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This page contains greetings in the languages listed below, which begin with the letter G.  There are 105 languages on this page.

 

   

 

Ga [gaa] (Ghana: southeastern coast.)

Miiŋa bo general greeting spoken to one person ("I am greeting you")
Miiŋa bo ekoŋŋ general greeting spoken to a group ("I am greeting you again")
Miiŋa nyɛ general greeting spoken to one person ("I am greeting you")
Miiŋa nyɛ ekoŋŋ general greeting spoken to a group ("I am greeting you again")
Ŋ-nao koo general greeting spoken to one person (contraction of Miiŋa bo ekoŋŋ)
Ojekoo morning greeting
Oje mra reply to Ojekoo
Oshwiee late afternoon and early evening greeting
  Ŋ-shwie mra reply to Oshwiee spoken to one person
  Wɔshwie mra reply to Oshwiee spoken to a group
Te oyɔɔ tɛɛŋ? how are you?
Te tɛɛŋ? how are you? informal
Te tɛn? how are you?
Mi yɛ ojogbaŋŋ reply to Te oyɔɔ tɛɛŋ  by one person
Ŋ-yɛ ojogbaŋŋ reply to Te oyɔɔ tɛɛŋ  by one person
Wɔ yɛ ojogbaŋŋ reply to Te oyɔɔ tɛɛŋ by a group of people
Te nibii yaa nɔtɛŋŋ? how are things with you?
  He ni ojɛ? welcome greeting ("everything okay where you are coming from?")
  He ni ojɛ hu? welcome greeting ("everything okay where you are coming from?")
  Miifala bo welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Miifala nyɛ welcome greeting spoken to a group
  Miihere bo welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Mihere nyɛ welcome greeting spoken to a group

 

Gaam [tbi] (Sudan: northern region.)

Taa izí? general greeting

 

Gabrieliño-Fernandeño [xgf] (United States of America: southern California.)

Miiyu general greeting
Nachochan general greeting

 

Ga'dang [gdg] (Philippines.)

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

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Gaddang [gad] (Philippines.)

Macasta a daddaramat morning greeting
Dios si daddaramat morning greeting
Macasta a fuwab afternoon greeting
Dios si pananganaw afternoon greeting
Macasta a gaffi evening and nighttime greeting
Dios si gaffi evening and nighttime greeting
Manantaw si kayu? how are you?
Manantaw ka? how are you?
Mappia ac pay reply to Manantaw ka

 

Gade [ged] (Nigeria.)

Ńnàba welcome greeting

 

Gadsup [gaj] (Papua New Guinea: East Highlands Province.)

Ayufumi nighttime greeting

Ayupumi nighttime greeting

 

Gamo [gmv] (Ethiopia: Omo region.)

Saro general greeting
Ai malaa de'aii? how are you?

 

Gagauz [gag] (Moldova, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Ukraine.)

Гÿн айдын gün aydin: general greeting
Салaм salam: general greeting
Заман хайыр олсун zaman hayir olsun: general greeting
Сабаа хайыр олсун sabaa hayir olsun: morning greeting
Авшам хайыр олсун avsham hayir olsun: evening greeting
  Нябэрсыныз? nyabersynyz: how are you?
  Не сой ишлериниз? ne soy ishleriniz: how are you?

 

Galela [gbi] (Indonesia: Maluku.)

  Tabea general greeting
Kiaka notagi? greeting spoken to a person travelling, literally "where are you going?"

 

Galician [glg] (Spain: Galicia. Portugal: Tras os Montes.)

Ola general greeting
Bo día morning greeting
Boa tarde afternoon greeting
Boas tardes afternoon greeting
Bo serán evening greeting
Boa noite nighttime greeting
Boas noites nighttime greeting
Como está? how are you? formal
Como estás? how are you? informal
Que tal está? how are you? formal
Que tal estás? how are you? informal
Ben reply to Como está, Como estás, Que tal está and Que tal estás
Moi ben, grazas reply to Como está, Como estás, Que tal está and Que tal estás
Benvidos welcome greeting
Benvido welcome greeting spoken to a man
  Benvida welcome greeting spoken to a woman

 

Galindan [xgl] (Northern Poland and Russia before the 14th century.)

Kailas general greeting

 

Galolen [gal] (East Timor. Indonesia.)

Lalan e taik? how are you?
  Lalan ka taik? how are you?

 

Gamilaraay [kld] (Australia.)

Yaama general greeting
Yaama nginda general greeting
Yaama ngindaay general greeting spoken to a group of people
Yaama kuru kuru greeting spoken to a group of people ("hello everyone")
Yaama maliyaa greeting spoken to a friend ("hello friend")
Yaama mari maliyaa greeting spoken to a group of friends ("hello friends")
Yaama dhagaan greeting spoken to a man of the same generation as the speaker ("hello brother")
Yaama baawaa greeting spoken to a woman of the same generation as the speaker ("hello sister")
Yaama birralii greeting spoken to a group of children ("hello children")
Yaama gaba nginda? how are you?
Gaba reply to any greeting that begins with "Yaama"

 

Gamo [gmv] (Ethiopia: Omo region.)

Saro general greeting
Ai malaa de'aii? how are you?

 

Gana [gnq] (Malaysia: Sabah.)

Guana mu lenin sihak dok general greeting

 

||Gana [gnk] (Botswana.)

Xai o general greeting

 

Ganda [lug] (Uganda.)

Otya nno general greeting
Wasuze otya morning greeting
Wasuze otya nno morning greeting
Mwasuze mutya morning greeting spoken to a group
Wasuze otya ssebo morning greeting spoken to a man
Wasuze otya nno ssebo morning greeting spoken to a man
Mwasuze mutya bassebo morning greeting spoken to a group of men
Wasuze otya nnyabo morning greeting spoken to a woman
Wasuze otya nno nnyabo morning greeting spoken to a woman
Mwasuze mutya bannyabo morning greeting spoken to a group of women
Bulungi, wasuze otya nno reply to Wasuze otya nno
Wasuz'otya morning greeting
Ibuto morning greeting
Ibuto maber morning greeting
Abuto morning greeting
Abuto maber morning greeting
Osiibye otya nno afternoon and evening greeting
Osiibye otya nno ssebo afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a man
Osiibye otya nno nnyabo afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a woman
Musiibye mutya bassebo afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a group of men
Musiibye mutya bannyabo afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a group of women
Osiib'otya afternoon and evening greeting
Bulungi reply to Wasuze otya nno, Wasuz'otya, Osiibye otya nno, and Osiib'otya
Gyebaleko greeting spoken to a person who is working
Weebale emirimo greeting spoken to a person who is working
  Kale reply to Gyebaleko and Weebale emirimo
Ki kate? informal greeting
Tewali reply to Ki kate
Oli otya? how are you? spoken to one person
Gyendi reply to Oli otya
  Muli mutya? how are you? spoken to a group
  Gyetuli reply to Muli mutya
 

Gapapaiwa [pwg] (Papua New Guinea: Ruaba River.)

Kiiwa kiiwa

general greeting

  Enosaire general greeting

 

Garhwali [gbm] (India.)

Tum kan chee? how are you?
Me theek chaun reply to Tum kan chee

 

Garifuna [cab] (Honduras and Guatemala.)

Mabuiga general greeting
Buiti binafi morning greeting
Buiti amidi noontime greeting
Buiti rabanweyu afternoon greeting
Buiti guñaun nighttime greeting
Buiti guñon nighttime greeting
Buiti binafin morning greeting spoken in the Labuga dialect of Guatemala
Buiti guñon nighttime greeting spoken in the Labuga dialect of Guatemala
Ida biña? how are you?
Ida biña uguñe? how are you?
Úadigiati reply to Ida biña and Ida biña uguñe
Magadietina reply to Ida biña and Ida biña uguñe
Aban le reply to Ida biña and Ida biña uguñe
Mabouë general greeting in the older dialect spoken in the 17th century

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Garo [grt] (India and Bangladesh: Garo Hills.)

Nomoskar general greeting (from Hindi)
Nang'i pring namchina morning greeting in the Achik dialect
Pring nam morning geeting
Nang'i sal namchina daytime greeting in the Achik dialect
Sal nam daytime greeting
Wal nam nighttime greeting
Namedongama? how are you?
  Namengama? how are you? in the Achik dialect
  Namenga reply to Namengama
  Namengada reply to Namengama, more polite
  Mai dake nga? what are you doing?, informal greeting
  Re'babo welcome greeting  in the Achik dialect (literally: "come")
  Re'baboda welcome greeting in the Achik dialect, more polite
  Napbado welcome greeting spoken at a house in the Achik dialect
  Napbadoda welcome greeting spoken at a house in the Achik dialect, more polite

 

Garre [gex] (Somalia: Shabelle and Bay.)

Akam? general greeting
Dansa reply to Akam
  Nagay bulte morning greeting
Nabadle ma shirto? how are you?
  Nageeni badaadaa? how are you?
  Badaad reply to Nageeni badaadaa

 

Garrwa [wrk] (Australia: Northern Territory.)

Yangka barri? how are you?

 

Garus [gyb] (Papua New Guinea: Astrolabe Bay.)

Iluk morning greeting
  Tiro:m nighttime greeting

 

Gavião do Jiparaná [gvo] (Brazil: Rondônia.)

Té en ebákoá general greeting

 

Gayo [gay] (Indonesia: Sumatra.)

Assalamu'alaikum general greeting
Wa'alaikumsalam reply to Assalamu'alaikum
Hana këber? how are you?
Këber jeroh reply to Hana këber
Sana këber? how are you?
Kune këber? how are you?

 

Gayón [qtp] (Venezuela: Lara region.)

Kónt hi general greeting
Aro stá? how are you?
Güe ub morning greeting in the Ayomán language [no ISO code for Ayomán. Linguist List: 085]
Güe uch? how are you? in the Ayomán language [no ISO code for Ayomán. Linguist List: 085]
Bapurí welcome greeting
Bastagapó welcome greeting in the Ayomán language, "come in"
Batastá welcome greeting in the Ayomán language, "sit down"

 

Gbagyi [gbr] (Nigeria: Niger State.)

Nkwa general greeting

 

Gbari [gby] (Nigeria: Niger State.)

Nkwa general greeting in the Gbagyi-Nkwa dialect
Arife morning greeting in the Kwali-Sumwakpna dialect
Habi morning greeting in the Kwali-Sumwakpna dialect
Abwaawyi evening greeting in the Kwali-Sumwakpna dialect
Faari greeting to a person coming from a farm in the Kwali-Sumwakpna dialect
Hajingezun evening greeting in the Zubakpna dialect
Hazowyi evening greeting in the Zubakpna dialect

 

Gbaya [krs] (Sudan.)

Gbo-gbi general greeting

 

Gbaya-Mbodomo [gmm] (Cameroon.)

Sàmé general greeting

 

Gbaya, Northwest [gya] (Central African Republic. Cameroon.)

Mɛɛ general greeting
  Wúr mɔ general greeting
  Ɂàsábìnà formal greeting
  Mɔ sààmɛ ndé morning greeting
  Ma te welcome greeting

 

Gbaya, Southwest [gso] (Cameroon.)

Sàmé general greeting
 

Gbe, Waci [wci] (Togo.  Benin: Mono Province.)

Woezon general greeting

 

Gedaged [gdd] (Papua New Guinea: Madang Province.)

Bomon gawai

general greeting

  Tidom gawai nighttime greeting

 

Geez [gez] (Ethiopia.)

Sālam lāki religious greeting
  Ḥawisā welcome greeting
  Ḥawesā welcome greeting
  Bāḥ general greeting
  Bāḥ general greeting
  Bāḥā general greeting
  Bāḥāka general greeting spoken to one man
  Bāḥka general greeting spoken to one woman
  Bāḥāki general greeting spoken to a group

 

Geji [gji] (Nigeria: Bauchi State.)

Láfíya general greeting

 

Gen [gej] (Togo and Benin.)

Sobedo general greeting
Doso reply to Sobedo
Nisobedo general greeting after a long absence
Doyeeso reply to Nisobedo
Wo fwa? how are you?
  Mufo reply to Wo fwa
Ofoin? how are you?
  Aa reply to Ofoin
  O fon nwede a? morning greeting
  Mi fon nwede a? morning greeting
  Enh, mm fon nwede reply to O fon nwede a and Mi fon nwede a
  Enh reply to O fon nwede a and Mi fon nwede a
  Wheyzon welcome greeting
  Mi wheyzon welcome greeting

 

Georgian [kat] (Georgia.)

გამარჯობა gamarjoba: general greeting
  გამარჯობათ gamarjobat: general greeting
  გაუმარჯოს gaumarjos: general greeting
გაგიმარჯოს gagimarjos: reply to გამარჯობა and გაუმარჯოს
  სალამი salami: general greeting (from Arabic)
  ზდაროვა zdarava: general greeting (from Russian)
დილა მშვიდობისა dili mshvidobisa: morning greeting
საღამო მშვიდობისა saghamo mshivodibsa: evening and nighttime greeting
ძილი ნებისა dzili nebisa: nighttime greeting
როგორა ხარ? rogora khar: how are you?
კარგად ვარ kargard var: reply to როგორა ხარ
გმადლობთ კარგად gmadlobt kargard: reply to როგორა ხარ
მე კარგად, გმადლობთ me kargard, gmadlobt: reply to როგორა ხარ
კეთილი იყოს თქვენი kethili iqos tkveni: welcome greeting
შენი მობრძანება sheni mobrdzaneba: welcome greeting

 

German, Standard [deu] (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and various other countries in central Europe.)

Guten Tag general greeting
Guten Morgen morning greeting
Guten Abend evening greeting
Hallo general greeting
Grüß dich informal greeting
Tag informal greeting
Wie geht's? how are you?
Wie geht es Ihnen? how are you? formal
Wie geht es dir? how are you? informal
Es geht mir gut reply to Wie geht's, Wie geht es Ihnen, and Wie geht es dir
Mir geht es gut reply to Wie geht's, Wie geht es Ihnen, and Wie geht es dir
Wilkommen welcome greeting
Hoi informal greeting used in Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein (spoken language only)
Grüß Gott general greeting spoken in Bavaria and Warttemburg (spoken language only)
Griass God general greeting spoken in Vienna (spoken language only)
Seavas informal greeting spoken in Vienna (spoken language only)
Gun moagn morning greeting spoken in Vienna (spoken language only)
Dere afternoon greeting spoken in Vienna (spoken language only)
Juten Morjen morning greeting in the Berlin dialect (spoken language only)
Juten Abend evening greeting in the Berlin dialect  (spoken language only)
Gudä tag general greeting in the Badisch dialect  (spoken language only)
Guude general greeting in the Hessisch dialect  (spoken language only)
Guude wiie general greeting in the Hessisch dialect  (spoken language only)
Ei, guude wiie general greeting in the Hessisch dialect  (spoken language only)
Morsche general greeting in the Hessisch dialect  (spoken language only)
Guden Dach general greeting in the Hessisch dialect  (spoken language only)
Gemorje monring greeting in the Hessisch dialect  (spoken language only)
Gut Nacht nighttime greeting in the Hessisch dialect  (spoken language only)
Juten Tach general greeting in the Rheinisch dialect  (spoken language only)
Juten Morjen morning greeting in the Rheinisch dialect  (spoken language only)
Juten Abend eveninggreeting in the Rheinisch dialect  (spoken language only)
Juten Nacht nighttime greeting in the Rheinisch dialect  (spoken language only)
Wie jeht et? how are you? in the Rheinisch dialect (spoken language only)
Jut reply to Wie jeht et in the Rheinisch dialect  (spoken language only)
Un informal greeting in the Saarländisch dialect  (spoken language only)
Gendach general greeting in the Saarländisch dialect  (spoken language only)
Genaachd nighttime greeting in the Saarländisch dialect  (spoken language only)
Gudden Dach general greeting in the Saarländisch dialect of Germany (spoken language only)
Guude Nöet nighttime greeting in the Saarländisch dialect of Germany (spoken language only)
Guud general greeting in the Südhessisch dialect of Germany (spoken language only)
Ei guude wie general greeting in the Südhessisch dialect of Germany (spoken language only)
Moin general greeting in the Südhessisch dialect of Germany (spoken language only)
Gute Owend evening greeting in the Südhessisch dialect of Germany (spoken language only)
Ers Gott general greeting spoken in South Tyrol (spoken language only)
 

N'obed

evening greeting in the Vorarlberg dialect of Austria (spoken language only)

 

Noobe

evening greeting in the Vorarlberg dialect of Austria (spoken language only)

 

German, Middle High [gmh] (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland: 11th to 14th century A.D.)

Willekommen welcome greeting

 

German, Middle Low [gml] (northern Germany: 12th to 14th century A.D.)

  Grōt formal greeting
  Guoten tac general greeting
  Guoten morgen morning greeting
  Guote naht nighttime greeting
Willekome welcome greeting
Willekōmen welcome greeting

 

German, Old High [goh] (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland: 8th to 11th century A.D.)

Willechomen welcome greeting
  Williquemo welcome greeting

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German, Pennsylvania [pdc] (United States and Canada.)

Hallo general greeting
Guder Daag general greeting
Guder Mariye morning greeting
Guder Numidaag afternoon greeting
Guder Owend evening greeting
Guti Nacht nighttime greeting
Wie geht's? how are you?
Wie bischt? how are you?
Wie bischt du? how are you?
Gut reply to Wie geht's, Wie bischt, and Wie bischt du
Zimmlich gut reply to Wie geht's, Wie bischt, and Wie bischt du
Ich bin gut reply to Wie bischt and Wie bischt du
Wilkum welcome greeting

 

German, Swiss [gsw] (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and various other countries in central Europe.)

Grüß Gott general greeting
  Bùschùr general greeting
 

Gru-etsi

general greeting

 

Gru-essuch

general greeting

  Guàtertag general greeting
Guetä Morgä morning greeting
  Güete morje morning greeting
  Güete-n-owe evening greeting
Hoi informal greeting
  Salü bisàmme afternoon and evening greeting
  Wie geht's? how are you?
  Wie geht's Ihr? how are you? formal
  Wie geht's dir? how are you? informal
  Ganz güet reply to Wie geht's, Wie geht's Ihr, and Wie geht's dir
  Willkumme welcome greeting
  Göte Tàij general greeting spoken in the Alsatian dialect of France (spoken language only)
  Salü general greeting spoken in the Alsatian dialect of France (spoken language only)
  Bùschùr morning greeting spoken in the Alsatian dialect of France (spoken language only)
  Bùschùr alli morning greeting spoken in the Alsatian dialect of France (spoken language only)
Güete Morje morning greeting spoken in the Alsatian dialect of France (spoken language only)
Griezi polite greeting spoken in Basel (spoken language only)
Grü-essech general greeting spoken in Bern (spoken language only)
Grü-esdi general greeting spoken in Bern (spoken language only)
Gu-ete Morge morning greeting spoken in Bern (spoken language only)
Gu-eten Abe evening greeting spoken in Bern (spoken language only)
Grazi general greeting spoken in Cher (spoken language only)
Gruiazi general greeting spoken in Cher (spoken language only)
Ciao informal greeting spoken in Cher (spoken language only)
Hopp informal greeting spoken in the Lower Rhine Valley (spoken language only)
Grüazi general greeting spoken in Schaffhausen (spoken language only)
 

Solli

general greeting from Südbaden dialect (spoken language only)

 

Salli

general greeting from Südbaden dialect (spoken language only)

Grüezi general greeting spoken in Zurich (spoken language only)
Grueziwohl polite greeting spoken in Zurich (spoken language only)
Salutti general greeting spoken in Zurich (spoken language only)
Hoi informal greeting spoken in Zurich (spoken language only)
Salü informal greeting spoken in Zurich (spoken language only)
Tschau informal greeting spoken in Zurich (spoken language only)
Gu-ëte Tag general greeting spoken in Zurich (spoken language only)
Gu-etä Tag general greeting spoken in Zurich (spoken language only)
Gu-ëte Morgë morning greeting spoken in Zurich (spoken language only)
Gu-etä Morge morning greeting spoken in Zurich (spoken language only)
Morgë morning greeting spoken in Zurich (spoken language only)
Gu-ëten Aabig evening greeting spoken in Zurich (spoken language only)
Gu-etän Aabig evening greeting spoken in Zurich (spoken language only)
Hoa informal greeting used by youth in Zurich (spoken language only)
Ha informal greeting used by youth in Zurich (spoken language only)
Tag wohl older greeting formerly used in Zurich (spoken language only)
Aabig older evening greeting formerly used in Zurich (spoken language only)
  Willkomme welcome greeting spoken in the Alsatian dialect of France (spoken language only)

 

Ghadamès [gha] (Libya: Ghadamès. Tunisia.)

Azul general greeting
  Ta lkheber ennouen? how are you?, informal
  Ta lkheber ennek? how are you?, informal
  Ta lkheber? how are you?, informal

 

Ghanaian Pidgin [gpe] (Ghana.)

  How are you? how are you?
  How be? how are you?
  How be bodi? how are you?
  How now? how are you?
  How? how are you?
  Fine reply to How be, How now, How, and How are you
  Chale, how be? how are you? informal
  Cool things reply to How be
  Wassop? how are you? informal, "what's up"
  Good morning morning greeting
  Good afternoon afternoon greeting
  Good evening evening greeting

 

Ghomálá' [bbj] (Cameroon: West Province.)

Otia general greeting spoken in the Bafoussam dialect
Olia general greeting spoken in the Baleng dialect
Olila general greeting spoken in the Banjoun dialect

 

Ghayavi [bmk] (Papua New Guinea: Milne Bay.)

Enosaire general greeting

 

Gikuyu [kik] (Kenya: west central region.)

Naya general greeting
Ni kwega general greeting
Wi mwega? greeting spoken to one person
Di mwega reply to Wi mwega
Di mwega muno reply to Wi mwega
Uri mwega? greeting spoken to a group of people
Muri ega? greeting spoken to a group of people
Uhoro waku greeting spoken to one person
Uhoro wanyu greeting spoken to a group of people
Kweruo atia? informal greeting
Wi muhoro morning greeting
Wi mwega ruciini morning greeting spoken to one person
Muriega ruciini morning greeting spoken to a group of people
Wi mwega hwaiini evening greeting spoken to one person
Muriega hwaiini evening greeting spoken to a group of people
Raara uhoro evening greeting
Kweruo atia? how are you?
Ni kwega reply to Kweruo atia
Waiguo atia? how are you?
Asha, ndi mwega reply to Waiguo atia

 

Gilaki [glk] (Iran.)

Səlam aleykum general greeting
Alaykum səlam reply to Səlam aleykum
Ruj badahat general greeting
Ti ahvål chutorə? how are you?
Mi ahvål xobə reply to Ti avål chutorə
  Či kuni? how are you?
  Či kår kuni? how are you?
Alhamdullå bəd níyəm reply to Či kuni and Či kår kuni
Bəd níyəm reply to Či kuni and Či kår kuni

 

Gimi [gim] (Papua New Guinea: Eastern Highlands Province.)

Mahalora morning greeting
  Folalaie midday greeting
  Nugita afternoon greeting
  Utunabi evening greeting

 

Girawa [bbr] (Papua New Guinea: Madang Province.)

Ku san general greeting
  Pere greeting when meeting someone for the first time

 

Gitxsan [git] (Canada: British Columbia.)

'Nit general greeting
'Nit amhl wila wina? how are you?
'Nit ndehl ligi wila wina? how are you?
Amma laxha greeting used during good weather
Amma sa' daytime greeting
Amma hiihluxw morning greeting
Amma galenhl silkwsaxs afternoon greeting
Amma yuxwsa evening greeting
Amma axxw nighttime greeting

 

Godié [god] (Côte d'Ivoire.)

Àyóka general greeting
  Àyó general greeting
  Àglɔɔ morning greeting

 

Gofa [gof] (Ethiopia: Gamo-Gafo Zone.)

Saro general greeting
Saro de'ay? how are you?

 

Gogo [gog] (Tanzania: central region.)

Mbukwenyi respectful greeting
Mbukwa reply to Mbukwenyi
Za wuso general greeting
Za wuso wedo wako reply to Za wuso
A wuwu za wuso wako reply to Za wuso
Za wagono? morning greeting
Gwegwe reply to Za wuso and Za wagono spoken to one person
Za wugono gwegwe reply to Za wagono spoken to one person
Za wugono nyenye reply to Za wagono spoken to a group
Za wugono wenyu reply to Za wagono spoken to a group
Mihanya afternoon greeting spoken to one person
Mihanyenyi afternoon greeting spoken to a group of people
Misaa reply to Mihanya and Mihanyenyi
Mwasinuka? how are you?
Welaa reply to Mwasinuka
Ntaule? how are you?, informal
Cholo kiona reply to Ntaule

 

Gogodala [ggw] (Papua New Guinea: Western Province.)

Nagala general greeting

 

Gola [gol] (Liberia and Sierra Leone.) 

Markeer general greeting
  Markeer yea general greeting
  Baika wee ehniay mea welcome greeting

 

Gola [gol] (Liberia and Sierra Leone.) 

Markeer general greeting
  Markeer yea general greeting
  Baika wee ehniay mea welcome greeting

 

Golin [gvf] (Papua New Guinea: Simbu Province.)

Taanima wai morning greeting
Puduga wai afternoon greeting
Glaa wai evening greeting
  Kwimol wai greeting spoken to a man
  Yaa kuna greeting spoken to a man
  Gi wai greeting spoken to a woman
  Abal kunaa greeting spoken to a woman

 

Gondi, Northern [gno] (India.)

जोहार johar: general greeting

राम राम

rām rām: general greeting

 

Gondi, Southern [ggo] (India.)

राम राम

rām rām: general greeting
 

चोकोट मनित

cokoṭ manti: how are you?
 

चोकोट मनतोन

cokoṭ mantōn: reply to चोकोट मनित

 

Gonja [gjn] (Ghana: Northern Region.)

Me choro general greeting
Angsuma morning greeting
  Anterea afternoon greeting
  Anuula evening greeting
Ansa ni kushung greeting spoken to a person who is working

 

Gooniyandi [gni] (Australia: Western Australia.)

Ngoonyiyirra warginggiri? where are you going?

 

Gorontalo [gor] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)

Salamu general greeting
Salamati dumodupo morning greeting
Dumodupo nga'amila morning greeting
  Wololo habari? how are you?
  Piyo-piyohu reply to Wololo habari
  Watiya piyo-piyohu reply to Wololo habari
  Botulo pomayi de bele welcome greeting, "come in"
  Hulo'o pomayi welcome greeting, "have a seat"

 

Gorowa [gow] (Tanzania: Arusha region.)

Laowai general greeting
Lauimerayi reply to Laowai

 

Gothic [got] (Crimea during the 16th century.)

Hails general greeting
Knauen tag general greeting
Golja izwis general greeting

 

Gourmanchéma [gux] (Burkina Faso: eastern region.)

N'fanda general greeting
Din tè general greeting
Lafia reply to Din tè
Lafia dè reply to Din tè
  Biali biala welcome greting
  Npoo reply to Biali biala

 

Grebo, Northern [gbo] (Liberia.)

Na wie general greeting spoken to one person
A wie general greeting spoken to a group of people
Na weya o general greeting
Na fede? how are you?
Na fe nu te reply to Na fede
Mo wie welcome greeting

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Greek [ell] (Greece, Cyprus, and Italy.)

Γεια σας yeia sas: formal greeting
Γεια σου yeia sou: informal greeting
Γεια yeia: general greeting
Καλημερα kalimera: daytime greeting
Χαιρετε khairete: afternoon greeting
Καλο μεσημερι kalo mesimeri: afternoon greeting
Καλησπερα kalispera: evening greeting
  Καλό βράδυ kalo vrathi: evening greeting
Καληνυχτα kalinikhta: nighttime greeting
Πος εισαι; pos eisai: how are you? to one person
Πος ειστε; pos eiste: how are you? to a group of people
Πος εισαστε; pos eistaote: how are you? to a group of people
Καλα. ευχαριστω kala efkharisto: reply to Πος εισαι, Πος ειστε and Πος εισαστε
  Τι κάνεις; ti kaneis: informal greeting
Καλως ηρθατε kalos irthate: welcome greeting to a group
Καλως ηρθες kalos irthes: informal welcome greeting to one person
Καλωσ ορισατε kalos orisate: welcome greeting to a group of people in the Dimotiki (δημοτικη) dialect
Καλωσ ορισες kalos orises: informal welcome greeting to one person in the Dimotiki (δημοτικη) dialect
Καλωσ χορισατε kalos horisate: welcome greeting to a group in the Katharevousa (Καθαρεύουσα) dialect
  Τι βολj; ti volj: how are you? in the Chakidiki (Χαλκιδική) dialect
  Τι φκjανjs; ti fkjanjs : how are you? in the Chakidiki (Χαλκιδική) dialect
  Τι ρε φκjανjs; ti re fkjanjs : how are you? spoken to a man in the Chakidiki (Χαλκιδική) dialect
  Τι μαρί φκjανjs; ti mari fkjanjs : how are you? in the Chakidiki (Χαλκιδική) dialect
Καληνυφτα kalinifta: evening greeting in the Salento (Κατωιταλιώτικα) dialect of Italy
Καλως ηρτε kalos irte: welcome greeting to a man in the Salento (Κατωιταλιώτικα) dialect of Italy
Καλη ηρτε kali irte: welcome greeting to a woman in the Salento (Κατωιταλιώτικα) dialect of Italy
Καλως ηρτατε kalos irtato: welcome greeting to a group in the Salento (Κατωιταλιώτικα) dialect of Italy
  Ίντα μπου κάμνεις; inta bou kamneis:  how are you? in the Cypriot dialect of Cyprus
  Ίντα κάμνεις; inta kamneis:  how are you? in the Cypriot dialect of Cyprus
  Καλά κάμνω kala kamno: reply to Ίντα μπου κάμνεις and Ίντα κάμνεις

 

Greek, Ancient [grc] (Greece.)

Χαῖρε khaiire:  greeting to one person
Χαίρετε khairete: greeting to more than one person
Μέγα χαρε mega khaire:  greeting to one person
Μέγα χαίρετε mega khairete: greeting to more than one person
  Καὶ σὺ γε kai su ye: reply to Χαῖρε, Χαίρετε, Μέγα χαρε, and Μέγα χαίρετε
  Τί πράττεις; ti pratteis: how are you, spoken to one person
  Τί πράττετε; ti prattete: how are you, spoken to a group
  Πάντ' ἀγαθὰ πράττω, ὦ φίλε pant' agatha pratto o file: reply to Τί πράττεις and Τί πράττετε; 
  Πῶς ἐχεῖς; pos ekheis: how are you?
  Καλῶς ἔχω kalos ekho: reply to πῶς ἐχεῖς;
  Εὖ ἔχω eu ekho: reply to πῶς ἐχεῖς;
  Καλήμερον kalimeron: general greeting in the Koine dialect
  Πράσσεις; prasseis: how are you? in the Koine dialect
  Ἦλθες ilthes: welcome greeting in the Koine dialect, "have you come?"
  Ἀσπάζομαι aspazdomai: welcome greeting

 

Gresi [grs] (Indonesia: Papua near Lake Sentani.)

Kepo kbare? how are you?
  Kyopo kabare? how are you?

 

Gronings [gos] (Netherlands: Groningen Province.)

Moj general greeting
Moije general greeting
Moijn general greeting
  Moe general greeting
He general greeting
Goindag daytime greeting
Goiedag daytime greeting
Goidaag daytime greeting
Gouttendaaig daytime greeting
  Hou gaait t? how are you?
  Hou wordt t? how are you?
  Hou wordt t nou den? how are you?
  Hou ist der mit? how are you?
  Moi general greeting in the Westerkwartiers dialect
  Hoe gijt 't met dij? how are you? in the Westerkwartiers dialect

 

Gros Ventre [ats] (United States: Montana.)

Wahey general greeting spoken by a man
Naha general greeting spoken by a woman
Naneyha general greeting spoken by a woman
Ne e na stake en morning greeting

 

Guadeloupean Creole [gcf] (Guadeloupe: St. Barthélemy.)

general greeting
Ka general greeting
Bonjou general greeting
Bonswa evening greeting
Sa ou fé? how are you?
Sa ka maché reply to Sa ou fé
Kontan vinezot? how are you? spoken in Martinique

 

Guahibo [guh] (Colombia and Venezuela: plains region.)

Jaco general greeting
Bájaco general greeting
Je reply to Jaco and Bájaco
Pejania matakabi general greeting
Icá general greeting
Necobéyo greeting used when shaking hands
  Je reply to Necobéyo
Xánë rája greeting spoken by a person arriving, "it's me"
Paxánëbeje rája greeting spoken by two people arriving, "it's us"
Paxánë rája greeting spoken by a group of people arriving, "it's us"
Je, páenajë rábaja reply to Xánë rája, spoken by a person inside a house
Ecajë rábaja reply to Xánë rája, spoken by a person inside a house
De itsimü? how are you?
Jíca? how are you?
  Jãjã reply to Jíca
Bajakora welcome greeting

 

Guajá [gvj] (Brazil: Maranhão.)

Catu general greeting
Zeng morning greeting
Quarahó afternoon greeting

 

Guajajára [gub] (Brazil.)

Yané kuém morning greeting
Yané koéma morning greeting
Yané ara midday greeting
Yané karu afternoon greeting
Yané karúka afternoon greeting
Yané pitúna nighttime greeting
Indauê reply to Yané koéma, Yané ara, Yané karu, Yané karúka, and Yané pitúna
Azéru'u? how are you?
Ihé katu reply to Azéru´u
A inwi used to call someone's attention
çané cuêm morning greeting used in San Pedro Colônia
çané caroc evening greeting used in San Pedro Colônia
Erequé zepé aipó? how are you? used in San Pedro Colônia
Equé zepé copá reply to Erequé zepé aipó used in San Pedro Colônia

   

Guaná [gva] (Paraguay.)

Angva'atke nak lheya' greeting spoken to a man who is arriving
Apva'atke nak lheyap greeting spoken to a woman who is arriving
Haay', asva'aktehe' reply to Angva'atke nak lheya' and Apva'atke nak lheyap
Angva'a nak lheya' greeting spoken to a man who is arriving for the first time
Apva'a nak lheyap greeting spoken to a woman who is arriving for the first time
Haay', asva'a reply to Angva'a nak lheya' and Apva'a nak lheyap
Asva'aktek ko'o greeting spoken by a person arriving at a place
Haay' reply to Asva'aktek ko'o
Ase kke lha amya'a? how are you?
Mamma', mam nempeema ma' reply to Ase kke lha amya'a
Ma' amya'a ma' reply to Ase kke lha amya'a

 

Guana [gqn] (Brazil: Mato Grosso do Sul.)

Ako yuwâti general greeting

 

Guanano [gvc] (Brazil: northwest Amazonas.  Colombia: Lower Vaupés River.)

Ne general greeting
Dee general greeting
Dee koiro general greeting spoken to a family member
Jimajari? general greeting, literally "are you here?"
Jimajari muhu? general greeting, literally "are you here?"
Jimaja reply to Jimajari and Jimajari muhu
Tamajari? general greeting, literally "have you come?"
Tamajari muhu? general greeting, literally "have you come?"
Tamaja reply to Tamajari and Tamajari muhu
Wahcãmajari? morning greeting, literally "have you woken up?"
Wahcãmaja reply to Wahcãmajari
Noajari muhu? how are you?
Noamajari muhu? how are you?

 

Guanche [gnc] (Spain: Canary Islands.)

Tamaragua general greeting
Ahul general greeting
Ahul felak general greeting to a man
Ahul felam general greeting to a woman
Ahul felawen general greeting to a group of people
Manik telit? how are you?
Ma telit? how are you?
Sansofi welcome greeting
  Sansofé welcome greeting

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Guaraní, Mbyá [gun] (Brazil.)

Javy ju general greeting
  Tapeiko porã general greeting

 

Guaraní, Paraguayan [gug] (Paraguay.)

Maitei general greeting
Maiteípa general greeting
Mba'ẽichapa general greeting
Mba'e teko piko? informal greeting
Mba'etekoiko informal greeting
Mba'ẽpa reiko? informal greeting
Iporã reply to Mba'ẽichapa, Mba'etekoiko, and Mba'e la pórte
Mba'ẽichapa neko'ẽ morning greeting
Cheko'ẽ porã reply to Mba'ẽichapa ne ko'ẽ
Mba'ẽichapa ndepyhareve morning greeting
Chepyhareve porã reply to Mba'ẽichapa ndepyhareve
Mba'ẽichapa ndeasaje afternoon greeting
Cheasaje porã reply to Mba'ẽichapa ndeasaje
Mba'ẽichapa ndeka'aru afternoon greeting
Cheka'aru porã reply to Mba'ẽichapa ndeka'aru
Mba'ẽichapa ndepyhare nighttime greeting
Chepyhare porã reply to Mba'ẽichapa ndepyhare
  Eguahé porá welcome greeting

 

Guaraní, Western Argentine and Eastern Bolivian [gui] (Argentina and Bolivia.)

Iyirobia general greeting used in the Bolivian dialect
Puama morning greeting
Puama pei morning greeting used in Cacique Hipolito Yumbay, Argentina
Pe puama morning greeting used in Cacique Hipolito Yumbay, Argentina
Karuma afternoon greeting used in Yacuy, Argentina
Kaaruma afternoon greeting used in Cacique Hipolito Yumbay, Argentina, and Bolivia
Kaaruma pei afternoon greeting used in Cacique Hipolito Yumbay, Argentina
Pe kaaruma afternoon greeting used in Cacique Hipolito Yumbay, Argentina
Pituma evening greeting used in Yacuy, Argentina and in Bolivia
Pyntuma evening greeting used in Cacique Hipolito Yumbay, Argentina
Pyntuma pei evening greeting used in Cacique Hipolito Yumbay, Argentina
Pe pyntuma evening greeting used in Cacique Hipolito Yumbay, Argentina
  Keraï? how are you? in the Bolivian dialect
  Keraï nei? how are you? in the Bolivian dialect, spoken to one person
  Keraï pa reï? how are you? in the Bolivian dialect, spoken to a group
  Ikaviño reply to Keraï ne and Keraï pa rei
  Ikavi reply to Keraï ne and Keraï pa rei
  Ikaviete reply to Keraï ne and Keraï pa rei
  Ikaviño aiko reply to Keraï ne and Keraï pa rei
  Ikaviño aiko, nde no reply to Keraï ne and Keraï pa rei

 

Guarayu [gyr] (Bolivia.)

Avɨrave general greeting
  Avɨrave cheru general greeting spoken to a man
  Avɨrave cheramoi general greeting spoken to an elder man
  Avɨrave mai general greeting spoken to a woman
  Avɨrave opakatu general greeting spoken to a group
  Aɨrave pa? how are you?
  Aɨrave reply to Aɨrave pa

 

Guató [gta] (Brazil: Mato Grosso do Sul.)

Orrê general greeting
Oihebí morning greeting
Tedéfédyxádyrre morning greeting
Candyderédicaye afternoon greeting
Nykayé afternoon greeting
Nyredy afternoon greeting
Orrêkyracoygyn nighttime greeting
  Óhebè' welcome greeting spoken to a visitor
  Ōmbì' reply to Óhebè'
 

Guayabero [guo] (Colombia: Upper Guaviare River)

Moi general greeting
 

Guguyimidjir [kky] (Australia: Hopevale, Queensland.)

Wanhdharra general greeting
Wanhdharraga informal greeting
Wanhdharra dhawuunh greeting spoken to a friend
Nyundu wanhdharra? how are you?
Nyundu ganaa? how are you?
Ganaa reply to Ngayu ganaa and Nyundu wanhdharra
Ngayu ganaa reply to Ngayu ganaa and Nyundu wanhdharra
Nganthaanthirr gadiiwawuwi welcome greeting by a group of people, literally "we are happy to see you"

 

Guhu-Samane [ghs] (Papua New Guinea: Morobe Province.)

Dzoobe

general greeting

Dzoobe ma kanakana general greeting
Madzaqipa general greeting
Eteba qidza general greeting

Saunaba qidza

morning greeting

Surena qidza

evening greeting

Qupiba qidza nighttime greeting
Idze paidza nighttime greeting
Idze maidze nighttime greeting
Girau eetaqu welcome greeting
Dzoobe ma kanakana eetaqu welcome greeting

 

Guianese Creole [gcr] (French Guiana.)

Bonjou general greeting
A kouman general greeting
Sa to fé? how are you?

 

Gujarati [guj] (India.)

નમસ્તે namaste: general greeting used by Hindus
નમસ્કાર namaskar: general greeting used by Hindus
જય જય jay jay: informal greeting
કેમ છો? kem chho: how are you?
તમે કેમ છો? tame kem chho: how are you?
હું મજામાં છું, આભાર hum majamam abhar: reply to કેમ છો and તમે કેમ છો
મજામાં majamam: reply to કેમ છો and તમે કેમ છો
સારુન sarun: reply to કેમ છો and તમે કેમ છો
સુપ્રભાત shubh prabhaat: morning greeting
શુભરાત્રિ shubh ratri: nighttime greeting
સ્વાગત svaagat: welcome greeting
  પધારો padhaaro: welcome greeting

 

Gumatj [gnn] (Australia: Yirrkala, Northern Territory.)

Nhämirri nhe? general greeting spoken to one person
Nhämirri manda? general greeting spoken to two people
Nhämirri walala? general greeting spoken to three or more people
Manymak reply to Nhämirri nhe, Nhämirri manda and Nhämirri walala
Manymak bay' reply to Nhämirri nhe, Nhämirri manda and Nhämirri walala
Latju reply to Nhämirri nhe, Nhämirri manda and Nhämirri walala

 

Gun [guw] (Benin.)

Mi kaaro general greeting

 

Gungu [rub] (Uganda.)

Osiibiite general greeting spoken to one person
  Musiibiite general greeting spoken to a group
  Mirembe general greeting (from Luganda)
  Waaleete morning greeting spoken to one person
  Mwaleete morning greeting spoken to a group
  Bboola greeting spoken to the parents of twins
  Oli teetei how are you? spoken to one person
  Muli teetei how are you? spoken to a group

 

Gunwinggu [gup] (Australia: Arnhem Land.)

Ngudda kamak? how are you?
  Kamak reply to Ngudda kamak
  Baleh yire? where are you going?

 

Gupapuyngu [guf] (Australia: Milingimi.)

Nhämirri nhe? general greeting spoken to one person
Nhämirri nhuma? general greeting spoken to two or more people
Manymak reply to Nhamirri nhe and Nhamirri nhuma
Märr ngamathirri welcome greeting

 

Gurani [hac] (Iraq and Iran.)

Washni general greeting spoken to a man
Washbi reply to Washni
Washani general greeting spoken to a woman
Washabi reply to Washani

 

Guro [goa] (Côte d'Ivoire.)

I yoo general greeting
  Ignoho general greeting
  I a ka? how are you?

 

Gurung [ggn] (Nepal: Gandaki Zone.)

Namaste general greeting  
Bindi mu general greeting
Ro informal greeting
  Kyi saban mu wa? how are you?
  Sabaun mu reply to Kyi saban mu wa
  Kyi khaiba mu? how are you?
  Nga saban mu reply to Kyi khaiba mu
  Chhyab nhaga morning greeting
  Chhyab mais nighttime greeting
Kae cai' waa? general greeting, "have you eaten?"
Cai' reply to Kae cai' waa
O thaagu greeting spoken to the first son in a family
O naa'ni greeting spoken to the first daughter in a family
O mxalla greeting spoken to the second son in a family
O mxalli greeting spoken to the second daughter in a family
O sallaa greeting spoken to the third son in a family
O salli greeting spoken to the third daughter in a family
O cyo greeting spoken to the last son in a family
O kaaji greeting spoken to the last daughter in a family
Hajur reply to O thaagu, O naa'ni, O mxalla, O sallaa, etc.
  Twonhba welcome greeting
  Tyenba welcome greeting

 

Guyanese Creole [gyn] (Guyana.)

Hello general greeting
Mawrnin morning greeting
Good mawrnin morning greeting
  How yuh do? how are you?
  How yuh be? how are you?
  Wappenin? how are you?, informal

 

Gwahatike [dah] (Papua New Guinea: Madang Province.)

Wampot

morning greeting

Wawuŋ evening greeting

 

Gwere [gwr] (Uganda: Pallisa District.)

Koizeeyo? how are you?
Tuliyo reply to Koizeeyo
Munange greeting spoken to a friend
Bunange greeting spoken to a group of friends
Kitya? how are you?
Eika? how are you? (literally, "how is home?")
Basa reply to Eika
Oyoaba yaina? where are you going?

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|Gwi [gwj] (Botswana.)

Xai o general greeting
  Tsamkwa|tge? morning greeting, "are your eyes open?"

 

Gwich'in [gwi] (United States of America: Alaska.  Canada: northwestern region.)

  Drin gwiinzii general greeting
Neenjit dôonch'yáa? how are you? spoken in the the Alaskan dialect
Neenjit dàgòoch'i? how are you? spoken in the Canadian dialect
Neenjit dàgòonch’uu? how are you? spoken in the Canadian dialect
Juk drin neenjit dàgòonch’uu? how are you today? spoken in the Canadian dialect
Sheenjit gwiinzii reply to Neenjit dàgòonch’uu and Neenjit dôonch'yáa
Nenànkäk nätäydëk häjit shò trì'nlay welcome greeting spoken in the Alaskan dialect
 

Gyele [gyi] (Cameroon.)

  Âsiâ morning greeting  in the Bagyeli dialect
  Oya mbâmbâ? morning greeting, "did you sleep well?" in the Bagyeli dialect
  Ikonda ko'ogó evening greeting in the Bagyeli dialect
  Ikyyibyju nighttime greeting in the Bagyeli dialect
Ina'a wé i? how are you? in the Bagyeli dialect

 

 

 
    

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