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

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Cabcar  [cjp] (Costa Rica.)
  Jisht ba shkn general greeting
  Sht ba shkn informal greeting
  Jisht ba gika irgate ji komiska afternoon greeting
  Jisht ba gika tawirgate? nighttime greeting
  Jisht ba tso? how are you?
  Ma shkn? how are you?
  Be reply to Jisht ba tso and Ma shkn
  Bi reply to Ma shkn used in Valle Chirrip [cjp-chi]
  Shkna bi reply to Ma shkn used in Valle de la Estrella [cjp-est]
     
Cacaopera  [ccr] (El Salvador: Morazn.)
  Tumalsin morning greeting
  Tumalsin morning greeting
  Guan afternoon greeting
  Sinfn nighttime greeting
     
Caddo [cad] (United States of America: western Oklahoma.) 
  Khaʔahat general greeting (literally, "are you okay")
  Kuaʔaat informal greeting
  Khaʔahat ta'sha greeting spoken to a friend
  Haʔahat ts'iʔ ahyaʔti morning greeting
  Haʔahat tsuʔahyaʔtsi morning greeting
  Haʔahat hhtaybws ah general greeting (literally, "it's good to see you")
  Nawih welcome greeting
     
Cahuilla [chl] (United States of America: southern California.) 
 

Miyaxwa

general greeting spoken in the Wanipiyapa dialect [cup-mal]

 

Miyaxwen

general greeting spoken in the Qawichpameyawitcem dialect [chl-des]

 

Miyaxwen umon emem

general greeting spoken to a group in the Qawichpameyawitcem dialect [chl-des]

  Hiich'a' miyaxwen? how are you? in the Qawichpameyawitcem dialect [chl-des]
  Em miyaxwen pish em mehave't iiv'ax? how are you? in the Qawichpameyawitcem dialect [chl-des]
  A miyaxwen pish a mexhave ii'vax? how are you? in the Qawichpameyawitcem dialect [chl-des]
  Pxam welcome greeting
     
Cakfem-Mushere [cky] (Nigeria: Plateau State.) 
  Terreh morning greeting in the Mushere dialect
  Terkakham'a? how are you? in the Mushere dialect
     
Callawalla [caw] (Bolivia.)
  Chui general greeting
  Llalli kaman morning greeting
  Llalli thami nighttime greeting
  Llalli thamin nighttime greeting
  Llalle kaman morning greeting in the Charazani dialect
  Llalle thami nighttime greeting in the Charazani dialect
     
Cal [rmq] (Spain. Portugal. Brazil.) 
  Mey general greeting
  Or general greeting
  Lachs chbeses morning greeting
  Lachis tasats afternoon greeting
  Lachs tarachs evening greeting
  Quesa ostr mist? how are you?
  Mist, baribustris garapatis reply to Quesa ostr mist
  Mist reply to Quesa ostr mist
  Halil morning greeting in the Brazilian Calo dialect [rmq-bra]
  Al afternoon greeting in the Brazilian Calo dialect [rmq-bra]
  Suvinh nighttime greeting in the Brazilian Calo dialect [rmq-bra]
  Achup? how are you? in the Brazilian Calo dialect [rmq-bra]
  Latxi sibr morning greeting in an older (18th century) dialect from Catalonia [rmq-cat]
  Latxi sibr te deltt ro Dabl morning greeting in an older (18th century) dialect from Catalonia [rmq-cat]
  Latxa aratzi nighttime greeting in an older (18th century) dialect from Catalonia [rmq-cat]
  Latxa araza te deltt ro Dabl nighttime greeting in an older (18th century) dialect from Catalonia [rmq-cat]
  Mor jassa mists? how are you? in an older (18th century) dialect from Catalonia [rmq-cat]
  Uua, gracias ro Dabl reply to Mor jassa mists in an older (18th century) dialect from Catalonia [rmq-cat]
  Mre Debel to deltt, lacho djives daytime greeting in an older (19th century) dialect from Catalonia [rmq-cat]
     
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 where, "where are you going?"
  Diyan lang reply to Adin kaw agalin and Adin kaw maayan
     
Cams [kbh] (Colombia: Putumayo.)
  Nabast general greeting
  Bast general greeting
  Buajtn general greeting
  Kbatschu general greeting
  Domui kana kjab? where have you come from?
  Domui ekus? where are you going?
     
Camtho [cmt] (South Africa.)
  Heita informal greeting
  Ola informal greeting
  Hoezit? how are you?
  Grand reply to Hoezit
  Sharp reply to Hoezit
     
Candoshi-Shapra [cbu] (Peru.)
  Wanasiri zar puturta morning greeting
  Wanasiri punganchu afternoon greeting
  Wanasiri psana nighttime greeting
  Tarish? how are you?
  Tamrimta? how are you?
  Trtan reply to Tarish and Tamrimta
  Tragina reply to Tarish and Tamrimta
  Irimash shi kosaragish? welcome greeting
  Kosaramchish? welcome greeting
  Kosaragish irimshoa? welcome greeting
  Kosaragi reply to Kosaramchish, Kosaragish irimshoa, and Irimash shi kosaragish
  Kosaragtana reply to Kosaramchish, Kosaragish irimshoa, and Irimash shi kosaragish
     
Canela [ram] (Brazil: Maranho and southeast Par.)
  H-p general greeting
     
Canichana [caz] (Bolivia: lowland region.)
  Corissi? how are you?
  Corissi vel euyejess reply to Corissi
     
Capanahua [kaq] (Peru.)
  Johue general greeting
  Min jascabi siri jahuin? how are you?
  Min jascabi siri jayamahin? how are you?
  Min jascabi jayamahin? how are you?
  Min jascabihi jayamahin? how are you?
  Jascabi ta jai reply to Min jascabi siri jayamahin, Min jascabi jayamahinMin jascabihi jayamahin
  Min jahuin? greeting spoken to a person who is arriving
  Mi moyama morning greeting
  Mi tsayama afternoon greeting
     
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
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Caquinte [cot] (Peru.)
  Savincaguitetanaji morning greeting
     
Carapana [cbc] (Colombia: Vaups Department.)
  Tme general greeting
  Mʉ nimiati? how are you?
     
Carib [car] (Venezuela. French Guiana. Suriname. Brazil.)
  Seri otso general greeting
  Shempe reply to Seri otso
  Mabuta lik morning greeting
  Shaputa lik ao reply to Mabuta lik
  Mopui rapa morning greeting
  Komandong surapa morning greeting
  Onjewara monykyi? morning greeting
  Djupa wonykyi reply to Onjewara monykyi
  Djupa surorypo kytatong midday greeting
  Komamyi surapa evening greeting
  Kykomaijaton surapa nighttime greeting
  Yuru ha'o katu karrhi'? how are you?
  Ite'ly karrhi  reply to Yuru ha'o katu karrhi'
  Tuki karrhi reply to Yuru ha'o katu karrhi'
  Onjewara sukytaton? how are you?
  Oty wara su mang? how are you?
  Mondo wa reply to Oty wara su  mang
  Ootuwaarapoore? how are you?
  Ootuwaarapoore maana? how are you?
  Yujpuaroorpuo reply to Ootuwaarapoore maana
     
Carijona [cbd] (Colombia.)
  Yhi general greeting
  Osa ouit? where are you going?
     
Carolinian [cal] (United States of America: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.)
  Meta ilemwr greeting spoken to a woman
  Meta saumwr greeting spoken to a man
  Leesor allim  morning greeting
  Raal allim afternoon greeting
  Leebwong allim evening greeting
  Tirow general greeting
  Tirow wmi general greeting
  Faischo greeting spoken to a person who is working
  Wa faffaisil? how are you?
  E kke faisumw? how are you?
  E ghatch schagh reply to E kke faisumw
     
Carrier [crx] (Canada: central part of British Columbia.)
  Hadih general greeting
  Dahooja general greeting
  Daintah? how are you? spoken in the Nadleh Whut'en dialect
  Soo'ustah reply to Daintah spoken in the Nadleh Whut'en dialect
  Daint'oh? how are you? spoken in the Nak'azdi Dakelh dialect
  Dzin hoonzoo general daytime greeting spoken in the Nak'azdi Dakelh dialect
  Ts'uhoont'i' whusainya welcome greeting spoken in the Nak'azdi Dakelh dialect
  Hoonusti netsu whusainya welcome greeting spoken at a home in the Nak'azdi Dakelh dialect
  Danuht'oh? how are you? spoken to three or more people in the Dakelh dialect
  Soo 'unuhtoh ho? how are you? spoken to two people in the Dakelh dialect
  Soo 'uts'int'oh reply to Soo 'unuhtoh ho
  A'ah, soo 'unust'oh reply to Soo 'unuhtoh ho spoken by one person
  A'ah, soo 'unidutt'oh reply to Soo 'unuhtoh ho spoken by two people
  Hadi', daint'oh? how are you? spoken in the Yekooche Stuart Lake dialect
  Hadi' soo 'int'oh how are you? spoken in the Yekooche Stuart Lake dialect
  A, soo'ust'oh reply to Hadi' soo 'int'oh
     
Cashibo-Cacataibo [cbr] (Peru.)
  Cara asbi 'ic? how are you?
  Caa asbi icu reply to Cara asbi 'ic
  Caramina uan?   how are you?
  Cana uan reply to Caramina uan
  Uisa caina 'ain?   how are you?
  Uisa caramina 'ain?   how are you?
  Asbi cana 'ain reply to Uisa caramina 'ain
     
Catalan-Valencian-Balear [cat] (Spain, France, and Andorra.)
  Hola general greeting in Catalan [cat-cen] and Valencian [cat-val]
  Uep general greeting in Balear [cat-bal]
  Adiu general greeting in Rousillonese [cat-cat]
  Bon dia general daytime greeting in Balear [cat-bal], Catalan [cat-cen] and Valencian [cat-val]
  Bon jorn general daytime greeting in Valencian [cat-val]
  Bones dies general daytime greeting in Algherese [cat-alg]
  Bona tarda afternoon greeting in Catalan [cat-cen]
  Bones tardes afternoon and evening greeting in Algherese [cat-alg] and Balear of Menorqui [cat-men]
  Bona vesprada afternoon and evening greeting in Valencian [cat-val]
  Bon vespre evening greeting in Balear [cat-bal]
  Bona nit nighttime greeting in Balear [cat-bal], Catalan [cat-cen] and Valencian [cat-val]
  Com est? how are you? formal in Catalan [cat-cen] and Valencian [cat-val]
  Com ests? how are you? informal in Catalan [cat-cen] and Valencian [cat-val]
  Com esteu? how are you? plural in Catalan [cat-cen] and Valencian [cat-val]
  B reply to Com est and Com ests in Catalan [cat-cen] and Valencian [cat-val]
  B, grcies reply to Com est and Com ests in Catalan [cat-cen] and Valencian [cat-val]
  Molt b reply to Com est and Com ests in Catalan [cat-cen] and Valencian [cat-val]
  Com va aix? how are you? in Catalan [cat-cen] & Valencian [cat-val]
  Com va tot? how are you? in Catalan [cat-cen] & Valencian [cat-val]
  Com va? how are you? in Catalan [cat-cen] & Valencian [cat-val]
  Va b reply to Com va in Catalan [cat-cen] & Valencian [cat-val]
Com vas? how are you? singular in Rousillonese [cat-cat]
  Com aneu? how are you? plural in Rousillonese [cat-cat]
  Com anam? how are you? informal in Balear [cat-bal]
  Benvinguts welcome greeting spoken to a group in Catalan [cat-cen] and Valencian [cat-val]
  Benvingut welcome greeting spoken to a man in Catalan [cat-cen] and Valencian [cat-val]
  Benvinguda welcome greeting spoken to a woman in Catalan [cat-cen] and Valencian [cat-val]
  Benvingudes welcome greeting spoken to a group of women in Catalan [cat-cen] & Valencian [cat-val]
     
Catawba [chc] (United States of America: Oklahoma.)
  Tanakɛ general greeting
  Tineyedo? how are you?
  Yaope tineyedo? how are you? spoken in the morning
  Wiitcaware tineyedo? how are you? spoken in the evening
  Konehede reply to Tineyedo
     
Cavinea [cav] (Bolivia: northern region.)
  Jida ique mique ejeju? how are you?
  Jidamique? how are you?
  Jida reply to Jidamique
  Banda tata morning greeting spoken to a man
  Banda mama morning greeting spoken to a woman
  Bastarde tata afternoon greeting spoken to a man
  Bastarde mama afternoon greeting spoken to a woman
  Banuchi tata evening greeting spoken to a man
  Banuchi mama evening greeting spoken to a woman
  Apudajudya traditional morning greeting, no longer used
  Apudajudya yatse traditional morning greeting spoken to one person, no longer used
  Apudajudya ekwana traditional morning greeting spoken to a group, no longer used
  Barepatya traditional midday greeting, no longer used
  Barepatya yatse traditional midday greeting spoken to one person, no longer used
  Barepatya ekwana traditional midday greeting spoken to a group, no longer used
  Barepatyawesuta traditional afternoon greeting, no longer used
  Barepatyawesuta yatse traditional afternoon greeting spoken to one person, no longer used
  Barepatyawesuta ekwana traditional afternoon greeting spoken to a group, no longer used
  Metapatya traditional nighttime greeting, no longer used
  Metapatya yatse traditional nighttime greeting spoken to one person, no longer used
  Metapatya ekwana traditional nighttime greeting spoken to a group, no longer used
     
Cayuga [cay] (Canada: Ontario.  United States of America: New York, formerly in Oklahoma.)
  Sgę:nǫ general greeting
  Gw: general greeting
  Hai general greeting
  Sgę:nǫ swagwe:gǫ welcome greeting
     
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 man ka? how are you? 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
  Malipayong pag-abot welcome greeting in the Visayan dialect
  Maajong adlaw general greeting in the Boholano dialect [ceb-boh]
  Maajong buntag morning greeting in the Boholano dialect [ceb-boh]
  Maajong udto noontime greeting in the Boholano dialect [ceb-boh]
  Maajong hapon afternoon greeting in the Boholano dialect [ceb-boh]
  Maajong gabi-i evening greeting in the Boholano dialect [ceb-boh]
  Kamusta ka? how are you? in the Boholano dialect [ceb-boh]
  Maajo man reply to Kamusta ka in the Boholano dialect [ceb-boh]
  Maaung adlaw general greeting in the Leyte dialect [ceb-ley]
  Maaung buntag morning greeting in the Leyte dialect [ceb-ley]
  Maaung udto noontime greeting in the Leyte dialect [ceb-ley]
  Maaung hapon afternoon greeting in the Leyte dialect [ceb-ley]
  Maaung gabii evening greeting in the Leyte dialect [ceb-ley]
     
Cemuh [cam] (New Caledonia.)
  Bwc general greeting
     
Cerma [cme] (Burkina Faso: Comoe Province.)
  Anice greeting spoken to a person who is working
  Anicebaa greeting spoken to a group of people who are working
  Dɛ̃ndɛ̃mma evening greeting
     
Chachi [cbi] (Ecuador: Esmeraldas Province.)
  Ura kepenene morning greeting
  Ura kepenusha afternoon greeting
  Ura kepe nighttime greeting
  Naa nayu? how are you?
  Naaju pasa iyun? how are you?
  Naaju chuyu? how are you?
  Naana chuyu? how are you?
     
Chcobo [cao] (Bolivia: Beni.)
  Bsoa  general greeting
  Bsoa mia? how are you?
  Bsoqua reply to Bsoa mia
  Jnima ni mia? how are you?
  Jnima xo a reply to Jnima ni mia
  Jnima ni mia ri? how are you?
  Jnima xo a ri reply to Jnima ni mia ri
  Mi qui shishoquia greeting spoken by a person visiting
  Joqu mia reply to Mi qui shishoquia
     
Chakma [ccp] (India and Bangladesh.)
  Jhu general greeting
  Oy general greeting
  Hoya general greeting
  Namaskar general greeting
  Kenjan agach? how are you?
  Kaka kenjan agach? how are you?
  Babudagi kenjan aga? how are you?
  Muih gom aghong reply to Kenjan agach, Kaka kenjan agach, and Babudagi kenjan aga
     
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic [cld] (Iraq: Kurdistan, Mosul, and Baghdad.)
  Shlama illukh general greeting spoken to a man
  Shlama illakh general greeting spoken to a woman
  Shlama illokhun general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Shlama 'llokhun general greeting spoken to a group of people in Kurdistan
  Shlama 'llokhu general greeting spoken to a group of people in Kurdistan
  Qedemtookh brikhta morning greeting spoken to a man
  Qedemtakh brikhta morning greeting spoken to a woman
  Qedemtokhu brikhta morning greeting spoken to a group
  Ramshkhu brikhta evening greeting spoken to a group
  Dirkhi wit? how are you? spoken to a man
  Dirkhi wat? how are you? spoken to a woman
  Dirkhi wotun? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Deġi wet? how are you? spoken to a man in the Alqosh dialect [cld-alq]
  Deġi wotun? how are you? spoken to a group in the Alqosh dialect [cld-alq]
  Randa reply to Dirkhi wit, Dirkhi wat, and Dirkhi wotun
  Kulish randa reply to Dirkhi wit, Dirkhi wat, and Dirkhi wotun
  Bishlama welcome greeting
  Barukh khabba welcome greeting
  Barukh 'atta reply to Barukh khabba
     
Cham, Eastern [cjm] (Cambodia and Vietnam.)
  Salam general greeting
Cham, Western [cja] (Cambodia and Vietnam.)
  Salam general greeting
  Salamu alaikum Muslim greeting
  Alaikum salam reply to Salamu alaikum
  Seam mi? how are you?
  Siam min? how are you?
  Siam min reply to Siam min
Chamacoco [ceg] (Paraguay: northeastern Chaco.)
  Yuko general greeting
  Ola general greeting
  Dɨrɨbi ə general daytime greeting
  Dɨrbɨt ɨrɨ general daytime greeting
  Dɨla ɔm evening greeting
  Wen noshe nighttime greeting (borrowed from Spanish)
  Hnaho? how are you?
  Lapo? how are you?
     
Chambri [can] (Papua New Guinea: East Sepik Province.)
  Yabke karembi morning greeting
  Yabke sinemp midday greeting
  Yabke kabantamp afternoon greeting
  Yabke irkum nighttime greeting
     
Chamicuro [ccc] (Peru: Pampa Hermosa.)
Alawalo general greeting spoken by a visitor 
Oooj reply to Alawalo
Pejtayiko morning greeting
  Pejtawa reply to Pejtayiko
     
Chamling [rab] (Nepal: Sagarmatha.)
  Khoni ta khate ko? where are you going?
     
Chamorro [cha] (Guam. Northern Mariana Islands.)
  Hfa general greeting
  Hfa adai general greeting
  Hfa gachong informal greeting spoken to a man
  Hfa cheluho informal greeting spoken to a woman
  Talu'nin maolek morning greeting
  Oga'an maolek morning greeting
  Pupuengin maolek evening greeting
  Manana si Yu'us morning greeting
  Talo'ni si Yu'us afternoon greeting
  Pupuengi si Yu'us evening greeting
  Buenas dihas morning greeting borrowed from Spanish
  Buenas tatdes afternoon greeting borrowed from Spanish
  Buenas noches evening greeting borrowed from Spanish
  Hfa tatatmnu hao? how are you?
  Hfa mamaoleka? how are you?
  Hfa mamaoleka ha' hao? how are you?
  Maolek yu' reply to Hfa tatatmnu hao and Hfa  mamaoleka
  Maolek ha yu reply to Hfa tatatmnu hao and Hfa  mamaoleka
  Todo maolek reply to Hfa tatatmnu hao and Hfa  mamaoleka
  Bienbenidu welcome greeting
     
Changriwa [cga] (Papua New Guinea: East Sepik Province.)
  Wandemem morning greeting
  Wasiker afternoon greeting
  Warengan nighttime greeting
     
Chantyal [chx] (Nepal.)
  Nəməskar formal greeting
  Nəməste general greeting
  Nəməhte general greeting
  Tala nɦe? how are you? informal
  Khəni ɦyawa nɦe? where are you going?
     
Chatino, Tataltepec [cta] (Mexico: Tataltepec de Valdez and San Pedro Tututepec.)
  Cua nque' msaa morning greeting
  Cua nque' xlyaa afternoon greeting
  Cua nque' sii evening greeting
 

Nde ti ndu nu'u

general greeting
Chatino, Western Highland [ctp] (Mexico: southwestern Oaxaca.)
  Nde ti nduun general greeting
  Ni sun ndaa ni? how are you? spoken to one person
  Ni sun ndaa huan ni? how are you? spoken to a group
  Ni sun ndaa ni che? how are you? spoken to a friend
  Tsu'hue 'a reply to Ni sun ndaa ni, Ni sun ndaa huan ni, and Ni sun ndaa ni che
  Ni sa nan nka 'iin ni a? how are you?
  Sa a'an kaa ni? how are you?
  La tsaa ni? where are you going? spoken to one person
  La tsaa huan ni? where are you going? spoken to a group
  Nde'en huan greeting spoken to a group arriving at a house
  Nde'en ba reply to Nde'en huan
Chaudangsi [cdn] (India: Uttarakhand.)
  Gn kzzala? have you eaten?
     
Chavacano [cbk] (Philippines.)
  Buenas general greeting in Caviteo [cbk-cav] and Zamboangueo dialects [cbk-zam]
  Hola informal greeting in the Zamboangueo dialect [cbk-zam]
  Buenos dias morning greeting in Caviteo and Zamboangueo dialects
  Buenas tardes afternoon greeting in Caviteo and Zamboangueo dialects
  Buenas noches evening and nighttime greeting in Caviteo and Zamboangueo dialects
  Qu tal informal greeting in Zamboangueo dialect [cbk-zam]
  Qu tal man Usted? respectful greeting to an elder in Zamboangueo dialect [cbk-zam]
  Qu tal man Ustedes? respectful greeting to a group of elders in Zamboangueo dialect [cbk-zam]
  Qu tal man vo? informal greeting to one person in Zamboangueo dialect [cbk-zam]
  Qu tal man vos? informal greeting to one person in Zamboangueo dialect [cbk-zam]
  Qu tal man evo? informal greeting to one person in Zamboangueo dialect [cbk-zam]
  Qu tal man evos? informal greeting to one person in Zamboangueo dialect [cbk-zam]
  Qu tal man kamo? informal greeting to a group (not common) in Zamboangueo dialect [cbk-zam]
  Qu tal man t? formal familiar greeting to one person in Zamboangueo dialect [cbk-zam]
  Qu tal man vosotros? formal familiar greeting to a group of people in Zamboangueo dialect [cbk-zam]
  Qu tal t? informal greeting to one person in the Caviteo dialect [cbk-cav]
  Bueno reply to all greetings beginning with Qu tal
  Bueno, gracias reply to all greetings beginning with Qu tal
  Bien reply to all greetings beginning with Qu tal
  Bien, gracias reply to all greetings beginning with Qu tal
  Bueno man reply to all greetings beginning with Qu tal
  Buenamente reply to all greetings beginning with Qu tal
  Buenamente, gracias reply to all greetings beginning with Qu tal
  Buenamente reply to all greetings beginning with Qu tal
  Enbuenamente, gracias reply to all greetings beginning with Qu tal
  Buenamente man, gracias reply to all greetings beginning with Qu tal
  Bienvenido welcome greeting spoken to one man
  Bienvenida welcome greeting spoken to one woman
  Bienvenidos welcome greeting spoken to a group of men or a group of men and women
  Bienvenidas welcome greeting spoken to a group of women
     
Chayahuita [cbt] (Peru.)
  Noya general greeting
  Hu'cama morning greeting
  I'huata afternoon greeting
  Noya qumanta'? how are you?
  Noyanqun qumanta? how are you?
     
Chechen [che] (Russia: Chechnya.)
  Марша вог|ийла marsha vogiila: greeting spoken to a man
  Марша йог|ийла marsha yogiila: greeting spoken to a woman
  Марша дог|ийла marsha dogiila: greeting spoken to a group of people
  Маршалла marshalla: general greeting
  Маршалла ду хьоьга  marshalla du hoga: greeting spoken to one person
  Маршалла ду шуьга marshalla du shuga: greeting spoken to a group of people
  Салам  salam: Muslim greeting
  Салам алейкум  salam aleikum: Muslim greeting
  Ва |алейкум салам va aleikum salam: reply to Салам алейкум
  Салам маршал salam marshal: general greeting
  Iуьйре дика хуьйла хьан yuire dika huila han: morning greeting
  де дика хуьйла хьан de dika huila han: morning greeting
  Iуьйре дика йойла yuire dika yoila: morning greeting
  де дика хуьлда de dika hulda: afternoon greeting
  Де дика дойла de dika doila: afternoon greeting
  Суьйре дика хуьлда хьан suire dika hulda han: evening greeting
  Суьйре дика йойла suire dika yoila: evening greeting
  Муха ду гIуллакхаш? muha du gullakhash: how are you?
  Муха ву хьо? muha vu ho: how are you? spoken to a man
  Со дика ву, баркалла so dika vu, barkalla: reply to Муха ву хьо
  Муха ю хьо? muha yu ho: how are you? spoken to a woman
  Со дика ю, баркалла so dika yu, barkalla: reply to Муха ю хьо
  Муха ду шу? muha du shu: how are you? spoken to a group
  Тхо дика ду, баркалла tkho dika du, barkalla: reply to Муха ю хьо
     
Cheke Holo [mrn] (Solomon Islands: Maringe.)
  Keli fara general greeting
  Hameron keli general greeting
     
Chenoua [cnu] (Algeria.)
  Ahioba general greeting spoken to a man
  Ahiela general greeting spoken to a woman
  Azul general greeting
  Salam alikum general greeting
  Salam general greeting
  Timensiwin nighttime greeting
  Labas? how are you?
  Labas dark? how are you? spoken to a man
  Labas darm? how are you? spoken to a woman
  Bejer reply to Labas
  Brrk welcome greeting
     
Chepang [cdm] (Nepal.)
  Bhagi general greeting
     
Cherokee [chr] (United States of America: Oklahoma, Texas, and North Carolina.)
  ᎣᏏᏲ osiyo: general greeting in the Otali [chr-wes] dialect; oshiyo in the Kituhwah [chr-eas] dialect
  ᎠᏏᏳ asiyu: general greeting in the Otali (Western) dialect [chr-wes]
  ᏏᏲ shiyo: general greeting in the Kituhwah (Eastern) dialect [chr-eas]
  ᏏᏳ shiyu: general greeting in the Kituhwah (Eastern) dialect [chr-eas]
  ᎣᏍᏓᏑᎾᎴᎢ osdasunalei: morning greeting in Otali dialect; osdashunalei in Kituhwah dialect
  ᎣᏍᏓᏑᎮᏰᎡ osdasuheyi: afternoon greeting in  Otali dialect; osdaushunheyiza in Kituhwah dialect
  ᎣᏍᏓᏑᏃᎡ osdasunoe: nighttime greeting in Otali dialect; osdaushunhi in Kituhwah dialect
  ᏙᎯᏧ tohitsu: how are you? in the Otali (Western) dialect [chr-wes]
  ᎣᏍᏓ osda: reply to ᏙᎯᏧ in the Otali (Western) dialect [chr-wes]
  ᎣᏍᏓ, ᏩᏙ osda wado: reply to ᏙᎯᏧ in the Otali (Western) dialect [chr-wes]
  ᎣᏏᏧ ositsu: reply to ᏙᎯᏧ in the Otali (Western) dialect [chr-wes]
  ᏙᎯᏊ tohigwu: reply to ᏙᎯᏧ in the Otali (Western) dialect [chr-wes]
  ᎣᏍᏓᏧ osdatsu: how are you? in the Otali (Western) dialect [chr-wes]
  ᎤᎵᎮᎵᏍᏗ  ulihelisdi: welcome greeting
     
Cheyenne [chy] (United States of America: Montana, Oklahoma.)
  Haahe general greeting spoken by a man to a man
  Ephvatamno'e daytime greeting, "it is a good day"
  Nphvomhthehe? how are you?
  Netone'xovomhthe? how are you?
  Nphvomhthe reply to Netone'xovomohtahe and Netone'xovomhthe
  Phveeva daytime greeting (from English)
  Phvevon'o morning greeting (from English)
  Phvevon'o morning greeting (from English)
  Phvetaa'va evening greeting (from English)
  Nho'ho'htse greeting spoken by a visitor, "I've come visiting"
  Nho'nho'htsevtse greeting spoken by a visitor, "I've come visiting you"
  Nho'hve'hoomtse greeting spoken by a visitor, "I've come to see you"
  Va'htama welcome greeting spoken to a person visiting your home
  Ephva'e tsxo'hneto welcome greeting, "it is good that you came"
     
Chhattisgarhi [hne] (India.)
  Ram ram general greeting
  Johar general greeting spoken to a friend or relative
  Tain kaise has? how are you?
  Main bane ho reply to Tain kaise has
     
Chibcha [chb] (Colombia: central highlands.)
  Chisu general greeting
  Chogue  general greeting
  Choc suas aga early morning greeting
  A sua zan midday greeting
  Chogue sua afternoon greeting
  Choc suameqa afternoon greeting
  Chogue za nighttime greeting
  Choc zina nighttime greeting
  Choa? how are you?
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Chichewa [nya] (Tanzania. Malawi.)
  Moni general greeting
  Bwino general greeting
  Mwazuka bwanji morning greeting spoken in the Tanzanian dialect
  Ndazuka bwino reply to Mwazuka bwanji
  Bwanji reply to Mwazuka bwanji
  Muli bwanji general greeting spoken in the Malawi dialect
  Ndiri bwino reply to Muli bwanji
  Nili bwino reply to Muli bwanji in the Lusaka dialect
  Nili mushe reply to Muli bwanji in the Lusaka dialect
  Mwadzuka bwanji general greeting spoken in the Malawi dialect
  Mwachoma bwanji afternoon greeting spoken in the Malawi dialect
  Mwaswela bwanji evening greeting spoken in the Malawi dialect
  Moni akuka greeting spoken by a child to older relatives in the Malawi dialect
  Tikuoneni general greeting in the Angoni dialect [nya-ngo]
  Uli bwanji general greeting in the Nyasa dialect [nya-nys]
  Bwanji tulipo reply to Uli bwanji
  Mwonile general greeting in the Nyasa dialect [nya-nys]
  Mwalandiridwa welcome greeting
     
Chichimeca-Jonaz [pei] (Mexico: Guanajuato.)
  Kenwa general greeting
  Stipa namishis  greeting spoken to a friend
  Ktmb'kch'ahrn early morning greeting
     
Chickasaw [cic] (United States of America: south central Oklahoma.)
  Halito general greeting
  Chi chukma? how are you? (literally: are you well?)
  Chin chukma? how are you? (literally: are you well?)
  Achukma akinni reply to Chi chukma and Chin chukma
  Chukma how are you? (literally: are you well?)
  Homi, ishno ako reply to Chukma
  Homi, achukma akinni reply to Homi, ishno ako
     
Chiga [cgg] (Uganda: southwestern region.)
  Oraire gye morning greeting
  Osiibire gye afternoon and evening greeting
  Oraare gye nighttime greeting
  Mbahe greeting spoken by children
  Mbahi greeting spoken by children
     
Chilcotin [clc] (Canada: British Columbia.)
  Gwetaʔaghunt'i general daytime greeting
  Hunilht'a? how are you?
  Hunilht'ih? how are you?
  Hugunlht'ih? how are you?
  Seʔanest'ih reply to Hunilht'ih and Hugunlht'ih
     
Chimila [cbg] (Colombia: Cesar and La Guajira Departments.)
  Amatta ime'ya general greeting
  Minni ki kabrana'ka? morning greeting, "how did you wake up?"
     
Chin, Bawm [bgr] (Myanmar.)
  Chibai general greeting
  Na dam ko lo ma? how are you?
     
Chin, Falam [cfm] (Myanmar.)
  Zingtha morning greeting
  Na zing tha maw morning greeting
  Sun tha afternoon greeting
  Zan tha evening greeting
  Na zanlei tha maw evening greeting
  Mang tha nighttime greeting
  Na dam maw? how are you?
  Dam e reply to Na dam maw
  Ka dam so khaw reply to Na dam maw
  Ka dam, lung awi reply to Na dam maw
  Ka lung awi zet reply to Na dam maw
  Ziang na bang? how are you?, informal
  Ka tha reply to Ziang na bang
  Na tha maw? how are you? used in the morning
  Zeitin? how are you? informal
  Si tha ko reply to Zeitin
  Rawl na ei zo maw? have you eaten yet?
  Ka ei zo reply to Rawl na ei zo maw (yes, I have)
  Khui ah na feh zik? where are you going?
  Khui na feh ding? where are you going?
  Na cak awm? how are you? in the Zanniat dialect [cfm-zan]
  I cak ii reply to Na cak awm in the Zanniat dialect [cfm-zan]
  Rong ai zo hang sim? have you eaten yet? in the Zanniat dialect [cfm-zan]
  Ai zo ing reply to Rong ai zo hang sim (yes, I have) in the Zanniat dialect [cfm-zan]
  Kon thin? how are you? informal in the Zanniat dialect [cfm-zan]
  Ziang bawn i si? how are you? informal, what are you up to? in the Zanniat dialect [cfm-zan]
  Ziang khai i hang hlah reply to Ziang bawn i si in the Zanniat dialect [cfm-zan]
  Kon fe tuh i si? where are you going? in the Zanniat dialect [cfm-zan]
     
Chin, Haka [cnh] (Myanmar and India.)
  Zing tha morning greeting
  Chun tha afternoon greeting
  Zanlei tha evening greeting
  Mang tha nighttime greeting
  Na dam maw? how are you?
  Zei dah na lawh? how are you?
  Ka dam ko ka lawm reply to Zei dah na lawh
  Na ei cang ma? have you eaten?
  Ka ei cang reply to Na ei cang ma, "I have eaten"
  Khawi na kal lai? where are you going?
  Khawi ka in dah na rat? where are you coming from?
     
Chin, Mara [mrh] (Myanmar and India.)
  Na tla ma? how are you?
  Ei tla reply to Na tla ma
  Ei tla no a cha reply to Na tla ma
  Pati na nie haw? have you eaten?
  Ei nie haw reply to Pati na nie haw, "I have eaten"
  Nie mah na reply to Pati na nie haw, "I have not eaten"
     
Chin, Matu [hlt] (Myanmar and India.)
 

Na sa ding aa?

how are you?
  Na caak pawn aa? have you eaten?
  Bu na caak pawn aa? have you eaten?
  Na sawah ngaimawngna awm seh literally, "peace be with you"
     
Chin, Mn [mwg] (Myanmar.)
  Na gai ci ang? how are you?
     
Chin, Paite [pck] (India.)
  Chibai general greeting
  Na dam na ma? how are you?
  Na damdam hia? how are you? in the Saizang dialect [pck-sai]
  Damdam niziam aw? how are you? in the Sihzang dialect [pck-sih]
  Na dadam zia? how are you? in the Teizang dialect [pck-tel]
     
Chin, Siyin [csy] (Myanmar.)
  Na dam le? how are you?
  Na dam maw? how are you?
  Dam maw? how are you?
  Dam lai reply to Dam maw
  Dam buang reply to Dam maw
  Dadam niziam maw? how are you?, formal, to one person
  Dadam nuziam maw? how are you?, formal, to a group
  Dam ni? how are you?, informal to one person
  Dam nu? how are you?, informal to a group
  An ne zo niziam? have you eaten?, formal to one person
  An ne zo nuziam? have you eaten?, formal to a group
  An ne zo ni? have you eaten?, informal to one person
  An ne zo nu? have you eaten?, informal to a group
  Ha, ne zo reply to An ne zo ni and An ne zo ni ziam (yes, I have)
  Kong pai tu ni? where are you going?
  Bang thu om ziam? how are you? informal
  Bangmah vawt khol bong reply to Bang thu om ziam
     
Chin, Tedim [ctd] (Myanmar.)
  Zingpha morning greeting
  Mangpha nighttime greeting
  Na dam hia? how are you?
  Na dam maw? how are you?
  Nang dam maw? how are you?
  Ka dam reply to Na dam hia and Na dam maw
  Dam maw? how are you?
  Damzel maw? how are you?
  Dam mah reply to Dam maw
  Bang chi na sa? how are you?
  An ne khin maw? have you eaten?
  He, ne khin reply to An ne khin maw (yes, I have)
  Bang thu om a hia? how are you? informal
  Bangmah seem khol ke'ng ee reply to Bang thu om a hia
  Ko pai ding na? where are you going?
  Ko pai di? where are you going? informal
  Kawiah pai ding na hiam? where are you going? formal
  Damdam buang nam? how are you? in the Kuano dialect
     
Chin, Thado [tcz] (India.)
  Jingkah pha morning greeting
  Ghawnung pha afternoon greeting
  Nikho pha general daytime greeting
  Nalhah pha evening greeting
  Nang pha nighttime greeting
  Jan pha nighttime greeting
  Na dam maw? how are you?
  Itoh nabah bah na am? how are you?
  Itoh nabah na am? how are you?
  Ka dam nai reply to Itoh nabah bah na am
  Kapha e reply to Itoh nabah bah na am
  Kalem e welcome greeting
     
Chin, Zotung [czt] (Myanmar.)
  Awkhua hoi paw morning greeting
  Nin thu hoi paw afternoon greeting
  Zete hoi paw evening greeting
  Mang hoi nighttime greeting
  Na dang tou? how are you?
  Mang ka dang reply to Na dang tou
  Ka dang reply to Na dang tou
     
Chinantec, Ojitln [chj] (Mexico: Oaxaca.)
  Ya morning greeting
  Saa na afternoon greeting
  Tia nighttime greeting
  Ilaba honi? how are you?
  Ila hoba tsi phinia reply to Ilaba honi
     
Chinantec, Ozumacin [chz] (Mexico: San Pedro Ozumacin, Ayotzintepec, and Santiago Progreso in Oaxaca.)
Dso general greeting spoken to man
  Hyaa general greeting spoken to a woman
  Dsagyuuh respectful greeting spoken to an older man
  Gyuuh respectful greeting spoken to an elderly man by another elderly man
  Hee juu cha? how are you?
     
Chinantec, Palantla [cpa] (Mexico: San Juan Palantla in Oaxaca.)
  Ha lh tiogh hniah? how are you? spoken to a group of people
     
Chinantec, Quiotepec [chq] (Mexico: Oaxaca.)
  Ah moh general greeting
     
Chinantec, Sochiapan [cso] (Mexico: Oaxaca.)
  Halia'g sia'g? how are you?
  Ehn alej chie go how are you? informal
     
Chinantec, Tepetotutla [cnt] (Mexico: Oaxaca.)
  Hni magyo greeting spoken by a visitor, "I have come"
     
Chinantec, Usila [cuc] (Mexico: Oaxaca and Veracruz.)
  Zei te ie morning greeting
  Chei to ie morning greeting
  Zei te lo

afternoon greeting

  Chei ta lo afternoon greeting
  Tionh hnei greeting spoken when approaching a house
  Nay high? how are you?
     
Chinese, Gan [gan] (China.)
  你好 ng hao: general greeting
  你好冇 ng hao ma: general greeting
  hao: reply to 你好冇
  我很好 ngo hen hao: reply to 你好冇
  我很好, 谢谢 ngo hen hao shya shya: reply to 你好冇
  早上好 dzao sang hao: morning greeting
  晚安 wan ngun: nighttime greeting
  欢迎 fuen ying: welcome greeting
     
Chinese, Hakka [hak] (China, Malaysia, and Indonesia.)
  你好 ngi ho: general greeting, also written 爾好
  你好冇 ngi ho mo: general greeting. Ngi hao mao in Huizhou [hak-hui] dialect.
  ho: reply to 你好冇
  𠊎好 ngai ho: reply to 你好冇
  安早 an zo: morning greeting
  恁會早 an voi zo: morning greeting
  早上好 zo shng hǎo: morning greeting
  食晝沒? siit zu mut: afternoon greeting
  食夜沒? siit ia mut: afternoon greeting
  晚上好 vān shng hǎo: evening greeting
  晚安 vǎn ān: evening and nighttime greeting
  欢迎 fon ngiang: welcome greeting to a visitor
  Ngi ho? how are you? in the Bangka dialect, written as 汝好 in China
  Ngi ho mo? how are you? in the Bangka dialect, written as 汝好乜 in China
  Ho reply to Ngi ho and Ngi ho mo, written as 好 in China
  Sit fon mang? have you eaten? in the Bangka dialect of Indonesia
  Ngi co ma kai? what are you doing?; greeting in the Bangka dialect of Indonesia
     
Chinese, Mandarin [cmn] (China)
  你好 nǐ hǎo: general greeting
  您好 nn hǎo: formal greeting
  你们好 nǐ men hǎo: greeting spoken to a group of people
  早晨好 zo chn hǎo: morning greeting used in the People's Republic of China
  早上好 zo shng hǎo: morning greeting used in the People's Republic of China.
  早安 zo an: morning greeting used in Taiwan
  zo: morning greeting used in Taiwan
  下午好 xa wǔ hǎo: afternoon greeting used in the People's Republic of China
  午安 wǔ ān: afternoon greeting  used in Taiwan
  晚上好 wǎn shng hǎo: evening greeting
  晚安 wǎn ān: evening and nighttime greeting
  你好吗? nǐ hǎo ma: how are you?, also written 你好嗎
  您好吗? nn hǎo ma: how are you?, also written 您好嗎
  我很好 wǒ hěn hǎo: reply to 你好嗎
  hǎo: reply to 你好嗎
  你怎么样? nǐ zěnme yng: how are you?, informal
  你吃飯了嗎? ni chi fanle ma: have you eaten?
  你有吃飯嗎? ni you chifin ma: have you eaten? in the Taiwanese dialect
  幸会 xng hu: greeting used when meeting someone for the first time
  久仰 jiǔwn dmng: 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
  wi: greeting used when answering the phone
  大家好 d jiā hǎo: greeting spoken to a large group, "hello everyone"
  你好 le ho: general greeting in the Sichuan dialect [cmn-xin]
  早上好 zo sng ho in the Sichuan dialect [cmn-xin
  晚上好 wn sng ho in the Sichuan dialect [cmn-xin
  晚安 wn ān in Sichuan dialect [cmn-xin]
  你好吗? le ho mā: how are you? in Sichuan dialect [cmn-xin]
  你好 ne hăo: general greeting in the Dongbei dialect [cmn-nem
  早上好 zao shung hao in the Dongbei dialect [cmn-nem]  
  晚上好 wun shung hao in the Dongbei dialect [cmn-nem]  
  你怎么样? ni za yung a: how are you?, informal in the Dongbei dialect [cmn-nem]
  啥事儿? sh shr: how are you? informal in the Dongbei dialect [cmn-nem
  咯请的饭了? kae ching te fanle: have you eaten? in the Kunminghua dialect [cmn-kun]
  你给吃饭啦? ni gei chifan la: have you eaten? in the Kunminghua dialect [cmn-kun]
     
Chinese, Min Dong [cdo] (China.)
  Nv ho general greeting in Fuchou dialect [cdo-fuz]
  Ho general greeting in Fuchou dialect [cdo-fuz]
  Ho a general greeting in Fuchou dialect [cdo-fuz]
  Nguai li lao general greeting in Fuchou dialect [cdo-fuz]
  Nv eho meh? how are you? in Fuchou dialect [cdo-fuz]
  Nv ho a reply to Nv eho meh
  Zei lao ho morning greeting in Fuchou dialect [cdo-fuz]
  Zha morning greeting in Fuchou dialect [cdo-fuz]
  Nv li lao welcome greeting in the Fuchou dialect [cdo-fuz]
     
Chinese, Min Nan [nan] (China.)
  汝好 li ho: general greeting
  汝好 li ho bo: general greeting, also written 你好嗎
  我好,谢谢 waah ho gaam sia: reply to 汝好
  好,感谢 ho gaam sia: reply to 汝好
  好,多谢 ho do sia: informal reply to 汝好
  食飽未? chiah pa bue: common greeting, literally: have you eaten?, also written 吃饱未
  你食飽未? li chiah pa bue: common greeting, literally: have you eaten?
  你有食飽無? li u chiah pa bo: common greeting, literally: have you eaten?, also written 吃饱未
  食飽啊? chiah pa ah: reply to 食飽未, 你食飽未, and 你有食飽無
  敖早  gau cha: morning greeting, also written 爻早
  早  cha: morning greeting
  午安 go on: afternoon greeting
  晚安 buan on: evening and nighttime greeting
  歡迎光臨 hua ngeng kong lim: welcome greeting
  汝好 leu ho: general greeting in Chaozhou dialect [nan-chz]
  好無 ho mo: general greeting in Chaozhou dialect [nan-chz]
  在生 jai sen: general greeting in Chaozhou dialect [nan-chz]
  早  za: morning greeting in Chaozhou dialect [nan-chz]
  你好吗? lew tsue keng tsai seng: how are you? in Chaozhou dialect [nan-chz]
  ho: reply to 你好吗
  在生樣 jai sen ion: how are you? in Chaozhou dialect [nan-chz]
  吃饭了吗? tsiak pung bue: common greeting, literally: have you eaten? in Chaozhou dialect [nan-chz]
  欢迎 hua ngeng: welcome greeting in Chaozhou dialect [nan-chz]
  早安 ta an: morning greeting in the Hainanese dialect [nan-hai]
  午安 ngo an: afternoon greeting in the Hainanese dialect [nan-hai]
  晚安 meh an: evening and nighttime greeting in the Hainanese dialect [nan-hai]
  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
  好早安 ho cha khi: morning greeting in the Lan Nang (咱人話) dialect of the Philippines
  好午安 ho e po: afternoon greeting in the Lan Nang (咱人話) dialect of the Philippines
  好晚安 ho am: evening greeting in the Lan Nang (咱人話) dialect of the Philippines
Chinese, Pu-Xian [cpx] (China: Putian and Xianyou counties in Fujian Province.)
  汝好 tk hou: how are you?
  ho: reply to 汝好
  Kuok li lok informal greeting
  Tk kek tak lou? where are you going?
  Hŋ naŋ ŋo? spoken to a visitor, "who's there?"
  Kuok reply to Hŋ naŋ ŋo, "it's me"
  Tk li lok welcome greeting
     
Chinese, Wu [wuu] (China: Shanghai.)
  侬好 non h: general greeting. Nong h in the Shanghai dialect.
  侬哪能,好伐? non na neng h va: how are you?
  我老好搿 ng la ha gha  reply to 侬哪能,好伐
  侬好伐 nong h va: how are you? in the Shanghai dialect
  我蛮好 ng mheh: reply to 侬好伐
  蛮好 me ho: reply to 侬好伐
  大家好 daka hoi: general greeting spoken to a group in the Shanghai dialect
  tso: morning greeting
  早安 tso a: morning greeting
  早晨好 tso zung h: morning greeting
  侬早 non zao: morning greeting in the Shanghai dialect
  下午好 ya der h: afternoon greeting
  下午好 ya der h: afternoon greeting
  侬过得还好伐? non ktech rehva: how are you? in the Shanghai dialect
  饭吃过伐? ve chik ku va: have you eaten yet? in the Shanghai dialect
  侬饭吃过了伐?  nong ve chik ku lek va: have you eaten yet? in the Shanghai dialect
  欢迎 hueunying: welcome greeting (also pronounced kueunying)
  欢迎, 欢迎 hueunying heunying: welcome greeting (also pronounced kueunying kueunying)
     
Chinese, Xiang [hsn] (China.)
  你好 l h: general greeting
  早上好 tz tzăng h: morning greeting
  晚上好 wn sang h: evening greeting
  你好嗎? l h ba: how are you?
  还可以啊 hi k a: reply to 你好嗎
     
Chinese, Yue Cantonese [yue] (China.)
  你好 lih hu: general greeting (also pronounced nih hu)
  wei: general greeting
  哈佬 hal: general greeting (loanword from English)
  早晨  jou san: morning greeting
午安 ńgh n: afternoon greeting
  晚安 mahn n: evening greeting
  晚上好 mahn seuhng hu: evening greeting
  早抖 jutu: nighttime greeting
  你好嗎? lih hu ma: how are you?  (also pronounced nih hu ma)
  點呀? dm a: how are you?
  我好 ngh hu: reply to 你好嗎 and 點呀
  我幾好 ngh gi hu: reply to 你好嗎 and 點呀
  好好  hu hu: reply to 你好嗎 and 點呀
  幾好 gei hu: 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
  你好 nā ha: general greeting in the Toishan dialect [yue-toi]
  早晨  dau sĕn: morning greeting in the Toishan dialect [yue-toi]
  你好嗎? nā hau mŏ: how are you? in the Toishan dialect [yue-toi]
  我好 ngoi hau: reply to 你好嗎 in the Toishan dialect [yue-toi]
  你好 lu ha: general greeting in the Danjia dialect
     
Chinook [chh] (United States of America: Oregon and Washington near the Columbia River.)
  It'ukdi wigwa general greeting
  It'ukdi kadux general greeting
  Aa, it'ukdi kadux reply to It'ukdi kadux
  It'ukdi ch'shdix general greeting
  Qengi mai'ta general greeting
  Qiklaix naika reply to Qengi mai'ta
     
Chinook Wawa [chn] (Canada: British Columbia. United States of America: Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.)
  Lhaxeyem general greeting
  Khahowya general greeting
  Nah sikhs greeting spoken to a good friend
  Lhaxeyem nayka sikhs greeting spoken to a good friend
  Nah cheechako greeting spoken to a stranger
  Kloshe sun greeting spoken to one person
  Kloshe konaway greeting spoken to a group of people
  Kahta maika? how are you?
  Kloshe mahsie reply to Kahta maika
  Kloshe nika reply to Kahta maika
     
Chipaya [cap] (Bolivia: Oruro Department, Atahuallpa Province.)
  Walikase general greeting
  Walikazkay? how are you?
  Walekaskaye? how are you?
  Walekaski? how are you?
  Waleksakay reply to Walekaskaye and Walekaski
  Qhazhta qhantat chamtay? morning greeting
  Za anuja thoa greeting spoken to a young man
  Za anuja thortallia greeting spoken to a young woman
  Qhan greeting spoken by a daughter-in-law to her mother-in-law
     
Chippewa [ciw] (Canada and United States of America.)
  Aaniin general greeting
  Aanii general greeting
  Boozhoo general greeting borrowed from French
  Aaniish naa? how are you?
  Aaniish naa ezhiyaayin? how are you?
  Aaniin ezhiyaayan? how are you?
  Nminoyaa gwa reply to Aaniish naa, Aaniish naa ezhiyaayin, and Aaniin ezhiyaayin
     
Chiquitano [cax] (Bolivia: Santa Cruz. Brazil: Mato Grosso.)
  Chamuxaume general greeting
  Chamuxria? how are you?
     
Chitimacha [ctm] (United States of America: southern Louisiana.)
  Waxtuygi general greeting
Chittagonian [ctg] (Myanmar: Arakan Province.)
  Ken aso? how are you?
  Tui ken aso? how are you?
  Ai gom asi reply to Tui ken aso and Ken aso
  Bala asi reply to Tui ken aso and Ken aso
     
Chocangacakha [cgk] (Bhutan: Lhuntse.)
  Kuzu zangpo general greeting
  Zuzu zangpo la general greeting
  Lekube songshine? where are you going?
     
Chocholtec [coz] (Mexico: Oaxaca.)
  Axja general greeting
  Cha'van general greeting spoken in Tepexi
  Cha'uan general greeting spoken in Tepexi
  Cha'an general greeting spoken in Tepexi
  T tua ncha nd n welcome greeting spoken to a group, "come in"
     
Choctaw [cho] (United States of America: Oklahoma and Mississippi.)
  Halito general greeting
  Chim achukma? how are you?
  ʋm achukma hoke reply to Chim achukma
  Achukma hoke reply to Chim achukma
  A chishnato reply to Chim achukma
  A achukma akinli reply to A chishnato
  A ʋm achukma akinli reply to A chishnato
  Onnahinli achukma morning greeting
  Onnahinli pʋt achukma morning greeting
     
Chokwe [cjk] (Congo-Kinshasha, Angola, and Zambia.)
  Moyo general greeting
  Kuchi? how are you?
  Kanawa reply to Kuchi
     
Chol [ctu] (Mexico: Chiapas.)
 

Cotaet

general greeting

  Cotan greeting spoken at a house
  Wokolix awl

general greeting, literally "thank you"

  Wokox awl

general greeting, literally "thank you"

  Bajche' awila? how are you?
  Uts'at ichaon reply to Bajche' awila
  Bajche' la wila'j mulawil? how are you spoken to a group
  We ki

morning greeting

 

Tate

greeting spoken to an elder in the Sabanilla dialect

  Yaj greeting spoken to a man, in an older dialect
     
Chong [cog] (Cambodia.)
  Ceew nih? where are you going? in the Pong Nam Ron and Khao Khitchakut dialects
  Ceew tih həəp reply to Ceew nih in the Pong Nam Ron dialect
  Ceew tih lɔɔ reply to Ceew nih in the Khao Khitchakut dialect
     
Chontal, Highland Oaxaca [chd] (Mexico: Oaxaca.)
  Xsa general greeting
  Tso general greeting
  Tso pulafka imank' general greeting spoken to a group
  Tow welcome greeting, "come in"
  Totsunfayjla welcome greeting, "come in"
  Toyeyuni welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Tunjlouyunk welcome greeting spoken to a group
     
Chontal, Lowland Oaxaca [clo] (Mexico: Oaxaca.)
  Sho ai general greeting
  Sho maipohma chis general greeting
  Mopaa moyaipa? how are you?
  Chiic mopaa? how are you?
     
Chontal, Tabasco [chf] (Mexico: Tabasco.)
  Tanet

general greeting

  Chatara

general greeting

  Ochen welcome greeting, "come in", spoken to one person
  Ochenla welcome greeting, "come in", spoken to one person
     
Chopi [cce] (Mozambique.)
  Xewe general greeting spoken to one person
  Xeweni general greeting spoken to a group of people
     
Chorote, Iyo'wujwa [crq] (Argentina.)
  Ampey general greeting
  Ampey am kiuhwe greeting used when seeing someone again
  Amp'an general greeting
  Napa jiwoy? how are you?
     
Ch'orti' [caa] (Guatemala and Honduras.)
  Kocha' ture't general greeting
  Inb'utz ajk'in morning greeting
  Inb'utz ch'uyujk'in evening greeting
  Inb'utz akb'ar nighttime greeting
  Kocha' tur'etnet? how are you?
  Inb'utz reply to Kocha' tur'etnet
     
Chrau [crw] (Vietnam: Dng Nai Province)
  Salam general greeting
  Mai sa ping hm? general greeting, literally "have you eaten yet?"
  Pp sa ping hm? general greeting, literally "have you eaten yet?"
  Anh lḕq sa en reply to Pp sa ping hm, "I have already eaten"
  Anh hm ndŏh sa reply to Pp sa ping hm, "I have not eaten yet"
  Bi măi saq? general greeting, "where are you going?"
     
Chru [cje] (Vietnam: Lam Dong and Binh Thuan Provinces.)
  Salam general greeting
  Soui siam droui roi? how are you?
  Kou siam droui reply to Soui siam droui roi
     
Chuave [cjv] (Papua New Guinea: Simbu Province.)
  Aye general greeting
  Koimoi nokapu morning greeting
  Taromangi afternoon greeting
  Granboro nokapu nighttime greeting
  Ne amai fune? where are you going?
     
Chuj [cac] (Guatemala: Huehuetenango Department. Mexico.)
  Kil ko p'ah general greeting, "we see each other"
  Taj xih a' k'o'ol? how are you?, literally "how is your belly?"
  Tas xih a' k'o'ol? how are you?, literally "how is your belly?"
  Wach' reply to Taj xih a' k'o'ol and Tas xih a' k'o'ol
  Wach' am ak'o'ol? how are you?, literally "is your belly good?"
  Janik' a' k'o'ol? how are you? in the Ixtatan dialect, literally "is your belly good?"
  Wach' am a k'ojol? how are you? in the San Sebastian dialect, literally "is your belly good?"
  Ach xo reply to Wach' ma k'ojol
  'Ochan welcome greeting, "come in"
     
Chukchi [ckt] (Russia: Chukot and Koryak Okrug.)
  Амын еттык amyn yettyk: general greeting
 

Еттык

yettyk: general greeting

 

Ии

ii: reply to Еттык

  Етти

yetti: general greeting

  Ети

yeti: general greeting

  Имто imto: how are you?
  Месинки mesinkii: reply to Имто
  Миңкэмил варкын? mingkemil barkin: how are you?
  Нымэльэв nimelev: reply to Миңкэмил варкын
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Chulym [clw] (Russia: Russia: Chulym River Basin.)
Jax kn general daytime greeting
  Kanleze jurtə pjdiŋ? how are you?
  Qaydɣ čurta blzŋ? how are you?
     
Chumburung [ncu] (Ghana.)
  Aŋsuma  general greeting
  Mone a ba ɔ welcome greeting, "you have arrived"
     
Chuukese [chk] (Micronesia.)
  Raan annim general greeting
  Raan annim o general greeting spoken to a man
  Raan annim ne general greeting spoken to a woman
  Neesor annim morning greeting
  Neyonowas annim noontime greeting
  Neekkunuion annim afternoon and evening greeting
  Neepwong annim evening and nighttime greeting
  Ifa usum? how are you?
  Pechekun reply to Ifa usum
  Ngang mi pechekun reply to Ifa usum
  Ifa osum? how are you?
  Pechekul reply to Ifa osum
  Tiroow greeting used for special occasions
  Fe'u'wiicho greeting used for special occasions
Chuvash [chv] (Russia: near the Volga River.)
 

Авани

avani: general greeting

  Салам salam: general greeting
 

Ырă ир 

yra ir: morning greeting

 

Ырă ир пултăр

yra ir pultar: morning greeting

 

Ыр кун 

yr kun: afternoon greeting

 

Ырă кун пултăр

yra kun pultar: afternoon greeting

 

Ыр кун пултăр

yr kun pultar: afternoon greeting

 

Ырă кун 

yra kun: afternoon greeting

 

Ырă ка пултăр

yra kas pultar: evening greeting

 

Ыр кас пултăр 

yr kas pultar: evening greeting

  Ĕсĕм епле? essem eple: how are you?
  Пурнăсем епле?  purnassem eple: how are you?
  Лайăхах  layakhakh: reply to Ĕсĕм епле and Пурнăсем епле?
 

Ырă сунса кĕтетпĕр

yra sunsa ketetper: welcome greeting

     
Chuwabu [chw] (Mozambique: central coast.)
  Bom dia morning greeting (from Portuguese)
  Boa tarde afternoon greeting (from Portuguese)
  Muliba? how are you?
  Goliba reply to Muliba
     
Cicipu [awc] (Nigeria: Kontagora and Sakaba LGAs.)
  Pop general greeting
  Pep general greeting in the Ticuhũ dialect
  'ng 'ũ? morning greeting, "you've risen?"
  san morning greeting spoken to an elder
  Zngw sr reply to san
  Tn kw'? greeting, "how is the house?"
  Ky sr reply to Tn kw'
  Myb welcome greeting
     
Cimbrian [cim] (Italy: northeastern region.)
  I grazte general greeting spoken to one person in the Azpe Biar dialect of Lusrn
  I grazaz general greeting spoken to a group in the Azpe Biar dialect of Lusrn
  Tschao informal greeting in the Azpe Biar dialect of Lusrn
Guatn mrgas morning greeting in the Azpe Biar dialect of Lusrn
  Guatn abas evening greeting in the Azpe Biar dialect of Lusrn
  Guttanacht nighttime greeting in the Azpe Biar dialect of Lusrn
  Bia steatar? how are you? in the Azpe Biar dialect of Lusrn
  Gercht, vorgllz Gott reply to Bia steatar in the Azpe Biar dialect of Lusrn
  Bia steasto? how are you? informal in the Azpe Biar dialect of Lusrn
  Z geat reply to Bia steasto in the Azpe Biar dialect of Lusrn
  Bolkhnt welcome greeting in the Azpe Biar dialect of Lusrn
  Griessti general greeting in the Plodarisch dialect of Sappada
  Gelopsis Christchtis general Christian greeting in the Plodarisch dialect of Sappada
  Guita ncht nighttime greeting in the Plodarisch dialect of Sappada
  Ciao informal greeting in the Plodarisch dialect of Sappada
  I griessedi general greeting in the Saurano dialect
  Guetn tokh general greeting in the Saurano dialect
  Gueta nocht general greeting in the Saurano dialect
  Gearn ongenumen welcome greeting in the Saurano dialect
  Pfiati general greeting in the Tischbongarisch dialect of Timau
  Ckristis general Christian greeting in the Tischbongarisch dialect of Timau
  Guata nocht nighttime greeting in the Tischbongarisch dialect of Timau
  Guat onckeman welcome greeting in the Tischbongarisch dialect of Timau
  Čiao general greeting in the Tzimbar dialect of Giazza
  Guatan morgan morning greeting in the Tzimbar dialect of Giazza
  Guatan aben afternoon greeting in the Tzimbar dialect of Giazza
  Guata nast nighttime greeting in the Tzimbar dialect of Giazza
  Ich grussa dich general greeting in the Tzimbris dialect of Roana
  Guuten takh general daytime greeting in the Tzimbris dialect of Roana
Guuten mrgont morning greeting in the Tzimbris dialect of Roana
  Guuten aabend afternoon greeting in the Tzimbris dialect of Roana
  Guute nacht nighttime greeting in the Tzimbris dialect of Roana
  An guuta nacht nighttime greeting in the Tzimbris dialect of Roana
  Bia steet-ar? how are you? polite in the Tzimbris dialect of Roana
  Bia steesto? how are you? informal in the Tzimbris dialect of Roana
  Boolkhent welcome greeting in the Tzimbris dialect of Roana
     
Clallam [clm] (United States of America: Washington.)
  ʔy' skwči  general greeting
  ʔy' skwči ʔynəkw general greeting
  ʔy' tŋen general greeting
  Sxwaʔŋ' cxw? how are you?
  Sha shel ʔaʔ chin stchi greeting spoken to a person who is arriving
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Cocama-Cocamilla [cod] (Peru. Colombia. Brazil)
  Era na cuema? morning greeting
  Era ta cuema reply to Era na cuema spoken by a man
  Era tsa cuema reply to Era na cuema spoken by a woman
  Era na caruca? afternoon greeting
  Era ta caruca reply to Era na caruca spoken by a man
  Era tsa caruca reply to Era na caruca spoken by a woman
  Emetetipa ene? greeting spoken by a visitor to one person
  Emetetipa epe? greeting spoken by a visitor to a group of people
  Emete, uriacati reply to Emetetipa ene and Emetetipa epe
  Emete, tsani huaricuri reply to Emetetipa ene and Emetetipa epe
  Aj reply to Emete, uriacati and Emete, tsani huaricuri
  Maatipa ene? how are you? spoken to one person
  Eranan ta reply to Maatipa ene
  Maatipa epe? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Erarapa tana reply to Maatipa epe spoken by men
  Erarapa penu reply to Maatipa epe spoken by women
  Manehuastepile? how are you?
  Ira nakta reply to Manehuastepile
  Uriacati welcome greeting
     
Cochimi [coj] (Mexico: Baja California Norte.)
  Auka general greeting
  Mjan mjan reply to Auka
  Kamyuh amyek'e? morning greeting
  Ajan mahype reply to Kamyuh amyek'e
  Ajani reply to Kamyuh amyek'e
  M'myu miay? how are you?
  Mijan math' reply to M'myu miay
  Ajan reply to M'myu miay
     
Cocopa [coc] (Mexico: Baja California Norte. United States of America: Arizona.)
  wka general greeting
  Kmya? how are you?
  Kam yut'y muat'y? how are you?
  A'a'a' juey puwet'y reply to Kam yut'y muat'y
  M'm'm p'juey puwet'y reply to A'a'a' juey puwet'y
  Maky mmxmy? where are you going?
  Maky mwayts myu? where have you been?
     
Coeur d'Alene [crd] (United States of America: northern Idaho.)
  Lim lemtsh ułtsgwichtsin general greeting
  Qhest ułtsgwichtsin general greeting
  Aa qhest general greeting
  Aa  general greeting
  Qhest twe skwitstm morning greeting
  Qhest he skwitstm morning greeting
  Qhest q'we'np' evening greeting (end of the workday)
  Qhest sq'we'np' evening greeting (end of the workday)
  Ku'ts'chinm? how are you?
  Ni ku qhes? how are you?
     
Cofn [con] (Ecuador and Colombia: border region.)
  Ks'te morning greeting
  Kaseta morning greeting spoken in Calella
  Ks'te amingo morning greeting spoken to a friend
  Ks'te amingondekhu morning greeting spoken to a group of friends
  Ks'te comba morning greeting spoken to a male friend
  Ks'te inise morning greeting spoken to a female friend
  Ks'te anda  morning greeting spoken to a relative
  Ks'te dushu morning greeting spoken to a child
  Ks'te kuendza a'i morning greeting spoken to an older woman
  Kse kse evening greeting
  Ksa kse evening greeting
  Tayu kse nighttime greeting
  Tayu hi'fa nighttime greeting
  Mingitsu atha? how are you?
     
Colorado [cof] (Ecuador: northwestern jungle.)
  Niy joyn? how are you?
     
Columbia-Wenatchi [col] (United States: Colville Reservation in north central Washington.)
  X̌at x̌əlxəlt general daytime greeting
  X̌at ʔikʷkʷst morning greeting
  X̌at łəʔnxʷ afternoon greeting
  X̌at ḥƛ̓əƛ̓ evening greeting
  X̌at sc̓uw̓y̓ nighttime greeting
  ʔac̓knm kʷ inw? how are you?
  Haʔ kʷ x̌at? how are you ("are you well?")
  T̓iʔ kn x̌at reply to ʔac̓knm kʷ inw and Haʔ kʷ x̌at
  X̌at kʷ čjučx welcome greeting, "I'm glad you arrived"
     
Comanche [com] (United States of America: Oklahoma and New Mexico.)
  Marawe general greeting spoken to one person
  Marawekwai general greeting spoken to one person
  Marawebukwu general greeting spoken to a group of two people
  Maraweeka general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Marawe, haitsi general greeting spoken to a friend
  Haa marawe informal greeting
  unha hakai nuusuka? how are you?
  Tsaatu reply to unha hakai nuusuka
     
Comecrudo [xcm] (United States of America: Texas.)
  Etayaup'le general greeting
  Mautepele'x yen general greeting
  Pele'x ya-uno' reply to Mautepele'x yen
     
Comorian, Maore [swb] (Mayotte.)
  Jj greeting spoken to a person of the same age
  Jj monye greeting spoken to a man of the same age
  Jj bweni greeting spoken to a woman of the same age
  Ndjma reply to Jj, Jj monye, and Jj bweni
  Ftr reply to Jj, Jj monye, and Jj bweni
  Kwzi greeting spoken to an elder
  Mbona reply to Kwzi
  Urendre jj? how are you?
  Murendre jj? how are you?
  Hairi reply to Urendre jj and Murendre jj
  Ndjma reply to Urendre jj and Murendre jj
  Ftr reply to Urendre jj and Murendre jj
  Wa ftr? how are you?
  Tsa ftr reply to Wa ftr
  Habari za asubuhi morning greeting
  Habari za mtsana noontime greeting
  Habari za ujoni afternoon greeting
  Habari za uku nighttime greeting
  Barza asubuhi morning greeting
  Barza mtsana noontime greeting
  Barza ajoni afternoon greeting
  Barza uku nighttime greeting
     
Comorian, Mwali [wlc] (Comoros: Moheli Island.)
  Habari general greeting
  Habare general greeting
  Habare sa? how are you?
  Salaama reply to Habari, Habare, and Habare sa
  Ndje? how are you?
  Jeje? how are you?
  Ndjema reply to Jeje
  Gushindu? how are you?
  Ewa reply to Gushindu
     
Comorian, Ndzwani [wni] (Comoros: Grand Comore.)
  Habari general greeting
  Salama general greeting
  Jeje general greeting
  Njeje general greeting
  Bariza general greeting
  Mbona reply to Bariza
  Bariza soubouni morning greeting
  Bariza asubhwihi morning greeting
  Habhari za asubhwihi morning greeting
  Bariza djioni afternoon greeting
  Bariza mtsana afternoon greeting
  Bariza massihou evening greeting
  Habhari za jio evening greeting
  Bariza uku evening greeting
  Mahabari? what's the news?
  Salimina reply to Mahabari
  Hufanyiha dje? how are you?
  Ndjema reply to Hufanyiha dje
     
Comorian, Ngazidja [zdj] (Comoros: Grand Comore.)
  Kwezi greeting spoken to an elder
  Mpvona reply to Kwezi
  Edje greeting spoken to a social equal
  Bariza general greeting
  Bariza husha morning greeting
  Bariza asubuhi morning greeting
  Bariza trasi morning greeting
  Bariza mtsana noontime greeting
  Bariza masihu evening greeting
  Ye hufanyiha dje? how are you? spoken to one person
  Ye mfanyiha dje? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Tsifanyiha ndro reply to Ye hufanyiha dej and Ye mfanyiha dje
  Bariza? how are you? spoken to one person
  Nambariza? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Ndjema reply to Bariza and Nambariza
     
Comox [coo] (Canada: British Columbia.)
ʔaʔĵεčχot  how are you?
ʔi:čεnot reply to ʔaʔĵεčχot
Mačist greeting used when shaking hands
ʔaʔĵεčʔot  how are you? in the Sliammon dialect [coo-sli]
  ʔiʔ nanət evening greeting in the Sliammon dialect [coo-sli]
  Čεčεhaθεč  welcome greeting in the Sliammon dialect [coo-sli]
  Čεčεhaθεč taθqwal welcome greeting at a home in the Sliammon dialect [coo-sli]
     
Coos [csz] (United States of America: southern Oregon coast.)
  Tā'ī general greeting
  Tā'ī sla' greeting spoken to a social equal (literally: cousin)
  Tā'ī nEx ā'la greeting spoken to a child
     
Coptic [cop] (Egypt.)
  Noufi general greeting
  Khai rete general greeting
  Nane atooui morning greeting
  Nane tooui morning greeting
  Nane rouhi evening greeting
     
Cora, El Nayar [crn] (Mexico: Nayarit.)
  Ketchem aleyya general greeting
  Eɨni saaana'? how are you? formal
  Eɨni pana'? how are you?
  A'in sena'a? how are you?, formal in the Presidio de los Reyes dialect [crn-pre]
  A'in pena'a? how are you? in the Presidio de los Reyes dialect [crn-pre]
  A'uni pa'ume? where are you going?
  Pukatyi welcome greeting
  Saatyn welcome greeting
     
Cora, Santa Teresa [cok] (Mexico: Nayarit.)
  Ketchem aleyya general greeting
  Ji'ny pana'? how are you?
     
Cori [cry] (Nigeria: Jema'a LGA.)
  Kopango'o general greeting
     
Cornish [cor] (United Kingdom: Cornwall.)
  Dydh da general greeting
  You general greeting
  Ha sos informal greeting
  Durdatha why formal greeting
  Myttin da morning greeting
  Durdadha afternoon greeting
  Dohajydh da afternoon greeting
  Gorthugher da evening greeting
  Ternestadha evening greeting
  Fatla genes? how are you?
  Fatla gena why? how are you?
  Ma yehes genam reply to Fatla genes and Falta gena why
  Yn poynt da, meur rasta reply to Fatla genes and Falta gena why
  Dynnargh dhis welcome greeting
     
Corsican [cos] (France: Corsica, Paris, and Marseilles.)
  Bonghjornu general greeting in northern [cos-nor] and southern dialects
  Salutu general greeting in northern [cos-nor] and southern dialects
  Salute general greeting in the [cos-nor] northern dialect [cos-nor
  Saluta general greeting in the southern dialect
  Bonasera evening greeting in northern [cos-nor] and southern dialects
  Bonanotte nighttime greeting in northern [cos-nor] and southern dialects
  Cumu h? how are you? in the southern dialect
  Cume state? how are you? formal in the northern dialect [cos-nor
  Cume stai? how are you? informal in the northern dialect [cos-nor
  Cumu state? how are you? formal in the southern dialect
  Cumu stai? how are you? informal in the southern dialect
  Va b reply to Cume state, Cume stai, Cumu state, and Cumu stai
  B reply to Cume state, Cume stai, Cumu state, and Cumu stai
  Benvinuti welcome greeting
     
Cree, Moose [crm] (Canada: Ontario.)
  Wachiye general greeting
     
Cree, Northern East [crl] (Canada.)
  ᐙᒋᔮᒄ wciykw: general greeting
     
Cree, Plains [crk] (Canada.)
  ᑕᓂᓯ tanisi: general greeting
  ᑖᓂᓯ tnisi: general greeting
  ᑖᐣᓯ tnsi: general greeting
  ᐙᒋᔮᒄ wciykw: general greeting
  ᐊᑕᒥᐢᑳᑐᐃᐧᐣ atamisktowin: general greeting
  ᒥᐘᓯᐣ ᑮᐠᓭᐸᔭᐤ  miwasin kiksepayaw: morning greeting in the Maskwacis dialect
  ᒥᔫ ᑮᓯᑳᐣᓯ miyo kisikansi: daytime greeting in the Maskwacis dialect
  ᒥᔪ ᑕᑯᓯᐣ miyo takosin: evening greeting
  ᑲ ᐃᐧᐦᒣᔪᑎᐱᐢᑭᓯᐣ ka wihmeyotipiskisin: nighttime greeting
  ᑕᑕᐊᐧᐤ tatawaw: welcome greeting
  ᑕᐋᐧᐤ taww: welcome greeting
     
Cree, Southern East [crj] (Canada: Quebec.)
  Kwaay general greeting in the Ouje-Bougoumou dialect
  Kwaay kwaay general greeting in the Ouje-Bougoumou dialect
  Taan aaihtiyin? how are you?
     
Cree, Swampy [csw] (Canada: Manitoba.)
  ᑖᓂᓯ tnisi: general greeting
     
Cree, Woods [cwd] (Canada.)
  ᑕᐣᓯ tansi: general greeting
     
Crioulo, Upper Guinea [pov] (Guinea-Bissau.)
  Kuma general greeting
  Bom dia general greeting
  Boma note evening and nighttime greeting
  Kuma ku bu na bai? how are you?
  I bon dims reply to Kuma ku bu na bai
  Kuma di kurpu? how are you?
  Kurpu sta diritu reply to Kuma di kurpu
  Kuma ki bu sta? how are you?
  No sta ben reply to Kuma ki bu sta
  No sta ben, obrigadu reply to Kuma ki bu sta
  Kuma ki bu mansi? how are you? spoken in the morning
  Kuma ku mansi? how are you? spoken in the morning
  N'mansi diritu reply to Kuma ki bu mansi and Kuma ku mansi
  Nunde ku na bai? where are you going?
     
Croatian [hrv] (Croatia and Bosnia.)
  Zdravo general greeting
  ivio general greeting
  Bog informal greeting in the tokavian dialect
  Bog daj informal greeting in the Čakavian dialect of southwestern Istria
  Boh  informal greeting in the Čakavian dialect of Labin
  Boh daj informal greeting in the Čakavian dialect of Labin
  Bok informal greeting in the Kajkavian dialect
  Čao informal greeting in the Kajkavian dialect of Liburnija
  Vozdra informal greeting in the atrovački slang dialect
  Dobar dan   general daytime greeting
  Dobro jutro morning greeting
  Dobra večer evening greeting in the tokavian dialect
  Dobar večer evening greeting in the Kajkavian dialect of Dubrovnik
  Dober večer evening greeting in the Kajkavian dialect of Medjimurje
  Dobro veče evening greeting in the Čakavian dialect
  Laku noć nighttime greeting
  Kako ste? how are you? formal
  Kako si? how are you? informal
  Dobro reply to Kako ste and Kako si
  Hvala, dobro reply to Kako ste and Kako si
  Dobro doli welcome greeting
     
Crow [cro] (United States of America: Montana.)
  Kah general greeting
  Sho'daache general greeting
  Sho'daa general greeting
     
Cua [cua] (Vietnam: Quang Ngai and Quang Nam.)
  Salam general greeting
  Hrok general greeting
  Ay e hrok kal be? how are you?
  Go maa kal reply to Ay e hrok kal be
     
Cubeo [cub] (Colombia. Brazil.)
  Dobacʉrũ mu? general greeting spoken to a man
  Dobacorũ mu? general greeting spoken to a woman
  Dobawʉ yʉ  reply to Dobacʉrũ mu and Dobacorũ mu
  Dobarrũ mʉj? general greeting spoken to a group
  Dobawʉ ʉj reply to Dobarrũ mʉj
  Coedacʉrũ mu morning greeting spoken to a man
  Coedacorũ mu morning greeting spoken to a woman
  Coedawʉ yʉ  reply to Coedacurũ mu and Coedacourũ mu
  Coedarrũ mʉj? morning greeting spoken to a group
  Coedawʉ ʉj reply to Coedarrũ mʉj
  Cʉcʉrũ mʉ? greeting spoken by a visitor to a man
  Cʉcorũ mʉ? greeting spoken by a visitor to a woman
  Cʉwʉ yʉ reply to Cʉcʉrũ and Cʉcorũ
  Cʉrrũ mʉj? greeting spoken by a visitor to a group
  Cʉwʉ mʉj? reply to Cʉrrũ mʉj
  Dacʉrũ mʉ? welcome greeting spoken to a male visitor
  Dacorũ mʉ? welcome greeting spoken to a female visitor
  Da yʉ reply to Dacʉrũ and Dacorũ
  Darrũ mʉj? welcome greeting spoken to a group
  Dawʉ ʉj reply to Darrũ mʉj
     
Cuiba [cui] (Colombia. Venezuela.)
  Jaco general greeting
  Jao general greeting
  Je reply to Jaco and Jao
  Apara xan, patopan greeting spoken by a person arriving ("it's me, I've arrived")
  Je, bara ecan reply to Apara xan, patopan
  Casiwa ponchi greeting spoken by a visitor, "I've come to visit"
  J reply to Casiwa ponchi
     
Cuicatec, Tepeuxila [cux] (Mexico: Oaxaca.)
  Taba chunn general greeting
  Ba chunn general greeting
  Taba cho'ono nī general greeting
  Cho'ono general greeting
  Taca nee? how are you?
  Taca cho'ono nī yabi dunu morning greeting
     
Cuicatec, Teutila [cut] (Mexico: Oaxaca.)
  Necuma di general greeting
  Necuma ndih general greeting
     
Culina [cul] (Brazil and Peru.)
  Nija general greeting
  Bica tinaqui? how are you?
  Nija dsohuato? morning greeting
  Nija dsobisso? evening greeting
  He'e reply to Bica tinaqui, Nija dsohuato, and Nija dsobisso
  Nija bicataqui? how are you?
  He'e, bicatani reply to Nija bicataqui
     
Cupeo [cup] (United States of America: southern California.)
  Miyaxwe general greeting
  Ichaam reply to Miyaxwe
  Miyaxwenet? how are you?
  Slulyexem welcome greeting
     
Curonian [xcu] (Latvia: Kurzeme until the 17th century.)
  Kails general greeting
  Kailas general greeting
     
Curripaco [kpc] (Colombia, Brazil, and Venezuela.)
  Hale waikao morning greeting in the Aha dialect
  Hare waikao morning greeting in the Aha dialect
  Hekuapi wawika morning greeting in the Ehe dialect
  Hekuapika faa morning greeting in the Ehe dialect
  Haleka waika morning greeting in the Karo [qtv] dialect
  Hale waiko morning greeting in the ame dialect
     
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
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Czech [ces] (Czech Republic.)
  Dobr den general greeting
  Nazdar general greeting
  Ahoj informal greeting
  Čau informal greeting
  Čus informal greeting
  Zdar informal greeting
  Dobr  informal greeting
  Dobr informal greeting
  Dobr jitro morning greeting
  Dobr rno morning greeting
  Dobr den morning greeting
  Dobr odpoledne afternoon greeting
  Dobry večer evening greeting
  Jak se mte? how are you? formal
  Jak se m? how are you? informal
  Děkuji, dobře reply to Jak se mte and Jak se m
  Mm se dobře, děkuji reply to Jak se mte and Jak se m
  Dobr  reply to Jak se mte and Jak se m
  Dobr reply to Jak se mte and Jak se m
  Vechno dobr? how are you? informal
  Vechno dobr reply to Vechno dobr
  Vtejte welcome greeting
  Vtej welcome greeting, informal
  Vtme tĕ welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Vtme vs welcome greeting spoken to a group
  Vtejte welcome greeting
  Buďte vtn welcome greeting, spoken to a man
  Buďte vtna welcome greeting, spoken to a woman
  Buďte vtni welcome greeting, spoken to a group
  Buď vtn welcome greeting, informal spoken to a man
  Buď vtna welcome greeting, informal spoken to a woman
  Zdrwas general greeting in the Czecho-Moravian dialect [ces-cze]
     
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