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Kaapor [upv] (Brazil: Maranho.)
 

Ko ihẽ ajur

greeting spoken by a visitor
 

Ko nde erejur

reply to Ko ihẽ ajur
 

Ko nde ere'i

general greeting, literally "you are here"
  Ko reply to Ko nde ere'i
 

Ko nde erejur

general greeting spoken to a visitor, "you came"
  Ajur reply to Ko nde erejur
     
Kaba [ksp] (Central African Republic: Ndl and Birao Subprefectures.)
  Nuourouwo general greeting
  Koro morning greeting
     
Kaba Dm [kwg] (Chad: Moyen-Chari. Central African Republic.)
  Ll general greeting
  Ll-s general greeting
  g t ? general greeting, "do you exist?"
  Mg t reply to g t , "I exist"
  njī b wɔ? how are you?
  ndūrū wɔ wɔ? morning greeting, "have you woken up?"
  Ny ndrū t ? morning greeting spoken to a man, "has your wife woken up?"
ɓ tr wɔ ɔ? afternoon greeting, "are you already up?"
  Mɓ tr wɔ reply to ɓ tr wɔ ɔ, "I'm already up"
  M nāhā jɔ t greeting spoken by a visitor
     
Kaba Naa, Sara  [kwv] (Chad: Moyen-Chari. Central African Republic.)
  Ī ndū l kō? morning greeting, "are you already awake?"
  ā, m ndū kō reply to Ī ndū l kō
  gl kō afternoon greeting to one person
  gli kō afternoon greeting to a group
  k njɔ̀kɔ̀ k̀? how are you?
  k njɔ̀g? how are you?
  k n ɓr k̀? how are you?
  b k̀ reply to k n ɓr k̀
     
Kabardian [kbd] (Russia: Kabardino-Balkaria.)
  Уузыншэм uuzynshem: general greeting spoken to one person
  Фыузыншэм fyuzynshem: general greeting spoken to a group of people
Дауэ ущыт? daue uschyt: how are you?
  Салам алейкум salam aleikum: general greeting used by Muslim men
  Уи пщэдджыжь ф|ыуэ ui pscheddzhyzh fyue: morning greeting spoken to one person
  Уи махуэ ф|ыуэ ui mahue fyue: afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  Уи пщыхъэщхъэ ф|ыуэ ui pschyheschhe fyue: evening greeting spoken to one person
  Фи пщэдджыжь ф|ыуэ fi pscheddzhyzh fyue: morning greeting spoken to a group
  Фи махуэ ф|ыуэ fi mahue fyue: afternoon greeting spoken to a group
  Фи пщыхьэщхьэ ф|ыуэ fi pschyheschhe fyue: evening greeting spoken to a group
  |уэхуф| пхъухъу апщий uehuf phuhu apschii: greeting spoken to a person who is working
  Гъуэгужь апщий g'ueguzh' apshchii: greeting to a person passing by "may your path be lucky"
  Гъуэгуф|ыж апщий g'uegufyzh apshchii: greeting to a person passing by "may your path be lucky"
  Маф|охъу апщий mafohu apshchii: greeting to a person sitting by a fire, "may your fire be good"
  Къеблагъэ keblage: welcome greeting
  Ф|ыкъеблагъэ fi keblage: welcome greeting
     
Kabiy [kbp] (Togo: Kara region.)
 

Ŋlw

morning greeting spoken to one person
 

lw

morning greeting spoken to a group
 

Dadja ŋlw

morning greeting spoken to an older man
 

Daɖo ŋlw

morning greeting spoken to an older woman
 

Ŋlw

morning greeting spoken to one person
  Ŋguy cmyɛ na? morning greeting
  Mɔnguya alafɩa reply to Ŋguy cmyɛ na
  Ŋɖ cmyɛ na? morning greeting
  n ws  afternoon greeting
  n ɖnaɣ evening greeting
  n ɖ nighttime greeting
 

Ŋwɛ alafɩa?

how are you?
  Alafɩa wɛ? how are you?
  Alafɩa reply to Alafɩa wɛ
  Y, alafɩa reply to Alafɩa wɛ
  Tl ɖw welcome greeting
  Kbtɛ welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Kbtɛ w welcome greeting spoken to a group
     
Kabuverdianu [kea] (Cape Verde Islands.)
  Ol general greeting in the Sotavento [kea-sot] and Barlavento [kea-bar] dialects
  Bon dia morning greeting in the Sotavento [kea-sot] and Barlavento [kea-bar] dialects
  Bo tardi afternoon greeting in the Sotavento dialect [kea-sot]
  Boa tardi afternoon greeting in the Barlavento dialect [kea-bar]
  Bo noiti evening and nighttime greeting in the Sotavento dialect [kea-sot]
  Boa noiti evening and nighttime greeting in the Barlavento dialect [kea-bar]
  Modi ki bu sta? how are you? in the Sotavento dialect [kea-sot]
  Tudu fixe? how are you? in the Sotavento dialect [kea-sot]
  Fixe reply to Tudu fixe in the Sotavento dialect [kea-sot]
  Tudu dretu? how are you? in the Sotavento dialect [kea-sot]
  Dretu reply to Tudu dretu in the Sotavento dialect [kea-sot]
  Ez korp? how are you? in the Sotavento dialectof Brava Island [kea-sot]
  Coma nho 'sta? how are you? spoken to a man in the Barlavento dialect [kea-bar]
  Coma nha 'sta? how are you? spoken to a woman in the Barlavento dialect [kea-bar]
  Coma bo 'sta? how are you? informal in the Barlavento dialect [kea-bar]
     
Kabyle [kab] (Algeria.)
  Azul general greeting (written as ⴰⵣⵓⵍ in Tifinagh)
  Azul felekh general greeting spoken to a man
  Azul felem general greeting spoken to a woman
  Azul felawen general greeting spoken to a group
  Salamu elikum general greeting spoken to a man
  Leaslama reply to Salamu elikum
  Akhir general greeting
  Alkhir general greeting
  Sbah lkhir morning greeting
  Sbah lkhir d lhafiya reply to Sbah lkhir
  Mselkhir evening greeting
  Mselkhir d lhafiya reply to Mselkhir
  Amrehva yiswen welcome greeting
  Ansuf yiswen welcome greeting (written as ⴰⵏⵚⵓⴼ ⵢⵉⵙⵡⴻⵏ in Tifinagh)
     
Kachchi [kfr] (India: Gujarat.)
Tu ki ayye? how are you?
  Ki ayyo? how are you?
  Ay ki ayyo? how are you? spoken to an elder
  Aon theek ayyo reply to Ki ayyo, Ay ki ayyo, and Aon theek ayyo
  Halya welcome greeting
     
Kadazan, Coastal [kzj] (Malaysia: Sabah.)
  Kotobian doungosuvab morning greeting
  Kotobian doungadau afternoon greeting
  Kotobian minsosodop evening greeting
  Kotobian doungotuvong nighttime greeting
  Onu abal nu? how are you?
  Avasi toomod reply to Onu abal nu
Avasi zou reply to Onu abal nu
  Kopivosian pisompuruan welcome greeting
     
Kadiwu [kbc] (Brazil: Mato Grosso do Sul.)
  Ele nigi general greeting
  Ele gocidi afternoon greeting spoken by men
  Ele awii afternoon greeting spoken by women
  Akami ele? how are you? spoken by a man
  Aami ele? how are you? spoken by a woman
  Eemoda ele reply to Akami ele and Aami ele by a man
  Eyomoda ele reply to Akami ele and Aami ele by a woman
     
Kadu [kbc] (Myanmar.)
  At yōkzpnl? general greeting, "have you finished eating?"
  Yōk zpn reply to At yōkzpnl, "I am finished eating"
  Zpn reply to At yōkzpnl, "finished eating"
  Nāng hp nāngkal? where are you going?
  Hp nāngkal? where are you going?
     
Kagayanen [cgc] (Philippines.)
  Miad na sellem morning greeting
  Indi ka galin? greeting spoken to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  Indi ka punta? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Indi ka punta anduni? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Untan nang reply to Indi ka galin and Indi ka punta
  Tagbalay greeting spoken when arriving at a house
  Kaon pla reply to Tagbalay
  Manaik ka welcome greeting, "come on up"
  Dayon ka welcome greeting, "come in"
     
Kafa [kbr]  (Ethiopia: Bonga and Oromia.)
  Diggo general greeting
  Waama diggoona beetine general greeting spoken to one person
  Waama diggoona beetote general greeting spoken to a group
  Diggoona qeyetine? morning greeting
  Diggoona heechetine? afternoon and evening greeting
  Aabichaabeetine? how are you?
  Beemo aabichiibeete? how are you?, literally, "how are you living?"
  Beet reply to Aabichaabeetine and Beemo aabichiibeete
  Wodaabeetine? how are you?, literally, "are you fine?"
  Wodaabeet reply to Wodaabeetine
  Kechecho greeting used when visiting, literally "the owner of the house"
  Waama diggoona waatine welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Waama diggoona waatote welcome greeting spoken to a group
     
Kagulu [kki]  (Tanzania: Morogoro and Dodoma.)
  Bahoni? general greeting
  Haswanu reply to Bahoni
  Haswamu reply to Bahoni
  Ligoya general greeting
  Msinda nhani? morning greeting
  Chisinda fiswanu reply to Msinda nhani
  Chikugendelela fiswanu reply to Msinda nhani
     
Kaili Da'a [kzf] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)
  Tabe general greeting
  Salama pagi morning greeting
  Salama sore afternoon and evening greeting
  Mpaka ri umba? where are you going?
  Mpaka ri umba komi? where are you going?
  Mpaka ri jai komi reply to Mpaka ri umba and Mpaka ri umba komi, "I'm going to your house"
  Kami aga manjayonjayo reply to Mpaka ri umba and Mpaka ri umba komi, "I'm going for a walk"
  Peponemo wemai welcome greeting, "come in"
     
Kaili, Ledo [lew] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)
  Tabe general greeting
  Nuapa kareba? how are you?
  Berimba kareba? how are you? informal
  Kareba nabelo reply to Nuapa kareba and Berimba kareba
  Hau riyumba? where are you going?
  Nakavamo welcome greeting
     
Kaingng [kgp] (Brazil.)
  Mũnĩja general greeting
  Kur h general greeting
Mah general greeting used in Icatu
  H tyui informal greeting
  O greeting used to call a man from a distance
  J greeting used to call a woman from a distance
  mỹ h? how are you? spoken to one person
  jag mỹ h? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  H reply to mỹ h and jag mỹ h
     
Kairak [ckr] (Papua New Guinea: East New Britain Province.)
  Baughagi nighttime greeting
     
Kairiru [kxa] (Papua New Guinea: East Sepik Province.)
  Koliek piye? general greeting, literally "where are you going"
  Jmejem mokin morning greeting
  Worryang mokin daytime greeting
  Apuong mokin afternoon and early evening greeting
  Rurr mokin nighttime greeting
     
Kakwa [keo] (Uganda: Koboko District.  South Sudan: Yei county.  Democratic Republic of the Congo: Aru and Faradje.)
  Kulia adinyo general greeting
     
Kala Lagaw Ya [mwp] (Australia: Torres Strait Islands.)
  Yawa general greeting spoken to one person
  Yawal general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Sew ngapa greeting spoken by a visitor
  Wa reply to Sew ngapa
  Sauki greeting spoken to a person passing by
  Siaupa greeting spoken to a person passing by
  Sawa reply to Siaupa
  Wa general greeting in the Kalaw Kawaw Ya dialect
  Woo general greeting in the Kalaw Kawaw Ya dialect
  Alo general greeting in the Kalaw Kawaw Ya dialect
  Midh midh general greeting in the Kalaw Kawaw Ya dialect
  Kapu bthaynga morning greeting in the Kalaw Kawaw Ya dialect
  Kapu gyga daytime greeting in the Kalaw Kawaw Ya dialect
  Kapu kut afternoon greeting in the Kalaw Kawaw Ya dialect
  Kapu kubil eveninging and nighttime greeting in the Kalaw Kawaw Ya dialect
  Ngi midh? how are you? to one person in the Kalaw Kawaw Ya dialect
  Ngipel midh? how are you? to two people in the Kalaw Kawaw Ya dialect
  Ngitha midh? how are you? to three or more people in the Kalaw Kawaw Ya dialect
  Balabayginga reply to Ngi midh, Ngipel midh, and Ngitha midh
  Ngai balabaiginga reply to Ngi midh, Ngipel midh, and Ngitha midh
  Matha ngdhagidh reply to Ngi midh, Ngipel midh, and Ngitha midh
  Ngi midhadh? how are you? to one person in the Kawalgau Ya dialect
  Ngipel midhadh? how are you? to two people in the Kawalgau Ya dialect
  Ngitha midhadh? how are you? to three or more people in the Kawalgau Ya dialect
  Ni midhadh? how are you? to one person in the Kulkalgau Ya dialect
  Nipel midhadh? how are you? to two people in the Kulkalgau Ya dialect
  Nitha midhadh? how are you? to three or more people in the Kulkalgau Ya dialect
  Kapu moegi bathaynga morning greeting in the Mabuiag dialect
  Kapu goeyga daytime greeting in the Mabuiag dialect
  Kapu kuuta afternoon greeting in the Mabuiag dialect
  Kapu kubil evening and nighttime greeting in the Mabuiag dialect
  Ni midhikidh? how are you? to one person in the Mabuiag dialect
  Nipel midhikidh? how are you? to two people in the Mabuiag dialect
  Nitha midhikidh? how are you? to three or more people in the Mabuiag dialect
  Matha mina reply to Ni midhikidh, Nipel midhikidh, and Nitha midhikidh
  Ngay matha mamuy reply to Ni midhikidh, Nipel midhikidh, and Nitha midhikidh
     
Kalabari [ijn] (Nigeria.)
  Ibaatẹ morning greeting
  Baatẹ morning greeting
  Baawẹrịa   evening greeting
  Baba nighttime greeting
  Ndẹ ndẹ? how are you?
  Tọbra? how are you?
  Ibim reply to Tọbra
  Ibiwirere reply to Tbra
  Bot welcome greeting
  Alụa welcome greeting
     
Kalagan [kqe] (Philippines: Davao.)
  Assalamo alaykom

general greeting used by Muslims

  Alaykom issalam reply to Assalamo alaykom
  Komosta kaw? how are you?
  Madayaw gihapon reply to Komosta kaw
  Wain kaw magasikun? greeting spoken to someone arriving, "where did you come from?"
  Makain kaw? greeting spoken to someone going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Makain kaw kadto? greeting spoken to someone going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Madin kaw? greeting spoken to someone going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Madin kaw paduug? greeting spoken to someone going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Adto gaid reply to Makain kaw, Makain kaw kadto, Madin kaw, and Madin kaw paduug
  Kamo sa kadi greeting spoken to a visitor, "it's you!"
  Panaos adi welcome greeting, "come in"
  Pag-ingkod welcome greeting, "have a seat"
  Suod  kamo welcome greeting
     
Kalam [kmh] (Papua New Guinea: Madang Province.)
  Niri midebir? morning greeting in the Minimib dialect
  Nak mideban? evening greeting in the Minimib dialect
     
Kalami [gwc] (Pakistan: Indus Kohistan District.)
  Asalaam aleikum general greeting
     
Kalanga [kck] (Botswana and Zimbabwe.)
  Dumilani general greeting
  Mamuka tjini? how are you?
  Ndamuka reply to Mamuka tjini
  Ndamuka totibathu reply to Mamuka tjini
  Mashwa tjini? how are you?
  Ndashwa reply to Mashwa tjini
  Kutjani? how are you?
     
Kalasha [kls] (Pakistan: Chitral.)
  Ishpta general greeting
  Ishpta bya general greeting to a man
  Ishpta bba general greeting to a woman
  Prusht adu general greeting
  Abrja informal greeting
  Abj informal greeting
  Prusht thi i e? how are you?
  Prusht, khodyas meharbni reply to Prusht thi i e
  Tabiyet prusht? how are you?
  Prusht reply to Tabiyet prusht
  Prusht taza? how are you?
  Bo prusht reply to Prusht taza
  Abji e? morning greeting
     
Kalhphona [crb] (Dominica, Lesser Antilles, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.)
  Mbuwika general greeting
  In reply to Mbuwika
  Takahi informal greeting
  Matehaba morning greeting
  Matawine evening and nighttime greeting
  It biy? how are you?
  Aweretina reply to It biy
  Irufutina reply to It biy
  Awre how are you?
  Awre reply to Awre
  Mabrika welcome greeting
     
Kalinga, Limos [kmk] (Philippines.)
  Nanligwatam? greeting spoken to a person who is arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  Sin nat ayam? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Umuyak sidi reply to Nanligwatam and Sin nat ayam
  Apu general greeting spoken when approaching a house
  Aweyyu general greeting spoken to a person arriving
  Lumnok kayu welcome greeting, "come in"
     
Kalinga, Lower Tanudan [kml] (Philippines.)
  Dinu nalpuwam? greeting spoken to a person who is arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  Dinu ayam? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Iyak si andi reply to Dinu nalpuwam and Dinu ayam
  Tagu

general greeting spoken when approaching a house

  Awwayyu

general greeting spoken to a person arriving

  Sumakaykayu welcome greeting, "come in"
     
Kalinga, Lubuagan [knb] (Philippines: Luzon)
  Napiye un al-algaw daytime greeting in the Balbalasang dialect [knb-bal
  Napiye un lafi nighttime greeting in the Balbalasang dialect [knb-bal
  Mamfyayo al-algaw daytime greeting in the Guinaang dialect [knb-gui]
     
Kalinga, Southern [ksc] (Philippines: Pinukpuk.)
 

Napiya un algaw

daytime greeting
  Napiya un gidgidam morning greeting
  Napiya un labi evening greeting
  Taku general greeting spoken when approaching a house
  Wayyu general greeting spoken to a person arriving
  Umayam? where are you going?
  Aschi reply to Umayam, "over there"
  Marpuwam? where are you coming from?
  Lumnayu welcome greeting, "come in"
     
Kalispel-Pend D'Oreille [fla] (United States of America: Washington and Montana.)
  Lemtsh general greeting
  Lemlemtsh general greeting
  ʔa xest skwekwst morning greeting
  ʔe xest skwekwst reply to ʔa xest skwekwst
  ʔa xest sxlxalt midday greeting
  ʔe xest sxlxalt reply to ʔa xest sxlxalt
  ʔa xest snyakwqy afternoon greeting
  ʔe xest snyakwqy reply to ʔa xest snyakwqy
  ʔa xest sculxw evening greeting
  ʔe xest sculxw reply to ʔa xest sculxw
  ʔa xest skwkwʔec  nighttime greeting
  ʔe xest skwkwʔec reply to ʔa xest skwkwʔec
     
Kalkutung [ktg] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Nawo general greeting
  Kammanuroo kaamp general greeting (calque of "good day")
     
Kallahan, Kayapa [kak] (Philippines: Nueva Vizcaya and Ifugao.)
  Pahad ni agsapa morning greeting
  Pahad ni madem afternoon greeting
  Pahad ni malabi evening greeting
     
Kallahan, Keley-i [ify] (Philippines.)
  Immali kami general greeting
     
Kalmyk-Oirat [xal] (Russia, China, and Mongolia.)
 

Мендвт

mendvt: general greeting

 

Менд

mend: informal greeting

  Сян хонвт

xyang honvt:morning greeting

  Сян бяант

xyang byaant: afternoon greeting

  Ёрюн ээвртя болтха

yoryun eevrtya boltkha: morning greeting

  Ёдр нарта болтха

yodr narta boltkha: afternoon greeting

  Асхн тёвкнюн болтха

askhn tyovknyun boltkha: evening greeting

  Ямаран бяанят

yamaran byaanyat: how are you?

 

Сян

xyang: reply to Ямаран бяанят

 

Ханджанав, сян

khandzhanav xyang: reply to Ямаран бяанят

 

Ямаран бяана?

yamaran byaana: how are you?

 

Гем уга

gem uga: reply to Ямаран бяана

 

Ирхитн эрҗәнәвидн

irkhitn ergenevidn: welcome greeting

     
Kaluli [bco] (Papua New Guinea: Southern Highlands Province.)
  Fafi general greeting
  Ge wangōwo? how are you?
  Ge oba hanaya? where are you going?
     
Kamano [kbq] (Papua New Guinea: Eastern Highlands Province.)
 

Ferure

general greeting

  Knarero mni'nano? general greeting
  Knare' mni'nano? general greeting
  Mni'nano? general greeting
  Nenterane morning greeting
  Kinage afternoon and evening greeting
  Kenagere nighttime greeting
  Ama ano? welcome greeting to a person who is arriving
  Ama oe reply to Ama ano
Kamara [jmr] (Ghana: Middle Northern Region.)
Ansuma morning greeting
  Antire evening greeting
Kamas [xas] (Russia: Sayan Mountains.)
  Амна' amna': welcome greeting, "have a seat"
  Сыги бу быдэ' sygi bu bydə': welcome greeting, "drink tea"
Kamasau [kms] (Papua New Guinea: East Sepik Province.)
  Nu guadi greeting spoken to a person arriving, "you've come"
  Nge gadi reply to Nu guadi spoken by one person, "I've come"
Be ghandi reply to Nge gadi, "alright, you come"
  Nungoqi wandi greeting spoken to a group of people arriving, "you've come"
  Beghi badi reply to Nungoqi wandi spoken by a group, "we've come"
  Be wandi reply to Beghi badi, "alright, you come"
  Nu muainde kuo? where are you going? spoken to one person
  Nu maide guo? where are you going? spoken to one person in the Ghini dialect
  Nge wuny mbe ko possible reply to Nu muainde kuo, "I'm going to the garden"
  Nge baj pe ko possible reply to Nu muainde kuo, "I'm going to my house"
  Nge moyu nde ko possible reply to Nu muainde kuo, "I'm going to see my mother"
  Nungoqi muainde wo? where are you going? spoken to a group
  Beghi dabo po uumo meri bad possible reply to Nungoqi muainde wo, "we're going to the bush to hunt for game"
  Nungoqi pughe gri was? how are you? spoken to a group (to ask about health; not a common greeting)
     
Kamayo [kyk] (Philippines.)
  Madayaw general greeting
  Madayaw na adlaw general daytime greeting
  Madayaw na buntag morning greeting
  Madayaw na hapon afternoon greeting
  Madayaw na dum evening greeting
     
Kamba [kam] (Kenya.)
  Naata general greeting
  Ngethi general greeting
  Ũvoo general greeting
  Wemuseo? how are you? to one person
  Mweaseo? how are you? to a group of people
  Wimuseo? how are you?
  Nimuseo reply to Wimuseo
  Ũvoo waku? how are you? to one person
  Ũvoo wenyu? how are you? to a group of people
  Waamuka ata? morning greeting
  Niwaamuka morning greeting spoken to one person
  Nimwaamuka morning greeting spoken to a group of people
  Watinda ata? afternoon greeting
  Wakya greeting spoken to children
  Aa reply to Wakya
  Ũvoo wa wia? greeting to a person working, "how is work?"
  Ti muthuku reply to Ũvoo wa wia
     
Kambaata [ktb] (Ethiopia.)
  Tumma galtenta? morning greeting
     
Kambera [xbr] (Indonesia.)
  Nggi lua mu? general greeting, literally "where are you going?"
     
Kamviri [xvi] (Afghanistan: Lower Bashgal Valley.)
  Li'o general greeting to a man
  L'e general greeting to a woman
  V'ou reply to Li'o and L'e
  K'i reply to Li'o and L'e
  Lesta sha? how are you?
  Kor yenji? where are you going?
  Ka unji? what are you doing?
     
Kamwe [hig] (Nigeria: Adamawa.)
  Samə general greeting
  Samə, samə general greeting
     
Kanakanabu [xnb] (Taiwan: Minchuan.)
  Mamanung kara kasu? how are you?
  Mamanung ku reply to Mamanung kara kasu
     
Kanauji [bjj] (India.)
  Namaste general greeting
     
Kandas [kqw] (Papua New Guinea: New Ireland Province.)
  Wakak na kobot morning greeting
  Wakak na mirum nighttime greeting
     
Kanembu [kbl] (Chad: Kanem, Lac, and Hadjer-Lamis.)
  Ki lafia? how are you?
  Ki lafali reply to Ki lafia
  N'da gunu? how are you?, "how's the tiredness?"
  Gunu diy reply to N'da gunu
  N'da sol? how are you?, "how's the tiredness?"
  Sol diy reply to N'da sol
     
Kaningkom-Nindem [kdp] (Nigeria: Kaduna state.)
  W sn morning greeting
  Y nsr afternoon greeting
  Yeni a wo? how are you?
     
Kanju [kbe] (Australia: Queensland.)
Mini gamballagu general greeting
     
Kankanaey [kne] (Philippines: Luzon.)
Gawis ay agew general greeting
  Gawis ay agew mo general greeting spoken to one person
  Gawis ay agew yo general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Gawis ay agsapa morning greeting
  Gawis ay agsapa mo morning greeting spoken to one person
  Gawis ay agsapa yo morning greeting spoken to a group of people
  Mayat ay agsapa morning greeting
  Gawis ay malem afternoon greeting
  Gawis ay malem mo afternoon  greeting spoken to one person
  Gawis ay malem yo afternoon  greeting spoken to a group of people
  Mayat ay masdem afternoon greeting
  Gawis ay labi evening greeting
  Gawis ay labim evening greeting spoken to one person
  Gawis ay labi yo evening greeting spoken to a group of people
  Mayat ay labi evening greeting
  Nagapuam? greeting spoken to a person entering a village ("where are you coming from?")
  Nalpuam? greeting spoken to a person entering a village ("where are you coming from?")
  Umayam? greeting spoken to a person leaving a village ("where are you going")
  Umeyam? greeting spoken to a person leaving a village ("where are you going")
     
Kankanay, Northern [xnn] (Philippines: Luzon.)
  Gawis ay agew general greeting
  Gawis ay agsapa morning greeting
  Gawis ay malen afternoon greeting
  Gawis ay labi evening greeting
  Nagopowam?

greeting spoken to a person entering a village ("where are you coming from?")

  Nalpowam?

greeting spoken to a person entering a village ("where are you coming from?")

  Omayam?

greeting spoken to a person leaving a village ("where are you going")

  Omeyak isdi reply to Omayam
  Apu

general greeting spoken when approaching a house

  Immali kayo

general greeting spoken to a person arriving

  Immali ka oppay

general greeting spoken to a person arriving

     
Kannada [kan] (India.)
  ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ namaskaara: general greeting
  ನಮಸ್ತೆ namaste: general greeting
  ಏನು ಸಮಾಚಾರ enu samaachaara: informal greeting
  ನೀವು ಹೇಗಿದ್ದೀರ? nivu hegiddira: how are you?
  ನಾನು ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿದ್ದೇನೆ nanu chenagiddene: reply to ನೀವು ಹೇಗಿದ್ದೀರ
  ಹೇಗಿದ್ದೀರ? hegiddira: how are you?
  ಹೇಗಿದ್ದೀಯ? hegiddiya: how are you?
  ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿದ್ದೇನೆ nchenagiddene: reply to ಹೇಗಿದ್ದೀರ and ಹೇಗಿದ್ದೀಯ
  ನಾ ಚಲೋ ಅದೀನಿ naan cennagiddeene: reply to ಹೇಗಿದ್ದೀರ and ಹೇಗಿದ್ದೀಯ
  ನಾನ್ ಚೆನ್ನಗಿದ್ದೇನೆ naa calo adiini: reply to ಹೇಗಿದ್ದೀರ and ಹೇಗಿದ್ದೀಯ
  ಅಥವಾ ಕ್ಷೇಮನಾ? athavaa kshemanaa: how are you?
  ಶುಭೋದಯ shubhodaya: morning greeting
  ಶುಭ ಮುಂಜಾನೆ shuba mumjane: morning greeting
  ಶುಭ ಮಧ್ಯಾಹ್ನ shuba mahdyana: afternoon greeting
  ಶುಭ ಸಾಯಂಕಾಲ shuba saayankaala: evening greeting
  ಶುಭ ರಾತ್ರಿ shuba raatri: evening greeting
  ಸ್ವಾಗತ svaagata: welcome greeting
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Kano [kxo] (Brazil.)
Txer mirontxi? general greeting
     
Kansa [ksk] (United States of America: Oklahoma.)
  Ho greeting spoken by a man
  Haw greeting spoken by a woman
  Hnba yli daytime greeting
  Gasnxci yli morning greeting
  Hn yli evening greeting
  Khe dzhi yayshe? how are you? spoken to a person who is going somewhere (moving around or walking)
  Donh ayhe reply to Khe dzhi yayshe spoken by a person who is going somewhere
  Khe dzhi hninkh? how are you? spoken to a person who is sitting
  Donh mingkh reply to Khe dzhi hninkh spoken by a person who is sitting
  Khe dzhi yakhshe? how are you? spoken to a person who is standing
  Donh akhhe reply to Khe dzhi yakhshe spoken by a person who is standing
  Khe dzhi baashe? how are you? spoken to a group of people
     
Kantosi [xkt] (Ghana: north central region.)
  Zaare general greeting
  Naa reply to Zaare
  Naaba reply to Zaare
     
Kanuri, Central [knc] (Nigeria and Niger.)
  Ush-ush general greeting
  Slm general greeting
  Nd wadu? morning greeting
  Wadu kəlewa reply to Nd wadu
  Nd dəbdu? afternoon greeting
  Dəbdu kəlewa reply to Nd dəbdu
  Kəlewa'a? how are you?
  Kəlewa num? how are you?
  Kəlewa ni reply to Kəlewa'a and Kəlewa num
  Awi yei? how are you? informal
  Kəlewa siley reply to Kəlewa'a, Kəlewa num, and Awi yei
  Kinglnum hirwa general greeting in an older (19th century) dialect
  Kbunum ingila morning greeting in an older (19th century) dialect
  Rnanka yimnum albarkaw morning greeting in an older (19th century) dialect
  Yimnum mayabawa morning greeting in an older (19th century) dialect
  Bunuku aljirwa evening greeting in an older (19th century) dialect
  Kjiri hirwa evening greeting in an older (19th century) dialect
  Bnnum hirwa nighttime greeting in an older (19th century) dialect
  Bn albarkaw nighttime greeting in an older (19th century) dialect
  Afigaiy nima? how are you? in an older (19th century) dialect
  Afigaiy nandi? how are you? in an older (19th century) dialect
Afigaiy n? how are you? in an older (19th century) dialect
  N lfiya? are you well? in an older (19th century) diialect
  Ingil lfiya reply to N lfiya, Afigaiy n, and Afigaiy nima
  Lfiya ingilay reply to N lfiya, Afigaiy n, and Afigaiy nima
     
Kanuri, Manga [kby] (Niger: eastern border. Nigeria: Yobe State.)
  Ll general greeting
  Llw general greeting
  Ws general greeting
  Wsw general greeting
  Brk general greeting
     
Kaonde [kqn] (Zambia: northwestern province.)
  Mutende general greeting
  Mutende mwane general greeting
  Mwabuka byepi? morning greeting
  Mwabuka byepi mwane? morning greeting
  Mwane nabuka reply to Mwabuka byepi
  Kimabanga evening greeting
  Muji byepi? how are you?
  Muji byepi mwane? how are you?
  Baji byepi mwane? how are you? formal
  Byepi? how are you? informal
  Nakosa mwane reply to Muji byepi and Muji byepi mwane
  Njitu bulongo reply to Muji byepi and Muji byepi mwane
  Bulongotu reply to Muji byepi and Muji byepi mwane
  Bulongotu mwane reply to Muji byepi and Muji byepi mwane
  Mwaiyai mwane welcome greeting
     
Kapingamarangi [kpg] (Micronesia: Kapingamarangi and Pohnpei.)
  Humalia goe general greeting spoken to one person
  Humalia goe wolo general greeting spoken to one person
  Humalia goolua general greeting spoken to two people
  Humalia goodou general greeting spoken to three or more people
  Malia goe general greeting spoken to one person
  Malia goe wolo general greeting spoken to one person
  Malia goolua general greeting spoken to two people
  Malia goodou general greeting spoken to three or more people
  Gu hai behe? how are you?
  Goe gu hai behe? how are you? spoken to one person
  Goolua gu hai behe? how are you? spoken to two people
  Goodou gu hai behe? how are you? spoken to three or more people
     
Kaqchikel [cak] (Guatemala: southern region.)
  Saqrik tz general greeting
  Xsaqr morning greeting
  Xseqr morning greeting
  Xseqr morning greeting
  Xseqr k'a reply to Xseqr
  Xseqr matyoox reply to Xseqr
  Seqr morning greeting
  Xqaq'iij  afternoon greeting
  Xqaq'ij afternoon greeting
  Xqaq'ij tat afternoon greeting spoken to a man
  Xqaq'ij nan afternoon greeting spoken to a woman
  Xqaq'ij k'a reply to Xqaq'ij
  Xqaq'ij matyoox reply to Xqaq'ij
  Xokaq'a' nighttime greeting
  Xokaq'aa nighttime greeting
  Xu'aq'a' nighttime greeting
  Xoq'a' nighttime greeting
  Xoc ak'a nighttime greeting in the Western dialect
  K'ok'a' c'a nighttime greeting in the Yepocapa dialect
  Co k'a' nighttime greeting in the Santa Mara de Jess dialect
  Ujl ni kik'el   nighttime greeting
  La tz awch? how are you? spoken to a man
  tz awch tat? how are you? spoken to a man
  tz awch nan? how are you? spoken to a woman
  tz reply to tz awch
  tz matiox reply to tz awch
  Achi'el ab'anom? how are you?
  Ache'el ab'anom? how are you?
  Achike ab'anon? how are you?
  La yab'iyaj? greeting spoken to a visitor, "are you visiting?"
  At k'o? greeting spoken at a house, "are you here?"
  Ja' in k'o reply to At k'o, "yes, I'm here"
  Xape? greeting spoken to a visitor at a house, "have you come?"
  Ja', xipe reply to Xape, "yes, I've come"
  tz apetenik welcome greeting
     
Kara [leu] (Papua New Guinea: New Ireland Province.)
 

Paanen roxo

morning greeting

  Layaf roxo afternoon greeting
  Lavung roxo evening greeting
  Lavung ro evening greeting
     
Karaboro, Eastern [xrb] (Burkina Faso: Comoe Province.)
  W w ý̃ w general greeting, "we see each other again"
     
Karachay-Balkar [krc] (Russia and Turkey.)
  Ассаламу алейкум assalamu aleikum: greeting spoken to a man
  Салам алейкум salam aleikum: greeting spoken to a man
  Алейкум салам aleikum salam: reply to Ассаламу алейкум and Салам алейкум
  Селамлар selamlar: general greeting
  Селам selam: general greeting
  Эртден ашхы болсун ertden ashhi bolsun: morning greeting
  Эртденинг ашхы болсун ertdening ashhi bolsun: morning greeting
  Эртденигиз ашхы болсун ertdenigiz ashhi bolsun: morning greeting
  Танг ашхы болсун tang ashhi bolsun: morning greeting
  Кюн ашхы болсун kyun ashhi bolsun: afternoon greeting
   Кюнюнг ашхы болсун kyunyug ashhi bolsun: afternoon greeting
  Кюнюгюз ашхы болсун kyunyugyuz ashhi bolsun: afternoon greeting
  Ингир ашхы болсун ingir ashhi bolsun: evening greeting
  Ингиригиз ашхы болсун ingirigiz ashhi bolsun: evening greeting
  Ашхам ашхы болсун ashham ashhi bolsun: evening greeting
  Къалайса? qalaisa: how are you?
  Аламат alamat: reply to Къалайса
  Не этесе? ne etese: how are you?
  Хош келигиз khos keligiz: welcome greeting
     
Karadjeri [gbd] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Wayi mapu wantin nyuntu? how are you?
  Wayi mapu wantin? how are you?
  Wantin wayi mapu? how are you?
Karagas [kim] (Russia: Siberia.)
Дорообо doroobo: general greeting
  Дорообоӈар doroobongar: formal greeting
  Менді mendi: general greeting
  Эккии ekkii: general greeting
Эккі бе? ekki be: how are you?
     
Karang [kzr] (Cameroon: North Province. Chad: Logone Oriental region.)
  Ɓa suki ɓy wa? how are you?
     
Karanga [kth] (Chad.)
  U no be pi? where did you come from?
  Mu ne ende pi? where are you going?
  Wa ka dyha here? have you eaten?
  Kodi u li po? are you well?
     
Karaim [kdr] (Lithuania and Ukraine.)
  Kiuń jachy general daytime greeting in the Trakai (Karaj Tili) dialect [kdr-tra]  
  Tan jachy morning greeting in the Trakai (Karaj Tili) dialect [kdr-tra]  
  Saba jachy morning greeting in the Trakai (Karaj Tili) dialect [kdr-tra]  
  Kieč jachy nighttime greeting in the Trakai (Karaj Tili) dialect [kdr-tra]  
  Kiečia jachy nighttime greeting in the Trakai (Karaj Tili) dialect [kdr-tra]  
  Ne bolas? how are you? in the Trakai (Karaj Tili) dialect [kdr-tra]  
  Ne bolas koduy? how are you? in the Trakai (Karaj Tili) dialect [kdr-tra]  
  Tabu jachy reply to Ne bolas and Ne bolas koduy in the Trakai (Karaj Tili) dialect [kdr-tra]  
  Nied' chalyj? how are you? in the Trakai (Karaj Tili) dialect [kdr-tra]  
  Chor tiuviul' reply to Nied' chalyj in the Trakai (Karaj Tili) dialect [kdr-tra]  
  Cho kiel'di welcome greeting in the Trakai (Karaj Tili) dialect [kdr-tra]  
  Cho kiel'deyiz welcome greeting in the Trakai (Karaj Tili) dialect [kdr-tra]  
  Сэлям алэйкум selam aleikum: general greeting in the Crimean (Къарай тили) dialect
  Сав бол sav bol: general greeting in the Crimean (Къарай тили) dialect
  Сав болунъыз sav boluniz: general greeting in the Crimean (Къарай тили) dialect
  Кн йахшы kn yahshi: general daytime greeting in the Crimean (Къарай тили) dialect
  Саба йахшы saba yahshi: morning greeting in the Crimean (Къарай тили) dialect
  Ахшам йахшы ahsham yahshi: evening greeting in the Crimean (Къарай тили) dialect
  Кэчэ йахшы keche yahshi: nighttime greeting in the Crimean (Къарай тили) dialect
  Кэча йахшы kecha yahshi: nighttime greeting in the Crimean (Къарай тили) dialect
  Гэча йахшы gecha yahshi: nighttime greeting in the Crimean (Къарай тили) dialect
  Гедже йахшы gedzhe yahshi: nighttime greeting in the Crimean (Къарай тили) dialect
  Гэджэ йахшы giedzhie yahshi: nighttime greeting in the Crimean (Къарай тили) dialect
  Йашавынъ нэ болас? yashavin ne bolas: how are you? in the Crimean (Къарай тили) dialect
  Йашавынъ нас? yashavin nas: how are you? in the Crimean (Къарай тили) dialect
  Йашавынъыз нас? yashaviniz nas: how are you? in the Crimean (Къарай тили) dialect
  Йахшы yahshi: reply to Йашавынъ нэ болас, Йашавынъ нас and Йашавынъыз нас
  Мэн дэ йахшы men de yahshi: reply to Йашавынъ нэ болас, Йашавынъ нас and Йашавынъыз нас
  Хош кельдинъ hosh keldin: welcome greeting in the Crimean (Къарай тили) dialect
  Хош кельдинъиз hosh keldiniz: welcome greeting in the Crimean (Къарай тили) dialect
  Шолом алехэм sholom alehem: general greeting in the Galich (Галич) dialect [kdr-gal]  
  Шалом алехем shalom alehem: general greeting in the Galich (Галич) dialect [kdr-gal]  
  Кин йахсы kin yahsi: general daytime greeting in the Galich (Галич) dialect [kdr-gal]  
  Кин йаксы kin yaksi: general daytime greeting in the Galich (Галич) dialect [kdr-gal]  
  Кецэ йахсы kietse yahsi: nighttime greeting in the Galich (Галич) dialect [kdr-gal]  
  Кецэ йаксы kietse yaksi: nighttime greeting in the Galich (Галич) dialect [kdr-gal]  
     
Karaj [kpj] (Brazil.)
  Tateri general greeting, "have you arrived?"
  Rareri reply to Tateri
  Toiteri general greeting, "have you arrived?"
  Roireri reply to Toiteri
  Toitere general greeting, "have you arrived?" in the Javae dialect [kpj-jav]
  Aroirere reply to Toitere
  Tana general greeting
  Awire general greeting
  Awire sohe general greeting
  Kai anbo awire? how are you?
  Awiri? how are you?
  Awiri reply to Awiri
  Awim tateri welcome greeting
  Tateri abohony general greeting in an older dialect
  Rareriny reply to Tateri abohony
  Toiteri abo general greeting in an older dialect
  Toiteri abohony general greeting in an older dialect
  Roireriny reply to Toiteri abohony
  Ta's general greeting in an older dialect (early twentieth century)
  Ta's ararane general greeting in an older dialect (early twentieth century)
     
Karakalpak [kaa] (Uzbekistan.)
  Salam general greeting
  Assalam general greeting
  Assalam aleykum general greeting
  Waleykum assalam reply to Assalam aleykum
  Amanbısız general greeting
  Aman ba general greeting
  Salem berdik? how are you?
  Salamatpisız? how are you?
  Jaksımisız? how are you?
  Qalaysız? how are you?
  Jaksı raxmet reply to Qalaysız
  Xosh keldiniz welcome greeting
     
Karbi [mjw] (India: Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and Nagaland.)
  Kardom general greeting
  Kosonlo? how are you?
  Ne mesenlang reply to Kosonlo
  Mesen ma? how are you?
  Mesen reply to Mesen ma
  An choetloma? have you eaten?
  Konatlo kedampo? where are you going?
  Konalto kedam? where are you going?
  Natlo? where are you going?
  Nalo? where are you going? in informal spoken language
  Nangbang doma? greeting spoken by a visitor, "are you there?"
  Do reply to Nangbang doma
  Mesen nangme welcome greeting, "good to see you"
     
Karekare [kai] (Nigeria.)
  Usako general greeting
  Us general greeting
  Ywwa, llē reply to Us
  Kar lib? how are you? (literally: how's the tiredness?)
  K lib bai reply to Kar lib
  Kar wn? how are you? to a person who is working (literally: how's work?)
  Wn mā zi reply to Kar wn
     
Karelian [krl] (Finland and Russia.)
  Terveh general greeting
  Terveh teile general greeting in the Northern dialect [krl-nor
  Terveh teil general greeting in the Southern dialect [krl-nor
  Tule terveh reply to Terveh and Terveh teile
  Tervh general greeting in the Southern dialect [krl-sou]  
  Hyvi piv general daytime greeting in the Northern dialect [krl-nor
  Hyvy pivy general daytime greeting in the Northern dialect [krl-nor
  Hyvy huondestu morning greeting in the Northern dialect [krl-nor
  Hyvy huomenta morning greeting in the Northern dialect [krl-nor
  Hyvy ildua evening greeting in the Northern dialect [krl-nor
  Hyvy iltua evening greeting in the Northern dialect [krl-nor]  
  Hyvy yody nighttime greeting in the Northern dialect [krl-nor
  Hvi pivi general daytime greeting in the Southern dialect [krl-sou]  
  Hvi huondesta morning greeting in the Southern dialect [krl-sou]  
  Kui elt? how are you?
  Kuibo elt? how are you?
  Hyvin reply to Kui elt and Kuibo elt
  Passipo, hyvin reply to Kui elt and Kuibo elt
  Kaikki on hyvin reply to Kui elt and Kuibo elt
  Kaikki on kunnoa reply to Kui elt and Kuibo elt
  Elttk terveh? how are you? in the Northern dialect [krl-nor
  Mitein eltt? how are you? in the Northern dialect [krl-nor
  Mit kuuluu? how are you? in the Northern dialect [krl-nor
  Mid kuulu? how are you? in the Southern dialect [krl-sou]  
  Terveh tulgua welcome greeting in the Southern dialect [krl-sou]  
  Tulkua tervehen welcome greeting in the Northern dialect [krl-nor
  Terveh th taloh welcome greeting spoken to a person entering a house
     
Karen, Pa'o [blk] (Myanmar.)
  Na aw hsaw ha? how are you?
  Um hao ne hong? how are you?
  Luei mai ko? where are you going?
  Am ling ding nae? have you eaten?
     
Karen, Phrae Pwo [kjt] (Thailand.)
  N hs h? how are you?
  Mwh reply to N hs h
     
Karen, Pwo Northern [pww] (Thailand.)
  Lii moh lii tang general greeting
     
Karen, Pwo Western [pwo] (Myanmar.)
  Na hsu aw bie tha lie? how are you?
  Na aw hsaw a ghahh? how are you?
     
Karen, S'gaw [ksw] (Thailand.)
  Na o hsu ha? how are you?
  Me reply to Na o hsu ha
  Ya o hsu reply to Na o hsu ha
  Na o hsu o klay ha? how are you?
  Ya o hsu o klay reply to Na o hsu o klay ha
  Na mo o chua? how are you?
  O chua? how are you?
  O chu reply to Na mo o chua and O chua
  Na aw me wee lee? have you eaten?
  Na aw me wee lee ah? have you eaten?
  Aw me lee ah? have you eaten?
  Me wee lee reply to Na aw me wee lee ah
  Aw me wee lee reply to Na aw me wee lee ah
  Ya aw me wee lee reply to Na aw me wee lee ah
  Kaw leh ah gay morning greeting
  Ni leh ah gay afternoon greeting
  Ha leh ah gay evening greeting
  Nah leh ah gay nighttime greeting
     
Karipuna [kuq] (Brazil: Rondnia.)
  Patiakwa general greeting
  Ei reply to Patiakwa
  Po nde ruri? greeting spoken to a person arriving, "you have come?"
     
Karipuna Creole French [kmv] (Brazil: Amapa.)
  B ju morning greeting
  B sw evening greeting
     
Karir Xoc [kzw] (Brazil: Alagoas.)
  kk'ume general greeting
  kk'um general greeting
  kk'ə reply to kk'um
     
Karitina [ktn] (Brazil: Rondnia.)
  Goi haap morning greeting
  Goi mnh nighttime greeting
     
Karkar-Yuri [yuj] (Papua New Guinea: Sandaun Province.)
 

Kumunek

morning greeting

  Kumuruk evening greeting
     
Karo [kxh] (Ethiopia: south Omo region.)
  Tsalu? how are you?
  Tsalina reply to Tsalu
     

Karok [kyh] (United States of America: northwestern California.)

Ayuki general greeting
Ayekwi general greeting
Akich greeting used between men
  Huut kich? how are you?
     

Karon [krx] (Senegal.)

Ksoum general greeting
Ksoum lam reply to Ksoum
  Puume eniini neeyem? how are you?
  Alu unke? general greeting, "are you there?"
  Alu unkaw? general greeting, "are you there?"
  Alu unka le? general greeting, "are you there?"
  Awe, oopa le? informal greeting, "are you there?"
     
Kasem [xsm] (Ghana and Burkina Faso.)
  Dɩ n le general greeting spoken to one person
  Dɩnle general greeting spoken to one person
  Dɩ le general greeting spoken to a group
  Dle general greeting spoken to a group
n zezenga morning greeting spoken to one person
  Dɩ n dɩ zezenga morning greeting spoken to one person
zezenga morning greeting spoken to a group
  Dɩ n waarʋ morning greeting spoken to one person
  Dɩ n pwǝgǝ reply to Dɩ n waarʋ
  Dɩ waarʋ morning greeting spoken to a group
  N na zaŋɩ tɩn? morning greeting, "how did you get up this morning?"
  N zaŋɩ kʋ gara? morning greeting, "did you get up well?"
  Dɩ n wɩa midday greeting spoken to one person
  Dɩ n dɩ wɩa midday greeting spoken to one person
  D maa kɩ da wɩa midday greeting spoken to one person
  N wɩa gara? reply to Dɩ n wɩa and Dɩ n dɩ wɩa
  Dɩ wɩa midday greeting spoken to a group
  Dɩ n dɩdaanɩ evening greeting spoken to one person
  N dɩdaanɩ gara? reply to Dɩ n dɩdaanɩ
  D maa kɩ da dɩ daanɩ evening greeting spoken to one person
  Dɩ dɩdaanɩ evening greeting spoken to a group
  Yazurǝ wʋra? how are you?
  Kʋ yɩ te mʋ? how are you?
  Kʋ gara reply to Kʋ yɩ te mʋ and Yazurǝ wʋra
  bwǝnǝ reply to Kʋ yɩ te mʋ and Yazurǝ wʋra
  Yazurǝ wʋra reply to Kʋ yɩ te mʋ and Yazurǝ wʋra
  N bɩsɩm greeting spoken by one person approaching a house or seated person
  bɩsɩm greeting spoken by a group approaching a house or seated person
  A zaanɩm welcome greeting spoken by one person to another person
  D zaanɩm welcome greeting spoken by a group to one person
  A zaa'aba welcome greeting spoken by one person to a group
  D zaa'aba welcome greeting spoken by a group to another group
  Dɩ maa daan daanɩ greeting used at the end of a greeting sequence, "we've greeted each other"
  Dɩ maa bwe dί nii reply to Dɩ maa daan daanɩ
     

Kashaya [kju] (United States of America: California.)

Damy general greeting
Camy general greeting
Hy informal greeting

He'n s'iwa mithoni?

how are you?

  He'n ma 'iwa?

how are you?

     
Kashinawa [cbs] (Peru and Brazil.)
  Juwe general greeting spoken to one person
  Bekanwen general greeting spoken to two or more people
  Min juai? greeting spoken to a person who is arriving
  Jaa, en juaii reply to Min juai spoken by a man
  Jeen, en juaii reply to Min juai spoken by a woman
  En juaki greeting spoken by a person who is arriving
  Peki reply to En juaki
  Min jani kai? greeting spoken to a person who is traveling: literally, "where are you going?"
  Min jaskaramen? how are you?
  En peki reply to Min jaskaramen
Kashkay [qxq] (Iran.)
  Salam general greeting
  Halƞ nijdi? how are you?
     
Kashmiri [kas] (India and Pakistan.)
  Salam general greeting
  Aadaab general greeting
  Namaskaar greeting used by Hindus
  Namaskaar mahraa greeting used by Hindus
  Namaste greeting used by Hindus
  Salaam alaikum greeting used by Muslims
  Vaalaikum salaam reply to Salaam alaikum
  Subhuch salaam morning greeting
  Raatich salaam nighttime greeting
  Alvidaa nighttime greeting
  Vaaray chivaa? how are you?
  Vaaray reply to Vaaray chivaa
  Tu chuva tik? how are you?
  Ba chus tik reply to Tu chuva tik
  Vaaray chivisaa? how are you?
  Toh chivi vaaray? how are you?
  Ahansa reply to Vaaray chivisaa and Toh chivi vaaray
  Vaaray shukriyaa reply to Vaaray chivisaa and Toh chivi vaaray
  Khosh aamdeyd welcome greeting
     
Kashubian [csb] (Poland: northwestern region.)
  Witj general greeting spoken to one person
  Witjc general greeting spoken to one person
  Witjże general greeting spoken to one person
  Witjta general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Witjtaż general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Dzń dobri morning greeting
  Dobri wieczr evening greeting
  Dobri noce nighttime greeting
  Jak s czejesz? how are you?
  Jak s mosz? how are you?
  Cż je czc? how are you?
  Mże bc, sprawi reply to Cż je czc
  Witm welcome greeting
     
Kaska [kkz] (Canada.)
  Dnht'ā? how are you? spoken to one person
  Estīe reply to Dnht'ā
  Dht'ā? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Edzetie reply to Dht'ā
  Dahgtsenehtan yh gutie general greeting
  Kolā entī-am? how are you?
  Kola estīe reply to Kolā entī-am
     
Kasua [khs] (Papua New Guinea: Southern Highlands Province.)
  Kiapo napolo

morning greeting

  Karo napolo evening greeting
  Yopolotela napolo nighttime greetng
     
Kte [kmg] (Papua New Guiean: Morobe Province.)
 

Mu Ʒeri dŋ

general greeting

 

Furi biaŋ

morning greeting

 

Ʒ

noontime greeting

 

Ʒ biaŋ

noontime greeting

 

Ow

afternoon greeting

 

Owne

afternoon greeting

 

Ow biaŋ

afternoon greeting

 

Gum biaŋ

nighttime greeting

 

Ŋafe

nighttime greeting

 

Ŋafe biaŋ

nighttime greeting

  No sone? how are you?
  Sone mie? how are you? ("are you all right?")
  Sone sone reply to No sone and Sone mie
     
Kati [bsh] (Afghanistan and Pakistan.)
  Chef general greeting
  Chefa general greeting
     
Kato [ktw] (United States of America: Laytonville California.)
  Naanyaa kwaan greeting to a person who is walking (literally: "you are walking around")
  Naanyaa kwaan, naanywa kwaan greeting to a person who is walking (literally: "you are walking, you are walking")
  Naashai reply to Naanyaa kwam, naanywa kwam (literally: "I am walking around")
  Ninsaat, diishoo' shilkimut reply to Naanyaa kwam, naanywa kwam (literally: "sit, tell me something")
     
Katu [ktv] (Vietnam: Quang Nam and Thua Thien.)
  ʔɑːʔ raw maj general greeting
     
Katukna, Panoan [knt] (Brazil: Acre and Amazonas.)
  Way'čuˀ general greeting
     
Kaurna [zku] (Australia: Torres Strait.)
  Marni general greeting
  Na marni purrutye? how are you?
  Niina marni? how are you? spoken to one person
  Niwa marni? how are you? spoken to two people
  Naa marni? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Ne marniai, ninna? reply to Niina marni, Niwa marni, and Naa marni
  Marniai reply to Niina marni, Niwa marni, Naa marni and Ne marniai, ninna
  Marni reply to Niina marni, Niwa marni, Naa marni and Ne marniai, ninna
  Wanti niina? where are you going? spoken to one person
  Wanti niwa? where are you going? spoken to two people
  Wanti naa? where are you going? spoken to a group
  Marni niina budni welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Marni niwa budni welcome greeting spoken to two people
  Marni naa budni welcome greeting spoken to a group of people
     
Kavalan [ckv] (Taiwan: northeast coast.)
  Nngi aisu how are you?
  Nngi aisu ni? how are you?
  Nngi aiku reply to Nngi aisu ni and Nngi aisu
  Aiku reply to Nngi aisu ni and Nngi aisu
  Semurap ta morning greeting
  Tutu ta afternoon greeting
  Rabi ta evening greeting
     
Kawaiisu [xaw] (United States of America: Mojave Desert of California.)
H'y tavi general daytime greeting
  Hagare'enaam? how are you?
  Hagare'enaame? how are you?
Hagareya 'imi? how are you?
  H't reply to Hagare'enaam, Hagare'enaame, and Hagareya 'imi
Hagarokwenaam? where are you going?
     
Kaxuina [kbb] (Brazil: Imabu River.)
  Mahu general greeting
     
Kayab [kyz] (Brazil: Xingu and Mato Grosso.)
  Te ereko? greeting to a person arriving, spoken by a man to a man or by a woman to a woman
  Je reko 'we reply to Te ereko
  Te ereko nũ? greeting when seeing a person again, "you've come again"
  Ojot je nũ reply to Te ereko nũ
 

Ma'ja are te ereko?

greeting to a person who is visiting, literally "what do you want?"
  Ene pyri je ruri common reply to Ma'ja are te ereko, literally: "I come to visit"
  Ene resaka je ruri common reply to Ma'ja are te ereko, literally: "I come to see you"
  Naani common reply to Ma'ja are te ereko, literally: "nothing"
  Ere ejua eso welcome greeting, "come in"
     
Kayah, Western [kyu] (Burma.)
  Tɛryabɛ nɛ general greeting spoken to one person
  Tɛryabɛ thi general greeting spoken to more than one person
  Nay omo orya ɛ? how are you?
  Va omo orya prɛ reply to Nay omo orja ɛ
  Omo orya be or? how are you?
  Nɛ ethɯəhɔ ɛ? have you eaten?
  Ethɯəhɔ reply to Nɛ ethɯəhɔ ɛ
  Nɛ dʒɯə bite? where are you going?
  Va dʒɯə ole prɛ reply to Nɛ dʒɯə bite, "I'm traveling/visiting"
  Va dʒɯə ole reply to Nɛ dʒɯə bite, "I'm visiting"
  Va dʒɯə də dɔ reply to Nɛ dʒɯə bite, "I'm going to the village"
  Thya onya də hi welcome greeting at a house, "come and sit down"
     
Kayan [pdu] (Burma.)
  Gor mumu morning greeting
 

Sar mumu

afternoon greeting
  Ha mumu evening greeting
  Nar ma hor di ler? how are you?
  Mur, tar blu do ma reply to Nar ma hor di ler
  Yar o mur, tar blu do ma reply to Nar ma hor di ler
     
Kayan [kct] (Papua New Guinea: Madang Province.)
 

Ngegngar yaung

morning greeting

  Nimong yaung nighttime greeting
  Ra yaung midday greeting
  Wikiac yaung afternoon greeting
  Go yaung ba ki? how are you?
  Go yaung ki? how are you?
     
Kayan, Baram [kys] (Malaysia: Sarawak.)
  Kenun dengah general greeting
  Nun dengah? informal greeting
  Nun dengah ka'? how are you?
  Selamet jehima morning greeting
Sayu jehima morning greeting
  Sayu beloddou afternoon greeting
  Selamet ngedau evening greeting
  Selamet malem nighttime greeting
  Dengah sayu reply to Nun dengah ka'
  Sayu reply to Nun dengah ka'
  Sayu ka ika' ya? how are you?
  Sayu ka akui reply to Sayu ka ika' ya
  Sayu kenep men ikak welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Sayu kenep men ikam lim welcome greeting spoken to a group
     
Kayan, Kayan River [xkn] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)
  Nun dengah ika'? how are you?
  Selamet jihima morning greeting
  Selamet jihma morning greeting
  Selamet ngedau evening greeting
  Selamet malem nighttime greeting
     
Kayap [txu] (Brazil: Xing Park, Mato Grosso, and southern Par.)
  Akati mej general greeting
  Djm ga? greeting spoken to a person arriving, "is that you?"
  N, ba reply to Djm ga, spoken by a man
  , ba reply to Djm ga, spoken by a woman
  , ba reply to Djm ga, spoken by a woman
  , ba reply to Djm ga, spoken by a woman
  Yapoki general greeting
  Meikumrai general greeting
  Djm amexkumrẽx? how are you?, "do you feel well?"
  Jm ne ga tẽ? where are you going? spoken to one person
  Jm ne gar m? where are you going? spoken to a group
  Mỳjrỳ ga tẽ? where are you going? spoken to one person
  Mỳjrỳ gar m? where are you going? spoken to a group
  Jnh ne ga tẽ? where did you come from? spoken to one person
  Jnh ne gar m? where did you come from? spoken to a group
  Mỳjkurũm ga tẽ? where did you come from? spoken to one person
  Mỳjkurũm gar m? where did you come from? spoken to a group
     
Kayardild [gyd] (Australia: Bentinck Island in Queensland.)
  Jinaa nyingka warraju? general greeting: where are you going?
  Yuuluth greeting spoken to a person passing by
     
Kaytetye [gbb] (Australia: Northern Territory.)
  Nthakenhaye general greeting
  Nthakenharrerane nge? how are you?
     
Kayupulau [kzu] (Indonesia: Papua.)
  Hawe wane? how are you?
     
Kazakh [kaz] (Kazakstan and China.)
  Сәлем slem: general greeting
  Сәлеметсіз бе slemetsiz be: general greeting
  Сәлеметсіздерме slemetsiz derme: polite greeting to a group of people
  Сәлеметсіңдерме slemetsin derme: informal greeting to a group of people
  Қайырлы таң qayırlı ta: morning greeting
  Қайырлы күн qayırlı kn: afternoon greeting
  Қайырлы жаріқ qayırlı jariq: evening greeting
  Қайырлы кеш qayırlı kesh: nighttime greeting
  Қайырлы түн qayırlı tn: nighttime greeting
  Аман ба? aman ba: how are you?
  Амансыз ба? amansız ba: how are you?
  Амансың ба? amansı ba: how are you? informal
  Аман-есен aman yesen: reply to Амансыз ба and Амансың ба
  Аман-сау aman sau: reply to Амансыз ба and Амансың ба
  Хал қалай? khal qalai: how are you?
  Қалай жағдай? qalai jağdai: how are you?
  Қалай? qalai: how are you?
  Қалайсың? qalaisı: how are you?
  Қалыңыз қалай? qalıız qalai: how are you?
  Қалың қалай? qalı qalai: how are you?
  Қалым жақсы qalım jaqsı: reply to Қалыңыз қалай and Қалың қалай
  Жақсы jaqsı:: reply to Хал қалай, Қалай жағдай, Қалай and Қалай жағдай
  Тамаша tamasha: reply to Хал қалай, Қалай жағдай, Қалай and Қалай жағдай
  Ассалаумағалайкум assalaumağalaikum: greeting used by a Muslim man to another man
  Уағалайкумассалам wağalaikumassalam: reply to Ассалаумағалайкум
  Қош келдіңіз qoş keldiiz: welcome greeting
     
Keapara [khz] (Papua New Guinea: Central Province.)
 

Aro'ola namana

general daytime greeting

 

Toma namana

general daytime greeting

 

Rapa lugaluga namana

morning greeting
  Amoamo namana morning greeting
  Pogipogi namana morning greeting
  Lavilavi namana afternoon greeting
  Pogi namana nighttime greeting
     
Kei [kei] (Indonesia: Kei Kecil, Kei Besar, and Kur Islands.)
  Fel be? how are you?
  Fel be he? how are you?
  Bok t reply to Fel be and Fel be he
  Bok bok wat reply to Fel be and Fel be he
     
Keiyo [eyo] (Kenya: Rift Valley.)
Chamgei general greeting
  Yamune general greeting
  Suba general greeting spoken to a man
  Ebo reply to Suba
     
Kelabit [kzi] (Malaysia: North Sarawak.  Indonesia: Kalimantan, Sarawak border.)
  Tabiq general greeting
  Tabiq lekedtang morning greeting
  Petabiq lekedtang morning greeting
Tabiq beruhmalem afternoon greeting
  Petabiq beruhmalem afternoon greeting
  Tabiq dedtem evening and nighttime greeting
  Ken dooq tiko? how are you?
  Dooq tuih reply to Ken dooq tiko
  Kapah iko? how are you? spoken to one person
  Kapah tah iko? how are you? spoken to one person
  Kapah tah koh? how are you? spoken to one person
  Kapah tah muyuh? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Kapah muyuh? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Doo tidah reply to Kapah muyuh
  Tunge idan teh metaluh? when did you come? (spoken to a person arriving)
  Tunge kinih reply to Tunge idan teh metaluh spoken by a person who has just arrived
  Petabiq madting welcome greeting
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Kele [sbc] (Papua New Guinea: Manus Province.)
  Maping morning greeting
     
Kl [keb] (Gabon: Mimongo.)
  Mbolo general greeting
  Odimiamey morning greeting
  Mitchang? how are you?
  Mbian-mbian reply to Mitchang
     
Keliko [kbo] (South Sudan: Central Equatoria State. Democratic Republic of the Congo.)
  Senene general greeting
Azimi pari pari general greeting
  Mdo mi ni general greeting
  Mi ni ĩndĩ reply to Mdo mi ni
  Taa ingoni? how are you?
  Taa ingoni ya? how are you?
  Taa yo reply to Taa ingoni and Taa ingoni ya
  Ingoni yo reply to Taa ingoni and Taa ingoni ya
  Mi ingoni? how are you?
  Ma muke reply to Mi ingoni
  Mi ri mu ingle? where are you going?
     
Kemak [kem] (East Timor.)
  Mloi tai? how are you?
  Mloi e tai? how are you?
  Mloi e tai mloi? how are you?
  Au mloi reply to Mloi tai, Mloi e tai, and Mloi e tai mloi
     
Kembayan [xem] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)
  Roq kokiah omuq? where are you going? spoken in the Mateq dialect
  Roq omuq? where are you going? spoken in the Mateq dialect
     
Kemedzung [dmo] (Cameroon: Donga-Mantung division.)
  Wə shə? general daytime greeting
  Wə me? morning greeting
  Bu wɔ? morning greeting
  Diɔ ka? evening greeting
     
Kendayan [knx] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.  Malaysia: Sarawak.)
  Ampus ka mae? where are you going? spoken in the Mateq dialect
  Ka mae-? where are you going? spoken in the Mateq dialect
     
Kenga [kyq] (Chad: Guera region.)
  'Tɔɔsɛ ki general greeting
  'Tɔɔsɛ general greeting
  Cooɗo general greeting
     
Kensiu [kns] (Malaysia.)
  Nhy general greeting in the Kerbu dialect
  Tab general greeting in the Sungai Raya dialect
  Tabek general greeting in the Ulu Pahang dialect
     
Kenyah [xkl] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)
  Inu dega? how are you? in the Lepo Tau dialect
Ake tiga reply to Inu dega in the Lepo Tau dialect
  Nun nengah 'kak? how are you?
  Sayu 'kak akui reply to Nun nengah 'kak
     
Kenyang [ken] (Cameroon: southwestern region.)
  Nnah general greeting
  Neyi morning greeting
  Neyi nkuo reply to Neyi
  Echina? how are you?
Abekubep reply to Echina
  Reegi general greeting in the Upper Bayangi dialect
  Reegi nkuo reply to Reegi
     
Kenzi [xnz] (Egypt: Upper Nile Valley.)
  Taveb re? how are you?
     
Keoru-Ahia [xeu] (Papua New Guinea: Gulf Province.)
  Oroyo veveke nighttime greeting
     
Keres, Eastern [kee] (United States of America: Cochiti, New Mexico.)
  Kuweetzi hopa general greeting
  Kuweetsi general greeting
  Kowaatzi general greeting
  Kowaatzina general greeting
  Rawa reply to Kowaatzina
     
Keres, Western [kjq] (United States of America: Acoma, New Mexico.)
  Guwaadzi general greeting
  Guwaadzi hauba general greeting spoken to a group
  Guwaadzi sai hauba general greeting spoken to a group
  Gai daawa tyәdiyaasrka? morning greeting
  Haa'a reply to Gai daawa tyәdiyaasrka
  Guwaadzi dyaaptna welcome greeting
     
Kerewe [ked] (Tanzania: Ukerewe Island.)
  Yebo general greeting spoken by a man
  Yege general greeting spoken by a woman
  Sula general greeting spoken to someone the same age
  Lelota reply to Sula
  Bwachamawe morning greeting spoken to a woman
  Bwachatata reply to Bwachamawe
  Bwachasugu reply to Bwachamawe spoken to someone younger than speaker
  Lyagwamawe afternoon greeting spoken to a woman
  Lyagwatata reply to Lyagwamawe
  Lyagwasugu reply to Lyagwamawe spoken to people of the same age as the speaker
  Malama greeting used after a long absence
  Mangunu reply to Malama
  Kampile bwachasugu morning greeting spoken by a man to an older man
  Kampile lyagwasugu afternoon greeting spoken by a man to an older man
  Kampile sumalama greeting used after a long absence, spoken by a man to an older man
  Tangunu reply to Kampile sumalama
  Sumalama reply to Kampile sumalama to people of the same age as the speaker
     
Kerewo [kxz] (Papua New Guinea: Gulf Province.)
  Mea kiheheai morning greeting
  Roo mehara? how are you?
  Munou mehari reply to Roo mehara
     
Kesawai [xes] (Papua New Guinea: Madang Province.)
  Sumoto morning greeting
  Arsapu afternoon greeting
  Somoru evening greeting 
     
Ket [ket] (Russia: Siberia.) Note: All recorded Ket greetings and farewells are recent calques based on Russian.
  Аӄта ӄонокс aqta qonoks: morning greeting (calque from Russian)
  Аӄта и' aqta i': daytime greeting (calque from Russian)
  Аӄта бис aqta bis: evening greeting (calque from Russian)
     
Kete [kcv] (Democratic Republic of the Congo.)
  Moka general greeting
  Sinene general greeting
  Ayogani general greeting spoken by a man
     
Kewa, West [kew] (Papua New Guinea: Southern Highlands Province.)
  Epe narepa general daytime greeting
  Narepa general daytime greeting
  Epe rimbareko morning greeting
  Rimbareko morning greeting
  Ora epe yapipu morning greeting
  Ora epe alembo afternoon greeting
  Epe alembo afternoon greeting
  Alembo afternoon greeting
  Epe rimba nighttime greeting
  Rimba nighttime greeting
 

Ne aba epae?

greeting spoken to a person arriving, "have you come?"

 

E, ni aba epawade

reply to Ne aba epae

  Ne aapara epae? greeting, "where have you come from?"
  Ne aapara pui? greeting, "where are you going?"
     
Kgalagadi [xkv] (Botswana.)
  Rumela general greeting spoken to one person
  Rumelang general greeting spoken to a group
  Go rumelwe general greeting
  Ago rumelwe general greeting
  Wa zoga? how are you?
  Nda wa zoga? how are you?
  Nda wa zoga jwang? how are you?
     
Khakhas [kjh] (Russia: Khakassia.)
  Изен izen: general greeting
  Изеннер izenner: general greeting
  Изен миндi izen mindi: informal greeting
  Чалахай иртеннең chalahay irtenneŋ: morning greeting
  Чалахай кннең chalahay knneŋ: afternoon greeting
  Чалахай иирнең chalahay iirneŋ: evening greeting
  Киреең хайди парча? kireeŋ haidi parcha: how are you?
  Чахсы chahsy: reply to Киреең хайди парча
     
Khalaj [kjf] (Azerbaijan. Iran.)
  سلام salam: general greeting
     
Khalaj, Turkic [klj] (Iran.)
  Slm general greeting
  V alykislm reply to Slm
  Njury? how are you?
  Xo klmyn welcome greeting
     
Khaling [klr] (India. Nepal.)
  नमस्ते namaste: general greeting
     
Khamti [kht] (India: Assam.)
  Khup tung general greeting
     
Khana [ogo] (Nigeria: Khana and Oruk Anam LGAs.)
  Dee eyira general greeting
     
Khanty [kca] (Russia: Khanty-Mansi Okrug.)
  узя uzya: general greeting
  Ям узя yam uzya: general greeting
  Ям узя вола yam uzya vola: general greeting
  Хансер илен? khanser ilen: how are you?
  Хуты вөуԓԓән? huty vuɬɬən: how are you? to one person
  Вөԓәпсєм ям vɬəpsem yam: reply to Хуты вөуԓԓән, "I live well"
  Хуты вөԓԓәты? huty vɬɬəty: how are you? to a group
  Мир яма вөԓԓәт mir yama vɬɬət: reply to Хуты вөԓԓәты, "we are fine (we live well)"
  Айкэԓ тăйԓән? aikeɬ taiɬən: how are you? informal ("what's new?")
  Вўся vŭsya: general greeting spoken in the Kazym dialect [kca-nor]
  Вўща вөԓа vŭsya vɬa: general greeting spoken in the Kazym dialect [kca-nor]
  Вўща вөԓаты vŭsya vɬaty: general greeting spoken in the Kazym dialect [kca-nor]
  Пәча ясән pecha yasan: general greeting spoken in the Surgut dialect [kca-eas]
Пәтя ясән petya yasan: general greeting spoken in the Surgut dialect [kca-eas]
  Пәча вөла pecha vola: general greeting spoken in the Surgut dialect [kca-eas]
  Пәтя вăла petya vala: general greeting spoken in the Surgut dialect [kca-eas]
  Пәча вөлиттән pecha volittan: general greeting spoken to 2 people in the Surgut dialect [kca-eas]
  Пәтя вăлиттән petya valittan: general greeting spoken to 2people in the Surgut dialect [kca-eas]
  Пәча вөлитәх pecha volituh: general greeting spoken to 3+ people in the Surgut dialect [kca-eas]
  Пәтя вăлитәх petya valituh: general greeting spoken to 3+ people in the Surgut dialect [kca-eas]
  Петя вола petya vola: general greeting spoken in the Tromegan dialect [kca-nor]
  Петя вола атте petya vola atte: greeting spoken to a friend in the Tromegan dialect [kca-nor]
  Щи ԓуват ям вєр вєраты, ԓуӈаты syi ɬuvat yam ver veraty ɬungaty: welcome greeting
   Ям щи, йухәтсәты yam syi, yikətsəty: welcome greeting, "it's good that you came"
     
Kharia [khr] (India and Nepal.)
  Johar general greeting
  Na informal greeting
  No informal greeting
  Jay jisu greeting used by Christians
  Salaam greeting used by Muslims
  Ighay ay bar? how are you?
  Ighay ayi dem? how are you?
  Ighay karaete dem? how are you?
  Ighay hontay? how are you?
  Baruga reply to Ighay karaete dem and Ighay hontay
  Baru baruga reply to Ighay karaete dem and Ighay hontay
  Baruga ayiding reply to Ighay karaete dem and Ighay hontay
  Ighay ayijdem? how are you?
  Am ighay ajem? how are you?
  Ing bes ajing reply to Am ighay ajem
     
Khasi [kha] (India and Bangladesh.)
  Kumno phi long? how are you?
  Nga khlain reply to Kumno phi long
  Nga biang reply to Kumno phi long
  Kumno? how are you?
  Kumne reply to Kumno
  Khublei general greeting, literally "God bless"
  Khublei shibun general greeting, literally "God bless/thank you very much"
     
Khengkha [xkf] (Bhutan.)
  Kuzu zangpo general greeting in the Khempa dialect
  Wed ato nag yo? how are you? in the Khempa dialect
     
Khmer [khm] (Cambodia.)
  សួស្តី suor sdei.  general greeting
ជំរាបសួរ choum reap suor.  general greeting 
  អរុណសួស្តី arun suor sdei.  morning greeting 
  រាត្រីសួស្តី rea drei suor sdei.  nighttime greeting
  សុខសប្បាយទេ sok sabai te. how are you?
  សុខសប្បាយជទេ sok sabai ji te. how are you?
  អ្នកសុខសប្បាយទេ? niak sok sabai te. how are you?
  តើអ្នកសុខសប្បាយទេ? tar niak sok sabai te. how are you?
  តើអ្នកសុខសប្បាយជាទេ? tar niak sok sabai ji te. how are you?
  ខ្ងុំសុខសប្បាយទេ khnyom sok sabai. reply to តើអ្នកសុខសប្បាយទេ   
  បាទ, ខ្ញុំសុខសប្បាយ baht, khnyom sok sabai. reply to តើអ្នកសុខសប្បាយទេ spoken by a man.  
  ចា, ខ្ញុំសុខសប្បាយ jah, khnyom sok sabai. reply to តើអ្នកសុខសប្បាយទេ spoken by a woman.  
  ភាស្វាគមន៍ som swaakom: welcome greeting
  ស្វាគមន៍ swaakom: welcome greeting
  សូម​ស្វាគមន៍ som swaakom: welcome greeting
     
Khmu [kjg] (Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand.)
  Samai lə  general greeting
  Sambai lə  general greeting
  Simai lə  general greeting
  Yat lə  general greeting
  Jɔh mə  general greeting, "where are you going"
  Ta jɔh mə  greeting spoken to an elder man, "grandfather, where are you going"
  Ma jɔh mə  greeting spoken to an elder woman, "grandmother, where are you going"
  Jong teng jɔh mə  greeting spoken to an older man, "older uncle, where are you going"
  Jong aw jɔh mə  greeting spoken to an older man, "younger uncle, where are you going"
  Ma teng jɔh mə  greeting spoken to an older woman, "aunt, where are you going"
  Siə jɔh mə  greeting spoken to a younger man, "where are you going"
  Pə jɔh mə  greeting spoken to a younger woman, "where are you going"
     
Khowar [khw] (Pakistan.)
  Assalamo alaikum general greeting
  Tu keecha asus? how are you?
  Bojam reply to Tu keecha asus
     
Khvarshi [khv] (Russia: Dagestan.)
  Ворч|ами worch'ami: general greeting
     
Khwe [xuu] (Namibia and Botswana.)
  Ima|wa general greeting
  Ama|wa general greeting
  Mbamba tca //xaa ta general greeting
  Tca //xaa ta general greeting
     
Kibiri [prm] (Papua New Guinea: Gulf Province.)
  Kukui biaro morning greeting
     
K'iche' [quc] (Guatemala.)
  Saqarik general greeting
  Saqarik, tat general greeting spoken to a man
  Saqarik, tata'ib general greeting spoken to a man
  Saqarik, nan general greeting spoken to a woman
  Saqarik, nana'ib general greeting spoken to a woman
  Saqarik, ali general greeting spoken to a boy
  Saqarik, ala general greeting spoken to a girl
  Saqarik, ak'al general greeting spoken to a child
  Xeq'ij afternoon and evening greeting
  Xb'eqij afternoon and evening greeting
  Xok aq'ab evening greeting
  Jasmcha'? how are you?
  Laa utz awach? how are you?
  A utz awach la? how are you?
  Sibalaj utz reply to Jasmcha', Laa utz awach, and A utz awach la
  Utz maltiox reply to Jasmcha', Laa utz awach, and A utz awach la
  Utz ya, maltiox chawe formal reply to Jasmcha', Laa utz awach, and A utz awach la
  Calah morning greeting in the classical dialect
     
Kickapoo [kic] (United States: Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.  Mexico.)
  Ho general greeting
  Aho general greeting
  Taan eesipemaateθani? how are you?
     
Kiembu [ebu] (Kenya.)
Wi mwega general greeting
  Wi mwaro general greeting
  Namwegai general greeting
  Na atia general greeting in the Mbeere dialect [ebu-mbe]
     
Kigiryama [nyf] (Kenya: Coast Province.)
  Kwabuka mana general greeting
  Wamukanzia general greeting
  Ndidze general greeting
  Dzasindadze general greeting
  Sinda reply to Dzasindadze
  Zhoyo welcome greeting
  Voro general greeting spoken to one person in an older (19th century) dialect
  Voroni general greeting spoken to a group in an older (19th century) dialect
  Muzima? how are you? ("are you well") spoken to one in an older (19th century) dialect
  Mwazima? how are you? ("are you well") spoken to a group in an older (19th cent.) dialect
  Ndo vidzo reply to Mu zima and Mwa zima spoken in an older (19th century) dialect
     
Kikai [kzg] (Japan: northern Okinawa.)
  うがみんせーら ugaminseera: general greeting
  へーさやー esaya: morning greeting
  じゃーにうもーいすよー jaa ni umoo isu yoo: where are you going?
     
Kilivila [kij] (Papua New Guinea: Trobriand.)
  Bwena lalai general greeting
  Bwena kaukwa morning greeting
  Bwena kaukwau morning greeting in the Kaile'una dialect
  Bwena kwayai afternoon greeting
  Bwena kwaiyai afternoon greeting in the Kaile'una dialect
  Bwena kwoiyai afternoon greeting in the Gawa dialect
  Bwena bogi evening and nighttime greeting
  Bwena gabogi evening greeting in the Kitava dialect [kij-kit]
  Kwatuli yokwa? how are you? in the Kaile'una dialect
  Tolegu wala reply to Kwatuli yokwa spoken by a man in the Kaile'una dialect
  Ilegu wala reply to Kwatuli yokwa spoken by a woman in the Kaile'una dialect
  Vilegu wala reply to Kwatuli yokwa spoken by a woman in the Kaile'una dialect
  Amakavam? how are you? in the Kaile'una dialect
  Amakauvam? how are you? in the Kaile'una dialect
  Mwa amakavam? how are you? spoken to a man in the Kaile'una dialect
  Me amakavam? how are you? spoken to a woman in the Kaile'una dialect
  Ambe? general greeting, "where are you going?"
  Ambeya? general greeting, "where are you going?"
  Ambesa bukula? general greeting, "where are you going?"
  Kamatokisi welcome greeting
     
Kiliwa [klb] (Mexico: Baja California Norte.)
  Auka general greeting
  Sauka general greeting
  Pemem jaay u' general greeting
  Pemem jaay migu'ju morning greeting
  Pemem jaay migu'ju iaay kuteey afternoon greeting
  Pemem jaay eiaay kuteey afternoon greeting
  Pemem kuteey pemeyo miguju nighttime greeting
  Kuteey pemeyo migu'ju nighttime greeting
  Pemem m'ay u'? how are you?
  Mgaay, mgaay reply to Pemem m'ay u'
  Pemeyot migu'ju? how are you?
  Mgaay igu' reply to Pemeyot migu'ju
  Pemeyot tom m'ay u'? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Mgaay al mi'l yuu reply to Pemeyot tom m'ay u'
  Pemeyot miyuu u'? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Mgaaylo tiyuu u' reply to Pemeyot miyuu u'
  Yaatw '? how are you, literally "are you happy?"
  Ah, yaatw ' igu reply to Yaatw '
  Yaatw et? how are you, literally "are you happy?", spoken to a group of people
  Ah, yaatw et 'maay reply to Yaatw et
     
Kimaragang [kqr] (Malaysia: Sabah.)
  Kotobian om kounsikaan general greeting
  Kounsikaan minsusuvab morning greeting
  Ay, owo greeting spoken by a man to another man
  Ay, obpinee greeting spoken by a man to another man
  Ay, alo greeting spoken by a woman to another woman
  Ay, ondig greeting spoken by a woman to another woman
  Siongo koh? where are you going?
  Selo reply to Siongo koh, "over there"
  Aso-i, maapnaw oku reply to Siongo koh, "nowhere, just out walking"
  Aso-i, mamanaw banar reply to Siongo koh, "nowhere, just out walking"
  Siongo pakaayan nu? where are you going?
  Mongo koh siongo? where are you going?
  Awasi koh-i oy? how are you? spoken to one person
  Awasi-i reply to Awasi koh-i oy
  Aasili-ali kow-i oy? how are you? spoken to a group
  Ali-ali-i reply to Aali-ali kow-i oy
  Waro ot totoron sino oy? greeting spoken at a house, "is anyone home?"
  Waro reply to Waro ot totoron sino oy
  Endakadan kow-i oy? greeting spoken at a house, "may I come in?"
  Suwang siti welcome greeting and reply to Endakadam kow-i oy, "do come in"
  Todlong welcome greeting and reply to Endakadam kow-i oy, "do come in"
  Indakod welcome greeting and reply to Endakadam kow-i oy, "do come up"
  Kopiwosian welcome greeting
     
Kimbu [kiv] (Tanzania: Mbeya Region.)
  Masuma? how are you?
  Lamka? how are you?
  Masuma vene lamka reply to Masuma and Lamka
     
Kimbundu [kmb] (Angola: Luanda Province.)
  Muanh' general greeting
  Kiambote general greeting
  H general greeting
  X general greeting
  Xenu general greeting
  Muanh' morning greeting
  Ndati? how are you?
  Chiwa reply to Ndati
  Uazekele kiebi? morning greeting
  Uazekele? morning greeting
  Ngazekele kiambote reply to Uazekele
  X, eie kia se uazekele reply to Uazekele
  Uazeka kiambote ngana morning greeting
  Uazeka ngana morning greeting
  Usuk' nighttime greeting
  Eie uala kiambote? how are you?
  X, kiambote reply to Eie uala kiambote
     
Kimiiru [mer] (Kenya: Meru District, Eastern Province.)
  Muuga general greeting spoken to one person
  Muugeni general greeting spoken to a group
  Muuga baba greeting spoken to a man one generation older than the speaker
  Muuga mama greeting spoken to a woman one generation older than the speaker
  Muuga juju greeting spoken to a person two generations older than the speaker
  Muuga mono reply to Muuga and Muugeni
  Kwega reply to Muuga and Muugeni
  Kathongi reply to Muuga and Muugeni
  Kwantwa general greeting
  Kwasingiso general greeting
  Muuga kairi general greeting when seeing someone a second time ("hello again")
  Habari ye rukiiri morning greeting
 

Uri umwega?

how are you? to one person

 

Ndi umwega

reply to Uri umwega

 

Ni ndi umwega

reply to Uri umwega

  Buri babeega? how are you? to a group
  Turi babeega reply to Buri babeega
  Niatia? how are you?
  Ikwega reply to Niatia
 

Otinda atia?

how are you? to one person

 

Ndatinda bwega

reply to Otinda atia

  Bwatinda atia? how are you? to a group
  Twatinda bwega reply to Bwatinda atia
  Muga rukiiri morning greeting to one person
  Urere atia? morning greeting to one person
  Ndere bwega reply to Urere atia
  Burere atia? morning greeting to a group
  Turere atia reply to Burere atia
     
Kim Mun [mji] (Vietnam and China.)
  Puang toi general greeting
     
Kinabatangan [dmg] (Malaysia: Sabah.)
  Anu abar mu? how are you? in the Sungai Makiang dialect [dmg-mak]  
  Awarong reply to Anu abar mu in the Sungai Makiang dialect [dmg-mak]  
     
Kinaray-a [krj] (Philippines: Iloilo and Antique provinces.)
  Mayad nga adlaw general greeting
  Mayad nga aga morning greeting
  Manami nga aga morning greeting
  Mayad nga hapun afternoon greeting
  Manami nga hapun afternoon greeting
  Mayad nga gabi-i evening greeting
  Manami nga gabi-i evening greeting
  Diin kaw maagto? where are you going?
  Ano bay pamatyag mo? how are you?
  Maayong adlaw general greeting in the Karay-a dialect
  Maayong aga morning greeting in the Karay-a dialect
  Maayong udto noontime greeting in the Karay-a dialect
  Maayong hapon afternoon greeting in the Karay-a dialect
  Maayong gabi evening greeting in the Karay-a dialect
  Kumusta ka? how are you? in the Karay-a dialect
     
Kinga [zga] (Tanzania: Livingston Mountains.)
  Mapembelo general greeting
  Mapembelo vavene reply to Mapembelo
  Saii reply to Mapembelo
  Ukonile general greeting
  Vavene reply to Ukonile
  Ulamwihe morning greeting
     
Kinnauri (Chitkuli) [cik] (India: Himachal Pradesh.)
  Kan go roa? where are you going?
     
Kinyarwanda [kin] (Rwanda.)
  Muraho greeting spoken to a stranger or after a long absence, spoken to a group of people
  Uraho greeting spoken to a stranger or after a long absence, spoken to one person
  Bite informal greeting
  Mwaramutse morning greeting spoken to a group of people
  Waramutse morning greeting spoken to one person
  Waramutse ho morning greeting spoken to one person
  Mwiriwe afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a group of people
  Mwiriwe neza afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a group of people
  Wiiriwe afternoon and evening greeting spoken to one person
  Wiiriwe ho afternoon and evening greeting spoken to one person
  Muramuke nighttime greeting spoken to a group of people
  Uramuke nighttime greeting spoken to one person
  Amakuru? how are you? (literally, "what's the news?")
  Amakuru ki? how are you? (literally, "what's the news?")
  Umese gute? how are you?
  Bitese? how are you? informal
  Ni meza reply to Amakuru Amakuri ki, Umeze gute, and Bitese
  Murakaza neza welcome greeting spoken to a group of people
  Urakaza neza welcome greeting spoken to one person
     
Kiowa [kio] (United States of America: west central Oklahoma.)
  Hch general greeting, literally "how?"
  Hu m fihym du? how are you?
  fihym du reply to Hu m fihymdu
  Hu fihym du reply to Hu m fihymdu
  Hch m ty? how are you?, literally "how are you traveling?"
  m ty? how are you?, literally "how are you traveling?"
  fihym ty reply to Hch m ty
  W welcome greeting spoken to travelers
  Dy o dy m chan welcome greeting, literally "I'm glad you came", spoken to one person
  Dy o dy b chan welcome greeting, literally "I'm glad you came", spoken to two people
  Dy o dy m chan welcome greeting, literally "I'm glad you came", spoken to three or more people
     
Kipchak Uzbek [qwm] (Russia and Hungary: 11th through 17th centuries.)
  Na tabish ba? how are you?
  Tabish yok reply to Na tabish bar
  Tabish yoghila reply to Na tabish bar
     
Kipfokomo [pkb] (Kenya: Tana River District.)
  Muya naghea morning greeting
  Mwaa naghea? general greeting
  Kwa naghea? general greeting
     
Kipsigis [sgc] (Kenya: Rift Valley Province.)
  Achamegei general greeting
  Chamegei general greeting
  Chamegei mising general greeting
  Mising reply to Chamegei and Chamegei mising
  Chamegei lagok? greeting, "how are the children?"
     
Kiribati [gil] (Kiribati.)
  Mauri general greeting
  Ko na mauri general greeting spoken to one person
  Kam na mauri general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Ko uara? how are you? spoken to one person
  Kam uara? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Ko uara te bong aei? how are you today?
  Ko uara te ingaabong aei? how are you? used in the morning
  Ko uara te b'akantai aei? how are you? used in the afternoon
  Ko uara te tairiki aei? how are you? used in the evening
  Ko rab'a, i marurung reply to Ko uara
  Ko na aera? where are you going?
  Ko na nakea? where are you going?
  Ko nako maiia? where are you coming from?
  Ko bo maiia? where are you coming from?
  Ko a oki? greeting spoken to a person coming home, "you're returning?"
     
Kirike [okr] (Nigeria: Okrika.)
  Indnd general greeting
  Ndnd general greeting
  Y general greeting
 

Yyy

general greeting
  Idanloku? how are you? in the Okrika dialect
  Ibime reply to Idanloku in the Okrika dialect
     
Kirya-Konzel [fkk] (Nigeria: Adamawa State.)
  general greeting
  Yw reply to
  Wnh morning greeting
  Wnvǝ evening greeting
     
Kisi [kiz] (Tanzania: Lake Malawi.)
  Mwonile general greeting
  Mwonile numu reply to Mwonile
     
Kisi, Southern [kss] (Liberia and Sierra Leone.)
  Ise lawose general greeting
  Wonikene general greeting
  Nikene general greeting
  Balika welcome greeting
     
Kissi, Northern [kqs] (Guinea.)
  Laossɛ general greeting
  Nkɛ̀nɛ̀ morning greeting
  Balika welcome greeting used south of Guckdou
  Barika welcome greeting used in Kissidougou
     
Kistane [gru] (Ethiopia: West Gurage Region.)
  Fyya ddrk morning greeting in the Dobi  [gru-dob] and Soddo [gru-sod] dialects
  Fyydr nighttime greeting in the Dobi dialect [gru-dob]  
  Bker dr nighttime greeting in the Soddo dialect [gru-sod]  
  Dhna dr nighttime greeting in the Soddo dialect [gru-sod]  
  Ěam welcome greeting to a person returning from a trip in the Dobi and Soddo dialects
     
Kitanemuk [qe8] (United States of America: California.)
  Haimukat mmi? where are you going?
     
Kitharaka [thk] (Kenya.)
  Muuga general greeting
  Muugani general greeting spoken to a group of people
   
Kitja [gia] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Kapuwa general greeting, "what's happening?"
  Nguwangaman reply to Kapuwa
  Karninya? how are you?, "what have you got?"
  Nguwangamannga reply to Karninya
  Nyungkayanmangu? how are you?
  Jirrayanmangu? how are you?
  Wentha, jirrayannga reply to Nyungkayanmangu and Jirrayanmangu
  Kapiya nita? where are you going?
  Kapinga nita? where are you going?
  Ngeneka ngenanke reply to Kapiya nita if you aren't going anywhere; "I'm staying here"
  Kayipinya naniyinha? where did you come from?
     
Kituba [ktu] (Congo-Kinshasha: Orientale and Bandundu.)
  Mbote general greeting
  Mbote na beno greeting spoken to one person
  Mbote na nge greeting spoken to a group of people
  Nge ke mbote? how are you?
  Mu ke mbote reply to Nge ke mbote
  Wapi faso? how are you?
     
Kituba [mkw] (Congo: Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire.)
  Mbote general greeting
  Wa faso? how are you?
     
Kiwai, Northeast [kiw] (Papua New Guinea: Gulf Province.)
  Wadi duo nighttime greeting
     
Kiwai, Southern [kjd] (Papua New Guinea: Gulf Province.)
  Yauwo general greeting
  Adi duduere morning greeting
  Adi duduere orogido morning greeting
  Adi duwo nighttime greeting
  Adi duwo orogido nighttime greeting
     
Klamath-Modoc [kla] (United States of America: Oregon.)
  Waq lis ʔi how are you?
  Dam ʔi dic gi how are you? (literally: "are you well")
  Moo dic reply to Waq lis ʔi and Dam ʔi dic gi
  Moo ʔan dic hoslta reply to Waq lis ʔi and Dam ʔi dic gi
     
Koasati [cku] (United States of America: Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma.)
  Chikaano? general greeting spoken to one person, ""are you well?"
  Hachikaano? general greeting spoken to a group of people, "are you well?"
  Chakan reply to Chikaano and Hachikaano
Chakanohcho reply to Chikaano and Hachikaano
  Ai, chakanohcho reply to Chikaano and Hachikaano
  Chisami? how are you?
  Chisammichi? how are you?
  Sammin onchisa? how are you?
  Chikaanohash older greeting
  Chisammihash older greeting , "how are you?"
Bosoo older greeting used when shaking hands
     
Kobon [kpw] (Papua New Guinea: Madang Province.)
 

Kale midpil?

morning greeting

 

Ne midpan?

evening greeting