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Greetings in Languages of Indonesia

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Ethnologue lists 726 languages spoken in Indonesia.

There are 134 of these languages on this page.

Indonesian is the official languages of Indonesia.

 

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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 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 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
     
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
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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
     
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/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
     
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
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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
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
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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, East [mky] (Indonesia: North Maluku.)
  Hhan po loe? where are you going?
     
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 the 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
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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? how are you?
     
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?
     
Teiwa [twe] (Indonesia: Pantar Island in East Nusa Tenggara Province.)
  Bes-bes morning greeting3
  War og midday greeting
  Ibayar afternoon greeting
  Iqa'an nighttime greeting
  Ha mat gi? 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
  Onmé? how are you?
  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
     
Yamdena [jmd] (Indonesia: Maluku.)
  Tabé general greeting
     
Yetfa [yet] (Indonesia: Papua.)
  Fufukanay general greeting
     
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