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

 

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Ha [haq] (Tanzania: Kigoma Province.)
  Ulimo general greeting
  Kavubu general greeting
  Mwakeye morning greeting
  Mwidiwe afternoon greeting
  Ulakomeye? how are you? spoken to one person
  Ndakomeye reply to Ulakomeye
  Mlakomeye? how are you? spoken to a group
  Tulakomeye reply to Malakomeye
  Wakhe general greeting in the Ujiji dialect
  Wakhe wakhe general greeting in the Ujiji dialect
  Nama sanga? how are you? in the Ujiji dialect
  Shishumbe how are you? in the Ujiji dialect
  Muami reply to Shishumbe
     
Habun [hbu] (East Timor.) 
  Hian ka lae? how are you?
     
Hadiyya [hdy] (Ethiopia: Gurage, Kambatta, Hadiyya region.)
  Tumma general greeting
  Enkiriet how are you?
     
Hadza [hts] (Tanzania: Singida.)
  Mutana general greeting
  Mutana bawa general greeting spoken to a man
  Mutana aya general greeting spoken to a woman
  Shayamu morning greeting
  Tsifuya kwa afternoon greeting
  Itikwa ta? how are you?
  Itlikwa ta? how are you?
  Bocho etzana welcome greeting
Bocho bocho welcome greeting
     
Haida, Northern [hdn] (Canada: Haida Gwaii. United States: Alaska.)
  Snuu dng gidang? general greeting
  Gasn uu dng gidang?  general greeting
  Di 'lagang reply to Snuu dng gidang and Gasn uu dng gidang spoken by one person
  itl' 'lagang reply to Snuu dng gidang and Gasn uu dng gidang spoken by a group of people
     
Haida, Southern [hax] (Canada: Haida Gwaii.)
  Sn uu dng giidang? general greeting
  Kii te daas a general greeting
  Sing laan laas morning greeting
  Dalanghl askadung welcome greeting
     
Hai||om [hgm] (Namiba.)
  Am thai general greeting
  Mati sa? how are you?
  ǂKhai tsi? how are you?
  ǂKhai ta go reply to ǂKhai tsi
  !Gise? how are you?
  !Khub ase general greeting, literally "nothing bad to tell"
     
Haisla [has] (Canada: British Columbia.)
  Yawċ general greeting
  Yawċ wagwa greeting spoken to a friend
  Si 'ix ġwailsus a? how are you?
  Nna, 'ix ġwailsgenc reply to Si 'ix ġwailsus a
     
Haitian [hat] (Haiti.)
Bonjou general greeting
  Bonjou msieu respectful greeting spoken to a man
  Bonjou konp-m greeting spoken to a friend
  Al general greeting
  Bon maten morning greeting (not often used)
  Bon apw midi afternoon greeting (not often used)
  Bonswa afternoon and evening greeting
  Bon nuit nighttime greeting
  Bn nouyit nighttime greeting
  Koman ou ye? how are you?
  Sak pase? how are you?
  Ki jan ou ye? how are you?
  Mwen byen reply to Koman ou ye, Sak pase, and Ki jan ou ye
  M'ap boule informal reply to Koman ou ye, Sak pase, and Ki jan ou ye
  Mwen byen reply to Koman ou ye, Sak pase, and Ki jan ou ye
  Mwen byen reply to Koman ou ye, Sak pase, and Ki jan ou ye
  Byenvini welcome greeting
  V byenvini welcome greeting
  Byenvenu welcome greeting
  N blantre welcome greeting
     
Hajong [haj] (India. Bangladesh.)
  কেংকা আছে? kengka ase: how are you?
  তই আহিলে? toy ahile: greeting to a person who is arriving, "you came"
  তই কেংকা আছে? toy kengka ase: how are you?
   মই ভালা আছ     moy bhala ase: reply to তই আহিলে and  তই কেংকা আছে
     
Hak [hao] (Papua New Guinea: Buka Island.)
 

Tsibongbong

morning greeting

  Tsisoahasa noontime greeting
  Ulan uniga noontime greeting
 

Tsilehe

afternoon greeting

 

Tsibong

nighttime greeting

  A le niga num? how are you?
  Lue niga num? how are you?
  Aa ko niga nig reply to Lue niga num
     
Halang [hal] (Vietnam: Kon Tum Province.  Laos: Attopeu Province.)
  Aih ay liem lay di? how are you?
  Au da ay liem reply to Aih ay liem lay di
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Halia [hla] (Papua New Guinea: Buka Island.)
 

A tsi bongbong

morning greeting

 

Tsi bongbong

morning greeting

 

A tsi soasa

noontime greeting

 

Tsi soasa

noontime greeting

 

A tsi lahi

afternoon greeting

 

Tsi lahi

afternoon greeting

 

A tsi bong

nighttime greeting

 

Tsi bong

nighttime greeting

  Nigam? how are you?
     
Halkomelem [hur] (Canada.)
  'Uy skweyul general greeting
  Kwleches general greeting
  Law informal greeting
  Lichewx we yo? how are you?
  Tsel we yo reply to Lichewx we eyo
  Tsats'el y reply to Lichewx we eyo
  'I ch 'uw' 'uy' 'al'? how are you? to one person
  'I cun reply to 'I ch 'uw' 'uy' 'al'
  'I 'u ce:p 'uw' 'eli' 'al'? how are you? to a group of people
  'I ct 'uw' 'eli' 'al' reply to 'I 'u ce:p 'uw' 'eli' 'al'
  Hwi'yu'nem ch general greeting in the Lyackson dialect
  Iich'uwuyul   general greeting in the Nanaimo dialect
     
Hamer-Banna [amf] (Ethiopia.)
  Nagaya general greeting
  Nagayau general greeting
  N'gaya general greeting
  nato greeting spoken to a group of people
  Donzanato greeting spoken to a group of elders
  Bami greeting spoken by one man to another man, if they have never gone hunting together
  Nanato greeting and term of address spoken to a group of children
  Morkonato greeting and term of address spoken to a group of children
  Marrato greeting and term of address spoken to a group of boys or young men
  Yeria greeting and term of address spoken to a young child, "growing up quickly"
  Anza greeting and term of address spoken to a young girl, "girl"
  Anzanato greeting and term of address spoken to a group of women
  Imbo greeting and term of address spoken to one's father or father's younger brothers
  Indo greeting and term of address spoken to one's mother or mother's younger sisters
  ke greeting and term of address spoken to one's grandfather and older uncles
  Ako greeting and term of address spoken to one's grandmother and older aunts
  Ishmo greeting and term of address spoken to one's older brother and older male cousins
  Ishimo greeting and term of address spoken to one's older sister and older female cousins
  Abo greeting and term of address spoken to one's mother's brother
  Ikana greeting and term of address spoken to one's younger brother
  Ikano greeting and term of address spoken to one's younger sister
  Woi reply spoken by a man
  Yo reply spoken by a woman or by a group of people
  Ya payau? how are you ("are you well?")
     
Hamtai [hmt] (Papua New Guinea: Gulf Province.)
  Awi general greeting
  Awina general greeting
     
Hn [haa] (United States: Dawson City. Canada: Yukon Territory.)
  Nnjit dhnche? how are you? to one person
  Shnjit hozo reply to Nnjit dhnche
  Nkhwnjit dhnche? how are you? to a group of people
  Niynjit hozo reply to Nkhwnjit dhnche
  Juk khmn' nnjit dhnche? how are you this morning? to one person
  Khmnt hozo morning greeting
  Kmnt hozo morning greeting
  Drin ttlt dhozo afternoon greeting
  Khwts hozo evening greeting
  Nkhwtrnohąy hjit sh trnląy welcome greeting, "we are happy to see you"
     
Hanga [hag] (Ghana: Damongo District.)
  Ansa general greeting
  Ansumaa morning greeting
  Antiree midday greeting
  Anuula evening greeting
  Awoo reply to Ansa, Ansumaa, Antiree, and Anuula
  A ni e tuma greeting spoken to a person who is working
  A ni ti dabaayi greeting spoken to a person whom you haven't seen for a few days
  A ni ti yuma greeting spoken to a person whom you haven't seen in a long time
  A ni e taabu welcome greeting
     
Hanga Hundi [wos] (Papua New Guinea: East Sepik Province.)
  Eauedo general greeting
     
Hangaza [han] (Tanzania: northwestern region.)
  Mwalamtse general greeting
  Mwalai morning greeting
  Mwarai morning greeting
  Mwidiwe midday greeting
     
Hani [hni] (China; Yunan.)
  诺们阿 numenā: general greeting
     
Hano [lml] (Vanuatu: North Pentecost, Maewa.)
  Rantavahu morning greeting
  Rani morning greeting
  Bontavahu nighttime greeting
  Bongi nighttime greeting
  Kun hanigi? how are you?
  Nu tavuha reply to Kun hanigi
  Gom ban behe? where are you going?
  Gom ban hala behe? where are you going?
  Gom mai behe? where have you come from?
  Gom mai hala behe? where have you come from?
     
Hanunoo [hnn] (Philippines: Southern Oriental Mindoro.)
  Mayad karawang sirang general daytime greeting
  Mayad pagsurip morning greeting
  Mayad pagyabi evening greeting
  Anong aypod upadan welcome greeting spoken to a friend
  Sarin ka pagmangginan? literally, "where did you come from?"
     
Harari [har] (Ethiopia: Harar and Addis Ababa.)
  Aman general greeting
  Aman be kero morning greeting
  Aman be hedero nighttime greeting
  Aman hadarkhu? how are you? in the morning
  Aman wa'alkhu? how are you? in the evening
  Amanta kea? how are you? spoken to a man
  Amanta shea? how are you? spoken to a woman
  Amanta khu? how are you? formal
  Amanta khi? how are you? informal
  Aman ntana reply to Amanta khu and Amanta khi
  Huj min war hal? what's new?
  Aman inta huj reply to Huji min war hal
     
Haroi [hro] (Vietnam: Binh Dinh and Phu Yen.)
  Salam general greeting
  Ayuong hmau mieng pral suh? how are you?
  Mieng pral min reply to Ayuong hmau mieng pral suh
     
Harsusi [hss] (Oman: Dhofar.)
  Wessalaam general greeting
  Wessalaam 'aleek general greeting
     
Haryanvi [bgc] (India.)
  नमस्ते namaste: general greeting
  Aur ke halchal hai? how are you?
  Me teek thak reply to Aur ke halchal hai
  Ke haal se? how are you?
  Ki gyan sai? how are you? in the Jatu dialect
  Tu kaisa sai? how are you? in the Jatu dialect
     
Hassaniyya [mey] (Mauritania.)
  Salaam alaikum general greeting
  Wa alaikum issalaam reply to Salaam alaikum
  'Laikum bassalaam reply to Salaam alaikum
  Iyak labas general greeting
  Labas general greeting
  Labas reply to Iyak labas and Labas
  Ehlen informal greeting
  Ish haal issbaah morning greeting
  Ish haal limgiil afternoon greeting
  Ish haal limbaat evening greeting
  Masa elher evening greeting
  Ish haalak? how are you?
  Sh'halak? how are you?
  Labas meshaallah reply to Ish haalak and Sh'halak
  Ish tari? how are you?
  Iyak ilkhayr? how are you?
  Ilkhayr ilhamdulillah reply to Iyak ilkhayr
  Kaifek? how are you?
  Marhbe welcome greeting
  Marhaba welcome greeting
  Assalam alaiku general greeting in the Nemadi diaelct
  Kayfa haluku? how are you? in the Nemadi dialect
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Hausa [hau] (various countries in West Africa.)
  Snnu general greeting
  Snnuku general greeting to a group of people
  Yuwa snnu reply to Snnu and Snnuku
  Yuwa reply to Snnu and Snnuku
  Snnu kadai reply to Snnu and Snnuku
  Slam laikn general greeting used by Muslims
  A gaishai ka formal greeting
  Rnk y dade to a male superior
  Rnk y dade to a female superior
  Bark dai informal greeting
  Bark d kwana morning greeting
  Bark d safe morning greeting
  Bark d asuba morning greeting
  Inaa kwaanaa morning greeting
  Lafiya lau reply to Inaa kwaanaa
  Snnu d ymma morning greeting
  Yuwa reply to Snnu d ymma
  Bark d rana noontime greeting
  Inaa yini afternoon greeting
  Inaa ini afternoon greeting in the Tahoua dialect [hau-wes]
  Inaa wini afternoon greeting in the Dogondoutchi dialect [hau-wes]
  Inaa wuni afternoon greeting in the Maradi, Agadez, Zinder, and Diffa dialects [hau-nor]
  Bark d ymma afternoon and evening greeting
  Bark kdai reply to Bark d ymma
  Snnu d aiki greeting spoken to a person working
  Kana lafiya? how are you? spoken to a man
  Kina lafiya? how are you? spoken to a woman
  Lafiya lau reply to Kana lafiya and Kina lafiya
  Ina gajiya? how are you?, how is the tiredness?
  Ba gajiya reply to Ina gajiya (no tiredness)
  Ya ya dai? how are you? informal
  Marbaa welcome greeting
  Sannu da zuwa welcome greeting
     
Havasupai-Walapai-Yavapai [yuf] (United States of America: Arizona.)
  Tchew ko mew general greeting in the Havasupai dialect [yuf-hav]
  Ko new

general greeting in the Havasupai dialect [yuf-hav]

  Gamyu general greeting in the Walapai dialect [yuf-wal]
  Gamyu je? general greeting in the Walapai dialect [yuf-wal]
  Mhahm jikgah general greeting in the Yavapai dialect [yuf-yav]
  Mah-hŏmgah general greeting in the Yavapai dialect [yuf-yav]
  Hŏmgah general greeting in the Yavapai dialect [yuf-yav]
  Ahŏnii reply to Mah-hŏmgah and Hŏmgah in the Yavapai dialect [yuf-yav]
  Gum-yuuhj'jih greeting spoken to a group of people in the Yavapai dialect [yuf-yav]
  Duu-ahon'jih reply to Gum-yuuhj'jh in the Yavapai dialect [yuf-yav]
     
Hawaiian [haw] (United States of America: Hawaii.)
  Aloha general greeting
  Aloha mai general greeting
  Welina general greeting
  Welina mai general greeting
  Aloha kakahiaka morning greeting (calque from English; not often used)
  Aloha awakea noontime greeting (calque from English; not often used)
  Aloha 'auinala afternoon greeting (calque from English; not often used)
  Aloha ahiahi evening greeting (calque from English; not often used)
  Pehea 'oe? how are you? spoken to one person
  Pehea 'olua? how are you? spoken to two people
  Pehea 'oukou? how are you? spoken to three or more people
  Maika'i reply to Pehea 'oe, Pehea 'olua, and Pehea 'oukou
  Aloha kākou welcome greeting
     
Hawai'i Creole English [hwc] (United States of America: Hawaii.)
  Aloha general greeting
  How you stay? how are you?
  Howzit? how are you?
  Howzit reply to Howzit
     
Hawu [hvn] (Indonesia: Nusa Tenggara.)
  Helama general greeting
  Helama tona ie general greeting
  Helama ama oo general greeting
  Helama djami a'e morning greeting
  Helama rai dja'ami a'e morning greeting
  Helama ne'tu lok'do afternoon greeting
  Helama mak'da lok'do afternoon greeting
  Helama mak'da evening greeting
  Helama nga'a nighttime greeting
     
Haya [hay] (Tanzania: northwestern region.)
  Wabonaki general greeting
  Tinabonakantu reply to Wabonaki
  Murembe general greeting
  Talailota morning greeting spoken to a man
  Malailota morning greeting spoken to a woman
  Babaolailota morning greeting spoken a person of equal age
  Tata olailota morning greeting spoken to a man
  Mama olailota morning greeting spoken to a woman
  Mae olailota morning greeting spoken to a woman
  Olailota reply to Talailota, Malailota, Babaolailota, Tata olailota, Mama olailota, Mae olailota
  Olailota oboineki reply to Talailota, Malailota, Babaolailota, Tata olailota, Mama olailota, Mae olailota
  Tasibota afternoon greeting spoken to a man
  Masibota afternoon greeting spoken to a woman
  Wasibota reply to Tasipota and Masipota
  Agasibayo? how are you?
  Agaraileyo reply to Agasibayo
  Twasibao reply to Agasibayo
  Agandi? how are you?
  Orige? how are you?
  Ndige reply to Orige
  Waguma? how are you?
  Naguma reply to Waguma
  Nyegera welcome greeting
     
Hazaragi [haz] (Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan.)
  Salam alaikum general greeting
  Sub tu bakhair morning greeting
  Badi chashtu bakhair afternoon greeting
  Chiz khel mukni? how are you?
  Tu chiz khel mukni? how are you?
  Tu chiz khel muni? how are you?
  Chiz ad asti? how are you?
  Ma kheli khubom reply to Chiz ad asti
     
Hdi [xed] (Cameroon.)
  Zgu tsa general greeting
  Zguwa tsa general greeting
     
Hebrew [heb] (Israel.)
  שָׁלוֹם shalom: general greeting
  שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם shalom aleichem: general greeting
  בֹּקֶר טוֹב boker tov: morning greeting
  בּוֹקֵר אוֹר boker or: reply to בֹּקֶר טוֹב
  אַחַר צָהֳרַיִם טוֹבִים tzohora'im tovim: midday greeting
  עֶרֶב טוֹב erev tov: evening greeting
  לַיְלָה טוֹב laila tov: nighttime greeting
  מַה שְלוֹמְךָ ma shlomcha: how are you? spoken to a man
  מַה שְלוֹמֶךְ ma shlomech: how are you? spoken to a woman
  מַה שְלוֹמֵכֶם ma shlomechem: how are you? spoken to a group of men
  מַה שְלוֹמֵכֶן ma shlomechen: how are you? spoken to a group of women
  מַה נִשְמַע ma nishma: how are you? informal
  מה ניש ma nish: how are you? very informal, used in Tel Aviv
  טוב, תודה tov toda: reply to מַה שְלוֹמְךָ,  מַה שְלוֹמֶךְ,  מַה שְלוֹמֵכֶם,  מַה שְלוֹמֵכֶן, מַה נִשְמַע
  מַה קוֹרֶה ma kore: how are you? literally "what's going on"
  אֵיך הוֹלֵך eikh holekh: how are you?, literally "how's it going?"
  מָה הַמַּצָּב ma hamatzav: how are you?, "what's the state of things"
  ברוכים הבאים baruchim haba'im: welcome greeting spoken to a group
  בָּרוּך הַבָּא baruch haba: welcome greeting spoken to one person
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Hebrew, Ancient [hbo] (Israel.)
  שָׁלוֹם shalom: general greeting
  שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם shalom aleichem: general greeting
  עֲלֵיכֶם שָׁלוֹם aleichem shalom: reply to שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם
     
Hehe [heh] (Tanzania: southeastern region.)
  Sawu general greeting
  Sau general greeting
  Kamwene? how are you?
  Kuhumige? greeting to a visitor, literally "any news?"
  Makamu kuhumige? greeting to a visitor, literally "any news?"
  Kunofu reply to Kauwene, Kuhumige, and Makamu kuhumige
  Ukuali? general greeting, literally "are you here"
  Ndilipaha reply to Ukuali
  Mnoge? how are you?
  Ndimnofu reply to Mnoge
  Ndauli? how are you?
  Ale reply to Ndauli
     
Heiltsuk [hei] (Canada: British Columbia.)
  Hỷa general greeting
  Wai greeting used to call attention
  Giaxsixa thank you
  Walas giaxsixa thank you very much
     
Helong [heg] (Indonesia: Timor Island.)
  Bana tamlo? general greeting
     
Hema [nix] (Congo-Kinshasha: Orientale Province.)
  Mirembe general greeting
     
Herd [hed] (Chad.)
  Ndu he su general greeting spoken to a man
  Nda he su general greeting spoken to a woman
  Momasu? how are you?
  Anta bo reply to Momasu
     
Herero [her] (Namibia: Damaraland and Ovamboland.)
  Koree general greeting spoken by an older person to a younger person
  Kora general greeting spoken by an older person to a younger person
  Koreya general greeting spoken by an older person to a younger person
  Tjike general greeting spoken by an older person to a younger person
  Moro morning greeting spoken to one person
  Wa penduka morning greeting spoken to one person
  Wa penduka nawa morning greeting spoken to one person
  Mwa penduka morning greeting spoken to a group of people
  Mwa penduka nawa morning greeting spoken to a group of people
  Wa rara nawa? morning greeting spoken to one person, "did you sleep well?"
  Mwa rara nawa? morning greeting spoken to a group of people, "did you sleep well?"
  Wa uhara afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  Mwa uhara afternoon greeting spoken to a group of people
  Wa uhara nawa afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  Wa tokerua evening greeting spoken to one person
  Wa tokerua nawa evening greeting spoken to one person
  Mwa tokerua evening greeting spoken to a group of people
  Mwa tokerua nawa evening greeting spoken to a group of people
  Hwenda evening greeting
  Peri vi? how are you?
  Mbi ri nawa reply to Peri vi
  Ame mbi ri nawa reply to Peri vi
     
Hidatsa [hid] (United States of America; Fort Berthold, North Dakota.)
  Doosha? general greeting, "how is it?"
  Mabeedzagidz general greeting, "it's a good day"
  Nii doosha? how are you?
  Nii doosha tsii? how are you?
  Nii maara wa taa? how are you?
     
Higaonon [mba] (Philippines: Misamis Oriental.)
  Madagway masolom morning greeting
  Madagway ha masolom morning greeting
  Madagway ha aldaw  daytime greeting
  Madagway mahapon afternoon greeting
  Madagway ha pag-uma welcome greeting
     
Hiligaynon [hil] (Philippines: Iloilo and Capiz.)
  Maayong adlaw general daytime greeting
  Maayong aga morning greeting
  Maayong udto noontime greeting
  Maayong hapon afternoon greeting
  Maayong gabi-i evening greeting
  Maayong sab evening greeting
  Maayo general greeting
  Halo informal greeting
  Kamusta ka? how are you?
  Kamusta ikaw? how are you?
  Maayo man reply to Kamusta ka and Kamusta ikaw
     
Hindi [hin] (India.)
  नमस्ते namast: general greeting
  नमस्कार namaskaar: general greeting
  प्रणाम praņaam: respectful greeting used by Hindus
  राम राम raam raam: informal greeting used by Hindus
  सत श्री अकाल sat sri akal: general greeting used by Sikhs
  आप कैसे हैं? aap kaise hain: how are you? to a man
  आप कैसी हैं? aap kaisi hain: how are you? to a woman
  तुम कैसे हो? tum kaise ho: how are you? informal to a man
  तुम कैसी हो? tum kaisi ho: how are you? informal to a woman
  आप ख़ैरियत से है? aap kairiyat se hain: how are you?
  मैं ठीक हूँ main thiik hun: reply to आप कैसे हैं, आप कैसी हैं, तुम कैसे हो, तुम कैसी हो, and आप ख़ैरियत से है
 

सुप्रभात

suprabhaat: morning greeting
  शुभ प्रभात shubh prabhaat: morning greeting
  शुभ संध्या  shubh sundhyaa: evening greeting
  शुभ रात्रि shubh ratri: nighttime greeting
  स्वागत svaagat: welcome greeting
  स्वागत ह svaagat hain: welcome greeting
     
Hindi, Fiji [hif] (Fiji.)
  Bula general greeting (from Fijian)
  Namaste general greeting used by Hindus
  Raam raam informal greeting used by Hindus
  Salaam  general greeting used by Muslims
  Salaam alaykum general greeting used by Muslims
  Suprobhat morning greeting
  Kaise? how are you?
  Kaise hai? how are you?
  Tum kaise hai? how are you?
  Thiik reply to Kaise, Kaise hai, and Tum kaise hai
  Thiik bhai reply to Kaise, Kaise hai, and Tum kaise hai
  Ham thiik hai reply to Kaise, Kaise hai, and Tum kaise hai
  Ham thiik hai, dhanyabaad reply to Kaise, Kaise hai, and Tum kaise hai
  Swagat welcome greeting
     
Hindustani, Caribbean [hns] (Suriname. Trinidad amd Tobago. Guyana.)
  Namaste general greeting used by Hindus
  Paalagie general greeting used by Hindus
  Raam raam informal greeting used by Hindus
  Salaam general greeting used by Muslims
  Salaam waleikoem general greeting used by Muslims
  Raz ba-aish general greeting used by Muslims
  Sitaram general greeting used in Trinidad
  Sitarama general greeting used in Trinidad
  Subh ba khair morning greeting
  Kaisen hai? how are you?
  Kaisan haal? how are you?
  Achcha haal reply to Kaisan haal
  Na kutch reply to Kaisan haal
  Kaa ho laa? informal greeting, "what's happening?"
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Hittite [hit] (Syria: Anatolia.)
  Auli general greeting
  Au general greeting
  Ultuḫḫin  formal greeting
  Ana gr bēliya uteḫiḫin formal greeting
     
Hiw [hiw] (Vanuatu: Hiw Island.)
  Metave wye morning greeting
  Metave wye tekn̄wa morning greeting spoken to a group
  N̄wna? how are you?
  Tego, n mer̄awe n̄wutuye reply to N̄wna
     
Hmar [hmr] (India: Assam.)
  Chibai general greeting
  In um am?  general greeting when approaching a house
  Zingtieng tha morning greeting
  Zingkar tha morning greeting
  Znatieng tha evening greeting
  I dam maw? how are you?
  Aw ka dam reply to I dam maw
  Aw ka dam thra reply to I dam maw
  Iem i ang a? how are you?
  Lawmlut chibai welcome greeting
     
Hmong Daw [mww] (Laos and Thailand.)
  Nyob zoo general greeting
  Koj nyob licas? how are you?
  Koj nyob licas lawm? how are you?
  Kuv nyob zoo kaws reply to Koj nyob licas lawm
  Koj puas nyob zoo? how are you?, literally: "do you live well"
  Kuv nyob zoo reply to Koj puas nyob zoo
  Koj puas noj qab nyob zoo? how are you?, literally: "do you eat and live well"
  Kuv noj qab nyob zoo reply to Koj puas noj qab nyob zoo
  Koj tuaj los? welcome greeting, literally  "you have come"
  Kuv tuaj os reply to Koj tuaj los
  Zoo siab txais tos welcome greeting
  Zoo siab tos txais welcome greeting
  Zoo siab txais tos koj tuaj welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Zoo siab txais tos neb tuaj welcome greeting spoken to two people
  Zoo siab txais tos nej tuaj welcome greeting spoken to a group of people
     
Hmong D [hmv] (Vietnam.)
  Nhaoz jụng general greeting spoken in the Lo Cai dialect
  Mờx aoz tus nhaoz jụng general greeting spoken to two people in the Lo Cai dialect
  Caox tux lak  welcome greeting, literally  "you have come"
  Nhaoz jụng tsis jụng? how are you? spoken in the Lo Cai dialect
  Caox mụngl hair tưs eik? how are you? spoken in the Lo Cai dialect
  Caox nhaoz tsờr ar greeting used when arriving at a house spoekn in the Lo Cai dialect
  Caox nhaoz tsr ar greeting used when arriving at a house spoekn in the Lo Cai dialect
     
Hmong Njua [hnj] (Laos, Thailand, China, and Vietnam.)
  Nyob zoo general greeting (spelled Nhaoz jng in Vietnam)
  Nyob zoo tsi zoo? how are you? (spelled Nhaoz jng tsi jng in Vietnam)
  Kuv nyob zoo reply (spelled Caox nhaoz jng in Vietnam)
  Koj puas nyob zoo? how are you? used in Laos and Thailand
  Koj nyob le caag lawm? how are you? used in Laos and Thailand
  Kuv nyob zoo kawg reply to Koj nyob le caag lawm used in Laos and Thailand
  Koj puas noj qab nyob zoo? how are you?, literally: "do you eat and live well" used in Laos and Thailand
  Kuv noj qab nyob zoo reply to Koj puas noj qab nyob zoo used in Laos and Thailand  
  Koj tuaj los? welcome greeting, literally  "you have come"
  Kuv tuaj os reply to Koj tuaj los
  Zoo sab txais tog welcome greeting
  Zob zab tog txais welcome greeting
  Zoo sab txais tog koj tuaj welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Zoo sab txais tog meb tuaj welcome greeting spoken to two people
  Zoo sab txais tog mej tuaj welcome greeting spoken to a group of people
     
Ho [hoc] (India.)
  Ciye general greeting
  Cige general greeting
  Setʰa'a siŋgi jowar morning greeting
  Okotʰema? where are you going? spoken to one person
  Okotʰebena? where are you going? spoken to two people
  Okotʰepea? where are you going? spoken to a group
  Jowar welcome greeting
     
Ho-Chunk [win] (United States of America: Wisconsin and Nebraska.)
  Haho general greeting spoken by a man
  Ha'ų general greeting spoken by a man
  Hįhą general greeting spoken by a man to a group of people
  general greeting spoken by a woman
  Hąpra pį gają general daytime greeting
  Hąpra gipįesge gają general daytime greeting
  Hesgeno, hąpra gipįesge reply to Hąpra gipįesge gają
  Hanįcara haipį general greeting, literally: "I am happy to see you"
  Hią kiąną hinįkaragi winą greeting spoken to a group of people
  Haini pį morning greeting
  Jagu ąnak? how are you?
  Janįsge raje? how are you? spoken to a person who is standing up
  Janįsge rajawi? how are you? spoken to a group of people who are standing up
  Janįsge ąnąk? how are you? spoken to a person who is sitting down
  Janįsge hasanagwi? how are you? spoken to a group of people who are sitting down
  Pį haų hajena reply to Janįsge raje
  Pį ha'ųąje reply to Janįsge raje
  Haizo reply to Ja skak
  Ja skak? how are you? informal
  Haizo informal reply to Ja skak
     
Holu [hol] (Angola: Kwango River. Democratic Republic of the Congo: Bandundu Province.)
  Tusangenu welcome greeting
     
Hopi [hop] (United States of America: Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico.)
 

Lolma

general greeting

 

Lolamai

general greeting

 

Is uni, um waynuma?

literally, "are you around?"

 

Um waynuma?

literally, "are you around?"

 

Ow, nu' waynuma

reply to Um waynuma

 

Yaw, um pitu?

literally, "you have arrived?"

 

Um pitu?

literally, "you have arrived?"

 

Ow, nu' pitu

reply to Um pitu

 

Ow

reply to Um pitu

 

Um hinhinta?

how are you?

 

Pi nu' qahinta

reply to Um hinhinta

     
Hote [hot] (Papua New Guinea: Morobe province.)
  Waklvŋ mavi o general daytime greeting (calque from English)
  Lkbk mavi o morning greeting (calque from English)
  Blvŋ mavi o evening greeting (calque from English)
  Nu s? where are you going?
     
Hruso [hru] (India: Arunachal Pradesh.)
  Ba khia ya? how are you?
  No uda reply to Ba khia ya
  Uda ma? how are you?
     
Huachipaeri [hug] (Peru.)

'chaki

general greeting in the Sapiteri dialect

  O'me'ate morning greeting
  Ba'ai o'me'a'ate morning greeting
 

Wandak mbana ome

morning greeting in the Sapiteri dialect

  O'sika'te afternoon greeting
  Mendpa dak moma'? how are you?
  Wenpa wandak o'? how are you?
 

Menpa wandak y'e?

how are you? in the Sapiteri dialect

  Wandak o' reply to Wenpa wandak o' and Menpa wandak y'e
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Huambisa [hub] (Peru: Morona and Santiago rivers.)
  Pujumek general greeting
  Pujujai reply to Pujumek
  Pungcurait? how are you?
  Uu pucuaiti reply to Pungcurait
  Amesha pegkerak pujam? how are you?
     
Huarijo [var] (Mexico: Sierra Madre mountains.)
  Kwra general greeting
  Yos kwra general greeting
  Ysi kwra general greeting
  Rios kwra general greeting
  Rios kwra general greeting
  Tepre am yomga i'k formal greeting spoken to a group of people, literally "I greet all of you here"
     
Huasteco [hus] (Mexico: Veracruz.)
  Nenek general greeting
  Nenek, nenek general greeting
  Tala wat'al general greeting
  Talab wat'al general greeting
  Te'ney in wat'al general greeting
  Tajka nenek morning greeting
  Wakal nenek afternoon greeting
  Thanku nenek nighttime greeting
  Janta uwats? how are you?
  In kuajath alua reply to Janta uwats
  Antawak? how are you?
  Alua' i dajau morning greeting in an older (19th century) dialect
  Alua' i wakal afternoon greeting in an older (19th century) dialect
  Alua' i akal nighttime greeting in an older (19th century) dialect
  Jantni taku? how are you? in an older (19th century) dialect
  Aluatt, jabnchi reply to Jantni taku in an older (19th century) dialect
     
Huave, San Francisco del Mar [hue] (Mexico: San Francisco del Mar.)
  Naty tyety morning greeting spoken to a man
  Naty mam morning greeting spoken to a woman
     
Huave, Santa Mara del Mar [hvv] (Mexico: Santa Mara del Mar.)
  Nty tyety morning greeting spoken to a man
  Nty mam morning greeting spoken to a woman
  Paajt tyety afternoon greeting spoken to a man
  Paajt mam afternoon greeting spoken to a woman
     
Huave, San Mateo [huv] (Mexico: San Mateo del Mar.)
 

Ndios

general greeting

 

Ndios teat

general greeting spoken to a man

 

Ndik teat

general greeting spoken to a man

 

Ndios mm

general greeting spoken to a woman

 

Ndik mm

general greeting spoken to a woman

 

Ndios ndik

general greeting

 

Ndios ndik teat

general greeting spoken to a man

 

Ndios ndik mm

general greeting spoken to a woman

 

Ndik ikon

greeting spoken to a group of people

 

Ndios ikon

greeting spoken to a group of people

 

Ndios ikon teat-mm

greeting spoken to a group of people (that includes men and women)

 

Ndios ikon teay-may

greeting spoken to a group of people (that includes men and women)

 

Kany lerpeaye?

greeting spoken to a person who is arriving

 

Ajaj

reply to Kany lerpeaye

 

Ajaj, teat

reply to Kany lerpeaye spoken to a man

 

Ajaj, mm

reply to Kany lerpeaye spoken to a woman

  Tamtmban ijlye? how are you?
  Tamtamban reply to Tamtmban ijlye
  Nguia erwin? where are you coming from?
  Nguiajip? where are you going?
     
Huba [hbb] (Nigeria: Adamawa state.)
  m h ɗny?

how are you? in the Hong dialect

  m ny ɗny? how are you? general greeting in the Gaya dialect
     
Huichol [hch] (Mexico: Nayarit and Jalisco.)
  Ke'aku general greeting
  Ke'aku ne'iw greeting spoken to a friend
Ke'aku ne'iwama greeting spoken to a group of friends
  'Aixɨ kunetɨ general greeting
  'Aixi kuanetɨ general greeting
  Ke'aku pemɨ ttaicai yrie morning greeting
  Ke pepeutɨa? where are you going?
  'Aixɨ xeteu'erieka? how are you?
  'Aixɨ xeteu'erieka iwamarixi? how are you? spoken to a group of friends
     
Huilliche [huh] (Chile: Valdivia and Chilo.)
  Marimari general greeting
  Maimai general greeting
  Chaino general greeting used after a long absence
  Kuifi general greeting used after a long absence
  Mishki morning greeting
  Mishki ngilhan morning greeting spoken to a friend
  Mishki cha morning greeting spoken to a friend
  Kmelekaimi? how are you?
  Chumklekaimi? how are you?
  Kmelen reply to Kmelekaimi and Chumklekaimi
  Kmelekan reply to Kmelekaimi and Chumklekaimi
  Kme mungimi? how are you?
  Kme mungimi mai? how are you?
  Mai, kme mngen k reply to Kme mungimi and Km mungimi mai
  Kme mngen k reply to Kme mungimi and Kme mungimi mai
  Kie kme zuamo ta mngen reply to Kme mungimi and Km mungimi mai
     
Huitoto, Minica [hto] (Bolivia.)
  Caɨmare itɨo general greeting
     
Huitoto, Murui [huu] (Peru.)
  Itio general greeting
  Ji, iticu reply to Itio
  Marena ine general greeting
  Nie isodo? how are you?
  Nigacino? how are you?
  Ji, nana mare reply to Nigacino
  Nu isode? how are you?
  Marena ite reply to Nu isode
  Macadio? greeting to a person passing by, "are you walking?"
  Macadicu reply to Macadio
  Biti? greeting spoken to a person who is arriving (do you come?)
  Biticu reply to Biti (I have come)
  Jai bituo greeting spoken by a person who is arriving
  Jai biticu welcome greeting spoken to a person who is arriving
     
Huitoto, Npode [hux] (Peru.)
  Ha bidcu general greeting
  erede? how are you?
  Huu uera reply to erede
     
Hula [hul] (Papua New Guinea: Central Province.)
  Pogipogi namana

morning greeting

 

Rapi namana

morning greeting

  Lavilavi namana afternoon greeting
  Pogi namana evening greeting
  Oi rorimu ai? how are you?
  Rorimiai pa? how are you?
  Rakaveaina? how are you?
  Oru rakaveaina? how are you?
     
Huli [hui] (Papua New Guinea: Tari and Enga.)
  Ha'a general greeting
  E keri paki morning greeting
  Orobe miday greeting
  Arendo afternoon greeting
  Biraka evening greeting
  Biraka timbuni evening greeting
  Agua pe? how are you? informal
     
Humene [huf] (Papua New Guinea: Central Province.)
  Mada ahivai general daytime greeting
  Hobobu ahivai morning greeting
  Hu ahivai evening greeting
     
Hunde [hke] (Democratic Republic of the Congo.)
  Bwakyer general greeting
  Ee reply to Bwakyer
  Walamire tul morning greeting spoken to one person
  Mwalamire tul morning greeting spoken to a group
  Wasisimukir morning greeting spoken to one person
  Mwasisimukir morning greeting spoken to a group
  Washibire ho afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  Mwashibire ho afternoon greeting spoken to a group
  Myatsi ki kuno? how are you?
  Myatsi mibuya reply to Myatsi ki kuno
  Myatsi ikwirire reply to Myatsi ki kuno
  Mibuya reply to Myatsi ki kuno
  Ikwirire reply to Myatsi ki kuno
  Un mutsibu? how are you? spoken to one person
  Mun batsibu? how are you? spoken to a group
  Ee, nemwe mun batsibu reply to Un mutsibu and Mun batsibu
  Walam'nchira welcome greeting
  Nalamwse general greeting spoken to one person in the Kivu dialect
  Twalamwse general greeting spoken to a group in the Kivu dialect
  Usimka morning greeting spoken in the Banyanga dialect
     
Hungarian [hun] (Hungary.)
  J napot general greeting
  J napot kvnok general greeting
  dvzlm general greeting
  dv informal greeting
  Szervusz informal greeting spoken to one person
  Szervusztok informal greeting spoken to a group of people
  Szia informal greeting spoken to one person
  Sziasztok informal greeting spoken to a group of people
  J reggelt morning greeting
  J reggelt kvnok morning greeting
  J estt afternoon and evening greeting
  J estt kvnok afternoon and evening greeting
  Hogy van? how are you? formal
  Hogy vagy? how are you? informal
  Ksznm, jl reply to Hogy van and Hogy vagy
  Ksznm, megvagyok reply to Hogy van and Hogy vagy
  Hogy mennek a dolgai? how are you?
  dvzlnk welcome greeting
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Hunjara-Kaina Ke [hkk] (Papua New Guinea: Oro Province.)
  Oro, oro, oro general greeting
  Oro kaiwa general greeting
  Hure akari morning greeting
  Hure akari ena ro morning greeting
  Hure akari oh morning greeting
  Ifo akari morning greeting
  Ifo akari ena ro morning greeting
  Ifo akari oh morning greeting
  Iji akari midday greeting
  Iji akari ena ro midday greeting
  Iji akari oh midday greeting
  Mume akari nighttime greeting
  Mume akari ena ro nighttime greeting
     
Hunsrik [hrx] (Brazil.)
  Hallo general greeting
  Hop general greeting
  Gumoie morning greeting
  Gu'n Tach afternoon greeting
  Gu'n Owend evening greeting
  Wi gehst du? how are you?
  Kut reply to Wi gehst du
  Kut, danke reply to Wi gehst du
  Sehr kut reply to Wi gehst du
  Alles kut? how are you? informal
  Wi iiest nach mit dir? how are you?
  Gude Morja morning greeting in the Biguau dialect
  Wie jejt noch met dir? how are you? in the Biguau dialect
  Danke, misch get's gut reply to Wie jejt noch met dir in the Biguau dialect
  Gut Moria morning greeting in the Itapiranga dialect
  Wie get's? how are you? in the Itaprianga dialect
  Danke, misch get's gut reply to Wie get's
     
Hupa [hup] (United States of America: Hoopa Valley, California.)
  He:yung general greeting
  He:yung whima:lyo' greeting spoken to a friend
  Xwe:di whung 'a:nt'e? how are you? spoken to one person
  Dixwe:di wha:ne 'a:nt'e? how are you? spoken to one person
  Dixwe:di wha:ne 'a:noht'e? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Niwho:n reply to Dixwe:di wha:ne 'a:nt'e and Dixwe:di wha:ne 'a:noht'e
     
Hupd [jup] (Brazil: northwestern Amazonas. Colombia: Papur and Tiqui rivers.)
  general greeting
  Wɨd nny ́m? general greeting to a person arriving, "have you arrived?"
  Wɨd nny reply to Wɨd nny ́m
  Ś́ẃ'́y ́m morning greeting
  Ś́ẃ'́y reply to Ś́ẃ'́y ́m
  h chowoy m morning greeting
  h hnwəyəh nighttime greeting
  ɨn h ̀h nighttime greeting
  H' reply to ɨn h ̀h
  Nw ́m? how are you?
  Nw reply to Nw ́m
  Hɨ́t m hma'? greeting to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
     
Hutterisch [geh] (Canada. United States.)
  Hallo general greeting
  Gutn Morgn morning greeting
  Guta Nocht nighttime greeting
  Wie geatsn? how are you?
     
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