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

 

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F D'ambu [fab] (Equatorial Guinea: Annobn Island)
  Bondja-o general greeting
     
Fagauvea [uve] (New Caledonia: Ouvea Atoll.) 
 

Alofa

general greeting
  Italofa general greeting
  Alofa atu general greeting
  E pea? how are you? 
  Malo te ma'uli morning greeting
  Malo te kataki afternoon greeting
     
Faiwol [fai] (Papua New Guinea: Tabubil District, Western Province.)
  Akalbab morning greeting
  Akalawal nighttime greeting
  Kiwta ken tein bidiwe? how are you? in the morning
  Ken kuw tein budawe? how are you? in the evening
     
Fala [fax] (Spain: Val de Xalima, Val du Riu Ellas, Valverdi du Fresnu, As Ellas, and Sa Martn de Trebellu.)
  Bo da morning greeting
  Boa noiti nighttime greeting
     
Fali, North [fll] (Cameroon: North Region.)
  Mũkũynbęlę morning greeting in the Bori-Pesk dialect [fll-bve]
  Mokbwaksyę evening greeting in the Bori-Pesk dialect [fll-bve]
  Haykum morning greeting in the Pesk dialect [fll-bve]
  Hayboksum evening greeting in the Pesk dialect [fll-bve]
  Omboksigęy evening greeting in the Banayo dialect
     
Fali, South [fal] (Cameroon: North Region.)
  Use general greeting
  Mukuyẽy morning greeting in the Tinguelin dialect of Sonayo and Gouluongo [fal-fal]
  Mkyay morning greeting in the Tinguelin dialect of Yarmi [fal-fal]
  Mũkũyęy morning greeting in the Toro and Ram dialects [fal-fal]
  Mũkũyẹ morning greeting in the Bele dialect [fal-bel]
  Mokyẹ morning greeting in the Bela dialect [fal-bel]
  Bọlatmy morning greeting in the Kangou dialect [fal-kan]
  Boksęy evening greeting in the Tinguelin dialect of Gouluongo [fal-fal]
  Koyboksuma evening greeting in the Tinguelin dialect of Yarmi [fal-fal]
  Mukbabsę evening greeting in the Tinguelin diaelct of Sonayo [fal-fal]
  Mukbaksigęy evening greeting in the Ram dialect [fal-fal]
  Mokbwaksigę evening greeting in the Bele dialect [fal-bel]
  Mokbosęy evening greeting in the Toro dialect [fal-fal]
  Ombaksęmbolę evening greeting in the Bela dialect [fal-bel]
  Unbagęmbaray evening greeting in the Kangou dialect [fal-kan]
     
Fang [fan] (Gabon. Equatorial Guinea.)
  Mbolo general greeting spoken to one person
  Mbolani general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Ambolo reply to Mbolo and Mbolani
  Ambolani reply to Mbolani
  Mbamba mos general daytime greeting
  Massome wa general daytime greeting
  Mave we mbolo general greeting, "I greet you"
  Mbamba mos general daytime greeting
  Mbamba kiri morning greeting
  Mbamba nguegue afternoon greeting
  Mbamba alu evening greeting
  Wa ne mv how are you?
  M ne mv reply to Wa ne mv
  Sah greeting used by one woman to another woman in rural areas of Equatorial Guinea
  Messoang greeting spoken by a person arriving
  Mbeba mes welcome greeting
 
Fante [fat] (Ghana.)
  Maakye morning greeting
 

Mema wo akye

morning greeting
  Mema hom akye morning greeting
 

Maaha

afternoon greeting
 

Mema wo aha

afternoon greeting
 

Mema wo adwe

evening greeting
  Mema hom dwa evening greeting
  ɛte sɛn? how are things?
  Wo ho tse dɛn? how are you?
  Wo ho ta den? how are you?
  Mo ho yie reply to Wo ho ta den
  Mo ho yie, me da aase reply to Wo ho ta den
  Ɔtse den? how are you?
  Bɔkɔɔ reply to Ɔtse den, ɛte sɛn and Wo ho ta den
  Wo honam mu ɛ? how are you?
  W'apɔw mu ɛ? how are you?
  Agoo greeting spoken at a house, "is anyone there?"
  Amee reply to Agoo
  Akwaaba welcome greeting
  Akɔaba welcome greeting
  Yaa egya reply spoken to an older man
  Yaa ewura reply spoken to an older man
Yaa ɛna reply spoken to an older woman
  Yaa nua reply spoken to a person of the same age as the speaker
  Yaa ba reply spoken by an adult to a child
     
Farefare [gur] (Ghana. Burkina Faso.)
  Fr general greeting
  Fr fr general greeting
  Zarε morning greeting
  Ya bulika morning greeting
  Bulika morning greeting
  Bulika bulika morning greeting
 

Wυntεεŋa

midday greeting
  Wʋntɛŋ daytime greeting in the Nabdam dialect [gur-nab]
 

Zaanorε

evening greeting
 

Zaayorε

evening greeting
 

Ěhěe

reply to Bulika, Wυntεεŋ, Zaanorε, and Zaayorε
 

Naa

reply to Bulika, Wυntεεŋ, Zaanorε, and Zaayorε
  Tuma greeting spoken to a person working
  Tuma tuma greeting spoken to a person working
 

Nab

reply to greetings
  La'anı ŋwani? how are you?
  La'an reply to La'anı ŋwani
  La'an som reply to La'anı ŋwani
  La'ayela? how are you? spoken in the Nabdam dialect [gur-nab]
  La'an soma reply to La'ayela spoken in the Nabdam dialect [gur-nab]
  Ya poore greeting spoken at a house
  Ya zaarɛ welcome greeting
  Ya znnɛ welcome greeting
  Znnɛ welcome greeting
     
Faroese [fao] (Denmark: Faroe Islands.)
  Gan dagin general greeting
  Gan dag general greeting
  Gan morgun morning greeting
  Gott kvld evening greeting
  Ga ntt nighttime greeting
  Hallo general greeting
  Hey general greeting
  Hvussu gongur? how are you?
  Hvussu gongur ta? how are you?
  Ta gongur vl reply to Hvussu gongur and Hvussu gongur ta
  Mr gongst vl reply to Hvussu gongur and Hvussu gongur ta
  Gott, takk reply to Hvussu gongur and Hvussu gongur ta
  Vlkomin welcome greeting
     
Fataluku [ddg] (East Timor.)
  lai'i general greeting
  Laan hainu greeting spoken to a friend
  Naunop irauni morning greeting
  Bon dia morning greeting (from Portuguese)
  Vacu hici afternoon greeting
  Bo tarde afternoon greeting (from Portuguese)
  Meucia irauni afternoon greeting
  Mua koun irauni evening greeting
  Muna koun irauni nighttime greeting
  Bon noit nighttime greeting (from Portuguese)
  Rau ana kapare? how are you?
  Ana rau rau reply to Rau ana kapare
  A ni cha rau rau reply to Rau ana kapare
  Rau ana? how are you? (in formal)
  Enica rau rau? how are you? (formal)
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Fayu [fau] (Indonesia: Papua.)
  Asahaego general greeting
     
Fe'fe' [fmp] (Cameroon.)
Mbə̄ə̄ lɑ́ general greeting
  Mbə̄ reply to Mbə̄ə̄ lɑ́
  Ngɑ̌ cɑ's ō lɑ́ general greeting
  Mbɑ́ mʉ́ ngɑ̌ cɑ's ō reply to Ngɑ̌ cɑ's ō lɑ́
  Nzǎ l ? morning greeting
  Nzǎ l? morning greeting
  Y lēē zī reply to Nzǎ l
  Y m lāhā? how are you?
  Y mnnk reply to Y m lāhā
  Ǒ mb lɑ́ ? how are you?
  Ŋh ngɑ̌ mb l reply to Ǒ mb lɑ́
  Cw mɑ́ kɑ́ ? how are you? ("what's the news?")
  Cw hwīē, y hwīē reply to Cw mɑ́ kɑ́ , "the news is good"
  Sɑ̌ mbə̀pə̄' welcome greeting
  Sɑ̌ mbə̀pə̄' mbɑ̌ mɑ̄ welcome greeting
  Sɑ̌ mbə̄ə̄ welcome greeting
  Nzol morning greeting in the Fa' dialect
  Ya me l? how are you? in the Fa' dialect
     
Fijian [fij] (Fiji.)
  Bula general greeting
  Ni sa bula general greeting
  Bula vinaka general greeting
  Ni sa bula vinaka general greeting
  Drau bula greeting spoken to two people
  Dou bula greeting spoken to a group of three or more people
  Ni bula formal greeting spoken to a stranger or to a superior
  Io reply to Drau bula, Dou bula, Ni bula, and Ni sa bula
  Ia respectful reply to Drau bula, Dou bula, Ni bula, and Ni sa bula
  Yadra morning greeting
  Ni sa yadra morning greeting
  Ni sa bogi evening greeting
  O sa lako ki vei? greeting to a person who is going somewhere, literally "where are you going?"
  Bula vina'a general greeting in the Cakaudrove dialect [fij-nou]
  Ni sa bula vina'a general greeting in the Cakaudrove dialect [fij-nou]
  Bula si'a general greeting in the Labasa dialect [fij-nor]
  Bule re general greeting in the Vanua Levu dialect [fij-wes]
     
Fijian, Western [wyy] (Fiji: Nadrogaa, Waya, and Ba Navosa.)
  Cola vina general greeting
  Cola general greeting
  Muju cola vina general greeting
  Mata morning greeting
  E ke koco? how are you?
  E karua? how are you?
  He kuca koto? how are you?
  Tara na cola general greeting in the Yasawa dialect
  Bula sia general greeting in the Macuata dialect [wyy-nuc]
     
Filipino [fil] (Philippines.)
  Magandang araw po formal daytime greeting
  Magandang araw informal daytime greeting
  Magandang umaga po formal morning greeting
  Magandang umaga informal morning greeting
  Magandang tanghali po formal noontime and early afternoon greeting (until 2 pm)
  Magandang tanghali informal noontime and early afternoon greeting (until 2 pm)
  Magandang hapon po formal afternoon and early evening greeting (from about 2 pm until 7 pm)
  Magandang hapon informal afternoon and early evening greeting (from about 2 pm until 7 pm)
  Magandang gabi po formal evening and nighttime greeting (after about 7 pm)
  Magandang gabi informal evening and nighttime greeting (after about 7 pm)
  Halo informal greeting
  Kumusta po kayo? how are you? formal
  Mabuti po naman reply to Kumusta po kayo
  Kumusta ka? how are you? informal
  Mabuti naman reply to Kumusta ka
  Mabuhay welcome greeting
  Maligayang pagdating welcome greeting
     
Finnish [fin] (Finland.)
  Terve general greeting
  Piv general greeting
  Huomenta morning greeting
  Iltaa evening greeting
  Moi informal greeting
  Hei informal greeting
  Moikka informal greeting
  Heipp informal greeting
  Hei hei informal greeting
  Hyv piv formal greeting
  Hyv huomenta formal morning greeting
  Hyv iltaa formal evening greeting
  Hyv yt nighttime greeting
  Iltapiv  afternoon greeting (rarely used)
  Hyv iltapiv formal afternoon greeting (rarely used)
  Mit kuuluu? how are you?
  Kuinka voitte? how are you? formal
  Kuinka voit? how are you? informal
  Hyv reply to Mit kuuluu, Kuinka voitte, and Kuinka voit
  Kiitos hyv reply to Mit kuuluu, Kuinka voitte, and Kuinka voit
  Miten menee? how are you? informal
  Hyvin reply to Miten menee
  Kiitos, hyvin reply to Miten menee
  Kiitti, hyvin reply to Miten menee spoken in the Oulu dialect [fin-ham]
  Tervetuloa welcome greeting
  Huomentapivi morning greeting spoken in the Lahti dialect [fin-ham]
  Huamenta morning greeting spoken in the Hmeenlinna dialect [fin-ham]
  Hyvv huamenta formal morning greeting spoken in the Hmeenlinna dialect [fin-ham]
  Hyvv piv formal greeting spoken in the Oulu dialect [fin-ham]
  Hyvv huomenta formal morning greeting spoken in the Oulu dialect [fin-ham]
  Hyvv iltaa formal evening greeting spoken in the Oulu dialect [fin-ham]
  Hyvv yt nighttime greeting spoken in the Oulu dialect [fin-ham]
  Moro informal greeting spoken in the Oulu dialect [fin-ham]
  Huomentapiv morning greeting spoken in the Tampere dialect [fin-ham]
  Huomenet morning greeting in the Keski-Uusimaa dialect [fin-sou]
  Hyvt huomenet morning greeting in the Keski-Uusimaa dialect [fin-sou]
  Huament morning greeting spoken in the Pori dialect [fin-sou] and Turku dialect [fin-sou]
  Hyvv huament morning greeting spoken in the Pori dialect [fin-sou]
  Huoment morning greeting in the Salo dialect [fin-sou]
  Hyv huoment morning greeting in the Salo dialect [fin-sou]
  Hyv huament morning greeting in the Turku dialect [fin-sou]
  Hyv huamend morning greeting spoken in the Rauma dialect [fin-sou]
  Hyv pev daytime greeting spoken in the Rauma dialect [fin-sou]
  Jumal andakko reply to Hyv pev in the Rauma dialect [fin-sou]
  Hyv ehtot evening greeting spoken in the Rauma dialect [fin-sou]
  Hyv yt nighttime greeting spoken in the Rauma dialect [fin-sou]
  Mit kuulu? how are you? spoken in the Rauma dialect [fin-sou]
  Mits tid? how are you? spoken in the Rauma dialect [fin-sou]
  Tervtulo welcome greeting spoken in the Rauma dialect [fin-sou]
  Huament vaa morning greeting spoken in the Lohja dialect [fin-sou]
  Pevee pevee informal greeting spoken in the Yl-Savo dialect [fin-sav]
  Hyvvee pevee informal greeting spoken in the Yl-Savo dialect [fin-sav]
  Hyvvee huomenta informal morning greeting spoken in the Yl-Savo dialect [fin-sav]
  Hyvvee iltoo informal evening greeting spoken in the Yl-Savo dialect [fin-sav]
  Mitteep kuulluu? how are you? spoken in the Yl-Savo dialect [fin-sav]
  Huomentapevvee morning greeting spoken in the Kainuu dialect [fin-sav]
     
Finnish, Kven [fkv] (Norway.)
  Piv general greeting
  Piv, piv general greeting
  Piv, piv general greeting
  Hyvv piv general greeting
  Hyvv aamuu morning greeting
  Aamuu morning greeting
  Moro morning greeting
  Hyvv ilttaa evening greeting
  Ilttaa evening greeting
  Kunka se mennee? how are you?
  Kuinka se mennee? how are you?
  Se mennee hyvin reply to Kunka se mennee and Kuinka se mennee
  Hyvin se mennee reply to Kunka se mennee and Kuinka se mennee
  Tervettulemaa welcome greeting
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Finnish, Tornedalen [fit] (Finland and Sweden.)
  Piv general greeting
  Piv, piv general greeting
  Hyv piv general greeting
  Moron morning greeting
  Moron, moron morning greeting
  Hyv huomenta morning greeting
  Hyv aamua morning greeting
  Aamua morning greeting
  Hyv iltaa evening greeting
  Hyv yt nighttime greeting
  Hyv vyt nighttime greeting
     
Fipa [fip] (Tanzania: Lake Tanganyika.)
  Posuta general greeting
  Mwakata general greeting
  Tataitu kalesa reply to Mwakata
  Vabora general greeting
  Randu gunsita general greeting
     
Folopa [ppo] (Papua New Guinea: Gulf Province)
  Koneo general greeting
  Koleo general greeting
  Yᶏ mpaae fu? where are you going?
  Yᶏ maae fu? where are you going?
  Yᶏ mpaae fi? where are you coming from?
  Yᶏ maae fi? where are you coming from?
     
Foi [foi] (Papua New Guinea: South Highlands Province)
  Ka'oni wesi'aj morning greeting
     
Fon [fon] (Benin and Togo.)
  Kudo general greeting
  Oku reply to Kudo
  A fon a morning greeting
  A fon gandjia morning greeting
  Ein mfon gandjia reply to A fon a and A fon gandjia
  A fon bia morning greeting
  Ein mfon bi reply to A fon bia
  A fon dagbe a morning greeting
  Ein mfon gba de reply to A fon dagbe a
  Dagbe, okudeu reply to A fon dagbe a
  Ado a morning greeting
  Adogandjia morning greeting
  Adobia morning greeting
  Adodagbea morning greeting
  Kudo zan zan morning greeting
  Kudo hweme afternoon greeting
  Kudo gbada evening greeting spoken to one person
  Mi kudo gbada evening greeting spoken to a group
  Kudo zo greeting spoken to a person who is working
  A do gangi ? how are you?
  A do yi yi we ? how are you?
  Een, un do gangi reply to A do gangi and A do yi yi we
  A do dagbe ? how are you?
  Een, un do dagbe reply to A do dagbe
  A do fin e ? how are you?
  Een, un do fi reply to A do fin e
  A de u wa? how are you?
  Een, un de u reply to A de u wa
  Kwabo welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Mi kwabo welcome greeting spoken to a group
  Oooo reply to Kwabo
  Azan yi aton greeting used after a long absence
  Dokpo je ji reply to Azan yi aton
     
Fordata [frd] (Indonesia: Maluku.)
  Tabe general greeting
     
Fore [for] (Papua New Guinea: Okapa District.)
  Kag general greeting
  Kwargn general greeting
  bayaw morning greeting
  Atamin afternoon greeting
  sekan evening greeting
  sekwan evening greeting
     
Frankish [frk] (Germany.)
  Gr Godd general greeting
  Gri Godd general greeting
  's Godd general greeting
  Servus general greeting
  Gummorgn morning greeting
  Gundooch daytime greeting
  Gunnohmd evening greeting
  Guddnachd nighttime greeting
  Wi gids Ihner? how are you? formal
  Wi gids dern? how are you? informal
  Wi gids? how are you? informal
     
French [fra] (France. Canada: Quebec. Various other countries in Europe and Africa.)
  Bonjour general greeting
  Bonsoir evening greeting
  Salut informal greeting
  Bon aprs-midi afternoon greeting (rarely used)
  Comment allez-vous? how are you? formal
  Comment vas-tu? how are you? informal
  Trs bien, merci reply to Comment allez-vous and Comment vas-tu
  Comment a va? how are you?
  a va? how are you?
  a va bien reply to Comment a va and a va
  Bienvenue welcome greeting
  Bon matin morning greeting spoken in Qubec (rarely used) [fra-que]
  Bonjr general greeting in the Bourguignon-Morvandiau dialect [fra-bor]
  Saluts general greeting in the Bourguignon-Morvandiau dialect [fra-bor]
  Bonjrn morning greeting in the Gallo dialect [fra-gal]
  Bonseir evening greeting in the Gallo dialect [fra-gal]
  Comant q'c'est? how are you? in the Gallo dialect [fra-gal]
  Warro general greeting in the Guernsiais dialect [fra-dge]
  Boujou general greeting in the Cauchois dialect [fra-nor]
  Beajhor general greeting in the Poitevin-Saintongeais dialect [fra-poi]
  Bunjhor general greeting in the Poitevin-Saintongeais dialect [fra-poi]
  Bunjhour general greeting in the Poitevin-Saintongeais dialect [fra-poi]
  Bonadi general greeting in the Poitevin-Saintongeais dialect [fra-poi]
  Warro general greeting in the Normand dialect [fra-nor]
  Byinvenn welcome greeting in the Normand dialect [fra-nor]
  Bonj morning greeting in the Vosgien dialect [fra-lor]
  Bonsoure afternoon greeting in the Vosgien dialect [fra-lor]
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French Creole, Saint Lucian [acf] (Saint Lucia, British West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago.)
  Bonjou general greeting in the Dominican dialect
  Bon maten morning greeting in the Dominican dialect
  Bonasw evening greeting in the Dominican dialect
  Bzu general greeting in the Saint Lucian dialect
  Bon apwmidi afternoon greeting in the Saint Lucian dialect
  Bsw evening greeting in the Saint Lucian dialect
  Bonjou general greeting in the Trinidad dialect
  Bon maten morning greeting in the Trinidad dialect
  Bon lapwmidi afternoon greeting in the Trinidad dialect
  Bonsw evening greeting in the Trinidad dialect
  S'aw f? how are you? in the Trinidad dialect
  Mwen-la reply to S'aw f
  Mwen byen reply to S'aw f
  Bon su evening greeting in the Venezuelan dialect
  Cum u y? how are you? in the Venezuelan dialect
  Cuma u y? how are you? in the Venezuelan dialect
  Cum u ka santi? how are you? in the Venezuelan dialect
  Mue bien meci reply to Cum u y, Cuma u y, and Cum u ka santi
  Mue bien reply to Cum u y, Cuma u y, and Cum u ka santi
     
French, Middle [frm] (northern and central France and Belgium: 15th through 17th centuries.)
  Bon jour general greeting
  Dieu vous doint bon jour general greeting
  Dieu vous dalve general greeting
  Bonne nuit nighttime greeting
     
French, Old [fro] (northern and central France and Belgium: 10th through 15th centuries.)
  Bon jour general greeting
  Le bon jour ayez general greeting
  Je vous donne le bon jour general greeting
  Le bon jour vous soyt donn general greeting
  Bon vpre evening greeting
  Je vous donne le bon vpre evening greeting
  Bon soir evening greeting
  Je vous donne le bon soir evening greeting
  Bonne nuyt nighttime greeting
     
Frisian, Northern [frr] (Germany: Schleswig-Holstein.)
  God dai general greeting
  Moin general greeting
  Gud maaren morning greeting
  God iinj evening greeting
  H gungt de dt? how are you?
  Me gungt et gdj reply to H gungt de dt
  Gudai general greeting in the Ferring dialect [frr-fer]
  Gud nocht nighttime greeting in the Ferring dialect [frr-fer]
  Gundach general greeting in the Mooringer Frasch dialect [frr-moo]
  Gou ncht nighttime greeting in the Mooringer Frasch dialect [frr-moo]
  Wljkiimen welcome greeting
     
Frisian, Western [fry] (Netherlands.)
  Hagoeie general greeting in the Westerlauwers dialect [fry-wes]
  Agoeje general greeting in the Westerlauwers dialect [fry-wes]
  No goei general greeting in the Westerlauwers dialect [fry-wes]
  Goeie general greeting in the Westerlauwers dialect [fry-wes]
  Goedei general greeting in the Westerlauwers dialect [fry-wes]
  Moarn morning greeting in the Westerlauwers dialect [fry-wes]
  Goemoarn morning greeting in the Westerlauwers dialect [fry-wes]
  Middei afternoon greeting in the Westerlauwers dialect [fry-wes]
  Goemiddei afternoon greeting in the Westerlauwers dialect [fry-wes]
  Goejn evening greeting in the Westerlauwers dialect [fry-wes]
  Gjen dei general greeting in the Skiermntseagersk dialect
  Gje mne morning greeting in the Skiermntseagersk dialect
  Gje midde afternoon greeting in the Skiermntseagersk dialect
  Gjen jaun evening greeting in the Skiermntseagersk dialect
  Harree general greeting in the Snekers dialect
  Nou wet zee juu? how are you? in the Volendams dialect
  Hoe giet it mei jo? how are you? formal
  Hoe giet it mei dy? how are you? informal
  It is goed mei my reply to Hoe giet it mei jo and Hoe giet it mei dy
  Hoe gjit it? how are you?
  Hoe is 't mei jo? how are you? formal
  Hoe is 't mei dy? how are you? informal
  Wolkom welcome greeting
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Friulian [fur] (Italy: Friuli-Venezia-Giulia.)
  Mand general greeting
  Bund general greeting
  Buinesre evening greeting
  Buinegnot nighttime greeting
  Cemt di te? how are you?
  Cemt stajal? how are you?
  Cemt stastu? how are you?, informal
  Alore cemt? how are you?
  Alore? how are you?
  Ben reply to Cemt di te, Alore cemt, and Alore
  O stoi ben reply to Cemt di te, Alore cemt, and Alore
  O stoi ben, graciis reply to Cemt di te, Alore cemt, and Alore
  Benvignt welcome greeting
  Agradt welcome greeting
     
Fulfulde, Adamawa [fub] (Cameroon. Chad. Nigeria. Sudan)
  Use general greeting
  Use maa general greeting
  Use maa'da general greeting
  Useko reply to Use, Use maa, and Use maa'da
  Sannu general greeting
  Sannu maa general greeting
  Sannu maa'da general greeting
  Yawwa reply to Sannu, Sannu maa, and Sannue maa'da
  Salaamu aleykum general greeting
  Aleyka salaamu reply to Salaamu aleykum
  A wari naa? greeting to a visitor, "have you arrived?"
  Mi wari reply to A wari naa
  A wari jam? greeting to a visitor, "have you arrived well?"
  A waali jam? morning greeting
  A nyalli jam? afternoon greeting
  A hirti jam? evening greeting
  Jam reply to A waali jam, A nyalli jam, and A hirti jam
  Jam koo'dume reply to A waali jam, A nyalli jam, and A hirti jam
  Sannu e warugo welcome greeting
  Use e warugo welcome greeting
  Maadalla welcome greeting
  Ja'b'baama welcome greeting
  Ja'b'baama poy welcome greeting
  Mi ja'bi reply to Ja'b'baama and Ja'b'baama poy
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Fulfulde, Central Eastern Niger [fuq] (Niger.)
  Foma general greeting spoken to one person
  Foma, foma general greeting spoken to one person
  Fomon general greeting spoken to a group
  Engido reply to Foma and Fomon
  A walli jam? morning greeting spoken to one person
  On balli jam? morning greeting spoken to a group
  A nyalli jam? afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  On nyalli jam? afternoon greeting spoken to a group
  A hiri jam? evening greeting spoken to one person
  On hiri jam? evening greeting spoken to a group
  A jamo? how are you? spoken to one person
  On yambe? how are you? spoken to a group
  Jam pelem reply to A walli jam, A nyalli jam, A hiri jam, ,and A jamo
     
Fulfulde, Maasina [ffm] (Mali. Ghana.)
  Jam waali general greeting
  On baali e jam general greeting spoken to a group
  Sa'di informal greeting
  A hisii reply to Sa'di
  Jam fini morning greeting
  On fini e jam morning greeting spoken to a group
  Jam weeti late morning and early afternoon greeting
  Jam nyalli afternoon and evening greeting
  On nyalli e jam afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a group
  Jam hiiri evening greeting
  On hiirii e jam evening greeting spoken to a group
  Jam tan reply to Jam waali, Jam fini, Jam weeti, Jam nyalli, and Jam hiiri
  Kori a waalii e jam? morning greeting
  Kori jam waalii e maa morning greeting
  Kori a finii e jam? morning greeting
  Kori jam finiie maa morning greeting
  Kori a weetii e jam? late morning and early afternoon greeting
  Kori a nyaali e jam? afternoon and evening greeting
  Kori a hiiri e jam? evening greeting
  No nga'dtaa? how are you?
  Jam tan reply to Kori a waalii e jam, Kori jam waalii e maa, Kori e finii e jam, & No nga'dtaa
  Sago men tan reply to Kori a waalii e jam, Kori jam waalii e maa, Kori e finii e jam, &No nga'dtaa
  Bisimillah welcome greeting
  Sai reply to Bisimillah
  Sah reply to Bisimillah
     
Fulfulde, Western Niger [fuh] (Niger. Benin. Burkina Faso.)
  Jam waali morning greeting
  Jam weeti late morning and early afternoon greeting
  Jam alli afternoon and evening greeting
  Jam hiiri nighttime greeting
  Jam tan reply to Jam waali, Jam weeti, Jam alli, and Jam hiiri
  Jam waali e mon morning greeting spoken to a group
  Jam weeti e mon late morning and early afternoon greeting spoken to a group
  Jam alli e mon afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a group
  Jam hiiri e mon nighttime greeting spoken to a group
     
Fur [fvr] (Sudan: Darfur.  Chad.)
  Aafɛ la jɔna? morning greeting spoken to one person, "have you slept well?"
  Aafɛ la bɔna? morning greeting spoken to a group, "have you slept well?"
  Aafɛ konɛ reply to Aafɛ la jɔna and Aafɛ la bɔna
  Aafɛ la koa morning greeting
  Aafɛ la konu evening greeting
  Ki aafɛ la jɛla? greeting to a person arriving, "have you come in peace?" 
  Ki aafɛ la bɛla? greeting to a group of people arriving, "have you come in peace?"
     
Futuna [fud] (New Caledonia: Futuna Island.)
  Alofa general greeting
  Mālō general greeting
  Mālō le ma'uli morning greeting
  Mālō le kataki afternoon greeting
  E malie fa'i? how are you?
  E malie reply to E malie fa'i 
  E ke malie fa'i? how are you?
  Malie reply to E ke malie fa'i 
  Lo e kau malie fa'i reply to E ke malie fa'i 
     
Futuna Aniwa [fut] (Vanuatu: Futuna and Aniwa Islands.)
  Alofa general greeting
  Jinisa greeting spoken to one person
  Jinesa greeting spoken to one person
  Rinisa greeting spoken to two people
  Rinesa greeting spoken to two people
  Jikanisa greeting spoken to a group of three people
  Jikanesa greeting spoken to a group of three people
  Jikanesa kokautau greeting spoken to a group of three people
  Niganisa greeting spoken to a group of four or more people
  Niganesa greeting spoken to a group of four or more people
  E rufie ta po general daytime greeting
  Rufie ta hpo morning greeting
  E rufie taotea afternoon greeting
  Rakomai welcome greeting
     
Fuyug [fuy] (Papua New Guinea: Central Province.)
  Nu odel gadi? general greeting, "where are you going?"
  Ifana? how are you?
  Moning morning greeting
  Aftanun afternoon greeting
     
Fwi [fwa] (New Caledonia: North Province.)
  Bosu general greeting
  Hobee? how are you?
     
Fwe [fwe] (Namibia: East Caprivi.)
  Mavoka morning greeting
  Malisala afternoon greeting
     
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