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Greetings in Languages of Indonesia

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Ethnologue lists 726 languages spoken in Indonesia.

There are 132 of these languages on this page.

Indonesian is the official languages of Indonesia.

 

   

 

 

Abui [abz] (Indonesia: East Nusa Tenggara.)

  Wah general greeting
  Nefeela greeting spoken to a friend, literally "my friend"
  Feela greeting spoken to a friend, literally "friend"

Ma a teng yaae? where are you going?
  A teng yaae? where are you going?
  A te mia yaari? where are you coming from?

 

Aceh [ace] (Indonesia: Sumatra.)

Saleum

general greeting

Saleum meuturi

general greeting

Saleum seujahtera

general greeting

Assaleumoe aleikoem

Muslim greeting

Waleikoem saleum

reply to Assaleumoe aleikoem

  Seulamat beungoh morning greeting
  Seulamat coet uroe daytime greeting
  Seulamat seupot evening greeting
  Seulamat malam nighttime greeting

Peuhaba?

how are you?

Haba get reply to Peuhaba
Haba djroeh reply to Peuhaba
Ulon djroeh manteng reply to Peuhaba
  Get, tuerimeung geunaseh reply to Peuhaba
  Tuerimeung geunaseh thank you
  Seulamat datang welcome greeting
Seulamat neuteumuléh welcome greeting
Seulamat teuka welcome greeting
Seulamat troek teuka welcome greeting
Seulamat troeh teuka welcome greeting

 

Amarasi [aaz] (Indonesia: East Nusa Tenggara.)

Taabe

general greeting

  Taabe tua

general greeting

 

Asmat, Casuarina [asc] (Indonesia: Papua.)

Nder momo general greeting
  Bari akato? how are you?

 

Badui [bac] (Indonesia: West Java.)

Rek kamana? where are you going?

 

Bakumpai [bkr] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)

 

Salamat

general greeting

Salamat hanjewu

morning greeting
  Salamat bentuk andau afternoon greeting
  Salamat hamalem evening greeting
  Kakueh habar? how are you?

 

Balantak [blz] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)

Tabea' general greeting

 

Bali [ban] (Indonesia.)

Om swastyastu general greeting
Swastyastu general greeting
Rahajeng siang general daytime greeting
Rahajeng semeng morning greeting in Basa Kasar
Rahajeng tengai afternoon greeting (between noon and about three o'clock in the afternoon) in Basa Kasar
Rahajeng sanja afternoon greeting (from about three o'clock until six o'clock) in Basa Kasar
Rahajeng peteng evening greeting in Basa Kasar
Rahajeng sore nighttime greeting in Basa Kasar
Rahajeng wengi nighttime greeting in Basa Kasar and Basa Madia
Sapunapi gatrane? how are you? in Basa Alus
Becik becik kemanten reply to Sapunapi gatrane
Punapi gatrane? how are you? in Basa Alus
Punapi gatra? how are you? in Basa Alus
Napi gatrane? how are you? in Basa Alus
Engken kabare? how are you? in Basa Kasar
Kenken kabare? how are you? in Basa Kasar and Basa Madia
Becik becik dogon     reply to Kenken kabare
Becik becik manten     reply to Kenken kabare
Apa orta? how are you? what's new? in Basa Kasar
Lunga kija? where are you going? in Basa Alus
Lakar kija? where are you going? in Basa Alus
Kal kija? where are you going? in in Basa Kasar
Melali reply to Kal kija (meaning: just walking)
Sing kija reply to Kal kija (meaning: not anywhere)
  Rahajeng rauh welcome greeting

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Banjar [bjn] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)

Ui urangnya general greeting
U urangnya general greeting
Salamat baisukan morning greeting
Mat baisukan morning greeting
Salamat bamalam nighttime greeting
Mat bamalam nighttime greeting
Apa habar? how are you?
Napa habar? how are you?
Salamat datang welcome greeting

 

Batak Alas-Kluet [btz] (Indonesia: Sumatra.)

Horas general greeting
Menjuah-juah general greeting

 

Batak Angkola [akb] (Indonesia: Sumatra.)

Horas general greeting

 

Batak Dairi [btd] (Indonesia: Sumatra.)

Njuah-juah general greeting
Njuah-njuah general greeting

 

Batak Karo [btx] (Indonesia: Sumatra.)

Mejuah-juah general greeting
Menjuah-juah general greeting
Kai berita? how are you?
Kai berita ndu? how are you?
  Uga kabarndu? how are you?

 

Batak Mandailing [btm] (Indonesia: Sumatra.)

Horas general greeting
Biado? how are you?
Biaso sajo reply to Biado
Aha hobar? how are you?
  Aha do hobar? how are you?
  Denggan reply to Aha hobar and Aha do hobar

 

Batak Simalungun [bts] (Indonesia: Sumatra.)

Horas general greeting
Horos general greeting

 

Batak Toba [bbc] (Indonesia: Sumatra.)

Horas general greeting
Boha do kabar? how are you?
Denggan reply to Boha do kabar
Horas, horas reply to Boha do kabar
Boha kabar muna? how are you?
Aha do barita mu lai? how are you?
Dang adong namaruba reply to Aha do barita mu lai
  Horas hamu welcome greeting

 

Berau [bve] (Indonesia: east central coast.)

Salam general greeting
Elsalam aleki general greeting

 

Betawi [bew] (Indonesia: Java and Jakarta.)

Assalamualaikum Muslim greeting
Walaikumsalam reply to Assalamualaikum
Gimane kabarnye? how are you?

 

Biak [bhw] (Indonesia: West Papua.)

Tabea general greeting
Tabea aski general greeting
Tabea mufa general greeting
Tabea mufa be au respectful greeting
Tabea be au respectful greeting
Arwo bebye morning greeting
Arwo bebye be au respectful morning greeting
Arkok bebye afternoon greeting
Arkok bebye be au respectful afternoon greeting
Mandira bebye evening greeting
Mandira bebye be au respectful evening greeting
Rob bebye nighttime greeting
  Rariso? how are you?

 

Bidayuh, Biatah [bth] (Malaysia: Sarawak. Indonesia: Kalimantan.)

Sramat isan isan morning greeting
Sramat singarum evening greeting
Sramat ngarom evening greeting
Ani agah? how are you?
Ni kabar muk? how are you?
  Sramat nog welcome greeting

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Bidayuh, Bukar-Sadong [sdo] (Malaysia: Serian Division. Indonesia: Kalimantan..)

Siramat manug general greeting
Siramat burupagi morning greeting
Siramat bingaru evening greeting
Anih agah amu? how are you?
Anih agah? how are you?
Paguh? how are you?
Aku paguh reply to Anih agah amu, Anih agah, and Paguh
Paguh reply to Anih agah amu, Anih agah, and Paguh
Siramat mandug welcome greeting

 

Bima [bhp] (Indonesia: Nusa Tenggara.)

Salam general greeting
Bune haba? how are you?
Au haba? how are you?
Haba taho reply to Au haba

 

Bolango [bld] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)

Imbalu' general greeting

 

Bugis [bug] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)

Assalamu alaikum general greeting used by Muslims (from Arabic)
Waalaikumussalam reply to Assalamu alaikum (from Arabic)
Selamat pagi morning greeting (from Indonesian)
Selamat sore afternoon greeting (from Indonesian)
Selamat malam evening greeting (from Indonesian)
Aga kareba? how are you?
Kareba madeceng reply to Aga kareba
Mau ke mana? general greeting, "where are you going?"
Dari mana? general greeting, "where have you been?"

 

Chinese, Hakka [hak] (Indonesia: Bangka Island. China and Malaysia.)

汝好 ngi ho: general greeting, also written 爾好
你好冇 ngi ho mo: general greeting. Ngi hao mao in Huizhou dialect.
ho: reply to 你好冇
𠊎好 ngai ho: reply to 你好冇
安早 an zo: morning greeting
恁會早 an voi zo: morning greeting
早上好 zo shàng hǎo: morning greeting
  食晝沒? siit zu mut: afternoon greeting
  食夜沒? siit ia mut: afternoon greeting
晚上好 vān shàng hǎo: evening greeting
晚安 vǎn ān: evening and nighttime greeting
欢迎 fon ngiang: welcome greeting to a visitor
Ngi ho? how are you? in the Bangka dialect, written as 汝好 in China
Ngi ho mo? how are you? in the Bangka dialect, written as 汝好乜 in China
Ho reply to Ngi ho and Ngi ho mo, written as 好 in China
Sit fon mang? have you eaten? in the Bangka dialect

 

Chinese, Mandarin [cmn] (China)

汝好 nî hâo: general greeting.
您好 nín hâo: general greeting
您好吗? nín hâo ma: how are you?, also written 您好嗎.
我很好 wǒ hěn hǎo: reply to 你好嗎
hǎo: reply to 你好嗎
你怎么样? nǐ zěnme yàng: how are you?, informal
幸会 xìng huì: greeting used when meeting someone for the first time
久仰 jiǔwén dàmíng: polite greeting used when meeting someone for the first time
欢迎 huan ying: welcome greeting, also written 歡迎
欢迎光临   huan ying guang lin: welcome greeting, also written 歡迎光臨

 

Chinese, Min Dong [cdo] (China.)

Nv ho general greeting in Fuchou dialect
  Ho general greeting in Fuchou dialect
  Ho a general greeting in Fuchou dialect
Nv eho meh? how are you? in Fuchou dialect
  Nv ho a reply to Nv eho meh
  Zei lao ho morning greeting in Fuchou dialect
  Zha morning greeting in Fuchou dialect

 

Chinese, Min Nan [nan] (China.)

汝好 li ho: general greeting.
汝好 li ho bo: general greeting, also written 你好嗎
我好,谢谢 waah ho gaam sia: reply to 汝好
好,感谢 ho gaam sia: reply to 汝好
好,多谢 ho do sia: informal reply to 汝好
好無 ho bo: general greeting. 
食飽未? chiah pa bue: common greeting, literally: have you eaten?, also written 吃饱未
敖早  gau cha: morning greeting, also written 爻早
早  cha: morning greeting.
午安 go on: afternoon greeting
晚安 buan on: evening and nighttime greeting

 

Chinese, Yue Cantonese [yue] (China.)

你好 néih hóu: general greeting
wei: general greeting
早晨 jou san: morning greeting
午安 ńgh ón: afternoon greeting
晚安 máahn ón: evening greeting
晚上好 máahn seuhng hóu: evening greeting
早抖 jóutáu: nighttime greeting
你好嗎? néih hóu ma: how are you?
點呀? dím a: how are you?
我好 ngóh hóu: reply to 你好嗎 and 點呀
我幾好 ngóh géi hóu: reply to 你好嗎 and 點呀
好好 hóu hóu: reply to 你好嗎 and 點呀
幾好 gei hóu: reply to 你好嗎 and 點呀
喂, 食咗飯未呀? wei, sik jor fan mei a: greeting used around lunch and dinnertime: "did you have your meals?"
歡迎 fun ying: welcome greeting
歡迎光臨 fun ying guang lam: welcome greeting
 

Damal [uhn] (Indonesia: Papua.)

Amole general greeting spoken to one person
Amolonggo general greeting spoken to a group of people
 

Dani, Lower Grand Valley [dni] (Indonesia: Baliem Grand Valley.)

Laouk general greeting

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Dani, Mid Grand Valley [dnt] (Indonesia: Baliem Grand Valley.)

Waa general greeting
Lauk greeting spoken to a woman or by a woman
Lauknyak greeting spoken by a group of women or to a group of women
Hal loak nak greeting spoken by a man to a man
Nayak greeting spoken by a man to a man
Nayaklak greeting spoken by a man to a group of men
Wah likene morning greeting
Wah o kime evening greeting
Wah nogo yu nighttime greeting
	

Dani, Upper Grand Valley [dna] (Indonesia: Baliem Grand Valley.)

Na-yak greeting spoken by a man to a man
La-uk greeting spoken by a woman or to a woman
 

Dani, Western [dnw] (Indonesia: Papua.)

Wa general greeting
Laauk general greeting
Kaonak general greeting spoken to one person
Kinaonak general greeting spoken to a group of people
Halao general greeting
Halabok nak general greeting
Eyak nayak halabok general greeting
Huben ke morning greeting
Dikane noontime greeting
Hibako evening greeting
Kaonak kime evening greeting
Kaonak nogo yu nighttime greeting
Rioge nighttime greeting
Hagul nak greeting spoken by a man to another man
Heget nak greeting spoken by a woman to another woman
 

Duri [mvp] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)

Salama' general greeting
 

Ekari [ekg] (Indonesia: West Papua.)

Koyaa general greeting
Koyaa agapi general daytime greeting
Koya agapi general daytime greeting
Koya abata morning greeting
  Kadanii? how are you?
  Kawedanii? how are you?

 

Fayu [fau] (Indonesia: Papua.)

Asahaego general greeting

 

Fordata [frd] (Indonesia: Maluku.)

Tabe general greeting

 

Galela [gbi] (Indonesia: Maluku.)

  Tabea general greeting
Kiaka notagi? greeting spoken to a person travelling, literally "where are you going?"

 

Gayo [gay] (Indonesia: Sumatra.)

Assalamu'alaikum general greeting
Wa'alaikumsalam reply to Assalamu'alaikum
Hana këber? how are you?
Këber jeroh reply to Hana këber
Sana këber? how are you?
Kune këber? how are you?

 

Gorontalo [gor] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)

Salamu general greeting
Salamu alayikum general greeting
Salamati dumodupo morning greeting
Dumodupo nga'amila morning greeting
  Wololo habari? how are you?
  Piyo-piyohu reply to Wololo habari
  Mopiyohu reply to Wololo habari
  Watiya piyo-piyohu reply to Wololo habari
  Botulo pomayi de bele welcome greeting, "come in"
  Hulo'o pomayi welcome greeting, "have a seat"

 

Gresi [grs] (Indonesia: Papua near Lake Sentani.)

Kepo kbare? how are you?
  Kyopo kabare? how are you?

 

Helong [heg] (Indonesia: Timor Island.)

Bana tamlo? general greeting

 

Iban [iba] (Malaysia and Indonesia: Sarawak and Kalimantan.)

  Tabi general greeting
  Selamat pagi general daytime greeting
  Selamat tengahari afternoon greeting
  Selamat lemai evening greeting
  Nama berita? how are you?
  Nama berita nuan? how are you?
  Manah reply to Nama berita and Nama berita nuan
  Gerai nuan? how are you?
  Apa kabiki? how are you?
  Apai ini? how are you?
  Apai ku? how are you?
  Selamat datai welcome greeting
  Selamat nemuai welcome greeting

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Indonesian [ind] (Indonesia and Suriname.)

  Selamat general greeting
  Selamat siang general greeting
  Selamat pagi morning greeting
  Selamat sore afternoon greeting
  Selamat malam evening greeting
  Selamat datang welcome greeting
  Salam general greeting
  Apa kabar? how are you?
  Kabar baik reply to Apa kabar
  Sudah sarapan? morning greeting, literally: "have you eaten breakfast yet?"
  Sudah reply to Sudah sarapan
  Hai informal greeting
  'Met pagi informal morning greeting used in Jakarta
  'Met malam informal evening greeting used in Jakarta

 

Indonesian, Peranakan [pea] (Indonesia: Java.)

  Selamat siang general greeting
  Selamat pagi morning greeting
  Apa kabair? how are you?
  Kabair baik reply to Apa kabair

 

Javanese [jav] (Indonesia: Java.)

Sugeng siang general greeting in Krama Inggil (formal speech)
Sugeng enjang morning greeting in Krama Inggil (formal speech)
Sugeng enjing morning greeting in Krama Inggil (formal speech)
Sugeng ndalu afternoon greeting in Krama Inggil (formal speech)
Sugeng sonten evening greeting in Krama Inggil (formal speech)
Kados pundi kabaripun? how are you? spoken to a person of higher status in Krama Inggil (formal speech)
Sae kemawon, matur nuwun reply to Kados pundi kabaripun in Krama Inggil (formal speech)
Kados pundi wartosipun? how are you? spoken to a person of higher status in Krama Inggil (formal speech)
Sae kemawon reply to Kados pundi wartosipun in Krama Inggil (formal speech)
Pripun kabaripun? how are you? spoken in Krama Inggil (formal speech)
Kulo sae-sae kemawon reply to Pripun kabaripun in Krama Inggil (formal speech)
Slamet general greeting in Krama Madya (semi-formal) and Ngoko (informal speech)
Dos pundi kabare? how are you? spoken to a person of lower status in Krama Madya (semi-formal speech)
Sae mawon reply to Dos pundi kabare in Krama Madya (semi-formal speech)
He informal greeting in Ngoko (informal speech)
Piye kabare? how are you? spoken to a friend in Ngoko (informal speech)
Apik-apik wae reply to Piye kabare in Ngoko (informal speech)
Apik reply to Piye kabare in Ngoko (informal speech)
Kepriben kabare? how are you? informal spoken in the Tegal dialect
Priben kabare? how are you? informal spoken in the Cirebon dialect
Yok opo kabare rek? how are you? spoken in the Surabaya dialect
Yo'opo kabare rek? how are you? spoken in the Surabaya dialect
He yo'opo kabare rek? how are you? spoken in the Surabaya dialect
Yok opo kabare awakmu rek? how are you? spoken in the Malang dialect
Sugeng rawuh welcome greeting

 

Kaili Da'a [kzf] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)

Tabe general greeting

 

Kaili, Ledo [lew] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)

Tabe general greeting
Nuapa kareba? how are you?
Berimba kareba? how are you? informal
Kareba nabelo reply to Nuapa kareba and Berimba kareba
Hau riyumba? where are you going?
  Nakavamo welcome greeting

 

Kambera [xbr] (Indonesia.)

Nggi lua mu? general greeting, literally "where are you going?", used in the Sumbanese dialect

 

Kayan [xkn] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)

Nun dengah ka'? how are you?
Nun dengah ika'? how are you?
Selamet jihima morning greeting
Selamet jihma morning greeting
Selamet ngedau evening greeting
Selamet malem nighttime greeting

 

Kayupulau [kzu] (Indonesia: Papua.)

Hawe wane? how are you?

 

Kei [kei] (Indonesia: Kei Kecil, Kei Besar, and Kur Islands.)

Fel be? how are you?
Fel be he? how are you?
Bok át reply to Fel be and Fel be he
Bok bok wat reply to Fel be and Fel be he

 

Kelabit [kzi] (Malaysia: North Sarawak.  Indonesia: Kalimantan, Sarawak border.)

Tabiq general greeting
Tabiq lekedtang morning greeting
  Petabiq lekedtang morning greeting
  Petabiq beru malam evening greeting
Kapah iko? how are you? spoken to one person
Kapah tah iko? how are you? spoken to one person
Kapah tah koh? how are you? spoken to one person
Kapah tah muyuh? how are you? spoken to a group of people
Kapah muyuh? how are you? spoken to a group of people
Doo tidah reply to Kapah muyuh
Tunge idan teh metaluh? when did you come? (spoken to a person arriving)
Tunge kinih reply to Tunge idan teh metaluh spoken by a person who has just arrived
  Petabiq madting welcome greeting

 

Kembayan [xem] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)

Roq kokiah omuq? where are you going? spoken in the Mateq dialect
  Roq omuq? where are you going? spoken in the Mateq dialect

 

Kendayan [knx] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.  Malaysia: Sarawak.)

Ampus ka mae? where are you going? spoken in the Salako dialect
  Ka mae-à? where are you going? spoken in the Salako dialect

 

Kenyah [xkl] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)

Nun nengah 'kak? how are you?
Sayu 'kak akui reply to Nun nengah 'kak
  Inu dega? how are you? in the Lepo Tau dialect
  Ake tiga reply to Inu dega in the Lepo Tau dialect

 

Konjo, Coastal [kjc] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)

Nguraki antu mae? how are you?
  Baji-baji ja ki? how are you?

 

Korowai [khe] (Indonesia: Papua.)

Manop manop general greeting

 

Korupun-Sela [kpq] (Indonesia: Papua.)

Na'e general greeting
Nhai general greeting

 

Lamaholot [slp] (Indonesia: Lesser Sundas.)

Moe genai? how are you?
Moe malaga? general greeting, literally "where are you going?"
 

Lamalera [lmr] (Indonesia: Nusa Tenggar.)

Moé mae garé? general greeting, literally "where are you going?"
 

Lampung Api [ljp] (Indonesia: Southern Sumatra.)

Tabik general greeting
Assalamu'alaikum general greeting used by Muslims
Api kaba? how are you?
 

Lampung Nyo [abl] (Indonesia: Lampung Province.)

Tabik general greeting
Assalamu'alaikum general greeting used by Muslims
Selamat tepui morning greeting in the Menggala dialect
Selamat tukuk morning greeting in the Abung dialect
Selamat dawah afternoon greeting
Selamat dibbi evening greeting
Selamat dibei evening greeting
Selamat dabingi nighttime greeting
Selamat debingei nighttime greeting
 

Lepki [lpe] (Indonesia: Papua.)

Yelago general greeting
 

Loloda [loa] (Indonesia: North Halmahera.)

Hokea kabar? how are you?
  Kabar baik reply to Hokea kabar
 

Lun Bawang [lnd] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.) 

Do' pekak morning greeting
Do' malem nighttime greeting
Anun bala? how are you?
Anun bala ko? how are you?
Anun bala iko? how are you?
Anun bala mu? how are you?
Do' reply to Anun bala, Anun bala iko, Anun bala ko and Anun bala mu
Bala do' reply to Anun bala, Anun bala iko, Anun bala ko and Anun bala mu
Ame yapeh iko? where are you going?
Do' mepapu welcome greeting

 

Ma'anyan [mhy] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)

Tabe general greeting
Salamat kandrau general daytime greeting
Salamat ka'ayat morning greeting
Salamat penah anrau afternoon greeting
Salamat kariwe evening greeting
Salamat kamalem nighttime greeting
Inun habar? how are you?
Habar maeh reply to Inun habar
Inun habar pulaksanai? how are you? spoken to a close friend
Salamat panalu welcome greeting

 

Madura [mad] (Indonesia: Java.)

Salama' general greeting
Salamakko general greeting
Selamet siang general greeting
Selamet laggu morning greeting
Selamet sore afternoon greeting
Dhe' remma kabereh? how are you?
Beremma kabereh? how are you? spoken in the Sumenep dialect
  Beremma kabbarna be'na? how are you? spoken in the Bawean dialect
  Beremma? how are you? informal, spoken in the Bawean dialect
  Apa kabbher? how are you? spoken in the Bawean dialect
  Kabbher bhecek reply to Apa kabbher
Selamet dhateng welcome greeting

 

Makasar [mak] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)

Salama' general greeting
Salamakko general greeting
Salama' pagii morning greeting
Apa kareba? how are you?
Aga kareba? how are you?
Kareba? how are you?
Baji-baji ji reply to Apa kareba, Aga kareba, and Kareba
Salama' battu welcome greeting

 

Makian, West [mqs] (Indonesia: northern Maluku.)

Nawá sito? greeting to a person arriving, "from where?"
Nawá sito e nií no? greeting to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"

 

Malay, Ambonese [abs] (Indonesia: Maluku.)

Daah general greeting
Salamat general greeting
Salamat pagi morning greeting
Salamat sore afternoon greeting
Salamat malam evening greeting

 

Malay, Banda [bpq] (Indonesia: Maluku.)

Selamat pagi morning greeting

 

Malay, Berau [bve] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)

Elsalam aleki general greeting

 

Malay, Central [pse] (Indonesia: Sumatra.)

Salam general greeting in the Serawai dialect

 

Malay, Colloquial [zlm] (Malaysia and Brunei.)

Selamat general greeting
Hello general greeting
Hai informal greeting
Selamat pagi morning greeting
Selamat petang afternoon greeting
Selamat tengah hari afternoon greeting
Selamat malam evening greeting
Assalamualaikum general greeting used by Muslims
Alaikumassalam reply to Assalamualaikum
Apa kabar? how are you?
Kabar baik reply to Apa kabar
Kabar baik, terima kasih reply to Apa kabar
Apa macam? how are you? informal
Mau ke mana? where are you going?
Jalan-jalan saja reply to Mau ke mana, "taking a walk"
Tidak ke mana-mana reply to Mau ke mana, "nowhere"
  Selamat datang welcome greeting

 

Malay, Jambi [jax] (Indonesia: Sumatra.)

Salamu alaykum general greeting
Walaykum salam reply to Salamu alaykum

 

Malay, Kota Bangun Kutai [mqg] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)

Selamat hambet morning greeting
Selamat tangahari afternoon greeting
Selamat merian evening greeting
Apa haber? how are you?

 

Malay, Kupang [mkn] (Indonesia: Nusa Tenggara.)

Salamat general greeting
  Salamat ó general greeting
  Salam general greeting
  Tabe general greeting
Tabea general greeting

 

Malay, Manado [xmm] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)

Tabea general greeting
Tabe' general greeting
  Bea general greeting, informal
  Mbae general greeting, informal
  Bagimana kabar? how are you?
  Ta da bae-bae reply to Bagimana kabar
Slamat pagi morning greeting
Siang bae daytime greeting
Siambae daytime greeting
Slamat siang daytime greeting
Slamat sore afternoon greeting
Slamat malam nighttime greeting
Malang bae nighttime greeting
  Malambae nighttime greeting

 

Malay, North Moluccan [max] (Indonesia: North Maluku.)

Ngana pi mana? where are you going?

 

Malay, Papuan [pmy] (Indonesia: Papua.)

  Slamat pagi morning greeting
  Slamat pagi smua morning greeting spoken to a group
  Slamat siang midday greeting
  Slamat siang smua midday greeting spoken to a group
Slamat sore afternoon greeting
Slamat sore smua afternoon greeting spoken to a group
  Slamat malam evening greeting
  Slamat malam smua evening greeting spoken to a group
  Ko bagemana? how are you?
Ko pi mana? where are you going?
  Ko pi di? where are you going?
  Ko mo pi kemana? where are you going?

 

Malay, Tenggarong Kutai [vkt] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)

Yo general greeting
Apa habar? how are you?

 

Manggarai [mqy] (Indonesia: Lesser Sundas.)

Co'o kreba? how are you?
Ngonia? general greeting, literally "where are you going?"

 

Mentawai [mwv] (Indonesia: Sumatra.)

Salam general greeting
Anai leu ita general greeting
Aleu ita general greeting
Kipa ekeu? how are you?

 

Meyah [mej] (Indonesia: Papua.)

Abresso general greeting

 

Minangkabau [min] (Indonesia: West Sumatra.)

Haoo general greeting
Ba'a kaba general greeting
Ba'a kabanyo general greeting
Salamaik pagi morning greeting
Salamaik sore afternoon greeting
Salamaik patang evening greeting
Salamaik malam nighttime greeting
A kaba? how are you?
Elok reply to A kaba
  Salamaik datang welcome greeting

 

Mongondow [mog] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)

Utat mina general greeting
Dega' niondon welcome greeting

 

Moni [mnz] (Indonesia: central highlands of Papua.)

Amakane general greeting

 

Mor [mhz] (Indonesia: Papua.)

Marasina kaumo afternoon greeting

 

Mualang [mtd] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)

Tabi' general greeting

 

Muna [mnb] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)

Peda hae itua? how are you?
Okumala ne hamai? greeting, literally "where are you going?"

 

Murut, Tagal [mvv] (Malaysia: Sabah. Indonesia: Kalimantan.)

Kaansayan ra susuav morning greeting
Kaansayan ra maie evening greeting
Kaansayan ra londom nighttime greeting
Onsoi ko ki? how are you?
Onsoi yak reply to Onsoi ko ki
Aun kabar mu? how are you?
Onsoi reply to Aun kabar mu

 

Musi [mui] (Indonesia: Sumatra.)

Selamat siang

general greeting
Selamat pagi morning greeting
Selamat sore afternoon greeting
Po kabar? how are you?
  Apo kabar? how are you?
Namek kabar? how are you?
  Mak mano kabarnyo? how are you?

 

Muyu, North [kts] (Indonesia: Papua Province.)

  Mumtimo morning greeting in the Are dialect
  Atonbon afternoon greeting the Are dialect
  Miren evening greeting in the Are dialect
  Ngumti nighttime greeting in the Are dialect
  Kukbimo morning greeting in the Kasaut dialect
  Aton ironge afternoon greeting in teh Kasaut dialect
  Anong kwinunge evening and nighttime greeting in the Kasaut dialect

 

Muyu, South [kts] (Indonesia: Papua Province. Papua New Guinea: Fly River.)

  Amkimo amun morning greeting in the Kakaip dialect
  Awingjap amun afternoon greeting in the Kakaip dialect
  Opnon amun evening greeting in the Kakaip and Kawiptet dialects
  Amnon amun nighttime greeting in the Kakaip dialect and Kawiptet dialects

Amkimbi amun morning greeting in the Kamindip and Okpari dialects
  Atonkop amun afternoon greeting in the Kamindip and Okpari dialects
  Opne amun evening greeting in the Kamindip and Okpari dialects
  Mitik amun nighttime greeting in the Kamindip and Okpari dialects
  Amkitimo amun morning greeting in the Kawiptet dialect
  Amunggun amun afternoon greeting in the Kawiptet dialect

 

Napu [npy] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)

Tabea general greeting

 

Ngad'a [nxg] (Indonesia: Nusa Tenggara.)

 

Male de?

general greeting, literally, "where are you going?" in the Bajawa dialect
 

Moe de?

how are you? in the Bajawa dialect
  Molo reply to Moe de in the Bajawa dialect

 

Ngaju [nij] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)

 

Tabe

general greeting
 

Selamat

general greeting
 

Selamat hanjewu

morning greeting
  Selamat halemei afternoon greeting
  Selamat bentuk andau afternoon greeting
  Selamat hamalem evening greeting
  Narai kabar? how are you?

 

Nggem [nbq] (Indonesia: West Papua.)

  Wa wa wa general greeting

 

Nias [nia] (Indonesia: Nias and Batu Islands.)

  Ya'ahowu general greeting
  Hadia duria? how are you?
  Turia si sökhi reply to Hadia duria

 

Ninggerum [nxr] (Papua New Guinea: Western Province. Indonesia: Papua.)

 

Hinduon morning greeting

 

Hinduon dapman morning greeting
  Aronkuib midday greeting
  Amion afternoon greeting
  Amion dapman afternoon greeting
  Amgumdi nighttime greeting

 

Osing [osi] (Indonesia: East Java.)

Kelendi kabare?

how are you?

 

Ot Danum [otd] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)

Tabe

general greeting

 

Palembang [plm] (Indonesia: Sumatra.)

Selamat siang

general greeting
Selamat pagi morning greeting
Selamat sore afternoon greeting
Po kabar? how are you?
  Apo kabar? how are you?
  Mak mano kabarnyo? how are you?

 

Punan [pud] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)

Nu denge? how are you?

 

Rejang [rej] (Indonesia: Sumatra.)

Hoi general greeting
Uii general greeting
  Jano kabar? how are you?
  Jano kabar ne kuat? how are you? spoken to man
  Jano kabar udi deu yo? how are you? spoken to a group

 

Sabu [hvn] (Indonesia: Nusa Tenggara.)

Helama general greeting
  Helama tona ie general greeting
  Helama ama oo general greeting
  Helama djami a'e morning greeting
  Helama rai dja'ami a'e morning greeting
  Helama ne'tu lok'do afternoon greeting
  Helama mak'da lok'do afternoon greeting
  Helama mak'da evening greeting
  Helama nga'a nighttime greeting

 

Sangir [sxn] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)

  Tabea general greeting
  Salam general greeting
  Salamate general greeting
  Salamate nasahampi welcome greeting

 

Sasak [sas] (Indonesia: Lombok Island.)

  Selamat siang general daytime greeting
  Selamat pagi morning greeting
  Selamat sore afternoon greeting
  Selamat malam nighttime greeting
Mbe yam lae? greeting to a person who is walking, literally "where are you going?"
  Ojok mbe? greeting to a person who is walking, literally "where are you going?"
  Lampat lampat reply to Ojok mbe, literally "just walking"
  Brembe kabar? how are you?
  Bagus reply to Brembe kabar
  Solah reply to Brembe kabar
  Sugeng rawuh welcome greeting

 

Sawai [szw] (Indonesia: North Maluku.)

  Fan fawa? how are you?

 

Seko Padang [skx] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)

  Selamek siang general greeting
  Selamek pagi morning greeting
  Selamek patang afternoon greeting

 

Semandang [sdm] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)

  Selamat general greeting

 

Sentani [set] (Indonesia: Papua.)

  Foi general greeting
  Wa maka dǝ? where are you going?

 

Siang [sya] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)

  Salamat maondo  general daytime greeting
  Salamat mamalom nighttime greeting
  Ome tarung? how are you?
  Ome tarung tuh? how are you?

 

Simeulue [smr] (Indonesia: Sumatra.)

  Araya kabar? how are you?

 

Skou [skv] (Indonesia: Papua.)

  Ráng héfèng general daytime greeting
  Fetànghapa héfèng morning greeting
  Rángleng héfèng afternoon greeting
  Rángpang héfèng evening greeting

 

Sunda [sun] (Indonesia: Java.)

  Wilujeng enjing morning greeting
  Wilujeng siang afternoon greeting
  Wilujeng sonten evening greeting
  Wilujeng wengi nighttime greeting
  Kumaha damang? how are you?
  Damang reply to Kumaha damang
  Sae reply to Kumaha damang
  Sampurasun general greeting
  Rampes reply to Sampurasun
  Assalamu 'alaikum general greeting used by Muslims
  Wa'alaikum salam reply to Assalamu 'alaikum
  Wilujeng sumping welcome greeting

 

Tabaru [tby] (Indonesia: Maluku.)

Tabea general greeting
Kiaka notagi? greeting spoken to a person travelling, literally "where are you going?"

 

Tausug [tsg] (Philippines: Sulu Archipelago, Palawan Island and Basilan Island. Malaysia: Sabah. Indonesia: Kalimantan.)

Salam general greeting
Asalaamu alaykum general greeting
Walaykum usalaam reply to Asalaamu alaykum

Marayaw adlaw

general daytime greeting

Marayaw mainaat

morning greeting
Ūwa' greeting spoken by a person passing by
Ūwa' awn tau greeting spoken by a person wanting to enter a house
Biya diin na kaw? how are you?
Maunu'unu? how are you?
Marayaw reply to Maunu'unui
Maunu'unu na kaw? how are you?
Maunu'unu na kaw yan? how are you?
Maunu'unu na kita yan? how are you?
Amu-amu ra reply to Maunu'unu na kaw
Pakain na kaw? where are you going?
Pakain na kaw yan? where are you going?

 

Termanu [twu] (Indonesia: Nusa Tenggara Timur.)

Sodamolek general greeting
  Syalom general greeting

 

Ternate [tft] (Indonesia: Maluku.)

Tabea general greeting
Salam general greeting
  Habar doka 'sa? how are you?

 

Tidong [tid] (Indonesia: East Kalimantan. Malaysia: Sabah.)

Selamot sumpur morning greeting
  Selamot mengkadow midday greeting
  Selamot jualop evening greeting
  Selamot kiwon nighttime greeting
  Asalammua alaikum greeting used by Muslims
  Alaikum salam reply to Asalammua alaikum

 

Tobelo [tlb] (Indonesia: Muluku.)

Tabea general greeting

 

Tombulu [tom] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)

Tabea general greeting

 

Tondano [tdn] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)

Tabea general greeting
Kumura? how are you?
Kumura kabar? how are you?
Maleo leoskan reply to Kumura kabar
Kumura tole? how are you?
Salam ketemu welcome greeting

 

Tonsea [txs] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)

Tabea general greeting

 

Tonsawang [tnw] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)

Tabea general greeting

 

Tontemboan [tnt] (Indonesia: Minahasa Peninsula.)

Tabea general greeting

 

Toraja [sda] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)

Salama' general greeting
Salama' melambi' morning greeting
Salama' tangallo daytime greeting
Salama' makaren afternoon greeting
Salama' mabongi evening greeting
Apa kareba? how are you?
Apa kareba sangmane? how are you? spoken to a man
Apa kareba sangbene? how are you? spoken to a woman
Kareba melo reply to Apa kareba
Melo reply to Apa kareba
Umba susi kareba? how are you?
Umba nakua kareba? how are you?
  Manasumoraka greeting used when visiting a house
  Siriakomi kamarampasan welcome greeting

 

Tukang Besi South [bhq] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)

Mai 'eka general greeting
'U ha'a mo? how are you?
E greeting used to call attention

 

Uab Meto [aoz] (Indonesia: Timor and Nuso Tenggara.)

Tabe' general greeting
Halo general greeting
Selamat pagi morning greeting
Selamat siang afternoon greeting
Selamat sore evening greeting
Selamat malam nighttime greeting
Noe me? greeting to a person who is going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Tkoenoktém welcome greeting

 

Uma [ppk] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)

Wori' tabe general greeting

 

Wandamen [wad] (Indonesia: Papua.)

Tuane? how are you?

 

Wano [wno] (Indonesia: Papua.)

Wa general greeting
 

Yale, Kosarek [kkl] (Papua New Guinea.  Indonesia: West Papua.)

Wa, wa general greeting
 

Yali, Angguruk [yli] (Papua New Guinea.  Indonesia: West Papua.)

Wa wa wa general greeting
Wahe general greeting
Halabok general greeting
  Nikni greeting spoken to an older man, "father"
  Nisinga greeting spoken to an older woman, "mother"
  Nare greeting spoken to a man close to your own age, "friend"
  Nehe greeting spoken to a woman close to your own age
  Not greeting spoken to a younger man, "little brother"
 

Yali, Ninia [nlk] (Papua New Guinea.  Indonesia: West Papua.)

Wa, wa general greeting
 

Yali, Pass Valley [yac] (Papua New Guinea.  Indonesia: West Papua.)

Wa, wa general greeting

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Tabé general greeting
 

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Fufukanay general greeting
 

 
    

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