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Ethnologue lists 139 languages spoken in Malaysia.

There are 56 of these languages on this page.

Malay is the official languages of Indonesia. 

 

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Abai Sungai [abf] (Malaysia: Sabah.)
 

Ia anu kabar mu?

how are you?

  Ombo ingkiat mu? where are you going?
  Ombo ingkiat asalmu? where have you come from?
     
Bajau, West Coast [bdr] (Malaysia: Sabah.)
  Nyan abal general greeting
  Selamat sensaung general greeting
  Selamat songom morning greeting
  Selamat malam evening greeting
  Yen abar nu? how are you?
  Alap reply to Yen abar nu
  Ai habbal? how are you?
  Aahap reply to Ai habbal
  Ahallap reply to Ai habbal
  Ai habbal kitalu? how are you?
     
Banjar [bjn] (Malaysia: Tawau. Indonesia: Kalimantan.)
  Uy urangnya general greeting
  Assalamualaikum general greeting used by Muslims
  Salamat baisukan morning greeting
  Mat baisukan morning greeting
  Apa habar? how are you?
  Napa habar? how are you?
  Salamat datang welcome greeting
     
Batek [btg] (Malaysia: North Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu.)
  Salam general greeting
  Salam alaik general greeting
  Ailow kabar? how are you?
     
Bidayuh, Bau [sne] (Malaysia: Bau.)
  Oni abar? how are you?
  Oni abar mu? how are you?
  Oni abar ingan? how are you?
     
Bidayuh, Biatah [bth] (Malaysia: Sarawak. Indonesia: Kalimantan.)
  Tabi general greeting
  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
     
Bisaya, Sabah [bsy] (Malaysia: Sabah.)
  Nunu abar? how are you?
     
Brunei [kxd] (Brunei. Malaysia: Sarawak.)
  Selamat pagi morning greeting
  Selamat petang afternoon greeting
  Selamat malam evening greeting
  Apa khabar? how are you?
  Khabar baik reply to Apa khabar
  Apa ada? how are you? informal
     
Bugis [bug] (Indonesia: Sulawesi. Malaysia.)
  Assalamu alaikum general greeting used by Muslims (from Arabic)
  Waalaikumussalam reply to Assalamu alaikum (from Arabic)
  Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh formal greeting used by Muslims (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?
  Mau ke mana? general greeting, "where are you going?"
  Dari mana? general greeting, "where have you been?"
     
Chinese, Hakka [hak] (China, Malaysia, and Indonesia.)
  汝好 ngi hao: general greeting, also written 爾好
  汝好乜 ngi hao mo: general greeting
  爾好セ ngi hao mo: general greeting
  hao: reply to 汝好乜 and 爾好セ
  安早 zo an: morning greeting
  早上好 tsā shàng hǎo: morning greeting
  晚上好 mān shàng hǎo: evening greeting
  晚安 wǎn ān: evening and nighttime greeting
  欢迎 fon ngiang: welcome greeting to a visitor
     
Chinese, Mandarin [cmn] (China)
  汝好 nî hâo: general greeting
  您好 nín hâo: general greeting
  早安 zâo an: morning greeting
  午安 wǔ ān: afternoon greeting
  晚上好 wǎn shàng hǎo: evening greeting
  晚安 wǎn ān: evening and nighttime greeting.
  你好吗? nî hâo ma: how are you?, also written 你好嗎
  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
  ho ho: reply to 汝好
  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.  Ho mo in Chaozhou dialect.
  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t)
  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
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Dusun, Central [dtp] (Malaysia: Sabah.)
  Kopivosian general greeting
  Kopisanangan dongkosuabon morning greeting
  Kopisanangan kosuabon morning greeting
  Kopisanangan dangadou noontime greeting
  Kopisanangan dongsosodopon afternoon/evening greeting
  Kopisanangan dososodopon afternoon/evening greeting
  Kopisanangan minsosodop afternoon/evening greeting
  Kopisanangan dongosodop afternoon/evening greeting
  Kopisanangan dongotuong nighttime greeting
  Okurokuro koh noh? how are you?
  Osonong ononong ih boh reply to Okurokuro koh noh
  Enu abar nu? how are you?
  Nunu abel nu? how are you?
  Osonong reply to Nunu abel mu
  Kopivosian om kopisanangan welcome greeting
  Kotobian do dongkosuabon morning greeting in the Ranau dialect
  Kotobian do sosodopon afternoon greeting in the Ranau dialect
  Kotobian do dongotuong evening greeting in the Ranau dialect
     
English [eng] (United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, Australia, various other countries.)
  Hello formal greeting
  Hi informal greeting
  Good morning morning greeting
  Good afternoon afternoon greeting
  Good evening formal evening greeting
  Good day formal daytime greeting
  How are you? how are you?
  Fine reply to how are you
  Fine, how're you? reply to how are you
  Fine, and you? reply to how are you
  I'm fine, thank you, and you? formal reply to how are you
  Welcome formal greeting spoken to a person who is arriving
     
Gana [gnq] (Malaysia: Sabah.)
  Guana mu lenin sihak dok 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
  Selamat malam nighttime 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
     
Iranun [ill] (Malaysia: Sabah.)
  Assalamu alaikum general greeting
  Antuna abar? how are you?
  Mapia reply to Antuna abar
  Antuna abar ka? how are you?
  Antuna e abar? how are you?
  Inguma kanu welcome greeting
  Dadseg kanu welcome greeting
     
Jah Hut [jah] (Malaysia: Pahang State.)
  Selamat natre morning greeting
  GeɁ pat Ɂimãh nin dɛh? where are you going?
     
Javanese [jav] (Indonesia: Java.  Malaysia.)
  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? 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
  Yok opo kabare awakmu rek? how are you? spoken in the Malang dialect
  Sugeng rawuh welcome greeting
     
Kadazan, Coastal [kzj] (Malaysia: Sabah.)
  Kotobian doungosuvab morning greeting
  Kotobian doungadau afternoon greeting
  Kotobian minsosodop evening greeting
  Kotobian doungotuvong nighttime greeting
  Onu abal nu? how are you?
  Avasi toomod reply to Onu abal nu
  Avasi zou reply to Onu abal nu
  Kopivosian pisompuruan welcome greeting
     
Kayan, Baram [kys] (Malaysia: Sarawak.)
  Kenun dengah general greeting
  Nun dengah? informal greeting
  Nun dengah ka'? how are you?
  Selamet jehima morning greeting
  Sayu jehima morning greeting
  Sayu beloddou afternoon greeting
  Selamet ngedau evening greeting
  Selamet malem nighttime greeting
  Dengah sayu reply to Nun dengah ka'
  Sayu reply to Nun dengah ka'
  Sayu ka ika' ya? how are you?
  Sayu ka akui reply to Sayu ka ika' ya
     
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
     
Kensiu [kns] (Malaysia.)
  Nâhyé general greeting in the Kerbu dialect
  Tabé general greeting in the Sungai Raya dialect
  Tabek general greeting in the Ulu Pahang dialect
     
Kimaragang [kqr] (Malaysia: Sabah.)
  Kotobian om kounsikaan general greeting
  Kounsikaan minsusuvab morning greeting
  Ay, owo greeting spoken by a man to another man
  Ay, obpinee greeting spoken by a man to another man
  Ay, alo greeting spoken by a woman to another woman
  Ay, ondig greeting spoken by a woman to another woman
  Siongo koh? where are you going?
  Sêelo reply to Siongo koh, "over there"
  Aso-i, maapânaw oku reply to Siongo koh, "nowhere, just out walking"
  Aso-i, mamanaw bâanar reply to Siongo koh, "nowhere, just out walking"
  Siongo pakaayan nu? where are you going?
  Mongo koh siongo? where are you going?
  Awasi koh-i oy? how are you? spoken to one person
  Awasi-i reply to Awasi koh-i oy
  Aasili-ali kow-i oy? how are you? spoken to a group
  Ali-ali-i reply to Aali-ali kow-i oy
  Waro ot totoron sino oy? greeting spoken at a house, "is anyone home?"
  Waro reply to Waro ot totoron sino oy
  Endakadan kow-i oy? greeting spoken at a house, "may I come in?"
  Suwang siti welcome greeting and reply to Endakadam kow-i oy, "do come in"
  Todlong welcome greeting and reply to Endakadam kow-i oy, "do come in"
  Indakod welcome greeting and reply to Endakadam kow-i oy, "do come up"
  Kopiwosian welcome greeting
     
Kinabatangan [dmg] (Malaysia: Sabah.)
  Anu abar mu? how are you? in the Sungai Makiang dialect
  Awarong reply to Anu abar mu
     
Kota Marudu Tinagas [ktr] (Malaysia: Sabah.)
  Osonong kosuabon morning reeting
  Osonong sosodopon afternoon greeting
  Osonong pitanga adau evening greeting
  Osonong totuwong nighttime greeting
     
Lotud [dtr] (Malaysia: Tuaran in Sabah.)
  Monguro ko? where are you going?, spoken to one person
  Mimpanau-panau oku reply to Monguro ko, "I'm just walking"
  Mimpanau-panau oku hino reply to Monguro ko, "I'm going over there"
  Monguro kou tikou? where are you going? spoken to a group
  Idombo ko mantad? where have you come from?
  Talib oku po greeting spoken when passing by a house, "let me pass by"
  O' bo reply to Talib oku po
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Malaccan Creole [mcm] (Malaysia: Malacca.)
  Teng bong? how are you?
  Bong pamiang morning greeting
  Bong midia afternoon greeting
  Bong atadi evening greeting
  Bong anuti nighttime greeting
     
Malay, Baba [mbf] (Singapore.)
  Selamat pagi morning greeting
  Selamat tengah hari afternoon greeting
  Selamat petang evening greeting
  Apa macham? how are you?
  Amacham? how are you?
  Apa kabair? how are you?
  Apa kabar? how are you?
  Kabar baik reply to Apa kabar
  Dah makan tak? have you eaten?
     
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, Kedah [meo] (Malaysia: Kedah, Penang, Perlis, Perak. Thailand: Satun.)
  Assalamualaikum general greeting
  Alaikumassalam reply to Assalamualaikum
  Salam general greeting
  Apa habaq? how are you?
     
Malay, Negeri Sembilan [zmi] (Malaysia: Ulu Muar.)
  Selamat pagi morning greeting
  Selamat tongah hari afternoon greeting
  Selamat potang evening greeting
  Selamat malam nighttime greeting
  Apo koba? how are you?
     
Malay, Sabah [msi] (Malaysia: Sabah.)
  Selamat general greeting
  Selamat pagi morning greeting
  Selamat malam evening greeting
  Selamat datang welcome greeting
     
Malay, Standard [zsm] (Malaysia and Brunei.)
  Selamat general greeting
  Selamat pagi morning greeting
  Selamat petang afternoon greeting
  Selamat tengahari afternoon greeting
  Selamat malam evening greeting
  Assalamualaikum general greeting used by Muslims
  Alaikumassalam reply to Assalamualaikum
  Apa khabar? how are you?
  Khabar baik reply to Apa khabar
  Selamat datang welcome greeting
Melanau [mel] (Malaysia: Sarawak.)
  Selamet suwap morning greeting
  Selamet bah su morning greeting
  Selamet abei afternoon greeting
  Selamet bah abei afternoon greeting
  Selamet malem nighttime greeting
  Inew dengah kaau? how are you?
  Inew dengah neaw? how are you?
  Inew dengah? how are you?
  Selamet labik welcome greeting
     
Molbog [pwm] (Philippines: Palawan Province. Malaysia: Sabah.)
  Masalám mala'ikúm general greeting
  Mala'ikúm asalám reply to Masalám mala'ikúm
     
Murut, Keningau [kxi] (Malaysia: Sabah.)
  Kaansayan ra orou afternoon greeting
  Atu abal mu? how are you?
     
Murut, Tagal [mvv] (Malaysia: Sabah. Indonesia: Kalimantan.)
  Onsoi susuab morning greeting
  Onsoi tanga nu orou afternoon greeting
  Onsoi kamaion evening greeting
  Onsoi londom nighttime greeting
  Kaansayan ra susuab 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?
  Aun abar mu? how are you?
  Onsoi reply to Aun kabar mu and Aun abar mu
     
Murut, Timugon [tih] (Malaysia: Sabah.)
  Kaansayan ra susuab morning greeting
  Kaansayan ra orou afternoon greeting
  Kaansayan ra londom nighttime greeting
  Atan tanou muno? how are you?
     
Penan, Bah-Biau [pna] (Malaysia: Sarawak.)
  Nu denge? how are you?
     
Penan, Eastern [pez] (Malaysia: Sarawak.)
  Tabi' general greeting
  O bake general greeting
  Jian ngivun morning greeting
  Jian dau kuba' evening greeting
  Jian maram nighttime greeting
  Ineu rengah? how are you?
  Ineu rengah ko? how are you?
  Akeu jian reply to Ineu rengah ko
     
Rungus [drg] (Malaysia: Sabah.)
  Manansalamat general greeting
  Salamat kosuvabon early morning greeting
  Sonong kosuvabon early morning greeting
  Salamat sasarap morning greeting
  Kopivosihan sasarap morning greeting
  Kopivosihan minsosodop evening greeting
  Salamat sodop nighttime greeting
  Sasarap? how are you?
  Nunu habal? how are you?
  Habal do avantang reply to Nunu habal
  Habal tavantang reply to Nunu habal
  Kopivosihan welcome greeting
     
Salako (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
     
Sama, Balangingih [sse] (Philippines: Mindanao. Malaysia: eastern Sabah.)
  Singgahan da ka? how are you?
     
Sama, Southern [ssb] (Philippines. Malaysia.)
  Assalam mu alayukum

general greeting used by Muslims

  Alaykum mu assalam reply to Assalam mu alaykum
  Uy, luun kow? greeting used when arriving at a house
  Aha' reply to Uy, luum kow
  Na, kau ko ili reply to Uy, luum kow
  Pingga kow? greeting to a person going somewhere: "where are you going?"
  Bey kow pingga? greeting to a person arriving: "where have you come from?"
  Bey kam pingga? greeting to a person arriving: "where have you come from?"
  Pee reply to Pingga kow, Bey kow pingga and Bey kam pingga
  Pinaan sidja reply to Pingga kow, Bey kow pingga and Bey kam pingga
     
Semai [sea] (Malaysia.)
  Tabek general greeting in the Jalai dialect
  Selamat pegelap morning greeting
  Selamat kelem nighttime greeting
  Ma igah? how are you?
  Ilok gah? how are you?
     
Semelai [sza] (Malaysia.)
  Manday khabar? how are you?
  Khabar elok reply to Manday khabar
  Gate hõn? greeting spoken when meeting on a path, literally "where are you going?"
  Daʔ smaʔ? greeting spoken when approaching a house, literally "is anyone there?"
     
Tamil [tam] (India: Tamil Nadu.)
  வணக்கம் vanakkam: general greeting
  காலை வணக்கம் kalai vanakkam: morning greeting
  மதிய வணக்கம் matiya vanakkam: afternoon greeting
  நீ எப்படி இருக்கிறாய் ni eppadi irukkiray: how are you?
  நான் நல்லபடியாக இருக்கிறேன் naan nallapadiyaka irukkenren: reply to நீ எப்படி இருக்கிறாய்
  எப்படி இருக்கீங்க eppadi irukeenga: how are you?
  நல்லா இருக்கின்றேன் nallaa irukkenren: reply to எப்படி இருக்கீங்க
  நல்லாவே இருக்கேன் nallaave irukken: reply to எப்படி இருக்கீங்க
  நன்றாக இருக்கின்றீர்களா?  nanraaga irukkenriirgalaa: how are you?
  நல்லா இருக்கீங்களா?  nallaa irukkengalaa: how are you?
  நான் நன்றாக இருக்கின்றேன் naan nanraaga irukkendreen: reply to நல்லா இருக்கீங்களா
  நான் நல்லா இருக்கேன் naan nalla irukkeen: reply to நல்லா இருக்கீங்களா
  வாருங்கள் vaarungal: welcome greeting
  வாங்க vaanga: welcome greeting in spoken language
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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?
     
Temiar [tea] (Malaysia: Perak and Kelantan.)
  Hei general greeting
  Selamat general greeting
  Malɔɔ? general greeting, "where?" 
  Malɔɔ hamciib? where are you going?
  Malɔɔ haciib? where are you going?
  Malɔɔ haciib atɛɛ? where are you coming from?
  Selamat yehyah morning greeting
  Selamat layeg nighttime greeting
  Selamat lagyek nighttime greeting
  Elok gah? how are you?
  Gah mej reply to Elok gah
  Mej reply to Elok gah
  Hu wal welcome greeting
  Selamat tibak welcome greeting
     
Temuan [tmw] (Malaysia.)
  Mana pegi? where are you going?
  Hoi, mana pegi? where are you going?
  Nan kamana? where are you going?
     
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
     
Yakan [yka] (Philippines: Basilan Island. Malaysia: Sabah.)
  Ohah general greeting
  Sainge ru kite? how are you?
  Tungan nu? where are you going?
 

Amban nu?

where are you going?

     
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