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Greetings in Languages and Dialects of the Philippines

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Ethnologue lists 175 languages spoken in the Philippines.

There are 108 of these languages on this page.

English and Filipino are the official languages of the Philippines.

 

   

 

 

Agta, Casiguran Dumagat [dgc] (Philippines: Sierra Madre.)

Masampat a edow de ikaw

general daytime greeting

Masampat e abi-abi

morning greeting

Masampat ta abi-abi

morning greeting

 

Agta, Central Cagayan [agt] (Philippines.)

Fo

general greeting spoken by a visitor approaching a house

A ikamuy mantu

reply to Fo, literally "ah, it's you"

Simarok kam

reply to Fo, literally "come on inside"

  Ittay yakoey general greeting spoken by a visitor, "I'm here"
  Ittã kãnan general greeting spoken to a visitor, "you're here"

Had nagafum?

general greeting, "where are you coming from?"

Had eyam?

general greeting, "where are you going?"

E yak la ten

reply to Had eyam, literally "I'm just walking there"

E yak ta agyan muy

reply to Had eyam, literally "I'm going to your place"

 

Agutaynen [agn] (Philippines: Agutaya Island.)

Muyang kaldaw

general greeting

Muyang damal damal morning greeting

Muyang apon

afternoon greeting

Muyang labi

evening greeting

Muya ka reply to greetings
Muya ka kaman reply to greetings
  Tagbalay greeting used when arriving at a house
  Dayon reply to Tagbalay
  Ariapa nagalin? greeting used to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  Ariamopa nagalin? greeting used to a group of people arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  Ariapa paning? greeting used to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Ariamopa paning? greeting used to a group of people going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Atan lamang reply, "over there"

 

Alangan [alj] (Philippines: north central Mindoro.)

Maalen pag umaga morning greeting
  Maalen paagrateng welcome greeting

 

Alta, Southern [agy] (Philippines: Nueva Ecija.)

Mahampat umabiyak

morning greeting

Mahampat nin mahambak kumuyu

morning greeting

Mahampat nin kaawat kumuyu

afternoon greeting

Mahampat nin yabi kumuyu

evening greeting

 

Ayta, Abellen [abp] (Philippines: Luzon.)

Kohmohta? how are you?

Apo greeting used when approaching a house

Tao greeting used when approaching a house

Manik kao reply to Apo and Tao

Homlep kao reply to Apo and Tao

Way ihtew ka ibat? where are you coming from?
  Way ihtew ka makew? where are you going?
  Ihtew bengat reply to Way ihtew ka ibat and Way ihtew ka makew

 

Ayta, Mag-antsi [sgb] (Philippines: Luzon.)

Bapa wa greeting used when approaching a house

Dara wa greeting used when approaching a house

Hika aod dara reply to Bapa wa and Dara wa

Ay-iri ka ubat? where are you coming from?
  Ay-iri ka munta? where are you going?

 

Ayta, Mag-Indi [blx] (Philippines: Luzon.)

Antuy ubatan mu? where are you coming from?
  Antuy lakwen mu? where are you going?
  Ubat aku du reply to Antuy ubatan mu and Antuy lakwen mu

 

Balangao [blw] Philippines: Luzon.)

Nokay hen narpowan? greeting to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"

Nokay hen ayam? greeting to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"

Emeya ahchi reply to Nokay hen narpowan and Nokay hen ayam

Haa manggagga ay reply to Nokay hen narpowan and Nokay hen ayam

Apo

greeting spoken when approaching a house

Henggep ayu

reply to Apo

Ay chayu peetha

reply to Apo

Ay ummaliayu?

reply to Apo

 

Bantayanon [btx] (Philippines: Central Visayas.)

  Maayong adlaw general daytime greeting

Mayong aga

morning greeting
  Maayong udto midday greeting
  Maayong gab-i nighttime greeting

 

Bantoanon [bno] (Philippines: Western Visayas.)

Mayong adlaw

general daytime greeting

Mayong aga

morning greeting

Mayong hapon

afternoon greeting

Mayong gabi-i

evening greeting

Kumusta ka?

how are you?

Maado, salamat

reply to Kumusta ka

  Hariin ka gihalin? greeting to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  Pariin ka? greeting to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Tagbalay greeting used when arriving at a house
  Ikaw yaki reply to Tagbalay

 

Batak [bya] (Philippines.)

Horas

general greeting

Horas bah

general greeting

 

Bikol, Central [bcl] (Philippines: Luzon.)

Marhay na adlaw

general greeting

Dios marhay na adlaw

general greeting

Marhay na adlaw po

formal greeting

Marhay na aga

morning greeting

Dios marhay na aga

morning greeting

Marhay na aga po

formal morning greeting

Marhay na odto

noontime greeting

Dios marhay na odto

noontime greeting

Marhay na odto po

formal noontime greeting

Marhay na hapon

afternoon greeting

Dios marhay na hapon

afternoon greeting

Marhay na hapon po

formal afternoon greeting

Marhay na bangi

evening greeting

Dios marhay na bangi

evening greeting

Marhay na bangi po

formal evening greeting

Kumustas?

how are you?

Kumusta?

how are you?

Kumusta po kamo?

how are you?

  Kumusta po? how are you?
  Kumusta na? how are you? informal
  Maray man po reply to Kumustas, Kumusta, and Kumusta po
  Maray man reply to Kumustas, Kumusta, and Kumusta na

Maogmang pag-abot

welcome greeting

 

Bikol, Libon [lbl] (Philippines: Albay Province.)

Dios maray na aldaw

formal greeting

Maray na aldaw

informal greeting

Dios maray na aga po

formal morning greeting

Maray na aga

informal morning greeting

Dios maray na odto po

formal noontime greeting

Maray na odto

informal noontime greeting

Dios maray na hapon po

formal afternoon greeting

Maray na hapon

informal afternoon greeting

Dios maray na banggi po

formal evening greeting

Maray na banggi

informal evening greeting

Kumusta po?

how are you?, formal

Maray man po

reply to Kumusta po

Kumusta na?

how are you? informal

Maray man

reply to Kumusta na

 

Bikol, Northern Catanduanes [cts] (Philippines: Northern Catanduanes.)

Mayad nga adlaw

general greeting in the Pandaray-a dialect

Mayad nga aga

morning greeting in the Pandaray-a dialect

 

Mayad nga hapon

afternoon greeting in the Pandaray-a dialect

Mayad nga gabii

evening greeting in the Pandaray-a dialect

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Bikol, Rinconada [bto] (Philippines: Luzon.)

Maray na aldəw general daytime greeting
  Maray na mararamrāgən early morning greeting
  Maray na ramrag morning greeting
  Maraya na mudtō midday greeting
  Maray na apon afternoon greeting
  Maray na gab-ī evening greeting
  Maray na lawəd nighttime greeting

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Bikol, Southern Catanduanes [bln] (Philippines: Southern Catanduanes.)

Dios marhay na aldaw

general daytime greeting

Mayad na aldaw

general daytime greeting

Dios marhay na aga

morning greeting

Mayad na aga

morning greeting

Dios marhay na hapon

afternoon greeting

Mayad na hapon

afternoon greeting

Dios marhay na banggi

evening greeting

Mayad na banggi

evening greeting

Kumusta po kamo?

how are you?

Kumusta ka?

how are you?

Mayad

reply to Kumusta ka

Dagos po

welcome greeting

 

Binukid [bkd] (Philippines: Minandao.)

Maayad selem

general greeting

Maayad ha aldew

general daytime greeting

Maayad ha anlaw

general daytime greeting

Maayad ha saselem

morning greeting greeting

Maayad ha mahapon

afternoon greeting

Maayad ha daleman

evening greeting

Maayad ha pag-uma

welcome greeting

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Blaan, Koronadal [bpr] (Philippines: Cotabato.)

Mayo

general greeting

Gamu kadì reply to Mayo, literally "it's you"

Fyu flafus

morning greeting

Fyu alturo

afternoon greeting

Fyu flavi

afternoon greeting

Fyu kifu

evening greeting

  Nè gufdum? greeting to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  Nè gusngém? greeting to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Nè gusalum? greeting to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Lo déé reply to Nè gufdum, Nè gusngém, and Nè gusalum

 

Blaan, Sarangani [bps] (Philippines: Cotabato.)

Fye flafus

morning greeting

Fye flavi

afternoon greeting

Fye kifu

nighttime greeting

Kumusta ge?

how are you?

Det kagkaham?

how are you?

Afyu flafus

morning greeting in the Bolul dialect

Afyu flavi

afternoon greeting in the Bolul dialect

Afyu kifu

nighttime greeting in the Bolul dialect

Fliu flafus

morning greeting in the Digos dialect

Fliu flavi

afternoon greeting in the Digos dialect

Fliu kifu

nighttime greeting in the Digos dialect

 

Bolinao [smk] (Philippines: Pangasinan Province.)

Kumusta kamo

general greeting

Maabig a awro

general greeting

Maabig a buklas

morning greeting

Maabig a yabina afternoon greeting

Maabig a yabi

evening greeting

Kumusta?

how are you?

Ani idya mo?

how are you?

Maong det

reply to Ani idya mo

  Dada' greeting used when arriving at a house
  Ay, sikamo anamain reply to Dada'
  Sikamo main reply to Dada'
  Adti ka ibat? greeting to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  Adti keen mo? greeting to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Adti ka mako? greeting to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Itaw e reply to Adti ka ibat, Adti keen mo, and Adti ka mako
  Mako kodtaw reply to Adti ka ibat, Adti keen mo, and Adti ka mako

 

Bontok, Central [lbk] (Philippines: Guinaang.)

Khawis

general greeting

Khawis ay akhew

general daytime greeting

Khawis ay wiit

morning greeting

Khawis ay misuyaw afternoon greeting

Ay dakayo sa?

greeting spoken to a group of people who are arriving

Kamusta ka?

how are you?

Khawis

reply to Kamusta ka

  Into nan nalpowan? greeting spoken to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  Into nan omeyam? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Ischi reply to Into nan nalpowan and Into nan omeyam
  Tokayo greeting spoken when arriving at a house
  Chakayo pet sa reply to Tokayo

 

Bontok, Southern [obk] (Philippines: Luzon.)

Ay cha-ud nan norpowam? where are you coming from?
  Ay ayyam? where are you going?
  Omoyyak aschi reply to Ay ayyam, "just there"
  Na-oyak greeting used when approaching a house
  Somkopka welcome greeting used at a house, "come in"

 

Butuanon [btw] (Philippines: Butuan City and Minandao.)

Madyaw nga adlaw

general greeting

Madyaw nga buntag

morning greeting

Madyaw nga hinaat

morning greeting

Madyaw nga udto

noontime greeting

Madyaw nga hapon

afternoon greeting

Madyaw nga duum

evening greeting

  Kumusta kaw? how are you?
  Kumusta na kaw? how are you?
  Madyaw salamat reply to Kumusta kaw and Kumusta kaw
  Madyaw nga pagkani welcome greeting

 

Caluyanun [clu] (Philippines: Caluya Islands.)

Mayad nga adlaw

general daytime greeting

Tagbalay

greeting spoken by a visitor

Ikaw gali

greeting spoken to a visitor

  Adin kaw agalin? greeting spoken to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  Adin kaw maayan? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Diyan lang reply to Adin kaw agalin and Adin kaw maayan

 

Capiznon [cps] (Philippines: Northeastern Panay.)

Paanoano ka

general greeting

Maayo adlaw

general daytime greeting

Maayo aga

morning greeting

Maayo gabi-i

evening greeting

Kamusta?

how are you?

Maayo man

reply to Kamusta

 

Cebuano [ceb] (Philippines.)

Maayong adlaw

general greeting in the Visayan dialect

Maayong buntag

morning greeting in the Visayan dialect

Maayong udto

noontime greeting in the Visayan dialect

Maayong hapon

afternoon greeting in the Visayan dialect

Maayong gabii

evening greeting in the Visayan dialect

Kumusta ka?

how are you? in the Visayan dialect

Maayo man

reply to Kumusta ka in the Visayan dialect

Maayo reply to Kumusta ka in the Visayan dialect
Maayo, salamat reply to Kumusta ka in the Visayan dialect
Maayo kaayo reply to Kumusta ka in the Visayan dialect
Maayong pag-abot welcome greeting in the Visayan dialect

Maajong adlaw

general greeting in the Boholano dialect

Maajong buntag

morning greeting in the Boholano dialect

Maajong udto

noontime greeting in the Boholano dialect

Maajong hapon

afternoon greeting in the Boholano dialect

Maajong gabi-i

evening greeting in the Boholano dialect

Kamusta ka?

how are you? in the Boholano dialect

Maajo man

reply to Kamusta ka in the Boholano dialect

Maaung adlaw

general greeting in the Leyte dialect

Maaung buntag

morning greeting in the Leyte dialect

Maaung udto

noontime greeting in the Leyte dialect

Maaung hapon

afternoon greeting in the Leyte dialect

Maaung gabii

evening greeting in the Leyte dialect

 

Chavacano [cbk] (Philippines.)

Buenas

general greeting in Caviteño and Zamboangueño dialects

Buenas dias

morning greeting in Caviteño and Zamboangueño dialects

Buenas tardes

afternoon greeting in Caviteño and Zamboangueño dialects

Buenas noches

evening and nighttime greeting in Caviteño and Zamboangueño dialects

Quetal

informal greeting in Zamboangueño dialect

Quetal man uste?

respectful greeting to an elder in Zamboangueño dialect

Quetal man ustedes?

respectful greeting to a group of elders in Zamboangueño dialect

Quetal man evo?

informal greeting to one person in Zamboangueño dialect

Quetal man evos?

informal greeting to one person in Zamboangueño dialect

Quetal man kamo?

informal greeting to a group in Zamboangueño dialect

Quetal man tu?

informal courteous greeting to one person in Zamboangueño dialect

Quetal man vosotros?

informal courteous greeting to a group of people in Zamboangueño dialect

Buenamente man, gracias

reply to all greetings beginning with Quetal man

Bienvenido

welcome greeting spoken to one person

Bienvenidos

welcome greeting spoken to a group of people

 

Chinese, Mandarin [cmn] (China. Philippines.)

汝好

nî hâo: general greeting

您好

nín hâo: general 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

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 Nan [nan] (China. Philippines.)

汝好

di ho: general greeting in the Lan Nang (咱人話) dialect of the Philippines

汝好汝好

di ho di ho: general greeting in the Lan Nang (咱人話) dialect of the Philippines

 

Chinese, Yue Cantonese [yue] (China. Philippines.)

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

 

Cuyonon [cyo] (Philippines: Palawan coast.)

Mayad nga adlaw general daytime greeting
Mayad nga timprano morning greeting
Mayad nga ugto midday greeting
Mayad nga ugtong adlaw midday greeting
Mayad nga apon afternoon greeting
Mayad nga 'pon afternoon greeting
Mayad nga sirem sundown greeting
Mayad nga gabi evening greeting
Komosta ka ren? how are you?
Komosta ka? how are you? spoken to one person
Komosta kamo? how are you? spoken to a group
  Mayad da reply to Komosta ka ren

 

Davawenyo [daw] (Philippines: Davao.)

Madayaw

general greeting

Madayaw nga adlaw

general daytime greeting

Madayaw nga buntag

morning greeting

Madayaw nga hapon

afternoon greeting

Madayaw nga gabi-i

evening greeting

 

Dumagat, Remontado [agv] (Philippines.)

Mapiyang abe-abe

morning greeting in the Kaliwa Dumagat dialect

Kanna ka pupure?

general greeting, "where are you going?" in the Kaliwa Dumagat dialect

Piyon na abe-abe

morning greeting in the Kanan Dumagat dialect

Dino ka paago?

general greeting, "where are you going?" in the Kanan Dumagat dialect

Magandang umagha-a

morning greeting in the Remontado dialect

 

English [eng] (United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, Australia, Philippines, 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

Welcome

formal greeting spoken to a person who is arriving

How are you?

how are you?

 

Fine

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

 

Eskayan [esy] (Philippines: Taytay, Bohol.)

Abilaki general greeting
Griyalu aga morning greeting
  Griyalu agatacang midday greeting
  Griyalu lingay afternoon greeting
  Griyalu cloper evening greeting
  Lamis samyal thank you

 

Filipino [fil] (Philippines.)

Magandang araw po

formal daytime greeting

Magandang araw

informal daytime greeting

Magandang umaga po

formal morning greeting

Magandang umaga

informal morning greeting

Magandang tanghali po

formal noontime and early afternoon greeting (until 2 pm)

Magandang tanghali

informal noontime and early afternoon greeting (until 2 pm)

Magandang hapon po

formal afternoon and early evening greeting (from about 2 pm until 7 pm)

Magandang hapon

informal afternoon and early evening greeting (from about 2 pm until 7 pm)

Magandang gabi po

formal evening and nighttime greeting (after about 7 pm)

Magandang gabi

informal evening and nighttime greeting (after about 7 pm)

Halo

informal greeting

Kumusta po kayo?

how are you? formal

Mabuti po naman

reply to Kumusta po kayo

Kumusta ka?

how are you? informal

Mabuti naman

reply to Kumusta ka

Mabuhay

welcome greeting

Maligayang pagdating

welcome greeting

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Finallig [bkb] (Philippines: Luzon.)

Na oyak

greeting spoken by a visitor arriving at a house

Aka

greeting spoken to a person who is arriving

  Ay chaud nan norpowam? greeting spoken to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  Ay ayyam? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Omoyyak aschi reply to Ay chaud nan norpowam and Ay ayyam

 

Ga'dang [gdg] (Philippines.)

Ayowak

greeting spoken by a person approaching a house

Ayokayu

reply to Ayowak

  Sintaw naggabwattannu? greeting spoken to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  Sintaw angannu? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Se'oy reply to Sintaw naggabwattanu and Sintaw angannu

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Gaddang [gad] (Philippines.)

Macasta si daddaramat

morning greeting

Dios si daddaramat

morning greeting

Macasta si fuwab

afternoon greeting

Dios si pananganaw

afternoon greeting

Macasta a gaffi

evening and nighttime greeting

Dios si gaffi

evening and nighttime greeting

Manantaw si kayu?

how are you?

  Manantaw ka? how are you?
  Mappia ac pay reply to Manantaw ka

 

Hanunoo [hnn] (Philippines: Southern Oriental Mindoro.)

Mayad karawang sirang

general daytime greeting

Mayad pagsurip

morning greeting

Mayad pagyabi

evening greeting

Anong aypod upadan

welcome greeting spoken to a friend

Sarin ka pagmangginan?

literally, "where did you come from?"

 

Higaonon [mba] (Philippines: Misamis Oriental.)

Madagway masolom

morning greeting

Madagway ha masolom

morning greeting

Madagway ha aldaw

daytime greeting
  Madagway mahapon afternoon greeting

Madagway ha pag-uma

welcome greeting

 

Hiligaynon [hil] (Philippines: Iloilo and Capiz.)

Maayong adlaw

general daytime greeting

Maayong aga

morning greeting

Maayong buntag

morning greeting

Maayong udto

noontime greeting

Maayong hapon

afternoon greeting

Maayong gabi-i

evening greeting

Maayong sab

evening greeting

Maayo

general greeting

Halo

informal greeting

Kamusta ka?

how are you?

Kamusta ikaw?

how are you?

Maayo man

reply to Kamusta ka and Kamusta ikaw

 

Ibaloi [ibl] (Philippines: Benguet Province.)

 

Tuwa'y davan mo?

general greeting, "where are you going?"

 

Mayatya agsapa

morning greeting

 

Mayatya maatsim

afternoon greeting

 

Mayatya maashim

afternoon greeting

 

Mayatya edavi

evening greeting

 

Mayatya davi

evening greeting

  Toy edapo-an mo? greeting spoken to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  Toy daban mo? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Ondawak shiman reply to Toy edapo-an mo and Toy daban mo

 

Ibanag [ibg] (Philippines: Isabela and Cagayan.)

 

Dios nikau ta umma

morning greeting

 

Mapia nga umma nikau

morning greeting

 

Makasta nga taugnganagaw

noontime greeting

 

Dios nikau ta aggaw

afternoon greeting

 

Makasta nga aggaw

afternoon greeting

 

Mapia nga fuggag nikau

late afternoon greeting

 

Dios nikau ta fuggag

late afternoon greeting

 

Dios nikau ta gabi

evening and nighttime greeting

 

Mapia nga gabi nikau

evening and nighttime greeting

 

Makasta nga gabi

evening and nighttime greeting

 

Kunnasi ka ngana?

how are you?

 

Mapya gapa

reply to Kunnasi ka ngana

 

Ibatan [ivb] (Philippines: Babuyan Island.)

 

Apo

greeting spoken by a person approaching a house

 

Inyo sawen

greeting spoken to a visitor (literally, "oh, it's you!")

 

Ari kamo na

greeting spoken to a visitor (literally, "you're here")

Ara ka mangu?

how are you?

Mapya

reply to Ara ka mangu

  Dino nakayapwan nyo? greeting spoken to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  Dino nagayan nyo? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Kwanan nyo? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  May ako dwadaw reply to Dino nakayapwan nyo, Dino nagayan nyo and Kwanan nyo

 

Ifugao, Batad [ifb] (Philippines: Luzon.)

 

Maphod an algo

general greeting

 

Maphod an biggat

morning greeting

 

Maphod an himbatanngan

afternoon greeting

 

Maphod an habi

evening greeting

 

Immalia'

greeting spoken by a person arriving at a house

  Maphod ta umali ayul reply to Immalia'
  Ngay nalpugwam? greeting spoken to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  Hay umayuam? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Umuya' hidi reply to Ngay nalpugwam and Hay umayam

 

Ifugao, Mayoyao [ifu] (Philippines: Luzon.)

  Maphod an arkhaw general greeting
  Maphod an nanong mu morning greeting
  Maphod an laphin evening greeting
  Ngay umatano? how are you?
  Ngay umojom? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Immali ami greeting spoken to a person arriving at a house

 

Ifugao, Tuwali [ifk] (Philippines: Luzon.)

Mayat an biggatna

morning greeting

 

Maphod an biggatna

morning greeting

 

Mayat an himbatangan

afternoon greeting

 

Maphod an himbatangan

afternoon greeting

 

Mayat an mahdom

evening greeting

 

Maphod an nahdom

evening greeting

 

Musta ka ngay?

how are you?

 

Kumusta ka?

how are you?

 

Maphod

reply to Kumusta ka

  Maphod, salamat reply to Kumusta ka
  Salamat thank you
  Munhana ak thank you

 

Imaliyak

greeting spoken by a person arriving at a house

  Daanay nalpuwam? greeting spoken to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  Pangayam? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Pangayan yu? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Umeyak hidi reply to Daanay nalpuwam, Pangayam and Pangayan yu

 

Ilocano [ilo] (Philippines.)

 

Naimbag nga bigat

morning greeting

 

Naimbag a bigatyo

formal morning greeting to one person, and morning greeting to a group of people

 

Naimbag a bigatmo

informal morning greeting

 

Naimbag nga aldaw

noontime greeting

 

Naimbag ñga aldawyo

formal noontime greeting to one person, and morning greeting to a group of people

 

Naimbag ñga aldawmo

informal noontime greeting

 

Naimbag nga malem

afternoon

 

Naimbag a malemyo

formal afternoon greeting to one person, and morning greeting to a group of people

 

Naimbag a malemmo

informal afternoon greeting

 

Naimbag nga rabii

evening greeting

 

Naimbag a rabiiyo

formal evening greeting to one person, and morning greeting to a group of people

 

Naimbag a rabiim

informal evening greeting

 

Kumustaka?

how are you?

  Ania ngay? how are you? informal
  Ania ti damag? how are you? informal, "what's the news?"
  Ania ti damag dita? how are you? informal, "what's the news over there?"

 

Inabaknon [abx] (Philippines: Capul Island.)

 

Mahalap al'law

general greeting

 

Mahalap nalong

morning greeting

 

Mahalap amudto

noontime greeting

 

Mahalap kuhap

afternoon greeting

 

Mahalap sangom

evening greeting

 

Mahalap may reply to greetings

 

Kumusta?

how are you?

  Singnga kaw tikang? greeting spoken to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  Manalingnga kaw? greeting spoken to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  Palingnga kaw? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Ari hamok reply to Singnga kaw tikang, Manalingnga kaw, and Palingnga kaw

 

Inakeanon [akl] (Philippines: Aklan Province, northern Panay.)

Mayad-ayad nga adlaw

general greeting

Mayad-ayad nga agahon

morning greeting

Mayad-ayad nga hapon

afternoon greeting

Mayad-ayad nga gabi-i

evening greeting

Kumusta?

how are you?

 

Kumusta ka?

how are you?

Mayad man

reply to Kumusta ka

Kamusta ka eon?

how are you?

Mayad nga adlaw

general greeting in the Ibayjanon dialect

Mayad nga agahon

morning greeting in the Ibayjanon dialect

Mayad nga hapon

afternoon greeting in the Ibayjanon dialect

Mayad nga gabi-i

evening greeting in the Ibayjanon dialect

Musta eon?

how are you? in the Ibayjanon dialect

 

Inonhan [loc] (Philippines.)

 

Mayad nga adlaw

general daytime greeting

 

Iranun [ill] (Philippines: Mindanao. 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

 

Iraya [iri] (Philippines: Mindoro.)

Anta

general greeting spoken to a man

 

Ayna

general greeting spoken to a woman

 

Andaw

general greeting spoken to a group of people

 

Tu'an

greeting spoken to a male friend

 

Ta

greeting spoken to a man you don't know

 

Ya

greeting spoken to a woman you don't know

 

Isinai [inn] (Philippines.)

Si bijat morning greeting spoken in the Dupax dialect
  Si bijbihat morning greeting spoken in the Dupax dialect
  Mavves an bijat morning greeting spoken in the Dupax dialect
  Mavves si bijbihat morning greeting spoken in the Dupax dialect
Si ejaw general daytime greeting in the Dupax dialect
  Mavves an ejaw general daytime greeting in the Dupax dialect
  Si lawi nighttime greeting spoken in the Dupax dialect
  Mavves mu lawi nighttime greeting spoken in the Dupax dialect
  Kamosta-a? how are you? in the Dupax dialect
  Mevvesa-e reply to Kamosta-a
  Mabbet si bikat morning greeting spoken in the Bambang dialect

 

Isnag [isd] (Philippines.)

Atan na

greeting spoken by a person arriving at a house

  Napiya nga algaw daytime greeting
  Napiya nga gidam afternoon greeting
  Napiya nga gabi nighttime greeting

 

Itawit [itv] (Philippines: Luzon.)

Helo

general greeting

Napia nga algaw

general daytime greeting

Napia nga mataruk

morning greeting

Napia nga giram

afternoon greeting

Napia nga gabi

nighttime greeting

Minya ka?

how are you?

Kunnisi ka?

how are you?

Kunnasi ka?

how are you?

Minya kamo?

how are you? spoken to more than one person

Kunnasi kamo?

how are you? spoken to more than one person

Napia nak

reply to Minya ka, Kunnisi ka and Kunnasi ka

 

Itneg, Binongan [itb] (Philippines: Luzon.)

Nabalo ay wakas daytime greeting

Nabalo ay labi nighttime greeting

 

Itneg, Maeng [itt] (Philippines: Luzon.)

Nabalu ay wakas daytime greeting

Nabalu ay gidam afternoon greeting

Nabalu ay labi nighttime greeting

 

Itneg, Moyadan [ity] (Philippines: Luzon.)

Bag araoyo

morning greeting

Bag aguidamyo

nighttime greeting

 

Ivatan [ivv] (Philippines.)

Kapian ka pa nu Dios

general greeting in the Itabayaten dialect

Kapian ka pa nu Dios aschapanderak

morning greeting in the Itabayaten dialect

Kapian ka pa nu Dios aschamacuyab

afternoon greeting in the Itabayaten dialect

Kapian ka pa nu Dios ascha'xep

evening greeting in the Itabayaten dialect

Capian ka pa nu Dios

general greeting in the Ivasayen dialect

Capian ka pa nu Dios si chamavucjas

morning greeting in the Ivasayen dialect

Capian ka pa nu Dios si chamacuyab

afternoon greeting in the Ivasayen dialect

Capian ka pa nu Dios si chana'jep

evening greeting in the Ivasayen dialect

Ara ka mangu?

how are you?

Mapya

reply to Ara ka mangu

Jinu ngayan mu?

greeting spoken to a person going somewhere: "where are you going?"

Jinu nangayan mu?

greeting spoken to a person returning from somewhere: "where did you go?"

Dunguryaw

reply to Jinu ngayan mu and Jinu nangayan mu

 

Kagayanen [cgc] (Philippines.)

  Miad na sellem morning greeting

Indi ka galin? greeting spoken to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"
Indi ka punta? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
Indi ka punta anduni? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Untan nang reply to Indi ka galin and Indi ka punta
  Tagbalay greeting spoken when arriving at a house
  Kaon pla reply to Tagbalay

 

Kalagan [kqe] (Philippines: Davao.)

Assalamo alaykom

general greeting used by Muslims

  Alaykom issalam reply to Assalamo alaykom
  Wain kaw magasikun? greeting spoken to someone arriving, "where did you come from?"
  Makain kaw? greeting spoken to someone going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Makain kaw kadto? greeting spoken to someone going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Madin kaw? greeting spoken to someone going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Madin kaw paduug? greeting spoken to someone going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Adto gaid reply to Makain kaw, Makain kaw kadto, Madin kaw, and Madin kaw paduug

 

Kalagan, Tagakaulu [klg] (Philippines: Southern Mindanao.)

Madyaw masolem

general greeting

Madyaw na maselem

general greeting

Madyaw na alaw

general daytime greeting

Madyaw aga

morning greeting

Madyaw na alasdose

noontime greeting

Madyaw ambong

afternoon greeting

Madyaw na ambong

afternoon greeting

Madyaw gabi

evening greeting

Madyaw na gabi

evening greeting

Kumusta kaw?

how are you?

Kumusta da kaw?

how are you?

 

Kalinga, Limos [kmk] (Philippines.)

Nanligwatam? greeting spoken to a person who is arriving, "where are you coming from?"

Sin nat ayam? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"

Umuyak sidi reply to Nanligwatam and Sin nat ayam

Apu

general greeting spoken when approaching a house

Aweyyu

general greeting spoken to a person arriving

 

Kalinga, Lower Tanudan [kml] (Philippines.)

Dinu nalpuwam? greeting spoken to a person who is arriving, "where are you coming from?"

Dinu ayam? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"

Iyak si andi reply to Dinu nalpuwam and Dinu ayam

Tagu

general greeting spoken when approaching a house

Awwayyu

general greeting spoken to a person arriving

 

Kalinga, Lubuagan [knb] (Philippines: Luzon)

Napiye un al-algaw daytime greeting in the Balbalasang dialect

Napiye un lafi nighttime greeting in the Balbalasang dialect

Mamfyayo al-algaw daytime greeting in the Guinaang dialect

 

Kalinga, Southern [ksc] (Philippines: Pinukpuk.)

Napiya un algaw

daytime greeting

Napiya un gidgidam

morning greeting

Napiya un labi

evening greeting

Taku

general greeting spoken when approaching a house

Wayyu

general greeting spoken to a person arriving

 

Kallahan, Kayapa [kak] (Philippines: Nueva Vizcaya and Ifugao.)

Pahad ni agsapa

morning greeting

Pahad ni madem

afternoon greeting

Pahad ni malabi

evening greeting

 

Kallahan, Keley-i [ify] (Philippines.)

Immali kami general greeting

 

Kamayo [kyk] (Philippines.)

Madayaw

general greeting

Madayaw na adlaw

general daytime greeting

Madayaw na buntag

morning greeting

Madayaw na hapon

afternoon greeting

Madayaw na dum

evening greeting

 

Kankanaey [kne] (Philippines: Luzon.)

Gawis ay agew

general greeting

Gawis ay agew mo

general greeting spoken to one person

Gawis ay agew yo

general greeting spoken to a group of people

Gawis ay agsapa

morning greeting

Gawis ay agsapa mo

morning greeting spoken to one person

Gawis ay agsapa yo

morning greeting spoken to a group of people

Mayat ay agsapa

morning greeting

Gawis ay malem

afternoon greeting

Gawis ay malem mo

afternoon  greeting spoken to one person

Gawis ay malem yo

afternoon  greeting spoken to a group of people

Mayat ay masdem afternoon greeting

Gawis ay labi

evening greeting

Gawis ay labim

evening greeting spoken to one person

Gawis ay labi yo

evening greeting spoken to a group of people

Mayat ay labi

evening greeting

Nagapuam?

greeting spoken to a person entering a village ("where are you coming from?")

Nalpuam?

greeting spoken to a person entering a village ("where are you coming from?")

Umayam?

greeting spoken to a person leaving a village ("where are you going")

Umeyam?

greeting spoken to a person leaving a village ("where are you going")

 

Kankanay, Sagada Igorot [xnn] (Philippines: Luzon.)

Gawis ay agew

general greeting

Gawis ay agsapa

morning greeting

Gawis ay malen

afternoon greeting

Gawis ay labi

evening greeting

  Nagopowam?

greeting spoken to a person entering a village ("where are you coming from?")

  Nalpowam?

greeting spoken to a person entering a village ("where are you coming from?")

  Omayam?

greeting spoken to a person leaving a village ("where are you going")

  Omeyak isdi reply to Omayam
  Apu

general greeting spoken when approaching a house

  Immali kayo

general greeting spoken to a person arriving

  Immali ka oppay

general greeting spoken to a person arriving

 

Kinaray-a [kjr] (Philippines: Iloilo and Antique provinces.)

Mayad nga adlaw

general greeting

Mayad nga aga

morning greeting

Manami nga aga

morning greeting

Mayad nga hapun

afternoon greeting

Manami nga hapun

afternoon greeting

Mayad nga gabi-i

evening greeting

Manami nga gabi-i

evening greeting

Diin kaw maagto?

where are you going?

Ano bay pamatyag mo?

how are you?

Maayong adlaw

general greeting in the Karay-a dialect

Maayong aga

morning greeting in the Karay-a dialect

Maayong udto

noontime greeting in the Karay-a dialect

Maayong hapon

afternoon greeting in the Karay-a dialect

Maayong gabi

evening greeting in the Karay-a dialect

Kumusta ka?

how are you? in the Karay-a dialect

 

Maguindanao [mdh] (Philippines: Maguindanao and Cotabato.)

Asalamu alaikum general greeting used by Muslims

Alaikumi salam reply to Asalamu alaikum
Mapia mapita morning greeting
Mapia maudtu noontime greeting
Mapia malulem afternoon greeting
Mapia magabi evening greeting
  Endaw kanu ebpun? greeting spoken to a person arriving ("where are you coming from?")
  Endaw kanu mangay? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere ("where are you going?")
  San bu reply to Endaw kanu ebpun and Endaw kanu mangay

 

Malaynon [mlz] (Philippines: Aklan Province.)

Mayad nga adlaw

general greeting

Mayad nga agahon

morning greeting

Mayad nga hapon

afternoon greeting

Mayad nga gabi-i

evening greeting

Kamusta

informal greeting

Musta eon?

how are you?

 

Mamanwa [mmn] (Philippines: Mindanao.)

Ankar-in sa kamo ey? where are you going?
  Hain sa kamo garing? where are you coming from?

 

Mandaya [mry] (Philippines: Davao Oriental.)

Anda

general greeting

Madayaw na adlaw

general daytime greeting

Madayaw na 'maga

morning greeting

Madayaw ng 'apon

afternoon greeting

Madayaw na gab-i

evening greeting

Kumusta da kaw?

how are you?

Madayaw sa

reply to Kumusta da ka

Madayaw na pagdatung welcome greeting

 

Manobo, Agusan [msm] (Philippines.)

Kumusta

general greeting

Kumusta na

general greeting

Hondà

general greeting

Madojow now aedow

daytime greeting

  Andei ka man kapuun? greeting spoken to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  Andei ka man? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Andei ka ogdeg? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Duon da reply to Andei ka man kapuun, Andei ka man, and Andei ka ogdeg
  Mayo greeting spoken when arriving at a house
  Ayo greeting spoken when arriving at a house
  Iyu naan reply to Mayo and Ayo

 

Manobo, Bukidnon [mbb] (Philippines.)

Kumusta

general greeting

Maayad ha masalam

general greeting

  Maayad ha adlaw daytime greeting

 

Manobo, Cotabato [mta] (Philippines.)

Kumusta

general greeting

  Mepion magtu simang morning greeting
  Mepion nekebugsang noontime greeting
  Mepion mehapun afternoon greeting
  Mepion sigep evening and nighttime greeting
  Keduwan ko ya? greeting spoken to a person arriving, "where have you come from?"
  Keduwan yu ya? greeting spoken to a group of people arriving, "where have you come from?"
  Angayan ko ya? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Angayan yu ya? greeting spoken to a group of people going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Dahiya daa reply to Keduwan ko ya, Keduwan yu ya, Angayan ko ya, and Angayan yu ya
  Kaini a greeting spoken when arriving at a house
  Lagbas ka welcome greeting, reply to Kaini a, "come in"
  Kuni mabes welcome greeting, reply to Kaini a, "it's you"

Siit

general greeting in the Tasaday dialect

 

Manobo, Dibabawan [mbd] (Philippines: Manguagan, Mindanao.)

Madayow no kasooman morning greeting

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Manobo, Matigsalug [mbt] (Philippines: Davao del Norte.)

Meupiya general greeting
Meupiya red general greeting
  Meupiyan maselem morning greeting
  Meupiya ne maselem morning greeting
  Meupiyan aldew daytime greeting
  Meupiya ne aldew daytime greeting
  Meupiya maapun anggam afternoon greeting
  Meupiyan maapun afternoon greeting
  Uya, meupiya reply to any of the above greetings
  Hendei kag puun? greeting to a person arriving, "where did you come from?"
  Dutun de reply to Hendei kag puun
  Hendei kag pabulus? greeting to a person passing by, "where are you going?"
  Pendei kaa? informal greeting to a person passing by
  Dutun de reply to Hendei kag puun, Hendei kag pabulus, and Pendei kaa

 

Manobo, Obo [obo] (Philippines: Minandao.)

Mopian solom

general greeting

 

Mansaka [msk] (Philippines: Minandao.)

Andà general greeting

Madyaw na masurum morning greeting
  Madyaw na allaw general daytime greeting
  Madyaw na gabi evening and nighttime greeting
  Madyaw na pagdatung welcome greeting

 

Mapun [sjm] (Philippines.)

Assalamu alaykum general greeting
  Salam kita greeting used when shaking hands

 

Maranao [mrw] (Philippines: Mindanao and Lanao.)

Mapiya kapipita

general daytime greeting

Mapiya gagawii

evening greeting

Mapiya kagagawii

evening greeting

Assalamu alaikum

general greeting used by Muslims

Mapipiya kano?

how are you?

Mapiya mambo

reply to Mapipiya kano

Antona-a i masosowa a ka?

how are you?

Mapiya, salamat

reply to Antona-a i masosowa a ka

Bolos ka

welcome greeting

 

Masbatenyo [msb] (Philippines: Masbate Province.)

Maayo na aga morning greeting

Maayo po na aga morning greeting
  Maaya na udto midday greeting
  Maaya po na udto midday greeting
  Maayo na hapon afternoon greeting
  Maayo po na hapon afternoon greeting
  Maayo na gab-i evening greeting
  Maayo po na gab-i evening greeting
  Matiano ka na? how are you?
  Kumusta ka? how are you?
  Maayo man reply to Kumusta ka
  Mapakain ka? where are you going?

 

Molbog [pwm] (Philippines: Palawan Province. Malaysia: Sabah.)

Masalám mala'ikúm

general greeting

  Mala'ikúm asalám reply to Masalám mala'ikúm
  Imboko tu juan? where are you going?
  Tumalib na kau used when passing by, literally "I am passing by"

 

Palawano, Brooke's Point [plw] (Philippines: Palawan Island.)

Menungang meriklem

morning greeting

Menungang tengeldew

noontime greeting

Menungang mapun

afternoon greeting

Menungang gebi

evening greeting

Menunga gasi

reply to Menungang greetings

Embe mawa' miu?

greeting spoken to a person who is going somewhere, "where are you going?"

Embe tenaan miu?

greeting spoken to a person who is arriving, "where are you coming from?"

Embe taaw?

greeting spoken when approaching a house

Atu' kew nega?

greeting spoken when approaching a house

Tindal kew

welcome greeting spoken to a person approaching a house

Seled kew

welcome greeting, "come in"

 

Pampangan [pam] (Philippines: Luzon.)

Mayap a aldo

general greeting

Mayap a yabak

morning greeting

Mayap a yabak pu

formal morning greeting

Mayap a yugtu

noontime greeting

Mayap a yugtu pu

formal noontime greeting

Mayap a gatpanapun

afternoon greeting

Mayap a gatpanapun pu

formal afternoon greeting

Mayap a bengi

evening greeting

Mayap a bengi pu

formal evening greeting

Kumustá?

how are you?

 

Pangasinan [pag] (Philippines: Luzon.)

Masantos ya agew

general greeting

Masantos ya agew ed sika

general greeting spoken to one person

Masantos ya agew ed sikayon

general greeting spoken to a group of people

Maabig ya agew

general greeting

Maabig ya agew ed sika

general greeting spoken to one person

Maabig ya agew ed sikayo

general greeting spoken to a group of people

Masantos ya kabuasan

morning greeting

Masantos ya kabuasan ed sika

morning greeting spoken to one person

Masantos ya kabuasan ed sikayo

morning greeting spoken to a group of people

Maabig ya kabuasan

morning greeting

Maabig ya kabuasan ed sika

morning greeting spoken to one person

Maabig ya kabuasan ed sikayo

morning greeting spoken to a group of people

Masantos ya ngarem

afternoon greeting

Masantos ya ngaremed sika

afternoon greeting spoken to one person

Masantos ya ngaremed sikayon

afternoon greeting spoken to a group of people

Maabig ya ngarem

afternoon greeting

Maabig ya ngaremed sika

afternoon greeting spoken to one person

Maabig ya ngarem ed sikayo

afternoon greeting spoken to a group of people

Masantos ya labi

evening greeting

Masantos ya labi ed sika

evening greeting spoken to one person

Masantos ya labi ed sikayon

evening greeting spoken to a group of people

Maabig ya labi

evening greeting

Maabig ya labi ed sika

evening greeting spoken to one person

Maabig ya labi ed sikayo

evening greeting spoken to a group of people

Kumusta ka?

how are you?

Kumusta na?

how are you?

Masalese ku pu

reply to Kumusta ka and Kumusta na

Mayap ku pu

reply to Kumusta ka and Kumusta na

 

Porohanon [prh] (Philippines: Camotes Island.)

Maazong adlaw

general daytime greeting

Maazong buntag

morning greeting

Maazong gabi

evening greeting

 

Romblomanon [rol] (Philippines: Romblon and Sibuyan.)

Mabuhay

general greeting

Maayong adlaw

general daytime greeting

Maayong aga

morning greeting

Maayo nga alasdose

noontime greeting

Maayong hapon

afternoon greeting

Maayong gab-i

evening greeting

Kumusta ka?

how are you?

 

Sama, Balangingih [sse] (Philippines: Mindanao.)

Singgahan da ka? how are you?

 

Sama, Pangutaran [slm] (Philippines: Pangutaran Island.)

  Na, ka'u ko' iyu general greeting
  Aho' reply to Na ka'u ko' iyo

Assalam mu alayukum

general greeting used by Muslims

  Alaykum mu assalam reply to Assalam mu alaykum
  Bay ka'u paingga? greeting to a person going somewhere: "where are you going?"
  Paingga ka'u? greeting to a person arriving: "where have you come from?"

 

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

 

Sambal [xsb] (Philippines.)

Maabig a awlo

general greeting

Maabig a buklah

morning greeting

Maabig a buklas

morning greeting in the Masinloc dialect

Maabig a yabi

evening greeting

Kumusta cay na?

how are you?

Ayus bongat

reply to Kumusta cay na

 

Sangir [sxn] (Indonesia: Sulawesi. Philippines: Mindanao, Balut and Sarangani.)

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

 

Sorsogon Waray [srv] (Philippines.)

Mayad nga adlaw

general daytime greeting

Mayad nga aga

morning greeting

Mayad nga gab-i

evening greeting

 

Spanish [spa] (Spain, Mexico, and various countries in Central and South America.)

  Buenos días morning greeting
  Buenas tardes afternoon and evening greeting
  Buenas noches nighttime greeting
  Hola informal greeting
  ¿Cómo está? how are you? spoken to one person, formal
  ¿Cómo está usted? how are you? spoken to one person, formal
  ¿Cómo estás? how are you? spoken to one person, informal
  ¿Cómo están? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  ¿Cómo están ustedes? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Bien rely to Cómo está, Cómo está usted, Cómo estás, and Cómo están
  Muy bien rely to Cómo está, Cómo está usted, Cómo estás, and Cómo están
  Bien, gracias rely to Cómo está, Cómo está usted, Cómo estás, and Cómo están
  Estoy bien rely to Cómo está, Cómo está usted, and Cómo estás
  ¿Qué tal? how are you? informal
¿Qué tal andas? how are you? informal
  ¿Qué pasa? how are you? informal, "what's happening"
  ¿Qué hay de nuevo? how are you? informal, "what's new"
  ¿Qué hay? how are you? informal, "what's new"
  ¿Qué novedades traes? how are you? informal, "what news do you bring"
¿Cómo lo llevas? how are you? informal, "how's it going?"

 

Subanen, Central [syb] (Philippines: Minandao, Zamboanga, Sulu Archipelago.)

  Gempia gendaw daytime greeting
  Gempia siselem morning greeting
  Gempia taasendaw midday greeting
  Gempia delabung afternoon greeting
  Gempia remma afternoon greeting
Gempia gebii  evening and nighttime greeting
  Gempia pegdateng welcome greeting

 

Subanon [suc] (Philippines: Zamboanga Peninsula.)

  Molongas gondaw daytime greeting
Ombais gondaw daytime greeting
  Gompya gondaw daytime greeting

 

Piag gondaw

daytime greeting
  Molongas gondaw sog glam niu daytime greeting spoken to a group of people
Ombais gondaw sog glam niu daytime greeting spoken to a group of people
  Gompya nog gondaw sog glam niu daytime greeting spoken to a group of people
  Molongas sisolom late morning and early afternoon greeting
  Bais sisolom late morning and early afternoon greeting
Ombais sisolom late morning and early afternoon greeting
  Gompya sisolom late morning and early afternoon greeting

 

Piag sisolom

late morning and early afternoon greeting

  Molongas tasondow noontime greeting
  Ombais tasondow noontime greeting
  Gompya tasondow noontime greeting
  Piag tasondow noontime greeting
  Molongas lalabong late afternoon and early evening greeting
  Ombais lalabong late afternoon and early evening greeting
  Gompya delabong late afternoon and early evening greeting

 

Piag delabong

late afternoon and early evening greeting

  Molongas gobi evening greeting
  Ombais gobi evening greeting
  Gompya gobi evening greeting

 

Piag gobi

evening greeting

  Ayen ka pasungo? greeting to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Ayen ka tidow? welcome greeting to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"

 

Surigaonon [sul] (Philippines: Surigao.)

 

Marajao na adlaw

general greeting

 

Marajao na buntag

morning greeting

 

Marajao na hapon

afternoon greeting

 

Marajao na duyom

evening greeting

 

Kamusta?

how are you?

 

Tagabawa [bgs] (Philippines.)

Madigár general greeting

Madigár sillam kaneko morning greeting spoken to one person
  Madigár sillam kaniyo morning greeting spoken to a group
  Madigár mappon kaneko afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  Madigár mappon kaniyo afternoon greeting spoken to a group
  Madigár dukillam kaneko evening greeting spoken to one person
  Madigár dukillam kaniyo evening greeting spoken to a group
  Áskiyu kannê greeting to a person arriving, "it's you!"
  Ándayé igtikudan nu? greeting to a person arriving, "where have you come from?"
  Ándayé sadunan nu? greeting to a person passing by, "where are you going?"
  Mánda ka? greeting to a person passing by, "where are you going?"
  Taddô dád reply to Ándayé sadunan nu and Mánda ka by a person not going far, "just over there"
  Madunna dád tug babà reply to Ándayé sadunan nu and Mánda ka by a person going downhill, "just down there"
  Madunna dád tug daya reply to Ándayé sadunan nu and Mánda ka by a person going uphill, "just up there"
  Pénék kó welcome greeting, "come in"

 

Tagakaulo [klg] (Philippines: Southern Mindanao.)

Madyaw masolem general greeting
Madyaw na maselem general greeting
Madyaw na alaw general daytime greeting
Madyaw aga morning greeting
Madyaw na alasdose noontime greeting
Madyaw ambong afternoon greeting
Madyaw na ambong afternoon greeting
Madyaw gabi evening greeting
Madyaw na gabi evening greeting
Kumusta kaw? how are you?
Kumusta da kaw? how are you?

 

Tagalog [tgl] (Philippines.)

Magandang araw po

formal daytime greeting

Magandang araw

informal daytime greeting

Magandang umaga po

formal morning greeting

Magandang umaga

informal morning greeting

Magandang tanghali po

formal noontime and early afternoon greeting (until 2 pm)

Magandang tanghali

informal noontime and early afternoon greeting (until 2 pm)

Magandang hapon po

formal afternoon and early evening greeting (from about 2 pm until 7 pm)

Magandang hapon

informal afternoon and early evening greeting (from about 2 pm until 7 pm)

Magandang gabi po

formal evening and nighttime greeting (after about 7 pm)

Magandang gabi

informal evening and nighttime greeting (after about 7 pm)

Halo

informal greeting

Kumusta po kayo?

how are you? formal

Mabuti po naman

reply to Kumusta po kayo

Kumusta ka?

how are you? informal

Mabuti naman

reply to Kumusta ka

Mabuhay

welcome greeting

Maligayang pagdating

welcome greeting

 

Tagbanwa, Calamian [tbk] (Philippines: Palawan region.)

Mopyang kaldow

general greeting

Mopyang temprano

morning greeting

Mopyang lawi

evening greeting

Kumustara?

how are you?

 

Tandaganon [tgn] (Philippines: Tandag.)

  Madayao na adlaw general daytime greeting

Madayao na buntag morning greeting
  Madayao na hapon afternoon greeting
  Madayao na duyom evening greeting

 

Tausug [tsg] (Philippines.)

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 arriving at a house

Ūwa' awn tau

greeting spoken by a person arriving at a house

Sakat kaw reply to Ūwa' and Ūwa' awn tau

Biya diin na kaw?

how are you?

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?

greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"

Pakain na kaw yan?

greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Pakain kaw? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Bakas kaw hari'in? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?
  Madtu na aku reply to Pakain kaw, Pakain na kaw, Pakain na kaw yan, and Bakas kaw hari'in

 

Tboli [tbl] (Philippines.)

Hyu hlafus maam

morning greeting

Hyu hlafus

morning greeting

Hyu tungo karaw

afternoon greeting

Hyu koluy

afternoon greeting

Hyu kifu

evening greeting

Kumusta wo'?

how are you?

 

Tiruray [tiy] (Philippines: Upi, Cotabato, and Mindanao.)

Feyo gefewen

morning greeting

Feyo geutoh

noontime greeting

Feyo temegen

afternoon greeting

Feyo buteng

nighttime greeting

Falas seman?

how are you?

  Hon i tidéwo muwe de? greeting spoken to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  Hon i ayo muwe de? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Dob nan saén reply to Hon i tidéwo muwe de and Hon i ayo muwe de
  Dob nan greeting spoken when arriving at a house
  Dob nan gom sa dafo? greeting spoken when arriving at a house
  Begom wayo reply to Dob nan and Dob nan gom sa gafo

 

Waray-Waray [war] (Philippines.)

Maupay

general greeting

Maupay nga oras

general greeting spoken in the Leyte-Samarnon dialect

Maupay nga adlaw

general daytime greeting spoken in the Leyte-Samarnon dialect

Maupay nga aga

morning greeting spoken in the Leyte-Samarnon dialect

Maupay nga udto

noontime greeting spoken in the Leyte-Samarnon dialect

Maupay nga kulop

afternoon greeting spoken in the Leyte-Samarnon dialect

Maupay nga gab-i

nighttime greeting spoken in the Leyte-Samarnon dialect

Maupay na adlaw

general daytime greeting spoken in the Ormoc City (Leyte) dialect

Maupay na aga

morning greeting spoken in the Ormoc City (Leyte) dialect

Maupay na udto

noontime greeting spoken in the Ormoc City (Leyte) dialect

Maupay na gab-i

evening greeting spoken in the Ormoc City (Leyte) dialect

Kumusta ka?

how are you?

Maupay man

reply to Kumusta ka

 

Yakan [yka] (Philippines: Basilan Island.)

Ohah

general greeting

Salaam general greeting

Assalamu aleikom

general greeting used by Muslims

Aleikum mussalam reply to Assalamu aleikom

Sainge ru kite?

how are you?

Tungannu?

greeting spoken to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"

Ambannu?

greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Hap pi tu reply to Tungannu and Ambannu
  Uha, a'a luma' greeting spoken when arriving at a house
  Mana'ik kew reply to Uha a'a luma'
  Padiyalem kew reply to Uha a'a luma'

 

Yogad [yog] (Philippines: Luzon.)

Dyos apú

general greeting

  Makasta ya agaw daytime greeting
  Makasta ya biga nighttime greeting
  Kassandi ka? how are you?

 

 

 

 
    

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