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Laari [ldi] (Congo and Angola.)
  Mbot general greeting
  Mbot yaku general greeting
  Mbot zno general greeting
  Kuambilu general greeting
  Koll? how are you?
  Lu koll? how are you?
  H, nkoll reply to Koll and Lu koll
  Nkoll reply to Koll and Lu koll
  Ntia sangu? how are you?
  Bubot koi reply to Ntia sangu
  Vumbukiri? how are you?, used in the morning
  Kkk greeting used when approaching a house
  Ni gu w reply to Kkk, "it's you"
  Tdidi reply to Kkk, "you've arrived"
     
Labu [lbu] (Papua New Guinea: Central Province.) 
 

Sawahi

morning greeting
  Pisi haia evening greeting
     
Lacandn [lac] (Mexico: Chiapas.)
  Ti'an tx? general greeting, "have you come?"
  Ti'an n reply to Ti'an tx, "I have come"
  Ki a gwoor? how are you?
  Ki in gwoor reply to Ki a gwoor
 

Utzim putzikal

general greeting, "my heart is good"

Taren greeting spoken by a visitor, "I came"
  Taringrech greeting used before entering a house
  Or ken reply to Taringrech
     
Ladakhi [lbj] (Pakistan and China: Ladakh District.)
  Djuley general greeting
  Khamzang? how are you?
  Khamzang ina? how are you?
  Khamzang le? how are you?
  Khamzang inale? how are you?
  Khamzang le reply to Khamzang le and Khamzang inale
  Khamzang ni le reply to Khamzang le and Khamzang inale
     
Ladin [lld] (Italy: Trentino-Alto Adige.)
  Bun d morning greeting in the Badiotto dialect [lld-bad]
  Bun domisd afternoon greeting in the Badiotto dialect [lld-bad]
  Buna sra evening greeting in the Badiotto dialect [lld-bad]
  Buna nt nighttime greeting in the Badiotto dialect [lld-bad]
  Bon d morning greeting in the Ertano dialect
  Ciao informal greeting in the Ertano dialect
  C m stasto? how are you? in the Ertano dialect
  Bign, grathie replty to C m stasto in the Ertano dialect
  Bond morning greeting in the Fassano dialect [lld-fas]
  Bon d morning greeting in the Gherdina dialect [lld-gar]
  Bona domesdi afternoon greeting in the Gherdina dialect [lld-gar]
  Bona sira evening greeting in the Gherdina dialect [lld-gar]
  Bona nuet nighttime greeting in the Gherdina dialect [lld-gar]
  Co vala? how are you? in the Gherdina dialect [lld-gar]
  Bon di morning greeting in the Trentino dialect [lld-non]
  Bna sra evening greeting in the Trentino dialect [lld-non]
  Bna nt nighttime greeting in the Trentino dialect [lld-non]
  Benvegn welcome greeting
     
Ladino [lad] (Israel and Turkey.)
 

שלום

shalom: general greeting
  שלום עליכם shalom alehem: general greeting
  בואינוס דיאס buenos diyas: morning greeting
  בואינאס טאדריס buenas tadres: afternoon greeting
  בואינאס נוחיס buenas noches: nighttime greeting
  קומו איסטאס komo ests: how are you?
  ביין גראסיאס bien grasias: reply to קומו איסטאס
  ביין bien: reply to קומו איסטאס
  בינב'ינידוס bienvenidos: welcome greeting
     
Lagwan [kot] (Cameroon.)
  Lapiya general greeting
  Amigo barasimane general greeting
Ghune lapiya? how are you?
     
Lahu [lhu] (China, Burma, and Thailand.)
  Chehˇ sha laˇ? how are you? (literally: is life easy?)
  Chehˇ sha laˇ reply to Chehˇ sha laˇ
  Chehˇ sha chehˇ-aw laˇ? how are you?
Chehˇ sha ve yo ̬ reply to Chehˇ sha chehˇ-aw laˇ
  E chehˇ sha chehˇ-aw reply to Chehˇ sha chehˇ-aw laˇ
  Aw_ caˇ o ̬ laˇ? general greeting (literally: have you eaten?)
  Aw_ caˇ peu ̬ o ̬ laˇ? general greeting (literally: have you eaten?)
  Caˇ o ̬ reply to Aw_ caˇ peu ̬ o ̬ laˇ  and Aw_ caˇ  o ̬ laˇ  (I have eaten)
  Aw_ caˇ peu ̬ o ̬ reply to Aw_ caˇ peu ̬ o ̬ laˇ  and Aw_ caˇ  o ̬ laˇ  (I have eaten)
  Maˇ caˇ she_ reply to Aw_ caˇ peu ̬ o ̬ laˇ  and Aw_ caˇ o ̬ laˇ  (I have not eaten)
  Aw_ maˇ caˇ she_ reply to Aw_ caˇ peu ̬ o ̬ laˇ  and Aw_ caˇ  o ̬ laˇ (I have not eaten)
  Hk'aw_ k'ai le? greeting to a person going somewhere ("where are you going")
  Naw_ hk'aw_ k'ai le? greeting to a person going somewhere ("where are you going")
  Naw_ hk'aw_ k'ai ve le? greeting to a person going somewhere ("where are you going")
  Hk'aw_ ka ̭ la ̬ le? welcome greeting to a visitor ("where are you coming from")
  Aw_ bo ui jaˇ welcome greeting to a visitor
     
Lak [lbe] (Russia: Dagestan.)
  Ивзрав ivzrav: general greeting spoken to a man
  Бивзрав bivzrav: general greeting spoken to a woman
  Дирзрав dirzrav: general greeting spoken to a woman
  Бивзрув bivzruv: general greeting spoken to a group
  Ивзрав инагу ivzrav inagu: reply to Ивзрав, Бивзрав, Дирзрав, and Бивзрув spoken to a man
  Инагу ивзрав inagu ivzrav: reply to Ивзрав, Бивзрав, Дирзрав, and Бивзрув spoken to a man
  Бивзрав инагу bivzrav inagu: reply to Ивзрав, Бивзрав, Дирзрав, and Бивзрув spoken to a woman
  Инагу бивзрав inagu bivzrav: reply to Ивзрав, Бивзрав, Дирзрав, and Бивзрув spoken to a woman
  Дирзрав инагу dirzrav inagu: reply to Ивзрав, Бивзрав, Дирзрав, and Бивзрув spoken to a woman
  Инагу дирзрав inagu dirzrav: reply to Ивзрав, Бивзрав, Дирзрав, and Бивзрув spoken to a woman
  Бивзрув зугу bivzruv zugu: reply to Бивзрув spoken to a group
  Зугу бивзрув zugu bivzruv: reply to Бивзрув spoken to a group
  Ссалам алейкум ssalam aleikum: general greeting used between men
  Ваалейкум ссалам vaaleikum ssalam: reply to Ссалам алейкум
  Цукун ура? tsukun ura: how are you? spoken to a man
  Цукун бура? tsukun bura: how are you? spoken to a man
  Цукун буру? tsukun buru: how are you? spoken to a man
  На ххуйну ура na khhuinu ura: reply to Цукун ура, Цукун бура, Цукун буру
  Вил ци иш бур? vil tsi ish bur: how are you?
  Вила ци иш бур? vila tsi ish bur: how are you?
  Ци иш бур? tsi ish bur: how are you?
  За бакъар za bakar: reply to Вил ци иш бур and Ци иш бур
  БучIир buchir: reply to Вил ци иш бур and Ци иш бур
  Мадарану madarnu: reply to Вил ци иш бур and Ци иш бур
  Хабарду ци бур? khabardu tsi bur: how are you? informal
  Ххуйну бур khhuinu bur: reply to Хабарду ци бур
  Ча увкра cha uwkra: general greeting
     
Lakalei [lka] (East Timor.)
  Ian ka tai? how are you?
     
Lakon [lkn] (Vanuatu: Gaua island.)
  Matph gawē morning greeting
  Matph gawē mun gamu pah morning greeting spoken to a group
     
Lakota [lkt] (United States of America: Nebraska, Dakota, and Montana.)
  Hau general greeting spoken by a man
  Haŋ general greeting spoken by a woman (used as a reply since the man should speak first)
  Anpetu waste general daytime greeting
  Hinhanni waste morning greeting
  Htayetu waste evening greeting
  Hanheppi waste nighttime greeting
  Toniktuka hwo? how are you? spoken by a man
  Toniktuka he? how are you? spoken by a woman
  Tokeske yauŋ hwo? how are you? spoken by a man
  Tokeske yauŋ he? how are you? spoken by a woman
  Toskeya? how are you? informal
  Tanyan wauŋ welo reply to Tokeske yaun hwo and Tokeske yaun he spoken by a man
  Tanyan wauŋ we reply to Tokeske yaun hwo and Tokeske yaun he spoken by a woman
  Tanyan wauŋ ktso reply to Tokeske yaun hwo and Tokeske yaun he spoken by a woman
  Tanyan wacin yanke general greeting (literally: "it's good to see you")
  Hau, mis eya reply to Tanyan wacin yanke spoken by a man
  Haŋ, mis eya reply to Tanyan wacin yanke spoken by a woman
  Tanyan yahipi welcome greeting
     
Lala [nrz] (Papua New Guinea: Central Province.)
  Avu avu mediana morning greeting
  Lavi lavi mediana afternoon greeting
  Oni mediamu? how are you?
     
Lala-Bisa [leb] (Zambia.)
  Mutende? how are you? are you at peace?
  Mutende mwaenda? how are you? are you at peace?
  Mutende reply to Mutende and Mutende mwaenda
  Mutende namwe kati muli mutende reply to Mutende
  Mwawoneka? general greeting
  Wawoneka? general greeting
  Twawoneka reply to Mwaoneka and Wawoneka
  Mukala shani? morning greeting
  Mwalala shani? morning greeting
  Walala shani? morning greeting
  Twalala paweme reply to Mwalala shani and Walala shani
  Twalala mutende reply to Mwalala shani and Walala shani
  Wawuka? morning greeting
  Wawuka shani? morning greeting
  Wachelwa shani? morning greeting
  Wakosele? how are you? how are you feeling?
     
Lama [las] (Togo. Benin.)
 

Ŋ kυra ya?

morning greeting
  Ŋ liwa ya? morning greeting spoken to one person
  ɭɭ liwa ya? morning greeting spoken to a group
  Ŋ de sartə na? morning greeting
  Ŋ kυr sartə na? morning greeting
  Ma kυra alafɩa reply to Ŋ kυr sartə na
  Alafɩa reply to Ŋ kυr sartə na
  aŋ mɩsə afternoon greeting
  ana mɩsə afternoon greeting
  aŋ ran evening greeting
  ana ran evening greeting
  Ŋ wɛ alafɩa ya? how are you?
  Wɛ alafɩa ya? how are you?
  Ŋ wɛ sartə na? how are you?
  aŋ kaŋɖə welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Mɩŋ kaŋɖə welcome greeting spoken to a group
     
Lamaholot [slp] (Indonesia: Lesser Sundas.)
  Moe genai? how are you?
  Moe malaga? general greeting, literally "where are you going?"
     
Lamalera [lmr] (Indonesia: Nusa Tenggar.)
  Mo mae gar? general greeting, literally "where are you going?"
     
Lamba [lam] (Zambia: Copperbelt, Central, and Northwestern Provinces.  DR Congo: Katanga Province.)
  Mutende general greeting
  Mutende mwane general greeting
  Mulishani? how are you?
  Mulishani mwane? how are you?
  Balishani? how are you?
  Balishani mwane? how are you?
  Ndibwino reply to Mulishani and Balishani
Lambya [lai] (Tanzania and Malawi.)
  Mwakata general greeting
  Ena reply to Mwakata
  Ulaileani general greeting in the Iramba dialect
  Izaa du reply to Ulaileani
  Mwaghona? how are you?
  Mwaghona mwemwe reply to Mwaghona
  Malamushia? how are you?
  Nalamashia akiza reply to Malamushia
     
Lamkang [lmk] (India: southeast Manipur.)
  Nungai datti mo? how are you?
     
Lamnso' [lns] (Cameroon: northwestern region.)
  Ira nia morning greeting
  Yirane a? morning greeting, "is it clear?"
  R eeno reply to Yirane a
  Aresi nia afternoon greeting
  E ginia evening greeting
  Asaka? how are you? (literally "what news?")
  Saka yo dzə reply to Asaka (literally "no news")
  M bo sa reply to Asaka (literally "I'm fine")
  Kidze le? how are you?
  Wikijum welcome greeting
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Lampung Api [ljp] (Indonesia: Southern Sumatra.)
  Tabik general greeting
  Assalamu'alaikum general greeting used by Muslims
  Api kaba? how are you?
     
Lampung Nyo [abl] (Indonesia: Lampung Province.)
  Tabik general greeting
  Assalamu'alaikum general greeting used by Muslims
  Selamat tukuk morning greeting
  Selamat tepui morning greeting in the Menggala dialect [abl-men]
  Selamat dawah afternoon greeting
  Selamat dibbi evening greeting
  Selamat dibei evening greeting
  Selamat dabingi nighttime greeting
  Selamat debingei nighttime greeting
     
Langi [lag] (Tanzania.)
  Jole ukumbile general greeting
  Habari ya churi general greeting
  Jaboha reply to Habari ya churi
  Habari ya mtondo general greeting
  Jaboha vi reply to Habari ya mtondo
  Lumkiade morning greeting spoken by a man to another man
  Lumkiade lamuki reply to Lumkiade
  Mazerade afternoon greeting spoken by a man to another man
  Mazerade mazeri reply to Mazerade
  Ni walama morning and afternoon greeting spoken to woman
  Alumbe tata reply to Ni walama spoken to a man
  Alumbe ma reply to Ni walama spoken to a woman
  Wene yumba greeting spoken when entering a house
     
Lango [laj] (Uganda: Lango Province.)
  Orem general greeting
  Oreme wunu ba general greeting
  Mirembe general greeting
  Itye? general greeting, "are you?"
  Atye reply to Itye, "I am"
  Itye abɛr? how are you?, "are you well?"
  Atye abɛr reply to Itye abɛr
  Kop aŋo? how are you?, "is anything wrong?"
  Kop pe reply to Kop aŋo, "nothing"
  Kopporo pe reply to Kop aŋo, "nothing"
  Ibuto? morning greeting, "have you slept?"
  Abuto reply to Ibuto
  Ibuto abɛr? morning greeting, "have you slept well?"
  Abuto abɛr reply to Ibuto abɛr
  Iriyo? afternoon greeting, "are you passing the day?"
  Ariyo reply to Iriyo
     
Lao [lao] (Laos.)
  ສະບາຍດີ sabai dii: general greeting
  ເຈົ້າສະບາຍດີ chaw sabai dii: general greeting
  ສະບາຍດີບໍ sabai dii baw: how are you?
  ສະບາຍດີ sabai dii: reply to ສະບາຍດີບໍ
  ຂ້ອຍສະບາຍ khoi sabai dii: reply to ສະບາຍດີບໍ
  ເຈົ້າສະບາຍດບໍ chaw sabai dii baw: how are you?
  ໄປໃສ pai sai: where are you going?
  ເຈົ້າຈະໄປໃສ jao ja pai sai: where are you going?
  ທານເຂົ້າແລ້ວບໍ່ than khao lew baw: have you eaten yet?
  ກິນເຂົ້າແລ້ວບໍ່ kin khao lew baw: have you eaten yet?
 

ຍ້ງ

nyang: reply to ກິນເຂົ້າແລ້ວບໍ່, "not yet"
 

ກິນແລ້ວ

kin lew: reply to ກິນເຂົ້າແລ້ວບໍ່, "I've eaten already"
  ຍິນດີຕ້ອນຮັບ yin dee torn hap: welcome greeting
     
Lari [lrl] (Iran: Fars Province.)
  Selam general greeting
     
Latgalian [ltg] (Latvia.)
  Vasaļs general greeting spoken to a man
  Vasaļa general greeting spoken to a woman
  Vasaļi general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Loba dīna general daytime greeting
  Lobs reits morning greeting
  Lobs vokors evening greeting
  Lobys nakts nighttime greeting
  Kai jums vadās? how are you? formal
  Kai tev vadās? how are you? informal
  Paļdis labi reply to Kai jums vadās and Kai tev vadā
  Kai īt? how are you?
  Esit sveicynti welcome greeting
     
Latin [lat] (Italy: ancient Rome and the Vatican.)
  Ave general greeting spoken to one person
  Avete general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Salve general greeting spoken to one person
  Salvete general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Heus informal greeting
  Bonus dies general daytime greeting
  Bona nox nighttime greeting
  Quid agis? how are you? spoken to one person
  Quid agitis? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Quid agite? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Quomodo vales? how are you? spoken to one person
  Quomodo valete? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Bene reply to Quid agis and Quid agitis
  Valeo reply to Quid agis and Quid agitis
  Valemus reply to Quid agitis ("we are well")
     
Latvian, Standard [lvs] (Latvia.)
  Sveiks general greeting spoken to a man
  Sveika general greeting spoken to a woman
  Sveiki general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Sveicināts general greeting spoken to a man
  Sveicināta general greeting spoken to a woman
  Sveicināti general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Labas general greeting
  Labdien general daytime greeting
  Labrīt morning greeting
  Labvakar evening greeting
  Kā jums iet? how are you? formal
  Kā jums klājas? how are you? formal
  Kā tev iet? how are you? informal
  Kā tev klājas? how are you? informal
  Paldies, labi reply to Kā jums iet, Kā jums klājas, Kā tev iet, and Kā tev klājas
  Man iet labi, paldies reply to Kā jums iet, Kā jums klājas, Kā tev iet, and Kā tev klājas
  Esiet sveicināti welcome greeting, spoken to a group
  Esiet sveicināts welcome greeting, spoken to a man
  Esiet sveicināta welcome greeting, spoken to a woman
  Esi sveicināts welcome greeting, spoken to a man
  Esi sveicināta welcome greeting, spoken to a woman
  Laipni lūdzam welcome greeting
  Vesels general greeting spoken to a man spoken in the Kurzemes region
  Vesela general greeting spoken to a woman spoken in the Kurzemes region
  Veseli general greeting spoken to a group of people spoken in the Kurzemes region
     
Lau [llu] (Solomon Islands: northeast Malaita.)
  Ubongia morning greeting
  Ubongia diana evening greeting
  Haulafia evening greeting
  Haulafia diana evening greeting
  Rodo diana nighttime greeting
     
Lauan [llx] (Fiji: eastern islands.)
  Malo general greeting
  Sa malo general greeting
  Sa malo bula general greeting
  Sa malo a bula general greeting
     
Laven [lbo] (Laos.)
  A saw ma rε? general greeting
     
Lavukaleve [lvk] (Solomon Islands: Russell Island.)
  Valavalai general greeting
     
Laz [lzz] (Turkey: Rize.)
  გეგაჯგინას gegeacginas: general greeting
  ხელა დო კაობათე xela do kaobate: general greeting
  კაი სერეფე kai serepe: nighttime greeting
  მუჭორე? mucho re: how are you?
  კაი ვორე kai vore: reply to მუჭორე
  კაი ბოხტით kai moxtit: welcome greeting
  იხაზირენ ixaziren: welcome greeting
     
Leco [lec] (Bolivia.)
  Yobora general greeting
  Lais wison daytime greeting
     
Leelau [ldk] Nigeria: Lake Mungah in Karim Lamido LGA.)
  Alo jama morning greeting
     
Lega-Shabunda [lea] (Congo-Kinshasha: Sud-Kivu Province.)
  Samba general greeting
     
Lele [lln] (Chad: Tandjile.)
  Lale general greeting
  Lapiya general greeting
  Lapinya general greeting
Gi wel naa ga? morning greeting, "how did you sleep?"
     
Lele [lel] (Democratic Republic of the Congo.)
  Wawuye general greeting
     
Lele [llc] (Guinea.)
  Puwa tuo general greeting spoken to a man
  N de tuo general greeting spoken to a woman
  I kyende? how are you? spoken in the southwestern dialect
  I kyendo? how are you? spoken in the northeastern dialect
     
Lele [lle] (Papua New Guinea: Manus.)
  Wou hian? how are you?
  Maping hian morning greeting
  Ipia hian afternoon greeting
     
Lelemi [lef] (Ghana: Jasikan.)
  Abo general greeting
     
Lemerig [lrz] (Vanuatu: Vanua Lava island.)
  Mā'āv gewi morning greeting
  Mkvne? how are you?
  Niv, ge wi qogor reply to Mkvne
     
Lemoro [ldj] (Nigeria: Plateau State.)
  Sunza general greeting
     
Lenakel [tnl] (Vanuatu: Tanna.)
  Rawɨt general greeting
  Rawɨt lakapnəpɨn morning greeting
  Rawɨt lapnəpɨn morning greeting
  Rawɨt lamankat afternoon greeting
  Rawɨt lenaiu nighttime greeting
  Rawɨt lenhaiu nighttime greeting
  Rado? how are you?
  Rawɨtam reply to Rado
     
Lenca [len] (El Salvador and Honduras.)
  Sela kapu general daytime greeting spoken in El Salvador
  Samaripo evening greeting spoken in El Salvador
  Estam yogue morning greeting spoken in the Guajiquiro dialect of Honduras
  Ma'xi morning greeting spoken in the Guajiquiro dialect of Honduras
  Nadelius morning greeting spoken in the Guajiquiro dialect of Honduras
  Atn afternoon greeting spoken in the Guajiquiro dialect of Honduras
  Chele dias nighttime greeting spoken in the Guajiquiro dialect of Honduras
  Sum nighttime greeting spoken in the Guajiquiro dialect of Honduras
  Shalogil? how are you? spoken in the Guajiquiro dialect of Honduras
  Shambagash general greeting spoken in the Poton Piau dialect of El Salvador
  Chalomp? how are you? spoken in the Poton Piau dialect of El Salvador
  Guarumla reply to Chalomp
  Apaniyasn welcome greeting spoken in the Poton Piau dialect of El Salvador, "come in"
  ki aniklan ylor welcome greeting spoken in the Poton Piau dialect of El Salvador
     
Lendu [led] (Democratic Republic of the Congo: Orientale Province.)
  Mazu nironga general greeting
     
Lengo [lgr] (Solomon Islands: Guadalcanal.)
  Oei general greeting
  Hoei general greeting
  Eghua ba? how are you?
  Oghua ba? how are you?
  Amughua ba? how are you?
  Roropo doku morning greeting
  Danikama doku afternoon greeting
  Nulavi doku evening greeting
  Naulavi dou evening greeting
     
Lenje [leh] (Zambia: Lukanga and Central Province.)
  Mwawoneka? general greeting, literally "do I see you?"
  Ndawoneka reply to Mwawoneka
  Mwawuka? general greeting, literally "are you well?"
  Wawuka? general greeting, literally "are you well?"
  Wawuka kawotu? general greeting, literally "are you quite well?"
  Kawotu reply to Wawuka kawotu
  Muli buyani? how are you?
  Wuyani? how are you?
  Wuyani kawotu? how are you?
  Wana wuyani? how are you?
  Mwabonwa welcome greeting
     
Lenkau [ler] (Papua New Guinea: Rambutyo Island in Manus Province.)
  Sohumpuleng hian morning greeting
     
Lepcha [lep] (India, Nepal, and Bhutan.)
  Khamri general greeting
  Khamri mo general greeting
  Khams bzan? how are you?
  ket do? how are you?
  Hao ket do? how are you?
  Go ket do reply to ket do and Hao ket do
     
Lepki [lpe] (Indonesia: Papua.)
  Yelago general greeting
     
Letemboi [nms] (Vanuatu: South  Malekula.)
  Nemneneran morning greeting
  Nemnemalek nighttime greeting
     
Lewo [lww] (Vanuatu: East Epi.)
  Pokolu lang morning greeting
  Pokolu malo nighttime greeting
     
Lezgi [lez] (Russia.)
 

хийир

hiyir: general greeting

 

хийирар

hiyirar: general greeting

  Хийирар хьуй

hiyirar hui: general greeting

 

Салам

salam: general greeting

 

Салам чан

salam chan: general greeting spoken to a friend

 

Салам виридаз

salam viridaz: general greeting spoken to a group of people

 

Салам алейкум

salam aleikum: general greeting used between men

 

Ва алейкум салам

va aleikum salam: reply to Салам алейкум

 

алейкум салам

aleikum salam: reply to Салам алейкум

 

алейксалам

aleiksalam: reply to Салам алейкум

  Пакаман хийирар

pakaman hiyirar: morning greeting

  Пакама хийирар

pakama hiyirar: morning greeting

  Сабагъ хийир

sabagh hiyir: morning greeting

  Сабахир

sabahir: morning greeting

  Нисин хийирар

nisin hiyirar: midday greeting

  Няни хьийирар

nyani hiyirar: evening greeting

 

Вуна вучарзава?

vuna vucharzava: how are you?

  Гьик ава вун?

gik ava vun: how are you?

 

Вуч хабар?

vuch habar: what's new? informal

 

Хъсан я

hsan ya: reply

 

Вун хвашгелди

vun hwashgeldi: welcome greeting

 

Вун атуй, рагъ атуй

vun atui, rag atui: welcome greeting (literally, "you came, sun came")

  Ша буюр sha buyur: welcome greeting 
     
Liberian English [lir] (Liberia.)
  Morning morning greeting
  Morning o morning greeting
  How da morning o? morning greeting
  Yall morning morning greeting spoken to a group
  How you doing? how are you? to one person
  I trying reply to How you doing
  I trying small reply to How you doing
  I fine reply to How you doing
  I not bad o reply to How you doing
  How yall doing? how are you? to a group
  How da day? how are you?
  Wha's up? how are you?
  How da body? how are you?
  How your body? how are you?
  Body good reply to How da body and How your body
  Body fine reply to How da body and How your body
  Body fine o reply to How da body and How your body
  How it coming on? how are you?
  How you been keeping? how are you?
     
Ligbi [lig] (Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire.)
  Kene py general greeting
  Ne kepyĩ general greeting in the Hwela dialect [lig-hwe]
  Ne kwa morning greeting in the Hwela dialect [lig-hwe]
  Enua kwa morning greeting in the Hwela dialect [lig-hwe]
  Enula evening greeting in the Hwela dialect [lig-hwe]
     
Ligurian [lij] (Monaco.)
  Sali general greeting
  Ciau morning greeting in the Mongasque dialect [lij-mon]
  Bon giurnu morning greeting in the Mongasque dialect [lij-mon]
  Bon sera evening greeting in the Mongasque dialect [lij-mon]
  Cio general greeting in the Zeneize dialect [lij-gen]
  Sccio general greeting in the Zeneize dialect [lij-gen]
  Scignora general greeting in the Zeneize dialect [lij-gen]
  Bn girno morning greeting in the Zeneize dialect [lij-gen]
  Bnn-a giorn morning greeting in the Zeneize dialect, "have a nice day" [lij-gen]
  Bnn-a sia afternoon and evening greeting in the Zeneize dialect [lij-gen]
  Bnn-a nutte afternoon and evening greeting in the Zeneize dialect [lij-gen]
  Benvegno welcome greeting spoken to one man in the Zeneize dialect [lij-gen]
  Benvegna welcome greeting spoken to one woman in the Zeneize dialect [lij-gen]
  Benvegni welcome greeting spoken to a group (men or mixed gender) in the Zeneize dialect [lij-gen]
  Benvegne welcome greeting spoken to an all-female group in the Zeneize dialect [lij-gen]
     
Lihir [lih] (Papua New Guinea: New Ireland Province.)
 

A nua pet

morning greeting spoken in the Aniolam dialect

 

A kandiek pet

midday greeting spoken in the Aniolam dialect

 

A leleh pet

afternoon greeting spoken in the Aniolam dialect

 

A lan pet

nighttime greeting spoken in the Aniolam dialect

 

A uwa puet

morning greeting spoken in the Mahur, Masahet, and Malie dialects

 

A kandiek puet

midday greeting spoken in the Mahur, Masahet, and Malie dialects

 

A leeh puet

afternoon greeting spoken in the Mahur, Masahet, and Malie dialects

 

A lan pet

nighttime greeting spoken in the Mahur, Masahet, and Malie dialects

     
Lijili [mgi] (Nigeria: Nasarawa State.)
  Ńgwbέ general greeting spoken to a man
  Gbĭsa morning greeting
  Gbεnwala afternoon greeting
  Gbĭyέnέ nighttime greeting
     
Lillooet [lil] (Canada: Lillooet and Fraser River, British Columbia.)
  Kalhw7acw general greeting spoken to one person
  Kalhw7alap general greeting spoken to a group of people
  T''qkan greeting spoken by a person arriving
  T''qkalh greeting spoken by a group of people arriving
  T''qkaxw greeting spoken to a person arriving
  T'qkal'ap greeting spoken to a group of people arriving
  T'u7 wa7 ma general greeting spoken to one person
  ma sq'it general daytime greeting
  ma ku sqtsu general daytime greeting in the Northern dialect
  ma snn'atcw morning greeting
  ma kanrpa afternoon greeting
  ma sgap evening greeting
  Áma ku sgápsu evening greeting in the Northern dialect
  Kacw skenkn? how are you?
  Kánemlhkacw zam? how are you?
  Amalhkcw ha? how are you? spoken to one person
  malhkan reply to Amalhkcw ha
  Amalhkl'ap ha?? how are you? spoken to a group
  W7lhkacw ha ma? how are you? spoken to one person
  W7lhkan ma reply to W7lhkacw ha ma
  W7lhkacw ha t'u7 ma? how are you? spoken to one person
  W7lhkan t'u7 ma reply to W7lhkacw ha t'u7 ma
  W7lhkal'p ha ma? how are you? spoken to a group
  Kánem t'u7? how are you? informal
  ma stqswa welcome greeting
     
Limassa [bme] (Central African Republic: border region near Democratic Republic of the Congo.)
  L ng general greeting
  L ngndo general greeting
     
Limba [lia] (Sierra Leone: north central region.)
  Wali-wali general greeting
     
Limbu [lif] (Nepal: Limbuwan region.)
  Sewaro general greeting
  A sewaro general greeting
  Atto kebekpa? where are you going?
  Abhe kɛlɔ'? how are you? in the Mewa Khola dialect
     
Limbum [lmp] (Cameroon.)
  A tsumboa? general greeting, "are you there?"
  We sa keh general greeting
  E raa wea? morning greeting
     
Limburgish [lim] (Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany.)
  Goojendaag general greeting
  Hallo general greeting
  Hallau general greeting
  Hajje general greeting
  Hoi general greeting
  Adiea general greeting
  Tach general greeting
  Morje morning greeting
  Nment evening greeting
  Nmnt evening greeting
  Wie geit ut? how are you?
  Wie geit ut met dich? how are you?
  Wie is 't met dich? how are you?
  Good reply to Wie geit ut, Wie geit ut met dich, and Wie is 't met dich
  Waaj ees general greeting in the Bilzers dialect
  Goeijedag general greeting in the Budels dialect
  Goeijemurrige morning greeting in the Budels dialect
  Goeijemiddig midday greeting in the Budels dialect
  Goeije aovend evening greeting in the Budels dialect
  Wie jeht et sch? how are you? in the Dsseldorfer dialect
  Woi general greeting in the Heerlens dialect
  Wie geet 't? how are you? in the Heerlens dialect
  Hoe gut ut? how are you? in the Lottums dialect
  Wie geit 't? how are you? in the Maasbrees and Nuths dialects
  Hoe gee ut? how are you? in the Maas-en-Waals dialect
  Wie geit ut mt diech? how are you? in the Maastricht dialect
  Wie is 't mt diech? how are you? in the Maastricht dialect
  Alles goud? how are you? in the Maastricht dialect
  Goojendag daytime greeting in the Nederweerts dialect
  Goojemerge morning greeting in the Nederweerts dialect
  Wi-j gieget mit dich? how are you? in the Nederweerts dialect
  Wi-j gietj met uch? how are you? in the Nederweerts dialect
  Daag general greeting in the Roermonds dialect
  nne? how are you? in the Steins dialect
  Gjjen dag general greeting in the Tegels dialect
  Goojen aovundj afternoon greeting in the Weerts dialect
  Wi-j sj t'r mt? how are you? in the Weerts dialect
  Wie geit ut mit diech? how are you? in the Valkenburgs dialect
  Hoe gu ut? how are you? in the Veghels dialect
  Hoe'ist? how are you? in the Veghels dialect
  Wilkm welcome greeting
     
Lingala [lin] (Democratic Republic of the Congo.)
  Mbte general greeting
  Mbte na y general greeting
  Losko general greeting
  Ndenge nini? how are you?
  Malamu reply to Ndenge nini
  Sngo nni? how are you?
  Sngo malmu reply to Sango nini
  Malmu meles reply to Sango nini
  Ozali malamu? how are you?
  Ee, nazali malmu reply to Ozali malamu
  Olalaki malmu? morning greeting, literally "how did you sleep?"
  Mbte reply to Olalaki malamu
     
Lingua Franca [pml] (formerly spoken as a trade language in Mediterranean ports of Tunisia, Greece, and Cyprus.) 
  Bon dgiorno general greeting
  Bonjrno general greeting in the Algiers dialect
  Comme ti star? how are you?
  Mi star bonou reply to Comme ti star
     
Li'o [ljl] (Indonesia: Flores Island.)
  Salama pagi morning greeting
  Leja lo'o afternoon greeting
  Ngere emba? how are you?
  Mbana emba? where are you going?
  To'o emba mai kau? where have you come from?
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Lishn Didn [trg] (Israel.) 
  Shlomo general greeting
     
Lishana Deni [lsd] (Israel. Iraq.)
  Shlomo general greeting
  Mato kefokh? how are you?
  Qawat hawelukh general greeting in the Amadiya dialect [lsd-ama]
  Barukhabba welcome greeting in the Amadiya dialect [lsd-ama]
  Shalom general greeting in the Challa dialect
  Ahlan wa sahlan welcome greeting in the Challa dialect (borrowed from Arabic)
  Barukh khabba welcome greeting in the Challa dialect
     
Lishanid Noshan [aij] (Israel.) 
  Shlomo general greeting
  Shalom alekhem general greeting
  Mato kefokh? how are you?
  Shpirele reply to Mato kefokh
  Shpirele, barukh hashem reply to Mato kefokh
     
Lisu [lis] (China, Myanmar, and Thailand.) 
  Ali nga? general greeting, "what is it?", written ALI Ʌ in the Fraser script
  Atdor nat niaq nga reply to Ali nga spoken by a person who isn't busy
  Alshit lil mat yi niaq reply to Ali nga spoken by a person who isn't busy
  Tei zil mit atkel cat niaq nga reply to Ali nga spoken by a person who is busy
  Nu zza zzat woh? general greeting: have you eaten yet?
  Hwa hwa ney ney morning greeting, written HW HW NNin the Fraser script
  Nu hwa hwa nga? how are you?, written NU HW HW Ʌ in the Fraser script
  Nu ali nga wa? how are you?, written NU ALI Ʌ W in the Fraser script
  Ngaw hwa hwa ngo reply to Nu ali nga wa, written ɅW HW HW ɅO in the Fraser script
  Jahp you ah? how are you?
  Jyah kah? how are you?
  Ah kleu greeting spoken by children
     
Lithuanian [lit] (Lithuania.) 
  Sveikas general greeting spoken to a man
  Sveika general greeting spoken to a woman
  Sveiki general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Sveikos general greeting spoken to a group of women
  Sveikas gyvas formal greeting spoken to a man
  Sveika gyva formal greeting spoken to a woman
  Laba diena general daytime greeting
  Labas rytas morning greeting
  Labas vakaras evening greeting
  Labas informal greeting
  Kaip jaučiatės? how are you? 
  Kaip sekasi? how are you?
  Kaip jums sekasi? how are you? formal
  Kaip tau sekasi? how are you? informal
  Kaip gyvenat? how are you?
  Kaip jūs gyvenat? how are you? formal
  Kaip jūs gyvenate? how are you? formal
  Kaip tu gyveni? how are you?informal
  Kaip gyvuojate? how are you?
  Kaip laikotes? how are you?
  Kaip jūs laikaisi? how are you? formal
  Kaip tu laikaisi? how are you? informal
  Ačiū, gerai reply to Kaip sekasi, Kaip gyvenat, Kaip gyvuojate, Kaip jaučiatė, and Kaip laikotes
  Labai gerai, ačiū reply to Kaip sekasi, Kaip gyvenat, Kaip gyvuojate, Kaip jaučiatė, and Kaip laikotes
  Gerai reply to Kaip sekasi, Kaip gyvenat, Kaip gyvuojate, Kaip jaučiatė, and Kaip laikotes
  Sveiki atvykę welcome greeting spoken to a group of men
  Sveikas atvykęs welcome greeting spoken to a man
  Sveika atvykusi welcome greeting spoken to a woman
  Sveikos atvykusios welcome greeting spoken to a group of women
     
Livonian [liv] (Latvia: Kurzeme and Riga.) 
  Tēriņt general greeting
  Jvā pǟva general daytime greeting
  Jvv puv general daytime greeting
  Jvā ūomg morning greeting
  Jvv ūomgt morning greeting
  Jvā dg evening greeting
  Jvv dgt evening greeting
  Jvv īed nighttime greeting
  Jvv īest nighttime greeting
  Kui tddn lǟb? how are you? formal
  Kui sinnn lǟb? how are you? informal
  Minnn lǟb jvist reply to Kui tddn lb and Kui sinnn lb
  Tienū, minnn lǟb jvist reply to Kui tddn lb and Kui sinnn lb
  Kui jēlad? how are you? informal
  Jvist  reply to Kui tddn lǟb, Kui sinnn lǟb, and Kui jēlad
  Vol tēriņt welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Volgid tēriņtd welcome greeting spoken to a group
  Jo peyweta general daytime greeting in an older (17th century) dialect of the Salatsi region
  Jo homk morning greeting in an older (17th century) dialect of the Salatsi region
  Jo dutes evening greeting in an older (17th century) dialect of the Salatsi region
     
Livvi-Karelian [olo] (Russia: Karelia.)
  Terveh general greeting
  Terveh teile general greeting
  Hyv piv

general greeting (written as hv piv until 2007)

  Kuibo tervehys? how are you? (written as kuibo tervehs until 2007)
  Kuibo dielot? how are you?
  Terveh tulgoa welcome greeting
     
Lobi [lob] (Burkina Faso. Cte d'Ivoire.) 
  Mɩ̀ fʋ́ɔrɛ́ general greeting
  ʔɔɔ, too par ha ʔʋ reply to Mɩ̀ fʋ́ɔrɛ́
  Too par bɔrɛ reply to ʔɔɔ, too par ha ʔʋ
  ̀́ɔrɛ́ dr morning greeting
  ̀́ɔrɛ́ ʔlkɔ̂ midday greeting
  ̀́ɔrɛ́ dɔ́́ɔwɛ́r afternoon greeting
  ̀́ɔrɛ́ dũ̀tnɔ̀ nighttime greeting
     
Logba [lgq] (Ghana: southeastern region.) 
  Aw general greeting
  Ngaanu loo general greeting
  Yawɔεn, afn ets  reply to Ngaanu loo
  Yawɔεn, afn ah ets  reply to Ngaanu loo
  T aw morning greeting
  T aw loo morning greeting
  Aw zii, afn aw reply to T aw loo ("I greet the house")
  Ani dzi? morning greeting
  Yoo reply to Ani dzi
  Adz? morning greeting
  Mε id aw iy nu? how are you?
  Dze nt loo greeting used when interrupting a person who is busy
  Ayekoo greeting spoken to a person working
  Aw atsi ots loo greeting spoken to a person working
  Aw an loo welcome greeting spoken to one person
  An ni n loo welcome greeting spoken to a group
  Yoo reply to Aw atsi ots loo, Aw an loo, and An ni n loo
     
Lokoya [lky] (Sudan: Eastern Equatoria.) 
  Mong morning greeting
  Oglo reply to Mong
  Ehenyu ie? morning greeting
  Angai afaning? midday greeting
  Angai athari? evening greeting
  Oyu reply to Angai afaning and Angai athari
  Angai ie? how are you?
  Ayu nang reply to Angai ie
     
Loloda [loa] (Indonesia: North Halmahera.)
  Hokea kabar? how are you?
  Kabar baik reply to Hokea kabar
     
Loma [lom] (Liberia.) 
  wngɔ? morning greeting
  B, wngɔ́ reply to wngɔ
  Nw, wngɔ́ reply to wngɔ
  Ngo? morning greeting spoken to one person
  O b, nguay reply to Ngo
  Wugo? morning greeting spoken to a group
  O b, wuguay reply to Wugo
  ŋn g pg? morning greeting, "did you sleep well?"
  Gŋn g pg reply to ŋn g pg
  Kz lέ Glm reply to ŋn g pg
  Y n? afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  W n? afternoon greeting spoken to a group
  lɔ̀tɔ̀z wdvέ? how are you ?
  Dɔ̀tɔ̀z wdvέ reply to lɔ̀tɔ̀z wdvέ
  Fbέέ s? how are you ("what's the news?")
  Fỹŵ lέ s reply to Fbέέ s
  mama vaazu welcome greeting
     
Lombard [lmo] (Italy.) 
  Cio general greeting in the Bergamasco dialect [lmo-ber]
  Saludom informal greeting spoken in the Brescian dialect
  Bondesiora formal greeting in the Camuno dialect [lmo-eas]
  Saludi general greeting in the Milanese dialect [lmo-mil]
  Reverissi general greeting in the Milanese dialect [lmo-mil]
  Salde general greeting in the Orobic dialect
  Bon d general daytime greeting in the Ticinese dialect
  Me stet? how are you? in the Valtellinese dialect
  Benvegn welcome greeting in the western dialect
  Benrit welcome greeting in the Orobic dialect
  Benricc welcome greeting in the Orobic dialect
     
Lomwe [lon] (Malawi: southeastern region.) 
  Mo seriwa general greeting
  Mo seriwa, khanyi wano reply to Mo seriwa
     
Longto [wok] (Cameroon.)
  Mbadime general greeting
     
Lonwolwol [crc] (Vanuatu: West Ambrym and Efate Islands.)
  Omrowabe?

general greeting, "where are you going?"

  Omebwe?

general greeting, "where have you come from?"

  Palen evening greeting
     
Lopit [lpx] (South Sudan: East Equatoria State.) 
  Moŋ general greeting
     
Lote [uvl] (Papua New Guinea: East New Britain Province.) 
  Iong pau kau greeting spoken to a person arriving
     
Lo-Toga [lht] (Vanuatu: Torres Islands.)
  Metave gwie morning greeting
  Metave gwie hi kemi pah morning greeting spoken to a group
     
Lotud [dtr] (Malaysia: Tuaran in Sabah.)
  Monguro ko? where are you going?, spoken to one person
  Mimpanau-panau oku reply to Monguro ko, "I'm just walking"
  Mimpanau-panau oku hino reply to Monguro ko, "I'm going over there"
  Monguro kou tikou? where are you going? spoken to a group
  Idombo ko mantad? where have you come from?
  Talib oku po greeting spoken when passing by a house, "let me pass by"
  O' bo reply to Talib oku po
     
Lou [loj] (Papua New Guinea: Manus Province.) 
  Patipng morning greeting
  Patipng pian morning greeting
  Pweep afternoon greeting
  Pweep pian afternoon greeting
  Klpng nighttime greeting
  Klpng pian nighttime greeting
     
Louisiana Creole [lou] (United States of America: Louisiana.) 
  Bonjou general greeting
  Bon matin morning greeting
  Bon maten morning greeting
  Bonswa evening greeting
  Bon nw nighttime greeting
  Bon nwit nighttime greeting
  Komen sa va? how are you?
  Komen to y? how are you?
  Komen s? how are you?
  Konmen s'ap kouri? how are you?
  Konmen s'ap kouri? how are you?
  Konmen l-zafr? how are you? informal, "how are things?"
  Konmen l-zaf? how are you? informal, "how are things?"
  S byin, msi reply to Konmen sa va, Konmen to y, and Konmen s'ap kouri
  S bon, msi reply to Konmen sa va, Konmen to y, and Konmen s'ap kouri
  Mo bien, msi reply to Konmen sa va, Konmen to y, and Konmen s'ap kouri
     
Loup A [xlo] (United States of America: eastern region.)
  Wunne nogkishkoadtuonk general greeting in the Nipmuc dialect
  Mohtampan wunne morning greeting in the Nipmuc dialect
  Quttukquaquaw wunne afternoon greeting in the Nipmuc dialect
  Wunnonquae wunne evening greeting in the Nipmuc dialect
  Toh kuttinukketeam? how are you? in the Nipmuc dialect
  Wunniketeam taubotne reply to Toh kuttinukketeam in the Nipmuc dialect
  Koonepeam welcome greeting in the Nipmuc dialect
     
Lovono [vnk] (Solomon Islands: Vanikolo Island.)
  Mevetime vakane morning greeting
     
Lozi [loz] (Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.)
  Eeni, sha general greeting
  Mulumele general greeting
  Mulumeleni general greeting
  Mulumela ndate general greeting spoken to a man
  Mulumela ima general greeting spoken to a woman
  Lumela greeting spoken to a peer
  Lumela mwana greeting spoken to a close friend
  Lumela wena greeting spoken to a close friend
  Mulumeleng sha formal greeting
  Kibusiwu general greeting
  Muzuhile morning greeting
  Muzuhile cwani morning greeting
  Uzuhile morning greeting spoken to a peer
  Mulumele morning greeting
  Mulumele shangwe formal morning greeting
  Mutozi afternoon and evening greeting
  Mutozi cwani afternoon and evening greeting
  Utozi afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a peer
  Nitozi hande reply to Mutozi, Mutozi cwani, and Utozi
  Ki manzibwana late afternoon and evening greeting
  Ki busihu nighttime greeting
  Mu iketile hande? how are you?
  Eni, ni iketile hande reply to Mu iketile hande
  Enisha mulumela? how are you? spoken to a group
  Ninzi hande reply to Enisha mulumela
  Niiketile hande reply to Enisha mulumela
     
L [khb] (China, Thailand, and Laos.) 
  Shawasha li general greeting in the Xishuangbanna Dai dialect
  Savasa dii general greeting in the Xishuangbanna Dai dialect
  Douzao li general greeting in the Xishuangbanna Dai dialect
  Douzao general greeting in the Xishuangbanna Dai dialect
  Pay sa? greeting spoken to a person passing by on the street, literally "where are you going?"
  Yu di kin wan yu ka? how are you?
     
Lua' [prb] (Thailand: Nan Province.) 
  Mah pen si'ee general greeting
     
Luang [lex] (Indonesia: Maluku.) 
  Kalwieda general greeting
  Omlia meni? where are you going?
  Omdiella meni? where are you coming from?
     
Luba-Kasai [lua] (Congo-Kinshasha: Kasai Occidental Region.)
  Mwoya awu general greeting spoken to one person
  Mwoyo wn general greeting spoken to one person
  Mwoyo wn general greeting spoken to one person
  Mwoyo wn awu general greeting spoken to one person
  Mwoyo wb awu general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Mwoyoi general greeting
  Mwoyo general greeting
  mwoyo reply to Mwoyo wn, Mwoyo wn , Mwoyo wn awu, Mwoyo, and Mwoyoi
  Wt general greeting
  Wt awu general greeting
  Bt abu general greeting
  Bt abu general greeting
  Bt reply to Bt abu and Bt abu
  Malu kayi? how are you?
     
Luba-Katanga [lub] (Congo-Kinshasha: Katanga Province.)
  Wakomapo general greeting
  Ke mwinya general greeting
  Ke kyolwa morning greeting
  Ke bufuku nighttime greeting
  Eyo reply spoken by a man
  Eyo vidye reply spoken by a man
  Eyo mwa reply spoken by a woman
     
Lubukusu [bxk] (Kenya: Mount Elgon.)
  Mlembe general greeting
  Mulembe general greeting
  Muleembe general greeting
  Oriena general greeting
  Malai reply to Oriena
  Ndi omulamu reply to Oriena
  Kamakhua general greeting
  Kamalai reply to Kamakhua
  Omu angafu akoboole honorific greeting
  Owatiba greeting used after a long absence
  Bwaasyeele early morning greeting
  Keakoloba evening greeting
  Karye? how are you?
     
Luchazi [lch] (Angola and Zambia.)
  Muli bati? how are you?
  Bati? how are you?
  Mwachili reply to Bati
     
Lucumi [luq] (Cuba.) 
  Ok general greeting
  Oku yreo morning greeting
  Okuedire morning greeting
  Oy ir morning greeting
  Oyir morning greeting
  Ekue yunsa morning greeting
  Euyire morning greeting
  Ok as afternoon greeting
  Ok irol afternoon greeting
  Okuale afternoon greeting
  Oku yimao afternoon greeting
  Okualeo nighttime greeting
  Okuaro nighttime greeting
  Okwyir nighttime greeting
  Or osa nighttime greeting
  Sekule nighttime greeting
  Okuesan nighttime greeting
  Eiy how are you?
  Or ni aguaniy? how are you? informal
  Asre general greeting in the Abakwa dialect
     
Ludian [lud] (Russia: Karelia.) 
  Terveh general greeting
  Tervheks general greeting
  Hyv piv general greeting
  Hyvd pivd general greeting
  Hyvd huomet morning greeting
  Hyvd eht'ad evening greeting
  Hyvd yd nighttime greeting
  D'umal abuhu greeting spoken to a person who is working
  Kutt elt? how are you?
  Kutt dieluud? how are you?
  Spassibo, hyviin reply to Kutt elt and Kutt dieluud
  Spassibo, ei ni mida uut reply to Kutt elt and Kutt dieluud
  Kunne lhet? where are you going?
  Tulgad tervheks welcome greeting
     
Lugbara [lgg] (Uganda: northeastern region.)
  Ngoni? general greeting
  Mi ngoni general greeting
  Muke reply to Mi ngoni and Ngoni
  Ma muke reply to Mi ngoni and Ngoni
  Ma muke, awadifo reply to Mi ngoni and Ngoni
  Mi ifu ngoni? morning greeting
  Ila ngoni? morning greeting ("how did you spend the night?")
  Ala muke reply to Ila ngoni
  Mi aa ngoni? afternoon greeting
     
Luguru [ruf] (Tanzania.) 
  Awasile general greeting
  Asundire general greeting
  Aulamke general greeting
  Anoga reply to Aulamke
     
Luidakho-Luisukka-Litirichi [ida] (Kenya.)
  Mlembe general greeting in the Luidakho dialect [ida-ida]
  Mbwena? how are you? in the Luidakho dialect [ida-ida]
  Amalayi reply to Mbwena in the Luidakho dialect [ida-ida]
  Mulembe general greeting in the Luisukha dialect [ida-isu]
  Mulembe mno reply to Mulembe in the Luisukha dialect [ida-isu]
  Bushiere morning greeting in the Luisukha dialect [ida-isu]
  Bushiere mno reply to  Bushiere in the Luisukha dialect [ida-isu]
  Bwahira evening greeting in the Luisukha dialect [ida-isu]
  Bwahira mno reply to Bwahira in the Luisukha dialect [ida-isu]
  Karina? how are you? in the Luisukha dialect [ida-isu]
  Karina mosi? how are you? spoken to a group in the Luisukha dialect [ida-isu]
  Malai reply to Karina and Karina mosi in the Luisukha dialect [ida-isu]
  Uri mulamu? how are you? in the Luisukha dialect [ida-isu]
  Ndi mulamu reply to Uri mulamu in the Luisukha dialect [ida-isu]
  Mirembe general greeting in the Luitirichi dialect [ida-tir]
     
Luiseo [lui] (United States of America.) 
  Miiya general greeting in the Juaneo dialect [lui-jua]
  Miiyu general greeting spoken to one person in the Luiseo dialect [lui-lui]
  Miiyuyam general greeting spoken to a group in the Luiseo dialect [lui-lui]
  Micha shu 'iiq? how are you? in the Luiseo dialect [lui-lui]
  Micha shu 'om 'iiq? how are you? in the Luiseo dialect [lui-lui]
  'Om shu looviq? how are you? in the Luiseo dialect [lui-lui]
  Poloov temet morning greeting in the Luiseo dialect [lui-lui]
  Sulaqaxam welcome greeting in the Luiseo dialect [lui-lui]
Lukabaras [lkb] (Kenya: Western Province.)
  Milembe general greeting
     
Lukpa [dop] (Benin and Togo.) 
  Alafiawe general greeting
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Lulogooli [rag] (Kenya: Western Province.  Tanzania: Mara region.) 
  Mrembe general greeting
  Ndi general greeting
  Vuche morning greeting
  Vwira afternoon and evening greeting
  Oveendi? how are you?
  Ovorandi? how are you?
  Ovee umuramu? how are you?
  Mbeye umuramu reply to Ovorandi, Ovee umuramu, and Oveendi
  Eee, mbe umuramu reply to Ovee umuramu
  Eee, mbe umuramu reply to Ovee umuramu
     
Lumbee [lmz] (United States of America: North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland.) 
  Wingapo general greeting in the Croatoan dialect
  Sar kir winkan? how are you? in the Croatoan dialect
  Tineyedo? how are you?
     
Lunda [lun] (Zambia, Angola, and Congo: Copperbelt region.)
  Tunemushi mwani general greeting
  Ntetemena mwani? morning greeting
  Mwani vude mwani reply to Ntetemena mwani
  Melela mwani evening greeting
  Mukalakalanga mwani greeting spoken to a person who is working
  Mwakola mwani? how are you?
  Munahandi mwani? how are you?
  Mwakola mwani? how are you?
  Mudi ngahi mwani? how are you? formal
  Ngahi mwani? how are you? formal
  Mudi ngahi? how are you? informal
  Ngahi? how are you? informal
  Nidi chachiwahi reply to Mwakola mwani, Mudi ngahi mwani and Mudi ngahi
  Nidi chachiwahi mwani reply to Mwakola mwani, Mudi ngahi mwani and Mudi ngahi
  Chachiwahi reply to Mwakola mwani, Mudi ngahi mwani and Mudi ngahi
  Shikenu mwani welcome greeting
  Menekenu mwani welcome greeting
     
Lun Bawang [lnd] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)
  Do' pekak morning greeting
  Do' malem nighttime greeting
  Anun bala? how are you?
  Anun bala ko? how are you?
  Anun bala iko? how are you?
  Anun bala mu? how are you?
  Do' reply to Anun bala, Anun bala iko, Anun bala ko and Anun bala mu
  Bala do' reply to Anun bala, Anun bala iko, Anun bala ko and Anun bala mu
  Ame yapeh iko? where are you going?
  Do' mepapu welcome greeting
     
Luo [luo] (Kenya: Nyanza Province. Tanzania.) 
  Misawa general greeting spoken to one person
  Misawa ahinya reply to Misawa
  Misawauru general greeting spoken to a group
  Misawauru ahinya reply to Misawauru
  Amosi general greeting
  Ber general greeting
  Ber ahinya reply to Amosi and Ber
  Koro informal greeting
  Oyawore morning greeting spoken to one person. used at sunrise ("the sky has opened")
  Oyawore ahinya reply to Oyawore
  Oyaworeuru morning greeting spoken to a group, used at sunrise
  Oyaworeuru ahinya reply to Oyaworeuru
  Osawore midday greeting spoken to one person
  Osawore ahinya reply to Osawore
  Osaworeuru midday greeting spoken to a group
  Osaworeuru ahinya reply to Osaworeuru
  Owimore afternoon and evening greeting spoken to one person
  Owimore ahinya reply to Owimore
  Owimoreuru afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a group
  Owimoreuru ahinya reply to Owimoreuru
  Oyimore afternoon and evening greeting spoken to one person ("the sky has closed")
  Oyimore ahinya reply to Owimore
  Oyimoreuru afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a group
  Oyimoreuru ahinya reply to Owimoreuru
  Okuwe evening greeting spoken to one person (less common used)
  Okuweuru evening greeting spoken to a group (less commonly used)
  Ichiyo nadi? how are you? used in the morning to one person ("how did you wake up?")
  Achiyo maber reply to Ichiyo nadi
  Uchiyo nadi? how are you? used in the morning to a group
  Wachiyo maber reply to Uchiyo nadi
  Inindo nadi? how are you? used in the morning
  Anindo maber reply to Inindo nadi
  Ibuto aber? how are you? used in the morning
  Ber ibuto aber reply to Ibuto aber
  Iriyo nadi? how are you? used in the afternoon to one person
  Ariyo maber reply to Iriyo nadi
  Uriyo nadi? how are you? used in the afternoon to a group
  Wariyo maber reply to Uriyo nadi
  Idhi nadi? how are you? used in the evening
  Adhi maber reply to Idhi nadi
  Ingima? how are you?
  Angima reply to Ingima
  Ere wach? how are you? informal, "what's the news?"
  Wach onge reply to Ere wach
     
Luri, Northern [lrc] (Iran: Kermanshah and Ilam.) 
  Selam general greeting
     
Luri, Southern [luz] (Iran: Fars Province.)
  Selam general greeting
     
Lushootseed [lut] (United States of America: Puget Sound.) 
  ʔi, siʔab general greeting spoken to a man
  ʔi, kwuy general greeting spoken to a woman
  ʔi, syaʔyaʔ general greeting spoken to a friend
  ʔu gwəlapu, haʔt syaʔyaʔ general greeting spoken to a group of friends
  Kwədačiʔ greeting used when shaking hands
  Kwədačic greeting used when shaking hands
  Haʔɬ datatu morning greeting
  Haʔɬ sɬax̆il nighttime greeting
  ʔəsxid čəxᵂ how are you?
ʔəsƛ'ubil cěd reply to ʔəsxid čəxᵂ
     
Lusi [khl] (Papua New Guinea: West New Britain Province.) 
  Mbombongi poia morning greeting
  Aro poia midday greeting
  Leilei poia afternoon greeting
  Vongi poia nighttime greeting
  Ula sora? where are you going?
  Payo reply to Ula sora spoken by a visitor, "to see you"
  Poia ya uname welcome greeting
     
Lutachoni [lts] (Kenya: Western Province.)
  Milembe general greeting
     
Luvale [lue] (Zambia.) 
  Ngachilihi general greeting
  Munahinduka ngachili? how are you?
  Ngachili mwane? how are you? formal
  Muli ngachili? how are you? formal
  Uli ngachili? how are you? informal
  Ngachili? how are you? informal
  Kanawa reply to Ngachili
     
Luwian [hlu] (Turkey: Anatolia from 1000-2000 BC.) 
  Sapisurawati general greeting
     
Luwo [lwo] (South Sudan: Bahr el Ghazal, Jur River, Wau county.)
  Mahdhia? how are you?
  Ni dih? how are you?
  Gihn me raaj tooro reply to Mahdhia and Ni dih
  Kori thank you
     
Luxembourgeois [ltz] (Luxembourg, Germany, and France.) 
  Moin general greeting
  Bonjour general greeting
  Gudde Moin general greeting
  Gudden Muergen morning greeting
  Gudde Mtteg noontime greting
  Gudden Nomtteg afternoon greeting
  Gudden Owend evening greeting
  Wi geet et Iech? how are you? formal
  Wi geet et dir? how are you? informal
  Gut reply to Wi geet et Iech and Wi geet et dir
  Wllkomm welcome greeting
  Bojhuer general greeting in the Lottringer Platt dialect
  Sali general greeting in the Lottringer Platt dialect
  Morje general greeting in the Lottringer Platt dialect
  Gtte Mrje general greeting in the Lorraine dialect
  Beschur general greeting in the Siegerlnder Platt dialect
  Schur general greeting in the Siegerlnder Platt dialect
  Schue general greeting in the Siegerlnder Platt dialect
  Gon Dach general greeting in the Siegerlnder Platt dialect
  Goare general greeting in the Siegerlnder Platt dialect
  Gemoje morning greeting in the Siegerlnder Platt dialect
  Guude general greeting in the Untermosel dialect
     
Lyl [lee] (Burkina Faso: Sangui Province.)
  A vil greeting spoken by a guest
  On hon reply to A vil
     
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