nhuma
  Märr ngamathirri welcome greeting
     
Guwar [0hf] (Australia: Moreton Island in Queensland.)
  Kooemba boodloongun general greeting
     
Iwaidja [ibd] (Australia: Croker Island in Northern Territory.)
  Ngawu? how are you?
  Ngawu burruli? how are you?
  Ngawu nuyi? how are you?
  Burruli reply to Ngawu, Ngawu burruli, and Ngawu nuyi
  Nganduka yanngara? where are you going?
     
Jandai [jan] (Australia: Stradbroke Island in Victoria State.)
  Maroomba biggee general greeting
     
Kala Lagaw Ya [mwp] (Australia: Torres Strait Islands.)
  Yawa general greeting spoken to one person
  Yawal general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Sew ngapa greeting spoken by a visitor
  Wa reply to Sangapa
  Sauki greeting spoken to a person passing by
  Siaupa greeting spoken to a person passing by
  Sawa reply to Siaupa
  Wa general greeting in the Kalaw Kawaw Ya dialect
  Woo general greeting in the Kalaw Kawaw Ya dialect
  Alo general greeting in the Kalaw Kawaw Ya dialect
  Midh midh general greeting in the Kalaw Kawaw Ya dialect
  Kapu bœthaynga morning greeting in the Kalaw Kawaw Ya dialect
  Kapu gœyga daytime greeting in the Kalaw Kawaw Ya dialect
  Kapu kut afternoon greeting in the Kalaw Kawaw Ya dialect
  Kapu kubil eveninging and nighttime greeting in the Kalaw Kawaw Ya dialect
  Ngi midh? how are you? to one person in the Kalaw Kawaw Ya dialect
  Ngipel midh? how are you? to two people in the Kalaw Kawaw Ya dialect
  Ngitha midh? how are you? to three or more people in the Kalaw Kawaw Ya dialect
  Balabayginga reply to Ngi midh, Ngipel midh, and Ngitha midh
  Ngai balabaiginga reply to Ngi midh, Ngipel midh, and Ngitha midh
  Matha ngœdhagidh reply to Ngi midh, Ngipel midh, and Ngitha midh
  Ngi midhadh? how are you? to one person in the Kawalgau Ya dialect
  Ngipel midhadh? how are you? to two people in the Kawalgau Ya dialect
  Ngitha midhadh? how are you? to three or more people in the Kawalgau Ya dialect
  Ni midhadh? how are you? to one person in the Kulkalgau Ya dialect
  Nipel midhadh? how are you? to two people in the Kulkalgau Ya dialect
  Nitha midhadh? how are you? to three or more people in the Kulkalgau Ya dialect
  Kapu moegi bathaynga morning greeting in the Mabuiag dialect
  Kapu goeyga daytime greeting in the Mabuiag dialect
  Kapu kuuta afternoon greeting in the Mabuiag dialect
  Kapu kubil evening and nighttime greeting in the Mabuiag dialect
  Ni midhikidh? how are you? to one person in the Mabuiag dialect
  Nipel midhikidh? how are you? to two people in the Mabuiag dialect
  Nitha midhikidh? how are you? to three or more people in the Mabuiag dialect
  Matha mina reply to Ni midhikidh, Nipel midhikidh, and Nitha midhikidh
  Ngay matha mamuy reply to Ni midhikidh, Nipel midhikidh, and Nitha midhikidh
     
Kalkutung [ktg] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Nawo general greeting
     
Karadjeri [gbd] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Wayi mapu wantin nyuntu? how are you?
  Wayi mapu wantin? how are you?
  Wantin wayi mapu? how are you?
     
Kaurna [zku] (Australia: Torres Strait.)
  Marni general greeting
  Na marni purrutye? how are you?
  Niina marni? how are you? spoken to one person
  Niwa marni? how are you? spoken to two people
  Naa marni? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Ne marniai, ninna? reply to Niina marni, Niwa marni, and Naa marni
  Marniai reply to Niina marni, Niwa marni, Naa marni and Ne marniai, ninna
  Marni reply to Niina marni, Niwa marni, Naa marni and Ne marniai, ninna
  Wanti niia? where are you going? spoken to one person
  Wanti niwa? where are you going? spoken to two people
  Wanti naa? where are you going? spoken to a group
  Marni niina budni welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Marni niwa budni welcome greeting spoken to two people
  Marni naa budni welcome greeting spoken to a group of people
     
Kayardild [gyd] (Australia: Bentinck Island in Queensland.)
  Jinaa nyingka warraju? general greeting: where are you going?
  Yuuluth greeting spoken to a person passing by
     
Kaytetye [gbb] (Australia: Northern Territory.)
  Nthakenhaye general greeting
  Nthakenharrerane nge? how are you?
Kitja [gia] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Kapuwa general greeting, "what's happening?"
  Nguwangaman reply to Kapuwa
  Karninya? how are you?, "what have you got?"
  Nguwangamannga reply to Karninya
  Nyungkayanmangu? how are you?
  Jirrayanmangu? how are you?
  Wentha, jirrayannga reply to Nyungkayanmangu and Jirrayanmangu
  Kapiya nita? where are you going?
  Kapinga nita? where are you going?
  Ngeneka ngenanke reply to Kapiya nita and Kapinga nita if you aren't going anywhere; "I'm staying here"
  Kayipinya naniyinha? where did you come from?
     
Kukatja [kux] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Nyuntun palya general greeting
  Yuwayi, ngayurna palya reply to Nyuntun palya
  Palyan? general greeting
  Yuwayi, palyarna reply to Palyan
     
Kumbainggar [kgs] (Australia: eastern coast.)
  Giinagay general greeting
  Ngiinda darruy? how are you? spoken to one person
  Ngiinda yarrang buurrgi darruy? how are you? spoken to one person
  Ngaya yaam durruy reply to Ngiinda durruy
  Giinagay ngiinda? how are you? spoken to one person
  Giinagay ngujawiny? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Giina ngujawiny? how are you? spoken to a group of people
     
Kurnai [unn] (Australia: Victoria.)
  Wunman njinde general greeting
     
Kunggari [kgl] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Yowallah general greeting
  Ye wadda darawakana general greeting
  Gnunha yinda murdi? how are you?
  Uwalla ooka minndiya welcome greeting
     
Martu Wangka [mpj] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Wanyjalpan nyuntu? how are you? in the Kartujarra dialect
  Kayi general greeting in the Manyjilyjarra dialect
  Wayiwan? how are you? in the Manyjilyjarra and Putijarra dialects
  Wanyjalpa? how are you? in the Manyjilyjarra dialect
  Wanyjalpapan? how are you? in the Manyjilyjarra dialect
  Karu wanyjalpa? how are you? in the Manyjilyjarra dialect
  Yaaluwan? how are you? in the Manyjilyjarra dialect
  Warluwan? how are you? spoken to one person in the Putijarra dialect
  Warluwanyurra? how are you? spoken to a group in the Putijarra dialect
  Wayinta general greeting in the Yulparitja dialect
  Wanyjalpan how are you? in the Yulparitja dialect
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Maung [mph] (Australia: Northern Territory.)
Kiki kanmin? how are you? spoken to one person
  Kiki kutpin? how are you? spoken to a group
  Nungmalal reply to Kiki kanmin and Kiki kutpin
  Kiki anpana? where are you going? spoken to one person
  Kiki kutpana? where are you going? spoken to a group
  Ngampiwai anpana? where are you going? spoken to one person
  Ngampiwai kutpana? where are you going? spoken to a group
  Ngauraka reply to Kiki anpana and Kiki kutpana, "I'm going home"
     
Meriam Mir [ulk] (Australia and Papua New Guinea.)
 

Maiem

general greeting
  Bakeam greeting used when passing by one person
  Bakeamulam greeting used when passing by two people
  Bakeauwidare greeting used when passing by three people
  Bakeaware greeting used when passing by four or more people
  Debe idim morning greeting
  Debe gerger daytime greeting
  Debe eipe lim daytime greeting
  Debe kikem afternoon greeting
  Debe ki evening and nighttime greeting
 

Nako ma nali?

how are you?

 

Sikak ka nali

reply to Nako ma nali

 

Ka sikak ka nali

reply to Nako ma nali

 

Nako wa nali?

how are you? spoken to a group of people

 

Sikak

reply to Nako ma nali and Nako wa nali

     
Miriwung [mep] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Thena ngera? how are you?
  Garni woora ngoong? how are you?
  Ngoondengi thangany reply to Garni woora ngoong
     
Murrinh-Patha [mwf] (Australia: Wadeye.)
  Pangabul morning greeting
     
Narrinyeri [nay] (Australia: South Australia.)
  Nguldi arndu welcome greeting
     
Ngaanyatjarra [ntj] (Australia: Warburton Ranges.)
  Yuwawu general greeting
  Yuwa general greeting (literally, "yes")
  Nha added as a suffix to a person's name as a greeting
  Yiparrkaa sun-side moiety skin name (used as a greeting)
  Panaka sun-side moiety skin name (used as a greeting)
  Tjarurru sun-side moiety skin name (used as a greeting)
  Milangka shade-side moiety skin name (used as a greeting)
  Karimarra shade-side moiety skin name (used as a greeting)
  Purungu shade-side moiety skin name (used as a greeting)
  Kulila-ya greeting used to get someone's attention, literally "listen up"
  Pitja-ya welcome greeting
     
Ngarinyin [ung] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Gurramurlarr mingiya welcome greeting
     
Nyangumarta [nna] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Mirta respectful greeting spoken to an older man; literally, "gray (hair)"
  Wanyjarnikarti yananyan? where are you going?
  Wanyjarningi nyuntu? where did you come from?
     
Nyiyaparli [xny] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Tharninharru general greeting
  Wayiba general greeting
  Nyinta marlkurra? how are you?
  Ngayinha? how are you?
     
Nyulnyul [nyv] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Ngandjeg mineo laib? how are you?
     
Nyunga [nys] (Australia: Southwestern Australia.)
 

Kaya

general greeting

 

Kaya kaya

general greeting

 

Yaan noonook?

how are you?

 

Yaan?

how are you?

 

Noonook moorditj?

how are you?

 

Kaya, ngaany moorditj

reply to Noonook moordtij

  Winja noonook koorliny? where are you going?
 

Wandjoo

welcome greeting

 

Wandjoo wandjoo

welcome greeting

  Ngaany djoorabiny noonook djinanginy welcome greeting, "I'm happy to see you"
     
Paakantyi [drl] (Australia: New South Wales.)
  Ngayi general greeting
     
Panytyima [pnw] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Tanaru general greeting  
  Tharniwali yanakurru? where are you going?
     
Pinigura [pnv] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Wanthabura nyinda bunigu? where are you going?
     
Pinjarup [pnj] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Kaya general greeting
  Wunjoo welcome greeting
     
Pintupi-Luritja [piu] (Australia: Northern Territory and Western Australia.)
 

Yawa

general greeting

 

Wai

general greeting

 

Palya

general greeting

     
Pitjantjatjara [pjt] (Australia: southern region.)
  Wai general greeting
  Wai palya? how are you?
 

Wiya, palya

reply to Wai and Wai palya
 

Nyuntu palya?

how are you?
 

Uwa, palya

reply to Wai palya and Nyuntu palya
 

Ngayulu palya

reply to Wai palya and Nyuntu palya
 

Nyura palya?

how are you? spoken to a group of people
 

Uwa, palyala

reply to Nyura palya
 

Palyan?

how are you?
 

Uwana

reply to Palyan
  Nyuntu palya nyinanyi? how are you?
  Uwa, palyarna reply to Nyuntu palya nyinanyi
  Uwa, palyarna, palu nyuntu reply to Nyuntu palya nyinanyi
  Pukulpa pitjama welcome greeting
     
Pitta Pitta [pit] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Hoo greeting to a person far away
  Koua greeting to a person nearby
     
Ritarungo [rit] (Australia: Eastern Arnhem Land.)
  Yo manymak wäwa general greeting
  Nhämirri nhe? how are you?
  Manymak reply to Nhämirri nhe
     
Tasmanian [xtz] (Australia: Tasmania.)
  Yah general greeting
  Yah tahwattywa greeting spoken in the eastern region (Oyster Bay to Pittwater) in 1855
  Yah nun'oyné greeting spoken in the southern region (Mount Royal and Bruny Island) in 1855
  Ya general greeting in the reconstructed Palawa Kani dialect
  Ya tawatja general greeting in the reconstructed Palawa Kani dialect
  Ya pulingina welcome greeting in the reconstructed Palawa Kani dialect
     
Thayore [thd] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Nhunt kana? how are you?
  Nhunt wanthan palyan? greeting to a person who is going somewhere, literally "which way are you going?"
     
Thurawal [tbh] (Australia.)
 

Budyeri kameru

general greeting
 

Ngaduyirra bang marang

general greeting
  Gumul kowarna nula welcome greeting
     
Tiwi [tiw] (Australia: Bathurst and Melville Islands.)
  Awana general greeting
  Awana mamanta  general greeting spoken to a group of friends
 

Ungwana?

how are you?
  Popani reply to Ungwana
  Awungana? how are you?
  Awana nginja? how are you?
  Aya greeting spoken to a man to get his attention from far away
  Aga greeting spoken to a woman to get her attention from far away
  Awi greeting spoken to a group of people to get their attention from far away
     
Wageman [waq] (Australia: Northern Territory.)
  Yow general greeting
  Yawey general greeting
     
Walmajarri [wmt] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Wulyu kumanta morning greeting in the Juwaliny dialect
  Wanyjungun yanayana? "where are you going?" in the Juwaliny dialect
  Nyapanikarti man yana? "where are you going?" in the Juwaliny dialect
Wambaya [wmb] (Australia: Northern Territory.)
  Injani gurlun yarru? where are you going? spoken to two people
     
Wangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa [wyb] (Australia.)
  Yamakarra general greeting spoken in the Ngiyambaa dialect
     
Warlpiri [wbp] (Australia: Northern Territory.)
  Yuwa general greeting
  Ngurrju mayinpa? how are you?
  Ngurrjuna reply to Ngurrju mayinpa
     
Warumungu [wrm] (Australia: Northern Territory.)
  Yar general greeting
  Angi piliyi karmanta? how are you?
  Piliyi angi nyinta? how are you?
  Piliyi angi? how are you?
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Warungu [wrg] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Wanyjangal yinda? where are you going?
     
Wathawurrung [wth] (Australia: Victoria.)
  Nyurra wurren general greeting
  Kim barne barre welcome greeting
     
Wik-Mungkan [wim] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Niiyalang general greeting spoken to one person
  Niiyaleey general greeting spoken to one person
  Niiyalooy general greeting spoken to one person
  Nipalang general greeting spoken to two people
  Nipaleey general greeting spoken to two people
  Nipalooy general greeting spoken to two people
  Ayyang greeting used to get someone's attention from far away
  Ayyey greeting used to get someone's attention from far away
  Appow greeting used when passing by
     
Wiradhuri [wrh] (Australia: New South Wales.)
  Yiradhu marang general greeting
  Guruulbarng general greeting
  Yamandhu marang? how are you?
  Ngawa, baladhu marang reply to Yamandhu marang
  Marang nganha reply to Ngawa baladhu marang
  Widyungdu? how are you?
  Widungu? how are you?
  Marang nginghugir nginha welcome greeting
  Gawaymbanha welcome greeting
  Gawaymbanhadhu welcome greeting
  Gawaymbanhadhu nginyalgir welcome greeting spoken to a group
     
Woiwurrung [wyi] (Australia.)
  Wominjeka welcome greeting
     
Worimi [kda] (Australia.)
  Minyang nyura wubaliyn? general greeting, "what are you doing?"
  Nyura yiigu marala welcome greeting, "you have come here"
     
Yagara [yxg] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Galang nguruindhau general greeting
  Gurumba bigi general greeting
     
Yankunytjatjara [kdd] (Australia: South Australia.)
  Wai general greeting
 

Wiya, palya

reply to Wai
 

Nyuntu palya?

how are you?
 

Uwa, palya

reply to Nyuntu palya
 

Nyura palya?

how are you? spoken to a group of people
 

Uwa, palyala

reply to Nyura palya
 

Palyan?

how are you?
 

Uwana

reply to Palyan
  Pukul ngalya yanama welcome greeting
     
Yan-nhangu [jay] (Australia: Crocodile Islands.)
  Nhä mirr general greeting
  Nhäway nhunu general greeting
     
Yanyuwa [jao] (Australia: Northern Territory and Queensland.)
  Wayi general greeting
     
Yawuru [ywr] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Ngadyi mingan? how are you? spoken to one person
  Kalia mabu mingan? how are you? spoken to one person
  Kalia ngangan reply to Ngadyi mingan and Kalia mabu mingan
  Kalia mabu dyunu reply to Ngadyi mingan and Kalia mabu mingan
  Mabu ngangan reply to Ngadyi mingan and Kalia mabu mingan
  Galamabu ngangan reply to Ngadyi mingan and Kalia mabu mingan
  Ngadyi kurridyin mabudyin? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Mabudyan yangardidyan reply to Ngadyi kurridyin mabudyin
  Kalia yangardidyin reply to Ngadyi kurridyin mabudyin
  Kalia mabu yangarrdyin. reply to Ngadyi kurridyin mabudyin
     
Yindjibarndi [yij] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Wanthiwa? how are you?
  Wanthiwayi? how are you?
  Wantharni nyinta pangkarril? where are you going?
     
Yir Yoront [yiy] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Kirrey general greeting
  Wuy general greeting
     
Yorta Yorta [xyy] (Australia: Murray River in New South Wales.)
  Wunnul yanne? where are you going?
     
Yugambal [yug] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Jingeri wallal wahlu general greeting
  Jingi walli wahlu general greeting
  Jingi wahlu general greeting
  Jingara general greeting
  Jingi general greeting
  Baugull nyungai general greeting
  Baugull bujera morning greeting
  Wahla wahlu? how are you?
     
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