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This page contains greetings in the languages listed below, which begin with the letter B. 

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Baatonum [bba] (Benin: Borgou Province. Nigeria.)
  A bwdo? how are you?
  A bwn do? how are you?
  Wasi bwndo? how are you?
  A kpũnndo morning greeting
  Ann a kpũn? morning greeting
  Alafia reply to A kpũnn do, A bwdo, A bwn do, Wasi bwndo and Ann a kpũn
  Taare reply to Alafia
  Ka sso afternoon greeting
  Ka yoka nighttime greeting
  Ka smburu greeting spoken to a person who is working
  Ka weru welcome greeting to a visitor
  Oo reply to Ka sso, Ka yoka, Ka smburu, and Ka weru
     
Baba [bbw] (Cameroon: Ndop Plain.)
  Nalh general greeting
     
Babatana [baa] (Solomon Islands: East Choiseul Island.)
 

Sanoe

general greeting

  Marisasa noe morning greeting
  Kinaka noe afternoon greeting
  Kinaka vilu noe afternoon greeting
  Vilu noe evening greeting
  Kuse noe nighttime greeting
     
Babuza [bzg] (Taiwan.)
  Mahina niu? where are you going? in the Taokas dialect
  Ina mahina niu? where are you going? in the Taokas dialect
  Miyena niu? where are you going? in the Taokas dialect
     
Babine-Witsuwit'en [bcr] (Canada: British Columbia.)
 

Hadh

general greeting

  Dzn honzu general daytime greeting
  So'endzin? how are you?
  So'endzinlic? how are you?
  Sil nn'ah greeting spoken by one person to one person when shaking hands
  Sil niwh'ah greeting spoken by one person speaking to a group of people when shaking hands
  Niwhl nn'ah greeting spoken by a group of people speaking to one person when shaking hands
  Niwhl niwh'ah greeting spoken by a group of people speaking to a group when shaking hands
     
Badaga [bfq] (India: Tamil Nadu.)
 

Namaskara

general greeting

  Ollenge idhara? how are you? formal
  Ollenge iddiya? how are you?
  Ethe indhay? how are you?
  Suddi saddha ella olliththa? how are you?, "how is everything?"
  Hittu thindhu buttaya? have you eaten?
     
Bade [bde] (Nigeria.)
  Sannu general greeting in the Dagona dialect [bde-wes]
  Nga tlanau? morning greeting in the Dagona dialect [bde-wes]
  Kəlapiya reply to Nga tlanau in the Dagona dialect [bde-wes]
  Kəlapiya yau reply to Nga tlanau in the Dagona dialect [bde-wes]
  Tlanau kəlapiya? morning greeting in the Dagona dialect [bde-wes]
  ətkwau nganga? how are you? in the Dagona dialect [bde-wes]
  Nganga reply to ətkwau nganga in the Dagona dialect [bde-wes]
  De wahalau? how are you? ("are there difficulties") in the Dagona dialect [bde-wes]
  Ah, wahalau nabe reply to De wahalau in the Dagona dialect [bde-wes]
  Salank general greeting in the Maagwaram dialect [bde-wes]
  Us general greeting in the Maagwaram dialect [bde-wes]
  Ywwa reply to Us in the Maagwaram dialect [bde-wes]
  Lle welcome greeting in the Maagwaram dialect [bde-wes]
 

Slamk

general greeting in the Gashua dialect [bde-gas]

  Ll welcome greeting in the Gashua dialect [bde-gas]
     
Badui [bac] (Indonesia: West Java.)
  Rek kamana? where are you going?
     
Bafia [ksf] (Cameroon: Mbam Division.)
  Wa yembe morning greeting
  Wa yembe le cheche? morning greeting
     
Bafut [bfd] (Cameroon: North West province.)
 

Mboni

general greeting

  Abela? how are you?
  Abona reply to Abela
  Abɛ fu'uemə? morning greeting, "is the day clear?" 
  Ɨɨŋə  reply to Abɛ fu'uemə
  O bɨnɨnə? morning greeting, "you have gotten up"
  Nɨ sa'a akə? how are you?
  K bi'isə anu'dan reply to Nɨ sa'a akə
     
Bagheli [bfy] (India and Nepal.)
 

Kaisen hai tuy?

how are you?

  Hum thik hein reply to Haisen hai tuy
     
Bagri [bgq] (India: Punjabi, Rajasthan, and Haryana. Pakistan: Sindh Province.)
  क्यूकर है

kyukara hai: how are you?

     
Bahnar [bdq] (Vietnam.)
  Mat general greeting
  Inh nam ngoi to ih general greeting
  Ih ham oei long akaw? how are you?
  Huay mon reply to Ih ham oei long akaw
     
Bai [bca] (China: Yunnan.)
  挪锹

nuochiao: general greeting

     
Baikeno [bkx] (East Timor.)
 

Tabe'

general greeting

  Halo general greeting (from English)
  Bon dia morning greeting (from Portuguese)
  Boa tarde afternoon greeting (from Portuguese)
  Bonoite nighttime greeting (from Portuguese)
  Omne nalek ai kah? how are you?
     
Baima [bqh] (China: Sichuan.)
 

扎西德勒 

zhaxi dele: general greeting

  则让吉?  ze rang ji: how are you?
     
Bajan [bjs] (Barbados.)
  Gud marnin morning greeting
  Good marnin morning greeting
  Good marning morning greeting
  How you goin? how are you?
     
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?
     
Baka [bkc] (Cameroon.)
  Mo jukɛ? morning greeting
  Mo jukɛ kɔ? morning greeting
  Ambɔ, mo jukɛ? morning greeting spoken to a friend
  Ma jukɛ reply to Mo jukɛ, Mo jukɛ kɔ, and Ambɔ mo jukɛ
  ɛɛ, ma jukɛ reply to Mo jukɛ, Mo jukɛ kɔ, and Ambɔ mo jukɛ
  ɛɛ reply to Mo jukɛ, Mo jukɛ kɔ, and Ambɔ mo jukɛ
  I jukɛ? morning greeting spoken to a group
  ɛɛ, nga jukɛ reply to I jukɛ
  Jk dkal morning greeting
  A nyang tɛ m? how are you?
  Na ngba reply to A nyang tɛ m
  Mo gɔ a k? greeting to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Mo dɔ nye? greeting to a person arriving, "why have you come?"
     
Baka [bdh] (South Sudan: West Equatoria State.)
  Mand zɨýị general greeting
  Mand kp zɨýị reply to Mand zɨýị
  y ka be 'diya? how are you?
  My blmma reply to y ka be 'diya
  y ndr 'da? where are you going?
     
Bakair [bkq] (Brazil: Mato Grosso.)
  Odora? how are you?
  dapa lwne? how are you?
  dapa reply to Odora and dapa lwne
  dainkba ur reply to dapa lwne
  dyam idze m? where are you going?
  dyam mydly? where are you going?
     
Bakaka [bqz] (Cameroon: Littoral Province.)
  Bŭ dǝ bwăm morning greeting
  Bŭ dǝ mɓɔŋ morning greeting
  ɛ'jriέ morning greeting
  Ŋgokl ǝ bwăm evening greeting
  Ŋgokl ǝ mɓɔŋ evening greeting
  ɛ'hnέ evening greeting
  Mkoo m bwăm nighttime greeting
  Mkoo m mɓɔŋ nighttime greeting
     
Bakhtiari [bqi] (Iran: southwest.)
  Selam general greeting
     
Bakoko [bkh] (Cameroon: Littoral Province.)
  Matama general greeting
  Matama'a general greeting
  Matama bene general greeting
  Kiti y morning greeting
  Wa y kiti morning greeting
  Kiti mben reply to Wa y kiti
     
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?
     
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

     
Balanta-Ganja [bjt] (Senegal: southwestern region.)
  Murti general greeting
  Al sama general greeting
  Al lao general greeting
     
Balanta-Kentohe [ble] (Guinea-Bissau.)
  Abala, lite utchole general greeting
     
Balantak [blz] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)
  Tabea' general greeting
  Hoe informal greeting
  Salamat nopootatakai formal greeting
  Salamat sore afternoon greeting (from Indonesian)
  Salamat malam nighttime greeting (from Indonesian)
  Upa a lele? how are you?
  Daa pore-pore reply to Upa a lele
  Mae' mariana i kuu? where are you going?
  Mae' maana i kuu? where are you going?
  Mae' maria i kuu? where are you going?
  Mariana i kuu? where are you going?
  Maria i kuu? where are you going?
  Ku waa tu'u possible reply to Mae' mariana i kuu (etc.) , "over there"
  Waa tu'u possible reply to Mae' mariana i kuu (etc.) , "over there"
  Liuliu minsoop ini'i greeting spoken by a visitor, "I'm coming in"
  Indo' reply to Liuliu minsoop ini'i
  Mai pinsoop welcome greeting, "come in"
     
Bali [ban] (Indonesia.)
  Om swastyastu general greeting
  Swastyastu general greeting
  Rahajeng siang general daytime greeting
  Rahajeng semeng morning greeting in Basa Kasar
  Rahajeng tengai afternoon greeting (between noon and about three o'clock in the afternoon) in Basa Kasar
  Rahajeng sanja afternoon greeting (from about three o'clock until six o'clock) in Basa Kasar
  Rahajeng peteng evening greeting in Basa Kasar
  Rahajeng sore nighttime greeting in Basa Kasar
  Rahajeng wengi nighttime greeting in Basa Kasar and Basa Madia
  Sapunapi gatrane? how are you? in Basa Alus
  Sapunapi gatrane mangkin? 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
  Kenken kabare jani? 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
     
Balochi, Eastern [bgp] (Pakistan: Balochistan.)
  Salam general greeting
  Asalamo alaikum general greeting
  Walaikum salam reply to Asalamo alaikum
  Ta'o chitoray? how are you? spoken to one person
  Shuma chitoray? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Shuma chunit? how are you?
  Ta'o chonay? how are you? informal
  Chonay ta'o? how are you? informal
  Shuma chonay? how are you? informal
  Djwan un reply to Shuma chitoray, Shuma chunit, Ta'o chonay, etc.
  Wash atae welcome greeting
  Man washan reply to Wash atae
  Byait bakhair welcome greeting spoken to a group
     
Balochi, Southern [bcc] (Oman: Mutra.  Pakistan: Balochistan.)
  Salām alekum general greeting in Mutra
  Wālekum salām reply to Salām alekum
  Salām kanag general greeting in Mutra
  Salām alekwm general greeting in Balochistan
  Chitoray ta'o? how are you?
  Choney ta'o? how are you?
  Mann vashaam reply to Chitoray ta'o and Choney ta'o
     
Balochi, Western [bgn] (Pakistan: Balochistan.)
  Salam aleykom general greeting
  Suhob bakheyr morning greeting
  Chi hal int? how are you?
  Man wash int reply to Chi hal int
  Man wash int, mehrabani reply to Chi hal int
  Choney ta'o? how are you? spoken to one person
  Choney shuma? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Choney? how are you? informal
  Wash atkey welcome greeting
     
Balti [bft] (India: Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan: Baltistan District.)
  Zhule general greeting
  Asalaam aleikum Muslim greeting
  Chi halyo? how are you?
  Yang chi halyo? how are you?
  Lyakhmo reply to Yang chi halyo and Chi halyo
  Shokhs greeting spoken to a person who is arriving
  Shakhsa greeting spoken to a person who is arriving
     
Baluan-Pam [blg] (Papua New Guinea: Manus Province.)
  Wo general greeting spoken to one person, literally "you"
  Au general greeting spoken to two people, literally "you two"
  Ar general greeting spoken to a small group, literally "you (small group)"
  Ap teyo general greeting spoken to a larger group, literally "you all"
  Pwapwem pian morning greeting
  Aloai pian daytime greeting
  Poyep pian afternoon greeting
  Peng pian nighttime greeting
     
Bamanankan [bam] (Mali.)
  I ni bara general greeting to one person
  Aw ni bara general greeting to a group of people
  I ni ce general greeting to one person
  Aw ni ce general greeting to a group of people
  I ni sɔgɔma morning greeting to one person
  Aw ni sɔgɔma morning greeting to a group of people
  I ni tile noontime greeting to one person
  Aw ni tile noontime greeting to a group of people
  I ni wula afternoon greeting to one person
  Aw ni wula afternoon greeting to a group of people
  I ni su nighttime greeting to one person
  Aw ni su nighttime greeting to a group of people
  Mba reply spoken by a man
  Nse reply spoken by a woman
  I ka kεnε? how are you? spoken to one person
  I ka kεnε wa how are you? spoken to one person
  Aw ka kεnε how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Aw ka kεnε wa how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Tooro si te reply to I ka kεnε, I ka kεnε wa,  Aw ka kεnε, and Aw ka kεnε wa
  Kεnε, tɔɔrɔ te reply to I ka kεnε, I ka kεnε wa,  Aw ka kεnε, and Aw ka kεnε wa
  Hεrε sira? how are you? in the morning ("was your night peaceful?")
  Hεrε tilenna? how are you? in the evening ("was your day peaceful?")
  Hεrε doron reply to Hεrε sira and Hεrε tilenna
  Hεrε mba reply to Hεrε sira and Hεrε tilenna spoken by a man
  Hεrε nse reply to Hεrε sira and Hεrε tilenna spoken by a woman
  I bisimila welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Aw bisimila welcome greeting spoken to a group of people
  Saha reply to I bisimila and Aw bisimila
     
Bambassi [myf] (Ethiopia.)
  N hbish? how are you?
     
Bambili-Bambui [baw] (Cameroon.)
  Abela general greeting
     
Bamukumbit  [bqt] (Cameroon.)
  Abela general greeting
  Oli ya general greeting
     
Bamun  [bax] (Cameroon.)
  Mə shʼ shə general greeting
  Mə shʼ sh general greeting
  Mə shʼ sh kəə general greeting
  Ŭ yəmə? morning greeting
  P yəmə? morning greeting
  P lɔ tt? morning greeting
  Ŭ lɔ tt? morning greeting
  Ŭ l nnə? morning greeting
  P sǎʼn mə l? morning greeting
  P sǎʼn nə? how are you?
  P pɔ n nə? how are you?
  P pɔker? how are you?
  Pɔkeri reply to greetings
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Bamunka [bvm] (Cameroon: Ngo Ketunjia.)
  Ong kia nini general greeting spoken to a man
  Kia nah general greeting spoken to a woman
  Mbifi nini morning greeting spoken to a man
  Hayeung nah morning greeting spoken to a woman
  Ayieung nah morning greeting spoken to a woman
  Be soka mbeheung nah? morning greeting spoken to a woman, "did you sleep well?"
  Ba buohneuh nini reply to Be soka mbeheung nah, "I slept well"
  Bah bohchoh nini evening greeting spoken to a man
  Ha bohchoh nah evening greeting spoken toa  woman
  Ong ba beng nini  nighttime greeting spoken to a man
  Ba beng nini  nighttime greeting spoken to a man
  Ba beng nah nighttime greeting spoken to a woman
     
Bana [bcw] (Cameroon.)
  'Wəs general greeting
     
Banda-Mbrs [bqk] (Central African Republic.)
  Oymewa general greeting in the Bouka dialect [bqk-buk]
  Bjeyemwa general greeting in the Bouka dialect [bqk-buk]
     
Banda, Mid-Southern [bjo] (Central African Republic.)
  Bo sitima? general greeting
  Ma sitima reply to Bo sitima
     
Bandi [bza] (Liberia and Guinea.)
  Eseh general greeting
  I se vaama welcome greeting
     
Bandjalang [bdy] (Australia: New South Wales.)
  Minyahgu general greeting
  Bugal mulligan morning greeting
  Jingee wahla wutha bayyin? how are you?
  Bugalbeh ngullingarnge reply to Jingee wahla wutha bayyin 
  Bugalbeh general greeting in the Gidabal dialect [bdy-gid]
Bugal numgirr daytime greeting in the Gidabal dialect [bdy-gid] of Warwick
Budgeree djanahn daytime greeting in the Gidabal dialect [bdy-gid] of Toowoomba
  Jinggala wahlu general greeting in the Baryulgil dialect [bdy-yug]
     
Bangi [bni] (Democratic Republic of the Congo.)
  mwa morning greeting
  mwa nā yo morning greeting
  Lkā lbi nighttime greeting
  ng'ng greeting spoken by a visitor when entering a place
  Ē  reply to mwa, mwa nā yo, Lkā lbi, and ng'ng
Bangime [dba] (Mali.)
  Do morning greeting
  D reply to Do
  Kǒr hέέrε njɛ́w? morning greeting, "did you wake up in peace?"
  Hέέrε njɛ́w reply to Kǒr hέέrε njɛ́w
  Hmdrlj reply to Kǒr hέέrε njɛ́w
  Tya afternoon greeting
  Ty reply to Tya
  Kǒr hέέrε tr? afternoon greeting
  Hέέrε n reply to Kǒr hέέrε tr
  Hmdrlj reply to Kǒr hέέrε tr
  Ǎn wr greeting spoken to a person who is working
  n n greeting spoken to a person who is returning from the fields ("you and the fields")
  N d ŋ w reply to n n, "the fields are there"
  K n tshɛ̂nd? how is your family?
  pᵂɛ̀ɛ́ n ynde? how are your wife and children?
  kndɛ́ n ynde? how are your husband and children?
  Ks bnj reply to K n tshɛ̂nd, pᵂɛ̀ɛ́ n ynde, and kndɛ́ n ynde
  Nmdw older greeting, no longer used
     
Bangubangu [bnx] (Democratic Republic of the Congo: Maniema Province and Kabambare Territory.)
  Gobua morning greeting
  Mobua morning greeting
  Gulegela afternoon greeting
  Mulegela afternoon greeting
  Gulala bebya nighttime greeting
  Mulala bebya nighttime greeting
  Karibu welcome greeting
     
Baniwa [bwi] (Venezuela and Brazil: Amazonas.)
  Heekoapi whaa morning greeting in the Brazilian dialect
  Heekoapi waikaa morning greeting in the Brazilian dialect
  Heekoapi whaa nokitsienapae morning greeting spoken to a group of friends in the Brazilian dialect
  Pauari-ecupe morning greeting in the Brazilian dialect
  Iari-avi morning greeting in the Brazilian dialect
  Dzamre evening and nighttime greeting in the Brazilian dialect
  Iasapa evening and nighttime greeting in the Brazilian dialect
  Isapa   evening and nighttime greeting in the Brazilian dialect
  Aneta lupi? how are you? in the Brazilian dialect
  lia mabi morning greeting in the Venezuelan dialect
  I uabi nighttime greeting in the Venezuelan dialect
  Pidua iu uaba? how are you? in the Venezuelan dialect
  Izereim bedapi? how are you? in the Venezuelan dialect
     
Banjar [bjn] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)
  Uy urangnya general greeting
  Assalamualaikum general greeting used by Muslims
  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
     
Bannoni [bcm] (Papua New Guinea: Bougainville.)
  Kasena bobonghe morning greeting
  Kavenaghe tawana? how are you? spoken to a friend
  Nodamme katsu? are you all right?
     
Bantawa [bap] (Nepal: Koshi, Sagarmatha, and Mechi zones.)
  Sewa general greeting
  Sewa mune general greeting
  Siwa general greeting
  Siya general greeting
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
     
Baoul [bci] (Cte d'Ivoire: Central Department.)
  Anyin o general greeting
  Nja ar o general greeting spoken to a man 
  Nja ar general greeting spoken to a man 
  M ar o general greeting spoken to a woman 
  M ar general greeting spoken to a woman 
  Akwaba general welcome greeting
  Ahin morning greeting
  Anou evening greeting
  Wa lie? how are you?, "what's the news?"
  Aho oti kpa? how are you?
  Akwaba welcome greeting
     
Barasana-Eduria [bsn] (Colombia.)
  Yujiati mu? general greeting
  ati mu? general greeting
  Yagie jabiya greeting spoken by a visitor
  Yarae jabiyia greeting spoken by a group of visitors
     
Barbareo [boi] (United States of America: southern California near Santa Barbara.)
  Haku general greeting
 

Haku itit

general greeting spoken to a group of people

  Yawa general greeting
  Me'umawi

general greeting, "good health"

     
Bardi [bcj] (Australia: western Kimberley.)
  Nyirroogoordoo mingal? how are you?
  Anggi jawal? what's new?
  Janabooroongan ar mindan? where are you going?
  Gorna mooyoon morning greeting (calque from English)
     
Bar [bae] (Venezuela. Brazil.)
  Yajaneina morning greeting
  Yajaneinaji morning greeting
  Yajaneina wini morning greeting
  kabi yajanei? morning greeting spoken to one person
  Nuni yajaneina idwali reply to kabi yajanei
  kabini yajanei morning greeting spoken to a group of people
  Tina wini afternoon greeting
  Jebinmana   evening greeting
  Jebinmana wini evening greeting
  ka bitjanaka? how are you? spoken to one person
  ka intjanaka? how are you? spoken to a group of people
     
Barein [bva] (Chad: Guera.)
  Lafia general greeting
Bareli, Palya [bpx] (India and Myanmar and Sri Lanka.)
  Sundara poeto ceremonial religious greeting
  Suppabhatam te morning greeting
     
Bargam [mlp] (Papua New Guinea: Madang Province.)
  Taromma dimun morning greeting (calque from English)
  Tarom dimun nighttime greeting (calque from English)
  Ni nabag osaq e? greeting spoken by a person arriving, "are you there?"
  Ni nawa osaq e? greeting spoken by a person arriving, "are you sitting there?"
  Ni edob lehaq? where are you going?
     
Bari [bfa] (South Sudan.)
  Madaŋ general greeting
  Do purwe morning greeting
  Do a purwe morning greeting
  Yee nan a purwe reply to Do purwe and Do a purwe
  Do parana afternoon greeting
  Do a parana afternoon greeting
  Yee nan a parana reply to Do parana and Do a parana
  Gwon da? how are you?
  Gwon a da? how are you?
  Nan a lo'but reply to Gwon da and Gwon a da, spoken by a man
  Nan a na'but reply to Gwon da and Gwon a da, spoken by a woman
  Nan a loke reply to Gwon da and Gwon a da
  Nan a nake reply to Gwon da and Gwon a da
     
Bariai [bch] (Papua New Guinea: West New Britain Province.)
  Ado kemi general greeting
  Gaisala kemi morning greeting
  Lailai kemi afternoon greeting
  Bong kemi nighttime greeting
  La sida? where are you going?
  Eao la sida? where are you going?
     
Barok [bjk] (Papua New Guinea: New Ireland Province.)
  Pugu general greeting
     
Baruga [bjz] (Papua New Guinea.)
 

Imo ghanena roreta

greeting to one person in the Tafota dialect [bjz-taf]

  Nimane dano ghanena rore greeting to a group of people in the Tafota dialect [bjz-taf]
     
Baruya [byr] (Papua New Guinea: Marawaka district of Eastern Highlands Province.)
  Gawɨdaasaigɨnako? where have you come from?
     
Barwe [bwg] (Mozambique: Tete Province.)
  Masikati general greeting
  Magona tane? how are you?, used in the morning
  Tagona muche reply to Magona tane
     
Basa [bzw] (Nigeria: Kogi State.)
  Oku general greeting
     
Basaa [bas] (Cameroon: Center Province.)
  M nyga general greeting
  Mn morning greeting
  Kl lam morning greeting
  Kl i lam morning greeting
  Kokoa lam evening greeting
  Kokoa i lam evening greeting
  Nan ii lam nighttime greeting
  I nk llaa? how are you?
  I nk laa? how are you?
  Me nke longe reply to I nk laa
     
Basketo [bst] (Ethiopia: North Omo.)
  Ne wozar ak'i? morning greeting spoken to one person
  Wokar ak'i? morning greeting spoken to one person
  Ne kossh ak'i? morning greeting spoken to one person
  Kossh ak'i? morning greeting spoken to one person
  Yinti wozar ak'ite? morning greeting spoken to a group
  Wozar ak'ite? morning greeting spoken to a group
  Yinti kossh ak'ite? morning greeting spoken to a group
  Kossh ak'ite? morning greeting spoken to a group
  Ne wozar peeshki? afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  Wozar peeshki? afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  Ne kossh peeshki? afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  Kossh peeshkite? afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  Yinti wozar peeshkite? afternoon greeting spoken to a group
  Wozar peeshkite? afternoon greeting spoken to a group
  Yiniti kossh peeshkite? afternoon greeting spoken to a group
  Kossh peeshkite? afternoon greeting spoken to a group
  Kossha? how are you?
  Wozara? how are you?
  Ne wozara? how are you? spoken to one person
  Yinti wozara? how are you? spoken to a group
  Kosshe reply to greetings
  Te kosshe reply to greetings
     
Bashkort [bak] (Russia: between the Volga River and Ural Mountains.)
  Һаумыһығыҙ haumyhygyth:  general greeting
  Һаумы haumi:  informal greeting
  Әссәләмәғәләйкүм әssәlәmәgәlәikum: greeting used by Muslims
  Сәләм sәlәm: informal greeting
  Хәйерле көн khәyerle koen: general greeting
  Хәйерле иртә khәyerle irtә: morning greeting
  Хәйерле кис khәyerle kis: evening greeting
  Хәйерле төн khәyerle toen: nighttime greeting
  Эштәр нисек?  eshter nisek: how are you?
  Хәлдәр нисек?  khәldәr nisek: how are you? spoken to one person
  Хәлдәрегеҙ нисек? khәldәregeth nisek: how are you? spoken to a group
  Ни хәл? ni hәl: how are you?
  Яҡшы yakshi: reply to Хәлдәр нисек and Эштәр нисек
  Бик яҡшы bik yakshi: reply to Хәлдәр нисек and Эштәр нисек
  Һәйбәт hәibәt: reply to Хәлдәр нисек and Эштәр нисек
  Шәпме? shәpme: how are you? informal
  Шәп shәp: reply to Хәлдәр нисек, Эштәр нисек, and Шәпме
  Эштәр барамы? eshter baramy: how are you? informal
  Рәхим ит rәkhim it: welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Рәхим итегеҙ rәkhim itegeth: welcome greeting spoken to a group
     
Basque [eus] (Spain and France.)
  Kaixo general greeting
  Eup informal greeting
  Epa informal greeting
  Iepa informal greeting
  Aupa informal greeting
  Aspaldiko greeting used after a long absence
  Kaixo aspaldiko informal greeting
  Egun on morning greeting
  Arratsalde on afternoon and evening greeting
  Zer moduz? how are you?
  Zer moduz zaude? how are you?
  Ongi reply to Zer moduz
  Zer berri? what's new?
  Ongi etorri welcome greeting
     
Bassa [bsq] (Liberia: central region.)
  Mɔɔ́ɛnǹ greeting spoken to one person, the first time you see them in the day (did you sleep?)
  Mɔɔ́ɛnǹo greeting spoken to one person, the first time you see them in the day (did you sleep?)
  M̀ mɔɔ́ɛnǹ greeting spoken to one person, the first time you see them in the day (did you sleep?)
  Ɓ mɔɔ́ɛnǹ greeting spoken to a group, the first time you see them in the day (did you sleep?)
  , mɔ́ɔ́ɛn reply to Mɔɔ́ɛnǹ and Ɓ mɔɔ́ɛnǹ
  , n sɔ́ reply to Mɔɔ́ɛnǹ and Ɓ mɔɔ́ɛnǹ
  M̀ hwɖen greeting spoken to one person the second time you see them in the day (did you remain?)
  Ɓ hwɖen greeting spoken to a group the second time you see them in the day (did you remain?)
  , n dyi reply to M̀ hwɖen and Ɓ hwɖenǹ, "yes, you have come"
  , n sɔ́ reply to M̀ hwɖen and Ɓ hwɖenǹ, "yes, you have come"
  N dyi greeting spoken to a person arriving at a house, the second time you see them (you've come)
  , hwɖen reply to N dyi by a visitor, "yes, you remained"
  wɔ̃ nɔ̄ m̀ gboe how are you? spoken to a person at their house "let us hear how it is here for you"
  Nɔ̄ pɛɛ n reply to wɔ̃  nɔ̄ m̀ gboe, "it is cold (fine) here"
  Nɔ̄ pɛɛ̀ n, wɔ̃ ɖ mɔ̀ɔ̀n gboe reply to wɔ̃  nɔ̄ m̀ gboe, "it is cold (fine) here, how is it there for you?"
  wɔ̃ nɔ̄ ɓ gboe how are you? spoken to group at their house, "let us hear how it is here for you"
  Nɔ̄ d̗ pɛɛ n reply to wɔ̃ nɔ̄ ɓ gboe
  wɔ̃ ɖ m̀ gboe how are you? spoken to a person away from home "let us hear how it is there for you"
  Đ pɛɛ̀ n reply to  wɔ̃ ɖ m̀ gboe
  Đ m̀ gbo pɛɛ̀ n reply to  wɔ̃ ɖ m̀ gboe
  wɔ̃ ɖ ̀ɓ gboe how are you? spoken to a group away from home "let us hear how it is there for you"
  Ḿ pon nyɛ́nɛ́ɛ́no welcome greeting, "I welcome you" (literally, "I sharpen your teeth")
  Dyi dyo welcome greeting, "come in"
  Dɖ dyao welcome greeting, "please sit down"
  reply to Ḿ pon nyɛ́nɛ́ɛ́no and Dɖ dyao
     
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
     
Batanga [bnm] (Equuatorial Guinea.)
  Ipoh di yamu welcome greeting
     
Batek [btg] (Malaysia: North Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu.)
  Salam general greeting
  Salam alaik general greeting
  Ailow kabar? how are you?
     
Bats [bbl] (Georgia: Zemo Alvani in the Kakheti Region.)
  Urden marshrolia morning greeting
  Mohvah? how are you? spoken to a man
  Mohyah? how are you? spoken to a woman
  O vuh desh va? what are you doing?
     
Batyala [xby] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Galangoor  general greeting
  Galangoor djali general greeting
  Galangoor burang burang morning greeting
  Wanya ngin yanmany? where are you going?
     
Baure [brg] (Bolivia: Beni Department.)
  Jare' general greeting
  Jare' chach general greeting spoken to an older man
  Jare' nen general greeting spoken to an older woman
  Jare' monchi general greeting spoken to a child
  Nde' general greeting
  Je'inovi? how are you?
  Chon, jati' reply to Je'inovi, "fine, and you?"
  Je'inoekwoni' reply to Je'inovi, "I'm fine"
  Ver pishimboreiy welcome greeting
     
Bavarian [bar] (Austria: Bavarian Alps.)
  Gria God general greeting
  Gria di general greeting, informal
  Gria de general greeting, informal
  Gria enk general greeting, informal
  Gridigood general greeting, informal
  Gridi nach general greeting, informal
  H general greeting, informal
  H general greeting, informal
  Hallo general greeting, informal
  Hawedire general greeting
  Guatn Moagn general greeting
  Gumoagn general greeting
  Guatn Abend general greeting
  Wia geht's Eahna? how are you?, formal
  Wia geht's da? how are you?
  Wia geht's 'n da? how are you?
  Wia gehd's 'n dia? how are you?
  Bassd scho reply to Wia geht's da and Wia geht's 'n da
  Hawadehre general greeting in the Oberpflzisch dialect [bar-nor]
  Wi giht's? how are you? in the Oberpflzisch dialect [bar-nor]
  Basst scho reply to Wi giht's in the Oberpflzisch dialect [bar-nor]
  Gun Tag general greeting in the Viennese dialect [bar-cen]
  Tag general greeting in the Viennese dialect [bar-cen]
  Schen gun Tag general greeting in the Viennese dialect [bar-cen]
  Guate Nocht nighttime greeting in the Viennese dialect [bar-cen]
  Servus general greeting in the southern region [bar-sou]
  Sers general greeting in the southern region [bar-sou]
  Griass ai Gtt formal greeting in the Gottscheer dialect
  Griass di Gtt informal greeting spoken to a friend in the Gottscheer dialect
  Griass reply to Griass ai Gtt and Griass di Gtt
     
Beaver [bea] (Canada: British Columbia and Alberta.)
  Je aa haanach'e? how are you?
  Wuujǫ haasch'e reply to Je aa haanach'e
     
Beba [bfp] (Cameroon.)
  Abela general greeting
     
Bedawiyet [bej] (Sudan. Eritrea.)
  Salaamu alekum general greeting
  Alekum as salaam reply to Salaamu alekum
  op op greeting used after a long absence, while shaking hands
  Dehani eta general greeting
  Dehani tisiniena reply to Dehani eta
  ibo meha morning greeting
  Herib meha reply to ibo meha
  obau morning greeting
  Ketiman evening greeting
  Daban? general greeting
  Dabaiwa? general greeting, literally: are you guarded by God?
  Kwatiwa? general greeting, literally: are you happy?
  Mabsutwa? general greeting, literally: are you happy?
  Afimawa? general greeting, literally: are you happy?
  Sikerawa? general greeting, literally: are you strong?
  Lebabiwa? general greeting, literally: are you fortunate?
  Gurha kihain? general greeting, literally: there are no troubles?
  Layif kitbaru? general greeting, literally: you have no troubles?
  Natka heru? general greeting, literally: is there goodness?
  Lotanena formal greeting to a visitor
  Baguda reply to Lotanena
  Dehani lotanena formal greeting to a visitor
  Bagiga reply to Dehani lotanena
     
Bedjond [bjv] (Chad: Mandoul.)
  Muwə ji general greeting
  Muwə jii general greeting
  Muwə jisi general greeting
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Beembe [beq] (Congo: Bouenza region.)
  Wakuma general greeting
  Ee, mi nyakuma reply to Wakuma
Bekwel [bkw] (Congo and Cameroon and Gabon.)
  Houdimi general greeting
     
Belarusan [bel] (Belarus.)
  Дзень добры dzen' dobry: general greeting
  Добры дзень dobry dzen': general greeting
  Дабрыдзень dabrydzen': general greeting
  Добрай раніцы dobrai ranitsy: morning greeting
  Добрага ранку dobraga ranku: morning greeting
  Добры вечар dobry vechar: evening greeting
  Прывітаньне pryvitan'ne: general greeting
  Прывітаньні pryvitan'ni: general greeting
  Вітаю vitayu: general greeting
  Здарова zdarova: informal greeting
  Здароў zdarou: informal greeting
  Як справы? yak spravy?: how are you?
  Як маецеся? yak mayetsesya?: how are you?
  Як маесься? yak mayes'sya?: how are you? informal
  Добра, дзякуй dobra, dzyakui: reply to Як маецеся and Як маесься
  Вітаем vitayem: welcome greeting
  Шчыра запрашаем shchira zaprashayem : welcome greeting
     
Beli [bey] (Papua New Guinea: Sandaun Province.)
  Wadili berien  daytime greeting
  Getidi berien nighttime greeting
     
Belize Kriol English [bzj] (Belize.)
  Hey general greeting
  Heloa formal greeting
  Maanin morning greeting
  Gud maanin morning greeting
  Naiti nighttime greeting
  Gud nait nighttime greeting
  Wassup wid yu? how are you?
  I straight mein reply to Wassup wid yu
  Weh di go aan? how are you?
  Da how yu di du? how are you?
  Aarait reply to Da how yu di du
  Welkom welcome greeting
   
Bella Coola [blc] (Canada: British Columbia.)
  Yaw general greeting
  Yaw smatmc greeting to a group of friends
  Ya tis inacw morning greeting
  Alhalatsicwnuks? how are you?
  Alhalatsicwlinuks? how are you?
  Alhalatsicwliwanuks alh ti suuncwt?  how are you?
  Qalxalulhmts welcome greeting
     
Bellari [brw] (India: Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu.)
  Namaste general greeting
  Emu lisenga? how are you?
  Ngka khandhe reply to Emu lisenga
     
Bemba [bem] (Zambia and Congo-Kinshasha.)
  Mwapoleni general greeting
  Mwapoleni mukwai respectful greeting
  Mwapolenipo mukwai respectful greeting
  Endita reply to Mwapoleni and Mwapoleni mukwai
  Endita mukwai reply to Mwapoleni and Mwapoleni mukwai
  Mutende mukwai respectful greeting
  Mutende reply to Mutende mukwai
  Shani? how are you?
  Muli shani? how are you?
  Uli shani? how are you?
  Bali shani? how are you? respectful
  Ndi bwino reply to Shani, Muli shani, and Bali shani
  Ndifye bwino reply to Shani, Muli shani, and Bali shani
  Kuli chi? how are you?
  Kuntu kwatalala reply to Kuli chi
  Ifintu filishani? how are you? informal
  Ifintu filibwino? how are you? informal Ifintu filishani and Ifintu filibwino
  Ifintu filibwino reply to Ifintu filishani and Ifintu filibwino
  Mwashibukeni morning greeting
  Mwashibuka shani? morning greeting
  Mwabuka shani? morning greeting
  Wabuka shani? morning greeting, informal
  Eya mukwai reply to Mwashibukeni, Mwashibuka shani, and Mwabuka shani
  Mwachoma bwanji afternoon greeting
  Cungulo  afternoon and evening greeting
  Cungulopo  afternoon and evening greeting
  Cungulo mukwai afternoon and evening greeting
  Cungulopo mukwai afternoon and evening greeting
  Mwabombeni greeting spoken to a person who is working
  Mwabomba shani? greeting to a person who is working, "how are you working?"
  Nabomba bwino reply to Mwabomba shani
  Mwaikaleni mukwai greeting to a person who is sitting
  Mwaikaleni greeting to a person who is sitting
  Mwakalenipo mukwai greeting to a person who is sitting
  Mwalileni? greeting spoken to a person who is eating, "are you enjoying (your food)?"
  Mwateandalenipo mukwai? greeting spoken to a guest
  Odi? greeting spoken when arriving at a house
  Nalaisa reply to Odi, "I'm coming"
  Mwaiseni welcome greeting, "you have arrived"
  Kalibu welcome greeting  (from Swahili)
  Mwabonwa general greeting in southern Zambia
  Mulibwanji general greeting in the Lusaka dialect
  Eya, mukwai reply to greetings
  Endita, mukwai reply to greetings in the Northern dialect
  Eya, mwane reply to greetings in the Lala dialect
     
Bembe [bmb] (Democratic Republic of the Congo.)
  Mwasebe general daytime greeting
  Mwabyoe morning greeting
  Tshubaiyu afternoon greeting
  Ekoloyu evening greeting
  Mwaunge nighttime greeting
     
Bena [bez] (Tanzania: southwest central region.)
  Kamwene greeting used when seeing a person for the first time on a given day
  Kweuli greeting used when seeing a person for the second time on a given day
  Weuli greeting used when seeing a person for the second time on a given day
  Nongage? how are you?
  Ongo reply to Nongage
  Ale reply to Nongage
  Makasi greeting spoken to a person who is working
  Machengo greeting spoken to a person who is working
  Ulamwike wuli general greeting
  Ulamwike general greeting
  Ulamwike yuve reply to Ulamwike
     
Benabena [bef] (Papua New Guinea: Eastern Highlands Province.)
  Ma naga'ise general greeting
  Naga'ise general greeting
  Etehi yabe morning greeting
     
Bench [bcq] (Ethiopia.)
  Nena hark'an hank'a yistao? where are you going?
  Hark'an hank'a yistao? where are you going?
  Hank'istao? where are you going?, abbreviated form used in spoken language
     
Bende [bdp] (Tanzania: Konongo region.)
  Mwalalampola general greeting
  Empola reply to Mwalalampola
     
Beng [nhb] (Cte d'Ivoire: M'bahiakro Subprefecture and Prikro Subprefecture.)
  Mn general greeting
  b dr morning greeting spoken to a man
  b k dr morning greeting spoken to a group of men
  Nn dr morning greeting spoken to a woman
  Drōŋ reply to Nn dr
  Nn k dr morning greeting spoken to a group of women
  k afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  K k afternoon greeting spoken to a group
  b yn evening greeting spoken to a man
  b k yn evening greeting spoken to a group of men
  Nn yn evening greeting spoken to a group of women
  Nn k yn evening greeting spoken to a group of women
  Ynāŋ reply to Nn yn
  greeting spoken to a person who is working
  Kmā greeting spoken to a group of people who are working
     
Benga [bng] (Equatorial Guinea: Rio Muni.)
  Mbolo greeting spoken to one person
  Mboloani greeting spoken to a group of people
  Ai, mbolo reply to Mbolo and Mboloani
  Sale greeting spoken to one person
  Saleni greeting spoken to a group of people
  Sango nal? how are you?
     
Bengali [ben] (Bangladesh and India.)
  নমস্কার৷  nomoskaar: general greeting
  অস্সলামু অলযকুম৷  assalamu alaikum: Muslim greeting
  অলযকুম অস্সলামু৷ walaikum assalam: reply to অস্সলামু অলযকুম
  সুপ্রভাত  shuprovat: morning greeting
  শুভ অপরাহ্ন৷ shubh oporanho: afternoon greeting
  তুমি কেমন আছ? tumi kemon āccho: how are you? informal to one person
  কেমন আছেন? kemon ācchen: how are you?
  আপনি কেমন আছেন? āpni kemon ācchen: how are you?
  আপনি কেমোন আচ্ছেন? āpani kemon āccho: how are you? formal to one person
  আপনারা কেমোন আচ্ছেন? āpanārā kemon āccho: how are you? formal to a group of people
  তুই কেমোন আচ্ছিশ? tui kemon ācchis: how are you? informal to one person
  তোমরা কেমোন আচ্ছো? tomarā kemon āccho: how are you? informal to a group of people
  তোরা কেমোন আচ্ছিশ? tora kemon ācchis: how are you? informal to a group of people
  ভালো৷ bhālo: reply to তুমি কেমন আছ and আপনি কেমন আছেন
  আমি ভালো আছি৷ āmi bhālo ācchi: reply to তুমি কেমন আছ and আপনি কেমন আছেন
  স্বাগতম shagotam: welcome greeting to a visitor
     
Berbice Creole Dutch [brc] (Guyana.)
  Daki general greeting
  Daki daki general greeting
  Morko general greeting
  Hoso mɛtɛ ju? how are you?
  Ɛkɛ jɛnda moi reply to Hoso mɛtɛ ju
     
Berom [bom] (Nigeria: Plateau State.)
  Sh general greeting
Pɔl tyang morning greeting
Hwo pɔl tyang nighttime greeting
  Ala fwom mo ɛ? greeting spoken to a person working
  Ma feng a Dagwi reply to Ala fwom mo ɛ
     
Betawi [bew] (Indonesia: Java and Jakarta.)
  Assalamualaikum Muslim greeting
  Walaikumsalam reply to Assalamualaikum
  Gimane kabarnye? how are you?
     
Bt, Daloa [bev] (Cte d'Ivoire: Haut-Sassandra region.)
  Ayo general greeting
  Ayoo general greeting
  Ao reply to Ayo and Ayoo
  Ɛgʋ greeting spoken in the older dialect
  Ayoka? how are you?
  Nalija m? how are you?
  Nn, nalija mo reply to Nalija m
  Mamlh? where are you going?
  Nɩsrɛ  welcome greeting
  Nɩsrɛ oo welcome greeting
     
Bt, Guiberoua  [bet] (Cte d'Ivoire: west central region.)
  Ayo general greeting
  Yaawa general greeting
  Yahaho general greeting
  Yahaho yiza welcome greeting
     
Beti  [eot] (Cte d'Ivoire.)
  Ahi o  general greeting
  Abazi morning greeting
  Abazi o morning greeting
  Mvlmon reply to Abazi and Abazi o
  Mvlmon o reply to Abazi and Abazi o
  Nvlmon reply to Abazi and Abazi o
  Nvlmon o reply to Abazi and Abazi o
  Awa midday and afternoon greeting
  Awa o midday and afternoon greeting
  At nzranon reply to Awa and Awa o
  At nzranon o reply to Awa and Awa o
  Ndofmon evening greeting
  Ndofmon o evening greeting
  lmianmlon reply to Ndofmon and Ndofmon o
  lmianmlon o reply to Ndofmon and Ndofmon o
     
Bhili  [bhb] (India: Madhya Pradesh)
  કીમ હા kim ho: how are you?
     
Bhojpuri  [bho] (India and Nepal.)
प्रणाम pranām: general greeting
राम राम rām rām: general greeting
  कइसन बा? kaisan bā: how are you?
  कइसन हउआ? kaisan hauva how are you?
  तू ठीक हउआ न? tuu thik hauva na: how are you?
  मज़ा मेँ हई maza mein hai: reply to तू ठीक हउआ न
  का ह? kā ha: how are you? informal
  स्वागत बा swagat bā: welcome greeting
     
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?
     
Biali [beh] (Benin. Burkina Faso)
  Lafia bo morning greeting
  Di saam morning greeting
  Da saam morning greeting
  Di peem evening greeting
  Da peem evening greeting
     
Biangai [big] (Papua New Guinea: Morobe Province.)
  Yoklongke noontime greeting
  O yoklongke noontime greeting
  Ibengke afternoon greeting
 

O ibengke

afternoon greeting

  Kusa nighttime greeting
     
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 mandung welcome greeting
     
Bidiyo [bid] (Chad: Gura.)
  Waakoŋ general greeting
     
Bidyara [bym] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Budabai duru general greeting
     
Bidyogo [bjg] (Guinea-Bissau.)
  Minshochok morning greeting
  Minyaak greeting spoken to a person standing
  Mmooka greeting spoken to a person sitting
     
Bigambal [xbe] (Australia: New South Wales.)
  Weeimba gilee general greeting (calque from English)
     
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, 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, 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
     
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
     
Bilbil [brz] (Papua New Guinea: Madang Province.)
  Oe general greeting
     
Bilen [byn] (Ethiopia: Bogos region.)
  Hur om brahon general greeting
  Aidja kedu nukhma general greeting
  Aidja ergrukwma? general greeting, spoken to one person
  Aidja ergdnukwma? general greeting, spoken to a group
  Merḥaba, aidja ergrukwma reply to Aidja ergrukwma
  Aidja krukwma? morning greeting, literally: did you enjoy the night?
  Merḥaba, aidja krukwma reply to Aidja krukwma
  Warka krukwma? morning greeting, literally: did you enjoy the night?
  Werkagn reply to Werka krukwma
  Aidja kundu nukhma evening greeting
  Aidja kundukwma? evening greeting
  Merḥaba, aidja kundukwma reply to Aidja kundukwma
  Werkama how are you?
  Werkagn reply to Werkama
  Werkagn, ḥamda jard akni reply to Werkama
  Debanma? how are you?
  Debangn, ḥamda jard akni reply to Debanma
  Bri jar daḥnama? how are you?
  Daḥnagn reply to Bri jar daḥnama
  Wadik dahamad intret welcome greeting
     
Biloxi [bll] (United States of America: Mississippi Valley.)
  Hi ha' general greeting
  He' ha general greeting
  Hehe ha' general 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
     
Bimin [bhl] (Papua New Guinea: Sandaun Province.)
  Belew yako general greeting spoken to one person
  Ken belew yako general greeting spoken to one person
  Biliw yako general greeting spoken to a group
  Ken biliw yako general greeting spoken to a group
     
Bimoba [bim] (Ghana: Gambaga.)
  Awoduale general greeting
  Foonta general greeting
  Foontiwa greeting used when you've already seen someone earlier in the day
  Anyiɔkpo morning greeting
     
Binandere [bhg] (Papua New Guinea: Oro Province.)
  Oro, oro general greeting
 

Imo ategedo gogoena

greeting spoken to one person

 

Imo ete tote ategedo gogoena

greeting spoken to two people

 

Imomane ategedo gogoena

greeting spoken to a group of three or more people

  Sipo dave morning greeting
  Ongobo dave afternoon greeting
  Tumba dave nighttime greeting
     
Bine [bon] (Papua New Guinea: Western Province.)
  Sebore general greeting
  Miji iye nighttime greeting
     
Binukid [bkd] (Philippines: Minandao.)
 

Maayad ha aldew

general daytime greeting

 

Maayad ha anlaw

general daytime greeting

 

Maayad ha selem

general greeting

 

Maayad ha maselem

morning greeting

  Maayad ha udto midday greeting
  Maayad ha maudto midday greeting
 

Maayad ha hapon

afternoon greeting

 

Maayad ha mahapon

afternoon greeting

 

Maayad ha daleman

evening greeting

  Kumusta kad-en? how are you?
  Hindu ka tag-payanaen? where are you going?
 

Maayad ha pag-uma

welcome greeting

     
Bipi [biq] (Papua New Guinea: Manus Province.)
  Wo huyen? how are you?
     
Biri [bzr] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Yandandji general greeting
  Wadda mooli general greeting
  Wadda mooli thulgarrie general greeting spoken to a group
  Boongonna moogonoo general greeting spoken in the Barna dialect
  Bunyiba garibiri daytime greeting (calque of "good day")
  Marbil kai daytime greeting in the Yangga dialect [bzr-yan]
  Thurril adjila daytime greeting in the Yilba dialect [bzr-yil]
     
Birifor, Southern [biv] (Ghana and Cte d'Ivoire.)
  Yaan yaan general greeting
  Yaan lε general greeting
  Ansuma general greeting
  N puor fυ naa general greeting
  N sɔɔ naa reply to N puor fυ naa
  Fυ mɔtɔɔ afternoon greeting
  Lafiε wε reply to Fυ mɔtɔɔ
  'ba naa afternoon greeting, "are you cool?"
  N 'ba naa reply to 'ba naa
     
Birwa [brl] (Botswana: Bobonong.)
  Thobela general greeting
     
Bisa [bib] (Burkina Faso. Ghana.)
  Domireh ki morning greeting
  Sundareh ki afternoon greeting
  Gundareh ki evening and nighttime greeting
     
Bisaya, Sabah [bsy] (Malaysia: Sabah.)
  Nunu abar? how are you?
     
Bishnupriya [bpy] (India and Bangladesh.)
  Namaskar general greeting
  Kisare kita? how are you? in the Madai Gang dialect [bpy-mad]
  Mi boil iya asu reply to Kisare kita in the Madai Gang dialect [bpy-mad]
  Kime' kisaade? how are you? in the Rajar Gang dialect [bpy-raj]
  Mi hoba reply to Kime' kisaade in the Rajar Gang dialect [bpy-raj]
     
Bislama [bis] (Vanuatu.)
  Halo general greeting spoken to one person
  Halo tufala general greeting spoken to two people
  Halo trifala general greeting spoken to three people
  Halo olgeta general greeting spoken to a group of four or more people
  Gud dei daytime greeting
  Gudmoning morning greeting
  Moning morning greeting
  Moning tufala morning greeting spoken to two people
  Moning tufala morning greeting spoken to two people
  Moning olgeta  morning greeting spoken to a group of four or more people
  Gudaftanun afternoon greeting
  Gudnaet evening and nighttime greeting
  Gunaet evening and nighttime greeting
  Olsem wanem? how are you?
  Olsem wanem long yu? how are you?
  Olsem wanem long yu tede ya? how are you?
  Yu olsem wanem? how are you?
  Yu oraet? how are you?
  Mi gud reply to Olsem wanem and Yu oraet
  Mi gud nomo reply to Olsem wanem and Yu oraet
  I gud nomo reply to Olsem wanem and Yu oraet
  I olraet reply to Olsem wanem and Yu oraet
  I olraet nomo reply to Olsem wanem and Yu oraet
  Welkam welcome greeting
     
Bisu [bzi] (China, Thailand, and Myanmar.)
  Nang lakung -u? how are you?
  Lakung -u? how are you?
  Ga leu-ng reply to Nang lakung -u and Lakung -u
  Leu-ng reply to Nang lakung -u and Lakung -u
     
Blaan, Koronadal [bpr] (Philippines: Cotabato.)
 

Mayo

general greeting

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

Fyu flafus

morning greeting

 

Fyu alturo

afternoon greeting

 

Fyu flavi

afternoon greeting

 

Fyu kifu

evening greeting

  N gufdum? greeting to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  N gusngm? greeting to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  N gusalum? greeting to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Lo d reply to N gufdum, N gusngm, and N 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
     
Blackfoot [bla] (Canada: Alberta.  United States of America: Montana.)
  Oki general greeting
  Oki napi greeting spoken to a friend
  Oki naskuni greeting spoken to a friend
  Oki niitakkaiksi greeting spoken to a friend
  Tsa kaanistaapiihpa? how are you?
  Tsa niitapiiwa? how are you?
  Tsa niitapii? how are you?
  Anistoo sokapii reply to Tsa niitapiiwa and Tsa niitapii
  Niistowa iksokapiwa reply to Tsa niitapiiwa and Tsa niitapii
  Aahsaapinakos morning greeting
     
Blang [blr] (China: Yunnan.)
  买恰各门 mǎichigmn: general greeting
     
Bo-Ung [mux] (Papua New Guinea: Western Highlands Province.)
  Apdama kai afternoon greeting
     
Bobo Madar [bwq] (Burkina Faso and Mali.)
  Ka fo general greeting
  Ka tiana morning greeting
  Ka sion afternoon greeting
  Ka lima evening greeting
     
Bodo [brx] (India: Assam.)
  Gwjwn fung morning greeting
  Gwjwn fungbili morning greeting
  Gwjwn saan daytime greeting
  Gwjwn hor nighttime greeting
  Gwjwn mwna nighttime greeting
  Gwjwnthwng general greeting, literally "thank you"
  Nwng mabwrwi dong? how are you?
  Mabwrwi dong? how are you?
  Ang mwjangwi nw dong reply to Nwng mabwrwi dong and Mabwrwi dong
  Mwjangwi nw dong reply to Nwng mabwrwi dong and Mabwrwi dong
  Gwjwnfwi welcome greeting
     
Boikin [bzf] (Papua New Guinea: East Sepik Province.)
  Huhusok general greeting
  Yekere simbi morning greeting
  Yekere nia midday greeting
  Yekere krambo afternoon greeting
  Yekere keng nighttime greeting
  Heniemba? how are you?
  Heniebak reply to Heniemba
     
Bokyi [bky] (Nigeria: Cross River State.)
  Aa jwb morning greeting in the Osokom dialect
  Oo jwb morning greeting in the Abo dialect
  Oo nyib morning greeting in the Irruan dialect
  Oo ryil morning greeting in the Eastern Bokyi dialect
     
Bola [bnp] (Papua New Guinea: West New Britain Province.)
  Atelanga  morning greeting
  Atelanga kamumu morning greeting
  Rodo nighttime greeting
  Rodo kamumu nighttime greeting
     
Bolango [bld] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)
  Imbalu' general greeting
     
Bole [bol] (Nigiera.)
  Slāmku general greeting
  T slām laikm general greeting
  Āmin w laikm asslām reply to T slām laikm
  Usku general greeting
  Us general greeting
  Brka st morning greeting
  Brka bushi afternoon greeting
  Yawwa reply to Brka st and Brka bushi
  Ng gtt? how are you?
  G gtt s reply to Ng gtt
  Ng rt? greeting spoken to a person who is working
  T rt? greeting spoken to a person who is working
  Rt m knn reply to Ng rt and T rt
     
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
     
Boloki [bkt] (Congo-Kinshasha: Equateur Province.)
  Losako general greeting
  Losako binu banso greeting to a group of people
     
Bomu [bmq] (Mali: San and Mopti.)
  Fo o mw greeting to a person who is returning from work outside the village (fields, hunting, etc.)
  Fo o lo greeting to a person who is returning from a journey
     
Bondei [bou] (Tanzania: Usambara Mountains.)
  Waona vihi general greeting
  Kugona vihi general greeting
  Ni jedi reply to Kugona vihi
  Za keo general greeting
  Waona vihi general greeting
  Kugona vihi general greeting
  Ni jedi reply to Kugona vihi
  Za keo general greeting
     
Bondo [bfw] (India: Orissa.)
  Nomaskar general greeting
  Titio sinobana general greeting
  Ɔj  general greeting spoken by a woman to another woman ("hello sister")
  Inɖɔ general greeting spoken by a man to another man ('hello brother")
  Ɔj masa? how are you?
     
Bongo [bot] (South Sudan.)
  kawu ya? general greeting
  Ayikaw? general greeting
  Ayikawu reply to kawu ya and Ayikaw
  Ro dd? how are you?
  Oo, ro ma dd repl to Ro dd
  doo 'baa? where are you going?
     
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"
     
Bora [boa] (Peru, Brazil, and Colombia.)
  Watsi general greeting
  Amaia morning greeting
  A u tsjuc? greeting spoken to one visitor
  e o tsjuc reply to A u tsjuc
  A muhtsi metsjuc? greeting to two male visitors
  A muhpi metsjuc? greeting to two female visitors
  A muha metsjuc? greeting to three or more visitors
  reply to A muhtsi metsjuc, A muhpi metsjuc, and A muha metsjuc
  O tsjuc greeting spoken by one visitor
  Muhtsi metsjuc greeting spoken by two male visitors
  Muhpi metsjuc greeting spoken by two female visitors
  Muha metsjuc greeting spoken by a group of three or more visitors
  A aadjyuco uu mubej?   how are you?
  Muhdjuco uj?  how are you?
  Ihdyu m cyahjcyhi reply to A aadjyuco uu mubej and Muhdjuco uj
     
Borna [bwo] (Ethiopia: Benishangul-Gumuz.)
  ታዲያስ etniye: general greeting
  እንደምን አደርክ jeen k'eeri: morning greeting
  እንደምን ዋልክ jeen jinri: afternoon greeting
   እንዴት aak'owe: how are you?
     
Borong [ksr] (Papua New Guinea: Morobe Province.)
  Gomaamba morning greeting
  Siliŋ noontime greeting
  Mareqaa afternoon greeting
  Marega awaa afternoon greeting
  Gomantiiŋa nighttime greeting
     
Borro [bor] (Brazil: Mato Grosso.)
  Itaregodu greeting spoken by a person arriving, "I've come"
  Akaregodure reply to Itaregodu, "you have come"
  Pemega general greeting, "it's good"
  Apemegare? how are you?
  Ipemegare reply to Apemegare
     
Boruca [brn] (Costa Rica: southern coast.)
  Cc bac morn morning greeting
  Morn ccbac  morning greeting
 

Cc buajr morn

afternoon greeting
 

Cc buc morn

evening greeting
  Cc bigt morn  nighttime greeting
  Morn bigt  nighttime greeting
 

I shjcrer ba?

how are you?
  I shjcrer'i? how are you? informal
  Inira baqui? how are you?
  Morn reply to I shjcrer ba, I shjcrer'i, and Inira baqui
  Cuin morn morn reply to I shjcrer ba, I shjcrer'i, and Inira baqui
     
Bosnian [bos] (Bosnia and Herzegovina.)
  Zdravo morning greeting
  Dobar dan general greeting
  Merhaba Muslim greeting
  Meraba greeting in the Gorani/Nainski dialect of Kosovo
  Dobro jutro morning greeting
  Sabah hajrula morning greeting used by Muslims
  Dobro većer evening greeting
  Akem hajrula evening greeting used by Muslims
  Kako ste? how are you? formal
  Kako si? how are you? informal
  Dobro sam, hvala reply to Kako ste and Kako si
  Ja sam dobro, hvala reply to Kako ste and Kako si
  Ja sam dobro reply to Kako ste and Kako si
  Dobrodoli welcome greeting
     
Bouyei [pcc] (China: Guangxi-Yunnan plateau.)
  Mengz ndil general greeting
  Mengz ndil ba? how are you?
  Mengz ndil miz? how are you?
  Ndil reply to Mengz ndil ba and Mengz ndil miz
  Ndil, naaisndil reply to Mengz ndil ba
  Ndil, jolmbaais reply to Mengz ndil ba
  Roomh morning greeting
  Xezrigz iusndil afternoon greeting
  Jaanglhamh ndil evening greeting
  Hamhnix mengz iusndil lee? evening greeting
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Bozo, Jenaama [bze] (Mali: Mopti.)
  Ye aa boi general greeting
  Aa yen kain greeting spoken to a person working, "you and the work"
  Aa yen digen New Year greeting, "you and yesterday"
     
Bozo, Tiemacewe [boo] (Mali: Mopti.)
  Ye aa boi general greeting
     
Bozo, Tieyaxo [boz] (Mali: Mopti.)
  Ye aa boi general greeting
     
Brahui [brh] (Pakistan.)
  Ba khairat general greeting spoken to one person
  Babo khairat general greeting spoken to a group
  Num hamar ure? how are you? formal
  Hamar us? how are you? informal
  Ni jor us? how are you? informal
  Jwan ut reply to Hamar us and Ni jor us
  Ant awal e? how are you? what's new?
  Numa ant awal e? how are you? what's new?
  Na ant awal e? how are you? what's new? informal
  I jwan ut reply to Ant awal e,  Numa ant awal e, and Na ant awal e
     
Braj Bhasha [bra] (India: Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and Delhi.)
  Kaise hai? how are you?
     
Breton [bre] (France: Brittany.)
  Bojour general greeting
  Demat general greeting
  Demad general greeting
  Demat deoc'h formal greeting and greeting spoken to a group of people
  Demad deoc'h formal greeting and greeting spoken to a group of people
  Demat dit informal greeting spoken to one person
  Demad dit informal greeting spoken to one person
  Nozvezh vat evening greeting
  Not vat evening greeting
  Mont a ra mat ganeoc'h? how are you? formal
  Ya, mont a ra mat ganin reply to Mont a ra mat ganeoc'h
  Mat an trao ganeoc'h? how are you? formal
  Mat an trao ganit? how are you? informal
  Ya, mat-tre reply to Mat an trao ganeoc'h and Mat an trao ganit
  Demat deoh formal greeting and greeting spoken to a group of people, in the Vannetais dialect
  Demat dis informal greeting in the Vannetais dialect
  Degemer mat welcome greeting
     
Bribri [bzd] (Costa Rica.)
  wa general greeting
  informal greeting
  s be' shkẽ̀n how are you? spoken to one person
  s be'? how are you? spoken to one person
  Be' shkẽ̀n? how are you? spoken to one person
  s a' shkẽ̀na how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Ye' shkẽ̀n bua' reply to s be' shkẽ̀n, Be' shkẽ̀na and s a shkẽ̀n spoken by one person
  Ye' shkẽ̀n bua', ẃst reply to s be' shkẽ̀n, Be' shkẽ̀n and s a shkẽ̀spoken by one person
  Sa shkẽ̀n bua' reply to s be' shkẽ̀n, Be' shkẽ̀n and s a shkẽ̀n spoken by a group of people
  Bua reply to s be' shkẽ̀n, Be' shkẽ̀n and s a shkẽ̀n
  s be' tso'? how are you? spoken to one person
  s a' tso'? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  s be' ḱw tch̀ke? how are you? informal spoken to one person
  s a' ḱw tch̀ke? how are you? informal spoken to a group
  Bua' reply to s be' tso', s a' tso', s be' ḱw tch̀ke, and s a' ḱw tch̀ke
  Bua' reply to s be' tso', s a' tso', s be' ḱw tch̀ke, and s a' ḱw tch̀ke
  A' tulurkĩ? greeting used when arriving at a house ("are you at home?")
     
Brokpake [sgt] (Bhutan: Sakteng Valley.)
  'Ik g g'i gloi? where are you going?
     
Bru, Eastern [bru] (Laos. Vietnam.)
  Bn t general greeting
  Cuq toaq sa o mới  general greeting
  Mới bn san? how are you?
  Cuq bn san reply to Mới bn san
  Mới paưq pu lq? where are you going?
     
Bru, Western [brv] (Vietnam. Thailand.)
  Bn t general greeting
  Bn san ta? how are you?
     
Brunei [kxd] (Brunei.)
  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
     
Buang, Mangga [mmo] (Papua New Guinea: Morobe Province.)
 

Samin nivasa

morning greeting

  Wandisin nivasa midday greeting
  Sosin nivasa afternoon greeting
  Busin  nighttime greeting
  Busin nivasa nighttime greeting
  Ham ana tana? where are you going?
  Gara ta? where have you been?
     
Buang, Mapos [bzh] (Papua New Guinea: Morobe Province.)
 

Monbuk

morning greeting

 

Monbuk nilsa

morning greeting

 

Monbuk nivesa

morning greeting in the Mapos dialect [bzh-map]

 

Nyġ vuheng

midday greeting in the Mapos dialect [bzh-map]

 

Hes vuheng

midday greeting in the Humek dialect [bzh-map]

 

Sehuksn

afternoon greeting in the Mapos dialect [bzh-map]

  Suuk nilsa

afternoon greeting

  Buk nighttime greeting
  Buk nilsa nighttime greeting
  Buk nivesa nighttime greeting in the Mapos dialect [bzh-map]
  Ham neya tena? where are you going?
     
Bube [bvb] (Equatorial Guinea: Fernando Po and Biombo Island.)
  ibri general greeting in the southeastern [bvb-sou] and southwestern  [bvb-sow] dialects
  N ibri greeting to a group of people in the southeastern and southwestern dialects
  Ue a lvari morning greeting in the southeastern and southwestern dialects
  Nue a lvari morning greeting to a group of people in the southeastern and southwestern dialects
  A mme ibri morning greeting spoken to a man in the southeastern and southwestern dialects
  Mme ibri morning greeting spoken to a man in the southeastern and southwestern dialects
  ibri muaarim morning greeting spoken to a woman in the southeastern and southwestern dialects
  ibri muaar morning greeting spoken to a woman in the southeastern and southwestern dialects
  Ehee reply to Mme ibri and ibri muaarim in the southeastern dialect [bvb-sow]
  Ehel reply to Mme ibri and ibri muaarim in the southwestern dialect [bvb-sow]
  Ehele, poto reply to Mme ibri and ibri muaarim in the southwestern dialect [bvb-sow]
  Muamecho ibri morning greeting in the southwestern dialect [bvb-sow]
  Ue a muaato afternoon greeting in the southeastern and southwestern dialects
  Nue a muaato afternoon greeting to a group of people in the southeastern and southwestern dialects
  Vdji ueue nighttime greeting in the southeastern and southwestern dialects
  A bbe ipdi morning greeting spoken to a man in the northern dialect [bvb-nor]
  Bbe ipdi morning greeting spoken to a man in the northern dialect [bvb-nor]
  ipdi buarim morning greeting spoken to a woman in the northern dialect [bvb-nor]
  Ehee reply to Bbe ipdi and ipdi buarim
  Ehee, potoh reply to Bbe ipdi and ipdi buarim
  Ke soko? how are you?
  Hatsi soko reply to Ke soko
  Ka la saal how are you?
  K vl pnle? how are you?
  Ka la hta? how are you?
  Ka la endaale? how are you?
  Ka ule? how are you?
  Nne lele reply to Ka ule
  Ka nule? how are you? to group of people
  Ka ule? reply to Ka nule
  Verobba? how are you? spoken in an older (19th century) dialect
  Ngirobba reply to Verobba in an older (19th century) dialect
     
Bubi [buw] (Gabon.)
  Ka w rimbori l morning greeting
  N'rimbor lel seeri reply to Ka w rimbori l
     
Budu [buu] (Conga-Kinshasha: Wamba Territory.)
  Salamu general greeting
  bhaa greeting spoken to an older man, literally "father"
  na greeting spoken to an older woman, literally "mother"
  Mwan bhaa greeting spoken to a person of similar age, literally "child of my father", "brother"
  Masau ka dhɔ tnɨ? how are you?
  T majɨɔ reply to Masau ka dhɔ tnɨ
  Wanɨsa gbanɨ? where are you going?
  Ɔtɔwɔ greeting spoken to a person who has just returned from somewhere
     
Bugawac [buk] (Papua New Guinea: Morobe Province.)
 

Asalu ngayam

general greeting

  Bebec ngayam morning greeting
  Ugwic ngayam nighttime greeting
     
Bugis [bug] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)
  Salama' general greeting
  Assalamu alaikum general greeting used by Muslims (from Arabic)
  Waalaikumussalam reply to Assalamu alaikum (from Arabic)
  Salama' ele' morning greeting
  Selama wenni nighttime greeting
  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?"
     
Buglere [sab] (Panama: western mountains.)
  atore general greeting
  Comuniy? how are you?
  atore may reply to Comuniy
  Ibichi klemine greeting spoken by visitor, in an older (19th century) dialect of Murire-Bukueta
  Mentasu kevake reply to Ibichi klemine in an older (19th century) dialect of Murire-Bukueta
  Kobo nio greeting spoken in an older (19th century) dialect Nortenyo dialect of Move-Valiente
     
Bugun [bgg] (India: Arunachal Pradesh.)
  No khe-an? how are you?
  Ko gong reply to No khe-an
     
Buhutu [bxh] (Papua New Guinea: Milne Bay.)
  Yauwedo general greeting
     
Bukharic [bhh] (Israel and Uzbekistan.)
  Sholum general greeting
  Sholum 'alekhum general greeting
  Va 'alekhum sholum reply to Sholum 'alekhum
  Chitued shumo? how are you?
  Naghzed? how are you?
  Chi gapi toza? how are you? informal
  Borukh habo welcome greeting
  Khush omaded welcome greeting
     
Bulgarian [bul] (Bulgaria.)
  Здравейте zdraveite: general greeting
  Здравей zdravei: informal greeting
  Здраве zdrave: informal greeting
  Добър ден dobar den: general daytime greeting
  Добро утро dobro utro: morning greeting
  Добър вечер dobar vecher: evening greeting
  Как сте? kak ste: how are you?
  Как си? kak si: how are you?
  Аз съм добе, благодаря az sam dobe, blagodarya: reply to Как сте and Как си
  Добре дошли dobre doshli: welcome greeting
  Добре дошло dobre doshlo: welcome greeting
  Добре дошъл dobre doshal: welcome greeting spoken to one man
  Добре дошла dobre doshla: welcome greeting spoken to one woman
  Добре заварил dobre zavaril: welcome greeting spoken to one man
  Добре заварила dobre zavarila: welcome greeting spoken to one woman
  Добре заварили dobre zavarili: welcome greeting spoken to a group
  Мерхаба merhaba: Muslim greeting in the Pomak dialect [bul-pal]
     
Bullom So [buy] (Sierra Leone: Kambia District. Guinea: Kindia region)
  Lm general greeting
  Mmnuŋ general greeting
  Ŋɔ l f y general greeting
  Ǹdɔl? early morning greeting, "how did you sleep?"
  Ǹsak? morning greeting, "how did you spend the night?"
  M̀pri? afternoon greeting, "how did you spend the day?"
  M̀pki? evening and nighttime greeting, "how did you spend the evening?"
  Sὲkὲ reply to Ǹdɔl, Ǹsak, M̀pri, and M̀pki
  Sὲkὲ sὲkὲ reply to Ǹdɔl, Ǹsak, M̀pri, and M̀pki
  Ynkὲlὲŋ reply to Ǹdɔl, Ǹsak, M̀pri, and M̀pki
  Mm welcome greeting, literally "thank you"
  Kn welcome greeting, literally "please"
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Bulu [bum] (Cameroon.)
  Mbl general greeting
  Bai general greeting
  Mbamba tye general greeting
     
Bumthangkha [kjz] (Bhutan.)
  Kuzu zangpo la general greeting
  Kuzu zangpo general greeting
  Kuzu informal greeting
  A dar nak ke? how are you?
  Laso, kadinche la reply to A dar nak ke
     
Bunaba [bck] (Australia: Fitzroy Crossing.)
  Jalangurru ma? general greeting, "are you well?"
     
Bunak [bfn] (East Timor.)
  Loi e ni? how are you?
     
Bunama [bdd] (Papua New Guinea: Milne Bay Province.)
  Yauwedo general greeting
     
Bundeli [bns] (India.)
  Tum kase ho?  how are you?
  Tum kase aao?  how are you?
  Hum theek hainge reply to Tum kase ho and Tum kase aao
     
Bunganditj [xbg] (Australia: western Victoria and southeastern South Australia.)
  Martu karatkat morning greeting
  Na ngin yan? where are you going?
     
Bungu [wun] (Tanzania.)
  Mwadila general greeting
  Kalevane general greeting
  Kaledada reply to Kalevane
     
Bunun [bnn] (Taiwan: east central plain.)
  Mihumisang general greeting
  Uninang reply to Mihumisang
  Mihumisang amin general greeting to a group of people
  Masihal asang general greeting
  Masihal kasu general greeting
  Masihal naupa aas? how are you?
  Masihal  reply to Masihal naupa aas
  Malisihal aas? how are you?
  Minauninas ha? general greeting, "have you eaten?"
  Miqumisang general greeting in the central (Takivatan) dialect
  Miqumicang general greeting in the northern (Takitudu, Takibakha) dialects
  Masialas ha? how are you? in the Isbukun dialect
  Macial? how are you? in the Takitudu dialect
  Macialas reply to Macial
  Macial amu? how are you? in the Takitudu dialect
  Macial amin reply to Macial amu
     
Bura-Pabir [bwr] (Nigeria.)
  Ali general greeting
  Ale general greeting
  Lali general greeting
  Maraba general greeting
  Usa general greeting spoken to one person
  Usa ma giri general greeting spoken to a group
  Yo usako reply to Usa and Usa ma giri
  Salaam  general greeting
  Salaam aleikum general greeting
  Wa pi ar nga? morning greeting spoken to one person
  Wa pi giri? morning greeting spoken to a group
     
Burarra [bvr] (Australia: Northern Territory.)
  Alay general greeting
  Ny-molamola nyi-ni barra general greeting spoken to one person
  Nyirri-molamola nyirri-ni barra general greeting spoken to two men
  Nyirrin-molamolay nyirrinyu-ni barra general greeting spoken to two women
  Nyiburr-molamola nyiburr-ni barra general greeting spoken to a group of three or more people
  Ngu-molamola reply to Ny-molamola nyi-ni barra and Nyirri-molamola nyirri-ni barra
  Ay-yinda ny-boya? where are you going?
  Guwa welcome greeting, "come here"
     
Burduna [bxn] (Australia: Henry and upper Lyndon rivers.)
  Wanthala gayilu nhanara? where are you going?
  Bunggurdi wantharra? where are you going?
     
Buriat, Mongolia [bxm] (Mongolia: northeastern region.)
 

Сайн байна

sain baina: general greeting

 

Сайн байна уу

sain baina uu: general greeting

  Амаршалнаб amarshalnab: general greeting
  Амар мэндэ amar mende: general greeting
 

Мэндэ

mende: general greeting

 

Мэндээ

mendee: general greeting

  Үглөөнэй амар мэндэ ugloenei amar mende: morning greeting
  Үдэрэй амар мэндэ uderei amar mende: afternoon greeting
  Үдэшын амар мэндэ udeshyn amar mende: evening greeting
  Та хэр байнабта ta kher bainabta: how are you?
  Һайн һайханаар байнаьдида shhain shhaikhanaar bainadida: reply to Та хэр байнабта
  Һонин юум? shhonin yuum: how are you? what's new?
 

Орожо хайрлагты

orozho khairlagti: welcome greeting

     
Buriat, Russia [bxr] (Russia: Lake Baikal.)
 

Сайн байна

sain baina: general greeting

 

Мэндэ

mende: general greeting

 

Мэндэ сайн

mende sain: general greeting

  Амар сайн

amar sain: general greeting

 

Сайн байна

sain baina: general greeting

 

Мэндэ

mende: general greeting

 

Мэндэ сайн

mende sain: general greeting

  Амар сайн

amar sain: general greeting

  Амаршалнаб amarshalnab: general greeting
  Үглөөнэй амар мэндэ ugloeoenei amar mende: morning greeting
  Үдэрэй амар мэндэ uderei amar mende: afternoon greeting
  Үдэшын амар мэндэ udeshyn amar mende: evening greeting
  Амар нойрсогты amar noirsogty: nighttime greeting
     
Burji [bji] (Ethiopia: Yedebub Biheroch Bihereseboch na Hizboch (SNNPR).  Kenya: Moyale.)
  Dansa damanta morning greeting spoken to one pesron
  Dansa damanchinga morning greeting spoken to a group
  Dansa nageentu afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  Dansa nageenchinku afternoon greeting spoken to a group
  Dansa dami nighttime greeting
  Mamata? how are you?
  Mamadha? how are you?
  Dansama rely to Mamata and Mamadha
     
Burmese [mya] (Myanmar.)
  Mingala ba general greeting
  Mingala ba kinbya general greeting spoken by a man
  Mingala ba shin general greeting spoken by a woman
  Mingala nanekhin ba morning greeting
  Mingala nya ba nighttime greeting
  Ni kawn la? how are you?
  Kawn ba de reply to Ni kawn la
  Kawn ba de, kyi zu be reply to Ni kawn la
  T'amin sapibila? general greeting, literally "have you eaten?"
  K'amya t'amin sapyibabyila? greeting spoken by a man, literally "have you eaten?"
  Shin t'amin sapyibabyila? greeting spoken by a woman, literally "have you eaten?"
  Sapyibabyi reply to T'amin sapibila, K'amya t'amin sapyibabyila, and Shin t'amin sapyibabyila
  Be thwa malo le? greeting, literally: "where are you going?
  Di na le be  reply to Be thwa malo le, literally: "around here"
  Kyosopae welcome greeting
  Kyosobade welcome greeting
     
Buru [mhs] (Indoensia: Maluku.)
  Salamat general greeting
     
Burunge [bds] (Tanzania: Kondoa District.)
  Ansai gudi general greeting
  Idole sekhaka reply to Ansai gudi
  Gudi general greeting
  Masere reply to Gudi in the morning
  Sayu sakilus reply to Gudi in the afternoon
  Tatimu morning greeting
  Tatimube reply to Tatimu
  Dani afternoon greeting
  Danibe reply to Dani
     
Burushaski [bsk] (Pakistan: northern region.)
  Asalam aleykum general greeting
  Leh general greeting
  Be hal bila? how are you?
  Je shu waba reply to Be hal bila
     
Bushoong [buf] (Democratic Republic of the Congo: Kasai Occidental Province.)
  Wanum greeting spoken to a person arriving ("you have come")
     
Busuu [bju] (Cameroon.)
  gəm morning greeting
  Gən m kūkp nighttime greeting
     
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
     
Bwaidoka [bwd] (Papua New Guinea: Milne Bay Province.)
  Siule general greeting
  Gadedeku u na nau? where are you going? spoken to one person
  Gadedeku wa na nau? where are you going? spoken to a group of people
  Gadedeku u tauya? where are you going? spoken to one person
  Gadedeku wa u tauya? where are you going? spoken to a group of people
  Gadedeku u welai? where have you come from? spoken to one person
  Gadedeku wa welai? where have you come from? spoken to a group of people
  Malabatu iwagana morning greeting in the Wagifa dialect [bwd-wag]
  Yadade waga midday greeting in the Wagifa dialect [bwd-wag]
  Legi legi wagi afternoon greeting in the Wagifa dialect [bwd-wag]
     
Bwanabwana [tte] (Papua New Guinea: Milne Bay Province.)
 

Kagutoki

general greeting

  Kagutoki komiu general greeting
  Malala dewadeawana morning greeting
  Kudewadewa? how are you?
     
Bwatoo [bwa] (New Caledonia.)
  Bosu general greeting
     
Byangsi [bee] (India: Uttarakhand.)
  Ulo degəinnə? where are you going?
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