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Naasioi [nas] (Papua New Guinea: Bougainville Province.)
 

Tampara

general greeting
 

Tampara mata

morning greeting

 

Tampara komino

afternoon greeting

 

Tampara mung

evening greeting

     
Nabak [naf] (Papua New Guinea: Morobe Province.)
 

Tambuŋan penaŋ

general greeting

  Tambuyet general greeting
     
Nadb [mbj] (Brazil: Uneiuxi.)
  ʔeej general greeting
     
Nafaanra [nfr] (Ghana and Cte d'Ivoire.)
 

Mu pan ŋge

general greeting

 

Mmaŋge

general greeting

  Ndoo shaari

morning greeting spoken to a man

  Mmaa shaari

morning greeting spoken to a woman

  Shaari

morning greeting

  Ndoo lafo

afternoon greeting spoken to a man

  Mmaa lafo

afternoon greeting spoken to a woman

 

Lafo

afternoon greeting

  Ndoo lako

evening greeting spoken to a man

  Mmaa lako

evening greeting spoken to a woman

  Lako

evening greeting

  Mni mu nyi? how are you?
     
Nafusi [jbn] (Libya. Tunisia.)
  Azul general greeting
  Azul fellaken greeting spoken to a group of people
Naga, Angami [njm] (India.)
  No kimhie ga general greeting in the Tenyidie dialect [njm-ten]
  Teiso viwe morning greeting
  Khinhie viwe afternoon greeting
  The viwe evening greeting
  Kedi puo mhie ga? how are you?
  Viba npievie reply to Kedi puo mhie ga
     
Naga, Ao [njo] (India: Nagaland and Assam.)
Salem general greeting
  Salemu general greeting
  Aneptang tajung morning greeting
  Nekongtsutsu tajung afternoon greeting
  Aonung tajung evening and nighttime greeting
  Na koda lir? how are you?
  Junga tanga pelar reply to Na koda lir
  Kuma lir? how are you? in the Chungli dialect
  Kuta lir? how are you? in the Chungli dialect
  Na kuma lir? how are you? in the Ungma Ao dialect
  Ni junga lir reply to Na ku ma lir  in the Ungma Ao dialect
     
Naga, Chokri [nri] (India: Nagaland.)
  Vebatho general greeting
  Tsuove we morning greeting
  Surhobatho? how are you?
  Surhooba, n muzaho reply to Surhobatho
     
Naga, Lotha [njh] (India: Nagaland.)
  Enya monkhum ka morning greeting
     
Naga, Mao [nbi] (India: Nagaland.)
  Chitho kazhi morning greeting
  Chihra kazhi afternoon greeting
  Chikro kazhi evening greeting
  Omou zhida nighttime greeting
  Zu bwe hu mwe? how are you?
  Ne kohibviio lei? how are you?
  Chovo se, kralo shue reply to Ne kohibviio lei
     
Naga, Maram [nbi] (India: North Manipur.)
  Tingchoi kiibi morning greeting
  Smoulai makke? how are you?
     
Naga, Para [pzn] (Myanmar: Sagaing.)
  Titdawhai lu la? how are you?
     
Naga Pidgin [nag] (India: Nagaland.)
  Good morning morning greeting (from English)
  Good afternoon afternoon greeting (from English)
  Good evening evening greeting (from English)
  Kenekaa kori aase? how are you?
  Kenekaa aase? how are you?
  Bhaal aase reply to Kenekaa kori aase and Kenekaa aase
  Bhaal hi aase reply to Kenekaa kori aase and Kenekaa aase
  Ami bhaal aase dhnia bhat reply to Kenekaa kori aase and Kenekaa aase
  Aahibi welcome greeting, "come in"
  Bohibi welcome greeting, "have a seat"
     
Naga, Poumei [pmx] (India: Manipur.)
  Kakua bue? how are you?
  Veia bubai moe? how are you?
     
Naga, South Rengma [nre] (India: Nagaland and Assam.)
  Lonyu kegwa morning greeting
  Nhenyu kegwa afternoon greeting
  Ngwungwun kegwa evening greeting
  Gwabin nmoun? how are you?
  Ale gwabin nle, ncheno reply to Gwabin nmoun
     
Naga, Sumi [nsm] (India: Nagaland and Assam.)
  Akevishi an'kya how are you?
  Akevishiani reply to Akevishi an'kya
     
Naga, Tangkhul [nmf] (India: Nagaland and Manipur.)
  Mahai reo reo morning greeting
  Maringphali? how are you?
  Ringphadaleiya reply to Maringphali
     
Naga, Tase [nst] (India: Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.  Myanmar: Sagaing Region and Kachin State.)
  Umnang jamkhula? how are you? in the Mungshang Rekhung dialect
  Umnang ahal ha? are you well? in the Mungshang Rekhung dialect
  Umnang imkao wang awang? where have you come from? in the Mungshang Rekhung dialect
  Umnang imrajuh kai-u? where are you going? in the Mungshang Rekhung dialect
  shazhoix əʃa᷆hói: general greeting in the Sheky dialect, "good to you"
  Kiqkap yaqshap kiʔkap jaʔʃap: general greeting in the Sheky dialect, "good care to you"
  Dzkdzi rmri əkiː ɹəmri: general greeting in the Sheky dialect, "blessings to you"
  Rmri ranap ɹəmri ɹanap: morning greeting in the Sheky dialect
  Tox tkngx tə́o təkə́ŋ: welcome greeting spoken by one person in the Sheky dialect
  Tox tkaix tə́o təkái: welcome greeting spoken by a group in the Sheky dialect
  Mko nang baikato? where have you come from? in the Tikhak dialect
  Mko mərewante? which direction have you come from? in the Tikhak dialect
  Mta mərewante? which place have you come from? in the Tikhak dialect
     
Naga, Wancho [nnp] (India: Arunachal Pradesh.)
  Bəle general greeting
     
Nhuatl, Classical [nci] (Mexico.)
  Panōltih general greeting
  Panōltihtzinoh formal greeting
  Nopiltze informal greeting
  Niltze informal greeting
  Nopohtze informal greeting
  Yeccue informal greeting
  Tahui informal greeting
  Netle informal greeting
  Nicca informal greeting
  Niccane informal greeting
  Ane informal greeting
  Tocne informal greeting
  Hui informal greeting
  Quēn otitlathuili? morning greeting, "how did you awaken?"
  Quēn ocemilhuitihuac? how are you, "how did you pass the day?"
  Quēnin timoyetztica? how are you?
  Cualli reply to Quen otitlathuili, Quen ocemilhuitihauc, and Quenin timoyetztica
  Ximocēhuitzinoh welcome greeting
     
Nhuatl, Guerrero [ngu] (Mexico.)
  Panoltih general greeting
  Nachkau greeting spoken by a man to an elder man
  Noueueh greeting spoken by a woman to an elder man
  Topih greeting spoken to an elder woman
  Pipih greeting spoken to an elder woman
  Tlanextilih early morning greeting
  Cualtsin tlanextilistli early morning greeting
  Nextilih early morning greeting
  Cualtsin nextle early morning greeting
  Noltih morning greeting
  Tlati afternoon greeting
  Cualtsin tlakile afternoon greeting
  Tiotlakih evening greeting
  Tiotlakiltih evening greeting
  Tlapoyawilih nighttime greeting
  Poyawilih nighttime greeting
  Cualtsin piable nighttime greeting
  Yauilih nighttime greeting
  Tlanextileh morning greeting used in Acatln
  Nextileh morning greeting used in Acatln
  Chotlaquile afternoon greeting used in Acatln
  Quenon tonca? how are you?
  Nipactoc reply to Quenon tonca, "I'm happy"
  Xpano welcome greeting, "come in"
  Tlaxtlagi reply to Xpano
  Nimochan greeting spoken by a visitor wishing to enter a house, used in Oapan
  Namochan greeting spoken by a visitor wishing to enter a house, used in Ameyaltepec
  Memochan greeting spoken by a visitor wishing to enter a house, used in Ozomatlan
     
Nhuatl, Highland [azz] (Mexico.) 
  Tanesnauak early morning greeting used in Cuetzalan
  Tanesik morning greeting used in Cuetzalan and Ixtacamaxtitln
  Nanon tanesik formal morning greeting used in Cuetzalan and Ixtacamaxtitln
  Ken timotanextihtzinoh older formal morning greeting
  Xe kualtzin tikochik tehua? morning greeting, "did you sleep well?"
  Kemah, kualtzin nimoseui reply to Xe kualtzin tikochic tehua
  Takatik late morning and afternoon greeting used in Cuetzalan and Ixtacamaxtitln
  Nanon takatik formal late morning and afternoon greeting used in Cuetzalan and Ixtacamaxtitln
  Nepanta noontime greeting used in Cuetzalan
  Nepantahtik noontime greeting used in Cuetzalan
  Nekiltia reply to Nepanta and Nepantahtik
  Tiotapak afternoon greeting used in Cuetzalan
  Ken timotiotakiltihtzinoh older formal afternoon greeting
  Tiotaki early evening greeting used in Cuetzalan and Ixtacamaxtitln
  Nanon tiotaki formal early evening greeting used in Cuetzalan and Ixtacamaxtitln
  Tayouah evening greeting used in Cuetzalan
  Antayouah evening greeting used in Cuetzalan
  Ken timoyohualtihtzinoh older formal nighttime greeting
  Ken tioniutikah? how are you?
  Kualtzin reply to Ken tioniutikah
  Kualtzin, tasohkamatik reply to Ken tioniutikah
  Kanika tionyohui? where are you going?
  Ton onka? how are you? used in Cuetzalan
  Niow greeting used when passing someone on the street in Cuetzalan
  Timoita greeting used when passing someone on the street in Cuetzalan
  Timotaskeh greeting used when passing someone on the street in Cuetzalan
  Kani tiouj? greeting to a person who is going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Ximopakilti general greeting used in Puebla
  Ximopakiltitia general greeting used in Puebla
  Ma ximopakiltitia general greeting used in Puebla
     
Nhuatl, Huasteca [nch] (Mexico.)
  Tlanezquiya general greeting
  Piali general greeting
  Cualli tonalli general greeting
  Cualli tlaneci morning greeting
  Cualli tlanextli morning greeting, formal
  Quen otitlanesi? morning greeting, "how did you wake up?"
  Cualli tlzaocamati reply to Quen otitlanesi
  Cualli teotlac afternoon greeting
  Cualli teotlactin afternoon greeting, formal
  Cualli yohualli evening greeting
  Cualli yohualtin evening greeting, formal
  Cualli tlayohuan nighttime greeting used after dark
     
Nhuatl, Isthmus [nhp] (Mexico: Veracruz.)
  Piali general greeting
  Piale general greeting
  Pial tate greeting spoken to a man
  Pial nane greeting spoken to a woman
     
Nhuatl, Mecayapn [nhx] (Mexico.)
  Piali general greeting
  Pianotah greeting spoken by a man to another man
  Pianopi greeting spoken by an older person
  Pialitah greeting spoken by an older man to a younger man
  Pianoko greeting spoken by a younger man to an older man
  Pialipi greeting spoken by a young man to a woman
  Piapipi greeting spoken by a young woman to a woman
  Piayechin greeting spoken by an older woman to a younger woman
  Piatahchin greeting spoken by an older woman to a younger woman
  Te kijtowa? how are you?
  Atei reply to Te kijtowa
  Ken ti ono'? how are you?
  Niye ono' reply to Ken ti ono'
  Ken amonokej? how are you?
  Ken tikmati? how are you?
  Yekti reply to Ken tikmati
  Ken? how are you? informal
  Ni ken reply to Ken
  Ix amonokej? greeting spoken at a house, "are you at home?"
  Nij nonokej reply to Ix amonokej
  Ximotali welcome greeting, "sit down"
  Kuale onanaulajkej welcome greeting
     
Nhuatl, Morelos [nhm] (Mexico.)
  Kuale motonalle general greeting
  Kuale moyoalle evening greeting
  Kuale motayohuan nighttime greeting
  Keninotimopanoltij? how are you?
  Keninanmestigate? how are you? spoken to a group
  Keninotimotlatuilti? morning greeting
  Kenotimotlatjuilti? morning greeting
Kenotatjuiliuak? morning greeting spoken to one person
  Kenotlatjuilialogue? morning greeting spoken to a group
  Kenosemijuitiuak? afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  Kenosemiljuitiualogue? afternoon greeting spoken to a group
  Keninotimoyouilti? evening greeting
  Kualle tlasojkamati reply to Keninotimopanolti, Keninotimotlatjuilti, and Keninotimoyohuilti
  Kualle tlasojkamati uelmiak reply to Keninotimopanolti, Keninotimotlatjuilti, and Keninotimoyohuilti
  Ximopantoltijtsino welcome greeting, "come in"
  Pantoltijtsino welcome greeting, "come in"
  Mixpantsinko reply to Ximopantoltijtsino
  Ximotlalijtsino welcome greeting, "have a seat"
     
Nhuatl, Northern Oaxaca [nhy] (Mexico: northwestern Oaxaca.)
  Nu panolte general greeting
  Noltij

general greeting

  Que hualiahue? how are you?
  Que hualiahue tehuatzin? how are you?
  Cualli, tlazocamatimiec reply to Que hualiahue and Que hualiahue tehuatzin
     
Nhuatl, Orizaba [nlv] (Mexico.)
  Panoltih general greeting
  Panoltih tata greeting spoken by a child to an older man
  Panoltih nana greeting spoken by a child to an older woman
  Panoltih pipi greeting spoken by a child to an older woman
  Panoltih choco reply to Panoltih spoken by an adult to a male child
  Panoltih taco reply to Panoltih spoken by an adult to a female child
  Tamechontlahpalowa formal greeting
  Chantzinko greeting used when visiting a house
  Manioh general greeting spoken in Amatln de los Reyes
  Cuale xiahteh reply to Manioh spoken in Amatln de los Reyes
  Manioh notlayeh greeting spoken by a child to an older man in Amatln de los Reyes
  Manioh nauieh greeting spoken by a child to an older woman in Amatln de los Reyes
  Cuale xiahteh conetl reply to Manioh notlayeh and Manioh nauieh in Amatln de los Reyes
     
Nhuatl, Puebla [ncj] (Mexico.)
  Mopanolti general greeting
  Mopanoltihtzino formal greeting
  Tiotlaquiltihtzino afternoon greeting
  Tlihtzino nighttime greeting
  Huan quen otlatuihuac tehhuatzin? how are you?
  Tlen quihtohua moyolo? how are you? informal
  Quen tiquistoc? how have you  been? informal
  Cuali reply to Huan quen otlatuihuac tehhuatzin, Tlen quihtohua moyolo, Quen tiquistoc
     
Nhuatl, Southeastern Puebla [npl] (Mexico.)
  Panolti general greeting
     
Nhuatl, Tabasco [nhc] (Mexico: Tabasco, Cupilco, and Tecominoacan.)
  Cha tara

general greeting

  Ken tine? how are you?
     
Nhuatl, Tetelcingo [nhg] (Mexico.)
  Yetlajca morning greeting
  Yeyohuac afternoon and evening greeting
  Timitzmotlajpalwia formal greeting, "I greet you", to one person
  Nemiechmotlajpalwia formal greeting, "I greet you", to a group of people
  Nemiechmotlajpalwia nemonochtientzitzi formal greeting, "I greet all of you you"
  Tli timoilia? formal greeting, "what are you doing?"
  Tli taxtica? informal greeting, "what are you doing?"
  Tli tayi? informal greeting, "what are you doing?"
  Amitla, no nijcatica reply to Tli tayi ("nothing, just standing here")
  Xipano welcome greeting at a house, "come in"
  Xomopanulti formal welcome greeting at a house, "come in"
     
Nhuatl, Western Huasteca [nhi] (Mexico: San Luis Potos and Hidalgo.)
  Tiitztoc? morning greeting
  Quena niitztoc reply to Tiitztoc
  Yahui afternoon greeting
  Canque anyahuij amojuanti where are you going?
  Xipano welcome greeting, "come in"
  Ximosehuiqui welcome greeting, "sit down"
     
Nhuatl, Zacatln [nhi] (Mexico: Zacatln, Puebla.)
 

Tzinon

general greeting

  Manmitzmotlahpaluilihtzino formal greeting
  Quen otomotlanexiti tojuatzin? morning greeting, "how did you wake up?"
  Cualtzin reply to Quen otomotlanexiti tojuatzin
  Tlasojcamatic cualtzin reply to Quen otomotlanexiti tojuatzin
  Quilititzinon nighttime greeting
  Queni tica? how are you?
  Quen tiquistoc? how have you been?
  Cuali reply to Queni tica and Quen tiquistoc
 

Quen mitzmocahuilihticah tonaltzin?

how are you? during the day, literally "how is the heat?"

  Quen mitzmocahuiliya tonaltzintli?

how are you? during the day, literally "how is the heat?"

  Tlasojcamatic mohuisiotzin, pos simi tona reply to Quen mitzmocahuilihticah tonaltzin and Quen mitzmocahuiliya tonaltzintli
  Queni tomopanoltiya ica tiquitl? how are you?, spoken to a person working, literally "how is the work?"
     
Nakanai [nak] (Papua New Guinea: Hoskins District in West New Britain Province.)
  Kavkoki morning greeting
  Kavkoki sesele morning greeting
  Laharo midday greeting
  Laharo sesele midday greeting
  Maulavi afternoon greeting
  Maulavi sesele afternoon greeting
  Lalogo nighttime greeting
  Lalogo sesele nighttime greeting
  Mave? how are you?
  Tartigi moli reply to Mave
  Emegegowe? where are you going?
     
Nalca [nlc] (Indonesia: Papua.)
  Perob general greeting ("good")
  Anda hekmok balalam do? where are you going?
  Anda hekmok binilam do? where are you going?
     
Nali [nss] (Papua New Guinea: Manus Province.)
  Ndrolang morning greeting
  Ndrolang satam morning greeting
  Piyahon afternoon greeting
  Yoping nighttime greeting
     
Nalik [nal] (Papua New Guinea: New Ireland Province.)
 

Panaraan

morning greeting
  Panaraan doxo morning greeting
  Laraf afternoon greeting
  Laraf doxo afternoon greeting
  Languzaraf afternoon greeting
  Lawaanas evening greeting
  Labung doxo nighttime greeting
  Labung doxo mase nighttime greeting
     
Nama [naq] (Namibia and South Africa.)
  !gi ||goas morning greeting
  !gi ||oas morning greeting
  !gi tses afternoon greeting
  !gi tse !ga afternoon greeting
  !gi karab afternoon greeting
  !gi !os evening greeting
  !gi !hos evening greeting
  !gi !uis nighttime greeting
  !gisets h? how are you?, "are you doing well?", spoken to a man
  !gises h? how are you?, "are you doing well?", spoken to a woman
  !gi a reply to !gisets h and !gisets h
  !gise du go khai? how are you? used in the morning ("did you sleep well?")
  !gise du go khai? how are you? used in the morning ("did you sleep well?")
  !gise du go //om ha i? how are you? used in the morning ("did you sleep well?")
  khaits du go? how are you? used in the morning ("did you sleep well?"), spoken to a man
  khaits go? how are you? used in the morning ("did you sleep well?"), spoken to a man
  khais go? how are you? used in the morning ("did you sleep well?"), spoken to a woman
 

M re?

how are you?
  !gi gan gans reply to M re
 

hanu a gan gans

reply to M re
 

M du re?

how are you?
  Mtisa ti axaro? how are you?
  Mtisa? how are you?
  Mtisa ti khoetse? how are you? spoken to a friend
  !gi a reply to Mtisa
  !gi i ge a reply to Mtisa
  !gi i ge a, aios reply to Mtisa
  !gi ri ge a reply to Mtisa
  Khei ta ge ko reply to Mtisa
  !gi ≠angus greeting when meeting someone for the first time
  Gaxa re welcome greeting, "come in"
  ||Khore||hare welcome greeting
     
Namakura [nmk] (Vanuatu: North Efate, Tongoa, and Tongariki.)
  Eleat awoh general daytime greeting
  Mangorise awoh morning greeting
  Daravih awoh afternoon and evening greeting
  Ebong awoh nighttime greeting
  Ebong nighttime greeting
  Obeah ko pa row? where are you going?
     
Nambikuara [nab] (Brazil: Mato Grosso.)
  Wxnĩnjiwa? greeting spoken to a person who is arriving
  Wxnjiwa? greeting spoken to a person who is arriving
  Wxnawa reply spoken by the person who is arriving
  wittidensanhawa greeting spoken before entering a house
  wittura reply to wittidensanhawa ("come in")
  Winara reply to wittura
  Ĩhnũla aiterinjiwa? greeting to a person passing by, "where are you going?"
  Wasuwasunĩntaxneha? how are you?
  Wasuwasunawa reply to Wasuwasunĩntaxneha
     
Nambya [nmq] (Zimbabwe. Botswana.)
  Mamuka chini? morning greeting
  Ndamuka reply to Mamuka chini
  Ndamuka wamuka chini reply to Mamuka chini
     
Namia [nnm] (Papua New Guinea: Sandaun Province.)
  Ne morle? general greeting to a person who is going somewhere, "where are you going?"
     
Namonuito [nmt] (Micronesia.)
  Allim general greeting
  Rn allim general daytime greeting
  Lehor allim morning greeting
  Lelaha allim afternoon greeting
  Lehpwunil allim evening greeting
  Meta aa fri? how are you?, "how's it going?"
  Aa wetik pwe saa rhuu fngn welcome greeting, "good to see you"
  Fitto mwng welcome greeting, "come and eat"
  Toolong welcome greeting, "come in"
  Wenimwoomwoto welcome greeting
     
Namosi-Naitasiri-Serua [bwb] (Fiji: Namosi, Serua, and Naitasiri provinces.)
  Bula nakwa general greeting in the Naitasiri dialect
  Ni sa bula nakwa general greeting in the Naitasiri dialect
     
Nanai [gld] (Russia. China: Heilongjiang.)
  Бачигоапу bachigoanu: general greeting
  Хони бису? honi bisu: how are you?
  Ая aya: reply to Хони бису
  Бачигоапу андана bachigoanu andana: welcome greeting in the Russian dialect
  爱西 aishi: general greeting in the Heilongjiang dialect
     
Nancere [nnc] (Chad: Tandjile region.)
  Lapia general greeting
  Lapia ma general greeting
  Lapia e general greeting
     
Nande [nnb] (Democratic Republic of the Congo: Ituri and Nord-Kivu provinces.)
  Wbũkĩre morning greeting spoken to one person
  Mwbũkĩre morning greeting spoken to a group
  Wsĩbĩre afternoon and evening greeting spoken to one person
  Mwsĩbĩre afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a group
  Kti? how are you? (literally, "what [is new]?")
  Whi? how are you? (literally, "what [is new]?")
  Iyhe reply to Whi, "no news"
  Iyhe, yin mbolere reply to Whi, "no news, it's peaceful"
  Kymky ? how are you? used in the morning
  Wsĩbĩre ? how are you? used in the afternoon
  Kalbho welcome greeting
     
andeva [tpj] (Paraguay and Bolivia.)
 

Aurabe pa?

how are you?
  Aurabe reply to Aurabe pa
     
Nandi [niq] (Kenya: Rift Valley Province.)
  Chamgei general greeting
  Sopai greeting to a man
  Epa reply to Sopai
  Takwenya greeting to a man
  Igo reply to Takwenya
  Takwenya, chepioso-chu greeting spoken by a man to a woman
     
Nanti [cox] (Peru.)
  Poxaxenpi? greeting spoken to a person who is arriving
  Neje, poxaxena reply to Poxaxenpi
     
Nanticoke [nnt] (United States of America: Delaware and Maryland.)
  Eweenitu general greeting
     
Nanubae [afk] (Papua New Guinea: East Sepik Province.)
 

Marigman

general greeting
     
Napoletano-Calabrese [nap] (Italy.)
Ciao general greeting in the Calabrese and Napulitano dialects
  Ci general greeting in the Calabrese dialect [nap-nor]
  U informal greeting in the Apulo-Barese dialect [nap-nap]
  Bongiornu general greeting in the Calabrese dialect [nap-nor]
  Bangiorne morning greeting spoken in the Putenzese dialect [nap-nap]
  Bonscirne general greeting in the Apulo-Barese dialect [nap-nap]
  Bongiorn' general greeting in the Napulitano dialect [nap-nap]
  Bonaser' evening greeting in the Napulitano dialect [nap-nap]
  Bonanott' nighttime greeting in the Napulitano dialect [nap-nap]
  Nce verimmo general greeting in the Napulitano dialect [nap-nap]
  Statte bbuono general greeting in the Napulitano dialect [nap-nap]
  Stateve bbuone general greeting in the Napulitano dialect [nap-nap]
  Ce je? how are you? informal in the Bitettese dialect [nap-nap]
  Ce ji? how are you? informal in the Bitontino dialect [nap-nap]
  Ci j? how are you? informal in the Barese dialect [nap-nap]
  Ci j? how are you? informal in the Barlettano dialect [nap-nap]
  Ciobb? how are you? informal in the Andriese dialect [nap-nap]
  Ce da? how are you? informal in the Terlizzese dialect [nap-nap]
  Ce d'? how are you? informal in the Molfettese dialect [nap-nap]
  C d? how are you? informal in the Coratino dialect [nap-nap]
  C d'? how are you? informal in the Grume y Palese dialects [nap-nap]
  Bemmenute welcome greeting in the Napulitano and Calabrese [nap-nor] dialects
     
Napu [npy] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)
  Tabea general greeting
     
Nar Phu [npa] (Nepal: Gandaki.)
  Namaste general greeting
  Sapa moe? how are you?
     
Narim [loh] (South Sudan: East Equatoria State.)
  Lang kithawoi general greeting
  Kithawoi reply to Lang kithawoi
  Okon ku? how are you?
  Kabunna na reply to Okon ku
  Oko niia nga? where are you going?
  Yei oko goo niabu nga? where are you going?
     
Naro [nhr] (Botswana: Ghanzi.)
  ǂXaio morning greeting
  ǂKxe greeting, "get up"
  ǂKxee greeting, "get up"
  Khasi k/o? how are you?
     
Narragansett [xnt] (United States of America: eastern region.)
  Asco wequasin morning greeting
  Asco wequassunnummis morning greeting
  Wequasin morning greeting
  Hushěm? how are you?
  Knkitcha reply to Hushěm
  Askuttaaquompsin? how are you?
Asnpaumpmauntam reply to Askuttaaquompsin
     
Narrinyeri [nay] (Australia: South Australia.)
  Nguldi arndu welcome greeting
     
Naskapi [nsk] (United States of America: Louisiana and Oklahoma.)
  Waachiyaa general greeting
  Piihchah welcome greeting spoken to one person ("come in")
  Piihchahkw welcome greeting spoken to a group of people ("come in")
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Natchez [ncz] (United States of America: Louisiana and Oklahoma.)
  Aquenan general greeting used by men, literally "listen"
  Tacht-cabanact, petchi general greeting spoken to a visitor by men, literally "there you are, sit down"
  Cabanact general greeting used by men
  Manatte reply to Cabanact
  Magani general greeting used by women and nobles, literally "listen"
  Apapegouya-iche, caham general greeting spoken to a visitor by women and nobles, "there you are, sit down"
     
Natgu [ntu] (Solomon Islands: Santa Cruz Island in Temotu Province.)
  Nimla general greeting
     
Nauete [nxa] (East Timor.)
  Hia no da? how are you?
     
Nauruan [nau] (Nauru.)
  A kamawireij uw general greeting
  Talofa me kamawireij uw general greeting
  Ekamawir omo general greeting
  Kamawir omo general greeting
  Omo yoran morning greeting
  Omo yekwo afternoon greeting
  Omo yemerra evening greeting
  Omo yibum nighttime greeting
  Wo reit ed? how are you?
     
Navajo [nav] (United States of America: southwestern region.)
 

Y't'h

general greeting

  Aoo' yá'át'ééh reply to Y't'h
  Y't'h abn morning greeting
  Y't'h ałní'ní'á noontime greeting
  Yá'át'ééh hiiłchi'į' evening greeting
  Y't'h shik'is

greeting spoken to a friend

 

Y't'h shicheii

greeting spoken to an older man ("grandfather")

 

Y't'h shim

greeting spoken to an older woman ("mother")

 

Y't'h shim yzh

greeting spoken to an older woman ("aunt")

  Y't'h shitsil greeting spoken to a younger brother
  Y't'h shinaa greeting spoken to an older brother
 

Y't'h shiyzh

greeting spoken by a woman to a child

 

Y't'h shits

greeting spoken by a man to a child

 

Y't'h sits

greeting spoken by a man to a child

  Aoo' yá'át'ééh reply to greetings
  Hgshą? where are you going?
     
Nawdm [nmz] (Togo.)
  V rorbii morning greeting
  V rorbii nan morning greeting
  Be ba welee, verbii reply to V rorbii and V rorbii nan
  Be ba welee, verbii nan reply to V rorbii and V rorbii nan
  Be ba kan, verbii nan reply to V rorbii and V rorbii nan
  V muunquu midday greeting
  V muunquu nan midday greeting
  Qu ba welee, verquu reply to V muunquu  and V muunquu nan
  Qu ba welee, verquu nan reply to V muunquu  and V muunquu nan
  Qu ba kan, verquu nan reply to V muunquu  and V muunquu nan
  V jabrii afternoon greeting
  V jabrii nan afternoon greeting
  De ba welee, vedii reply to V jabrii and V jabrii nan
  De ba welee, vedii nan reply to V jabrii and V jabrii nan
  De ba kan, vedii nan reply to V jabrii and V jabrii nan
  V nginguu nighttime greeting
  V nginguu nan nighttime greeting
  Ku ba welee, verkuu reply to V nginguu and V rorbii nan
  Ku ba welee, verkuu nan reply to V nginguu and V rorbii nan
  Ku ba kan, verkuu nan reply to V nginguu and V rorbii nan
  V ŋɛɛgbii greeting spoken to a person who is working
  V ŋɛɛgbii nan morning greeting
  Be ba welee reply to V ŋɛɛgbii and V ŋɛɛgbii nan
  Le ba laa? how are you?
  Le kpaq lii reply to Le ba laa
  Le ba hom reply to Le ba laa
  V gbanu ba laa? how are you, "how is your body?"
  V gbanquu kan? how are you, "how is your body?"
  Qu ba kan, verquu  nan reply to V gbanquu kan
     
Naxi [nxq] (China: northwestern Yunnan.)
  Al la'laq lei general greeting
  Ngvl al la'laq lei general greeting
  La'laq ma reply to Ngvl al la'laq lei
  Nuar la'laq general greeting
  Ngvl sei waq lei? how are you?
  Na tshi lae? greeting to a person arriving, "have you come?"
  Le u tshi la? greeting to a person returning, "have you come back?"
  Le tshi se reply to Le u tshi la, "I have come back"
     
Ncane [ncr] (Cameroon: Donga-Mantung Division.)
  Bu yu? morning greeting
  Bu yu chuu le reply to Bu yu
  Wɔ chee? morning greeting, "how did you sleep?"
  Wɔ gɛnɛ faŋ? where are you going?
  Wɔ gɛnɛ fɔnɛ? where are you going?
     
Ndali [ndh] (Tanzania: southern region.)
  Mwaghona general greeting
  Mwaghona sebho general greeting
  Mwaghona ena reply to Mwaghona
  Mwalamusha general greeting
  Panandi general greeting, and reply to Mwalamusha
  Ena reply to Panandi
  Utwakukaya general greeting used in Rungwe
  Tukomu reply to Utwakukaya used in Rungwe
     
Ndamba [ndj] (Tanzania: south central region.)
  Awije general greeting
  Hawije general greeting
  Ukaimuka general greeting
  Kaimuka reply to Ukaimuka
     
Nda'nda' [nnz] (Cameroon.)
  Wa tsi'i morning greeting in the Hop'a Ngak dialect
  Wouah tsieh morning greeting in the Tswefap dialect
  Wa tso'o evening greeting in the Hop'a Ngak dialect
  Wouah tsoh evening greeting in the Tswefap dialect
  Tchou'on ngueko'oh? how are you? in the Tswefap dialect
  E me pah li? how are you? in the Hop'a Ngak dialect
  Pali'h? how are you? in the Tswefap dialect
  Y'kh reply to Tchou'on ngueko'oh and Pali'h
  Y'khtse reply to Tchou'on ngueko'oh and Pali'h
     
Ndau [ndc] (Mozambique: Sofala and Manic Province.)
  Kwaziwai general greeting
  Mawata general greeting
  Mwarara morning greeting
  Mwarara ce morning greeting
  Madeikoni evening greeting
  Mwakadini? how are you?
     
Ndebele, Northern [nde] (Zimbabwe.)
  Sawubona general greeting spoken to one person
  Salibonani general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Yebo reply to Sawubona and Salibonani
  Livukile morning greeting
  Livuke njani morning greeting
  Litshonile afternoon greeting
  Lilale evening greeting
  Litshone njani evening greeting
  Kunjani? how are you? spoken to one person
  Unjani? how are you? spoken to one person
  Linjani? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Sikhona reply to Kunjani and Linjani
     
Ndebele, Southern [nbl] (South Africa.)
  Lotjha general greeting spoken to one person
  Lotjhani general greeting spoken to a group of people
     
Ndemli [nml] (Cameroon: Nkam.)
  Ma buli general greeting
  Ktchiia morning greeting
  B tha? how are you?
     
Ndendeule [dne] (Tanzania: inland region.)
  Numbaalile general greeting
  Kakalile reply to Numbaalile
     
Ndengereko [ndg] (Tanzania: Pwani and Morogoro Regions.)
  Waankoto? how are you? spoken to one person, "are you fine?"
  Naankoto reply to Waankoto
  Mkeekinya? how are you? spoken to a group
     
Ndo [dne] (Congo and Uganda.)
  Ngoni general greeting
     
Ndogo [ndz] (South Sudan.)
  Seno general greeting
     
Ndonga [ndo] (Angola and Namibia.)
  Ongaipi kaume general greeting
  Ongaipi informal greeting
  Onawa? informal greeting
  Nawa nawa reply to Onawa
  Ongiini informal greeting
  Aawe, onawa ngaa reply to Ongiini
  Wa lala po morning greeting
  Wa penduka? morning greeting
  Wa shilwa po? noontime greeting
  Wu uhala po afternoon greeting
  Wa tokelwa po evening greeting
  Wa tokewa po evening greeting
  Ee reply to Wa penduka, Wa shilwa po, Wu uhala po, Wa tokelwa po, and Wa tokewa po
  Nawa reply to Ee
     
Ndumu [nmd] (Gabon: Ogooue.)
  Tchissa? how are you?
     
Ndyuka-Trio [njt] (Suriname.)
  Odi general greeting
     
Nehan [nsn] (Papua New Guinea: Nissan Island.)
  Liuo tun morning greeting
  Aliuo tun morning greeting
  Marein uleik noontime greeting
  Mareing uleik noontime greeting
  Maloi tun afternoon greeting
  Moloi tun afternoon greeting
  Buong tun nighttime greeting
     
Nek [nif] (Papua New Guinea: Morobe Province.)
  Notna general greeting spoken to a friend
  Timgan nighttime greeting
     
Neku [nek] (New Caledonia: Bourail.)
  wja general greeting
     
Nlmwa-Nixumwak [nee] (New Caledonia: Koumac and Poum.)
  Bshu general greeting
     
Nemi [nem] (New Caledonia: North Province.)
  Bosu general greeting
  Hwebee? how are you?
  Daun hen ee? where are you going?
     
Nend [anh] (Papua New Guinea: Madang Province.)
  Namenpand afternoon greeting
     
Nenets [yrk] (Russia: northwest Siberia.)
  Торова torova: general greeting
  Нани торова nani torova: general greeting
  Ӈани торова

ngani torova: general greeting

  Ань торова an torova: general greeting
  Сава яля sava yalya: daytime greeting
  Хынтер илен? hinter ilen: how are you?
  Хансер илен? hanser ilen: how are you?
  Саць сава sats' sava: reply to Хынтер илен and Хансер илен
  Саць сава сава sats' sava sava: reply to Хынтер илен and Хансер илен
     
Nengon [nen] (New Caledonia: Loyalty Islands.)
  Bozu general greeting
  Hi ilo? how are you?
  Bo ci hue il? where are you going?
     
Neo-Aramaic, Western [amw] (Syria: Qalamoun Mountains.)
  Shloma general greeting
  Ibrikh yuma general greeting
  Ikh chob? how are you? spoken to a man
  Ikh cheeba? how are you? spoken to a woman
     
Nepali [npi] (Nepal and India.)
  नमस्कार namaskaar: general greeting
  नमस्ते namast: general greeting
  शुभ प्रभात subha prabhat: morning greeting
  शुभ सन्ध्या subha sandhya: evening greeting
  शुभ रात्री subha ratri: nighttime greeting
  तपाईंलाई कस्तो छ? tapāī̃lāī kasto cha: how are you?
  तिमीलाई कस्तो छ? timilāī kasto cha: how are you?
  के छ? ke cha: how are you? informal
  सञ्चै हुनुहुन्छ? sachai hunuhuncha: how are you? formal
  ठीक छ thika cha: reply to तपाईंलाई कस्तो छतिमीलाई कस्तो छके छ, and सञ्चै हुनुहुन्छ
  मलाइ ठीक छ malā'ī thika cha: reply to तपाईंलाई कस्तो छतिमीलाई कस्तो छके छ, and सञ्चै हुनुहुन्छ
  मलाइ सन्चै छ malā'ī sachai cha: reply to पाईंलाई कस्तो छतिमीलाई कस्तो छके छ, and सञ्चै हुनुहुन्छ
  मलाई सन्चै छ, धन्यवाद malā'ī sachai cha, dhanyavaaada: reply to तिमीलाई कस्तो छ  and सञ्चै हुनुहुन्छ
  खाना खानुभयो? khana khanu bhaiyo: have you eaten?
  स्वागत svāgat: welcome greeting
  स्वागत svāgat cha: welcome greeting
     
Newar [new] (Nepal.)
  ज्वजलपा jwajalapā: general greeting
  जोजलपा jojalapā: general greeting
  नमस्ते namast: general greeting
  भीं सुथ bheen sutha: morning greeting
  भीं बहनी bheen bahani: nighttime greeting
  छु दु? chhu du: how are you?
  छि गथे च्वं? chhita gathe chwa: how are you?
  म्हं फु ला? mhan fu lā: how are you?
  लसकुस lasakusa: welcome greeting
     
Neyo [ney] (Cte d'Ivoire.)
  Ayō general greeting
  Ayōka general greeting
     
Nez Perce [nez] (United States of America: northern Idaho.)
  Ta'c lehyen general greeting
  Ta'c meywi morning greeting
  Ta'c hallaxp afternoon greeting
  Ta'c kulewit evening greeting
  Ta'c cik'etin' nighttime greeting
  Manaa wees? how are you?
  Ta'c wees reply to Manaa wees
     
Ngaanyatjarra [ntj] (Australia: Warburton Ranges.)
  Yuwawu general greeting
  Yuwa general greeting (literally, "yes")
  Nha added as a suffix to a person's name as a greeting
  Yiparrkaa sun-side moiety skin name (used as a greeting)
  Panaka sun-side moiety skin name (used as a greeting)
  Tjarurru sun-side moiety skin name (used as a greeting)
  Milangka shade-side moiety skin name (used as a greeting)
  Karimarra shade-side moiety skin name (used as a greeting)
  Purungu shade-side moiety skin name (used as a greeting)
  Kulila-ya greeting used to get someone's attention, literally "listen up"
  Pitja-ya welcome greeting
     
Ngbere [gym] (Panama.)
 

antre

general greeting
 

antre dego

general greeting
 

antre me

general greeting
  Dre kugwe general greeting
  antre dego morning greeting
 

Kb kwin

morning greeting
 

Kb kwin dere

afternoon greeting
 

antre dere

afternoon greeting
 

Kb kwin deo

nighttime greeting
 

antre deo

nighttime greeting
  M nibi o? how are you?
     
Ngad'a [nxg] (Indonesia: Nusa Tenggara.)
 

Male de?

general greeting, literally, "where are you going?" in the Bajawa dialect [nxg-baj]
 

Moe de?

how are you? in the Bajawa dialect [nxg-baj]
  Molo reply to Moe de in the Bajawa dialect [nxg-baj]
     
Ngaju [nij] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)
 

Tabe

general greeting
 

Selamat

general greeting
 

Selamat hanjewu

morning greeting
  Selamat halemei afternoon greeting
  Selamat bentuk andau afternoon greeting
  Selamat hamalem evening greeting
  Narai kabar? how are you?
     
Ng'akarimojong [kdj] (Uganda.)
  Imaata general greeting
  Ejoka general greeting
  Ejok noo reply to Ejoka
  Ejok nooi reply to Ejoka
  Toyai general greeting spoken to one person in the Dodoth dialect, "you be there"
  Toyakas general greeting spoken to a group in the Dodoth dialect, "you be there"
  Iperi ejoka? morning greeting
  Iperi ti a? morning greeting spoken to one person
  Iperi to? morning greeting spoken to a group
  Ee reply to Iperi ejoka, Iperi ti a, and Iperi to
  Ie ia? how are you?
  Ee, ie iyoŋ daŋa? reply to Ie ia
  Ie ia ijoka? how are you? used in the southern Karamoja region
  Ie ba? how are you? used in the Kotido region
  Anu ŋace? how are you? informal
  Man ŋace reply to Anu ŋace
  Toyai? how are you?
  Ejoka reply to Toyai
  Tolom tooma welcome greeting
     
Ngam [nmc] (Chad.)     
  Lpy general greeting
  Ll general greeting
  t kŗī ? how are you?
  ē, t n kŗī reply to t kŗī
     
Ngambay [sba] (Chad.)     
  Lpy general greeting
  Lpy general greeting
  yō, lpy y reply to Lpy and Lpy lə
  Ll general greeting
  Mw jī general greeting spoken to one person
  Mw jīs general greeting spoken to a group
  yō, mw jī y tɔ reply to Mw jī and Mw jīs
  I r w? where are you coming from?
  S i r w? where are you coming from?
  S aw'd r w? where are you going?
     
Ngamo [nbh] (Nigeria: Fika LGA and Nafada-Bajoga LGA.)
  Ngur dga general greeting in the Gudi dialect
  Bark ma general greeting in the Gudi dialect
  Tā t'y? general greeting, literally "how's the tiredness?" in the Gudi dialect
  Han t'y b reply to Tā t'y in the Gudi dialect
 

Usk

general greeting in the Gudi dialect
  Usk general greeting in the Yaya dialect
  Ussh general greeting in the Yaya dialect
  Usku general greeting in the Yaya dialect
     
Nganasan [nio] (Russia: northern Siberia.)
  Дороба doroba: general greeting
  Дəрəбə dərəbə: general greeting
     
Ngarinman [nbj] (Australia: Northern Territory.)
  Wanyjiga nguwarla? where are you going?, greeting in the Bilinara dialect
  Wanyjiga ngurla? where are you going?, greeting in the Bilinara dialect
  Wanyjiga yangu? where are you going?, greeting in the Bilinara dialect
  Wanyjigurranda yana? where are you going?, greeting spoken to a group in the Bilinara dialect
  Wanyjingurlun yanirni? where are you coming from? in the Bilinara dialect
  Yanirna greeting spoken by a person arriving in the Bilinara dialect, "I came"
  Yanirnirnanggu greeting spoken by a person arriving in the Bilinara dialect, "I came to you"
  Nyununybarnanngu yani greeting spoken by a person arriving in the Bilinara dialect, "I came to you"
  Nyawamarnanggu yanirni greeting spoken by a person arriving in the Bilinara dialect, "I came to you"
  Gawayi welcome greeting, "come here", in the Bilinara dialect
     
Ngarinyin [ung] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Gurramurlarr mingiya welcome greeting
     
Ngas [anc] (Nigeria: Plateau State.)
Răng ĕ? how are you?
Bwāp reply to Răng ĕ
Bwāp ā? how are you? ("are you well?")
Bwāp gnēt reply to Bwāp ā
Ğhā kām ā? how are you? ("are you well?")
Gnăn kām gnēt reply to Ğhā kām ā
Rīt dō dā kē? how are you ("is everything well?")
Wŏng lŏk ā? how are you ("do you have any worries?")
Wŏng kā reply to Wŏng lŏk ā
  Ămwĕn kŭk ā? greeting to a person going somewhere ("are you just on your journey?")
  Ăn mwĕn kŭk gnēt reply to Ămwĕn kŭk ā
  Ăyal ā? morning greeting ("have you risen?")
  Ănyāl reply to Ăyal ā
  Bwāp rōrp reply to Ăyal ā
  Bchĕ kā reply to Ăyal ā
  Kō yāl kĕ lŭ kĕt kĕt wā? morning greeting ("did your house get up alright?")
     
Ngemba [nge] (Cameroon.)
  Abela general greeting
  yŋ? general greeting, "have you arrived?"
  m yŋə reply to yŋ, "yes, I have arrived"
  yŋə? general greeting, "have you arrived?"
  m yŋə ɣ reply to yŋə, "yes, I have arrived"
  Ǹdʒw lnə? morning greeting, "is the day clear/bright?"
  ǹdʒw lnə ɣ reply to Ǹdʒw lnə, "yes, the day is bright"
  Ǹdʒw lǎ? morning greeting, "is the day clear/bright?"
  ǹdʒw lə reply to Ǹdʒw lǎ, "yes, the day is bright"
  ʒwɣɨ̂ afternoon greeting, "have you rested?"
  m ʒwɣə reply to ʒwɣɨ̂, "yes, I have rested"
  ʒwɣnə afternoon greeting, "have you rested?"
  m ʒwɣnə ɣ reply to ʒwɣnə, "yes, I have rested already"
  Nɨ̀ kwɛ? evening greeting, "have you returned?"
  tɨ kwɛ reply to Nɨ̀ kwɛə, "yes, I have returned"
  Nɨ̀ kwɛǹə evening greeting, "have you returned?"
  tɨ kwɛǹə ɣ reply to Nɨ̀ kwɛǹə, "yes, I have returned"
     
Nggem [nbq] (Indonesia: West Papua.)
  Wa wa wa general greeting
     
Ngiemboon [nnh] (Cameroon.)
  Ntsɛy't general greeting
     
Ngizim [ngi] (Nigeria: Damaturu LGA.)
  si general greeting
 

Ll

general greeting
  Sālm general greeting
  Ngupəř general greeting
  Ngupəř dəga reply to Ngupəř
  Ńda d'wtl? how are you? (literally, "how's the tiredness?")
  Nā d'wtl bai reply to Ńda d'wtl
  Salamu alaikom greeting used by Muslims
     
Ngomba [jgo] (Cameroon.)
  Ɔ k tsuŋ ńdɛ sʉ'nɛ pɔ? morning greeting, "you didn't really sleep well?"
  Ɔ k tsŭŋ ńdɛ sʉ'nɛ pɔɔ? morning greeting, "you didn't really sleep well?"
     
Ngombale [nla] (Cameroon.)
  M ntsey'te general greeting
  Pwohg p ntsey'te general greeting
  Ee z gha'a? how are you?
  Ee z'a? how are you?
  Ee p gha'a? how are you?
  Ee p'a? how are you?
  Eo jaa-me? morning greeting
  Eo jaa? morning greeting
  Eo jaa-me zeo? reply to Eo jaa-me and Eo jaa
  Eo lyee sh'? morning greeting
  Eo lyee? morning greeting
  Eo jweog sh'? afternoon greeting
  Eo jweog? afternoon greeting
  Eo jweog zeo sh'? reply to Eo jweog sh' and Eo jweog
  Eo lyee sh'? nighttime greeting
  Teo-a ndaandaa welcome greeting
     
Ngoni [ngo] (Tanzania: Ruvuma Province.)
  Habari za lelu general greeting
 

Kwa bwina

reply to Habari za lelu
  Tukuone general greeting
  Tukuone bambo greeting spoken to a man
  Tukuone mau greeting spoken to a woman
  Yeho reply to Tukuone, Tukuone bambo, and Tukuone mau
  Monile general greeting
  Uyimwiki morning greeting
  Habari za lukela? morning greeting
  Habari za kuyumka? morning greeting
  Habari za muhi? daytime greeting
  Habari za kuwela? evening greeting
  Monihuti general greeting in the Ngoni wa Mpepo dialect
  Emoni general greeting in the Ngoni wa Mpepo dialect
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Nhengatu [yrl] (Colombia and Brazil.)
  Puranga pesika general greeting
  Puranga ara morning greeting
  Mukuma morning greeting
  Nkuma morning greeting
  Puranga karuka afternoon greeting
  Puranga pituna nighttime greeting
  Ereu-pe? general greeting, "have you come?"
  Ereury-pe? general greeting, "have you come?"
  P, aur reply to Ereu-pe and Ereury-pe
  Te, ai nip reply to P, aur
  Puranga p ser ne irũmu? how are you?
     
Nias [nia] (Indonesia: Nias and Batu Islands.)
  Ya'ahowu general greeting
  Hadia duria? how are you? in the North Nias dialect
  Hewisa duria? how are you? in the Gunung Sitoli (North Nias) dialect
  Turia si skhi reply to Hadia duria and Hewisa duria
  Haya dvuria? how are you? in the South Nias dialect
  Dvuria si skhi reply to Haya dvuria
  Haega g-mi? where are you going? in the North Nias dialect
  Haega moroi ndaug? where are you coming from? in the North Nias dialect
     
Nicobarese, Car [caq] (India: Nicobar.)
  Salām general greeting
  Salām general greeting
  Sinlām general greeting
     
Nicobarese, Central [ncb] (India: Nicobar.)
  Ho general greeting
  Chaichaka general greeting
  Met chai chacha ka general greeting spoken to one person
  Inat chai chacha ka general greeting spoken to two people
  Ifet chai chacha ka general greeting spoken to three or more
  Met chai cha rakat general greeting spoken to one person
  Inat chai cha rakat general greeting spoken to two people
  Ifet chai cha rakat general greeting spoken to three or more
  Kayan men talinhen? how are you?
  Et chai chaka ka welcome greeting
  Etieitiera general greeting in the Nancowry dialect [ncb-nan]
  Behare reply to Etieitiera
     
Niellim [nie] (Chad: southwestern region.)
  Lpya general greeting
     
Nii [nii] (Papua New Guinea: Western Highlands Province.)
 

Oiyo

general greeting

  Kange kawi morning greeting
  Kange ponanga ki afternoon greeting
  Nim manda? how are you?
  Nim molun ei? how are you?
  Jiłi pun? where are you going?
  Nim konu jiłi punjii nin? where are you going?
     
Nilamba [nim] (Tanzania: West Shinyanga.)
  Wiliani general greeting
  Wililiani general greeting
  Ulalaliani general greeting
     
Nimbari [nmr] (Cameroon: North Province.)
  Mookenow general greeting
  Mookenote general greeting
  Muiyette general greeting
     
Nimo [niw] (Papua New Guinea: East Sepik Province.)
  Nena wenao general greeting
  Anena sawia? how are you?
  Seme, eda sawia general greeting
     
Ninggerum [nxr] (Papua New Guinea: Western Province.)
  Hinduon morning greeting
  Hinduon dapman morning greeting
  Aronkuib midday greeting
  Amion afternoon greeting
  Amion dapman afternoon greeting
  Amgumdi nighttime greeting
     
Ninzo [nin] (Nigeria: Kaduna and Nassarawa states.)
  ŋg chi w general greeting spoken to one person
  ŋg chi mb yi general greeting spoken to a group
     
Nisenan [nsz] (United State of America: Sierra Nevada foothills of California.)
  Homoma kani uk'oji? general greeting, "where are you going?"
     
Nisga'a [ncg] (United State of America: Alaska.)
  Ńit general greeting
  Amaa hiihlukw morning greeting
  Amaa galaanhl sikwsaxs afternoon greeting
  Ndahl wilaa wilin? how are you?
  Aam wilaa wilina? how are you?
  Aam reply to Aam wilaa wilina and Ndahl wilaa wilin
  Aam wilaa wiliy reply to Aam wilaa wilina and Ndahl wilaa wilin
     
Niuafo'ou [num] (Tonga: Niuafo'ou and 'Eua islands.)
  Alofa general greeting
     
Niue [niu] (Niue.)
  Fakaalofa lahi atu formal greeting
  Fakaalofa atu general greeting spoken to one person
  Fakaalofa atu ki a mua general greeting spoken to two people
  Fakaalofa atu ki a mutolu general greeting spoken to a small group
  Fakaalofa atu ki a mutolu oti general greeting spoken to a large group
  Fēfē a koe? how are you? spoken to one person
  Fēfē a mua? how are you? spoken to two people
  Fēfē a mutolu? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Mitaki reply to Fēfē a koe, Fēfē a mua, and Fēfē a mutolu
  Mitaki lahi reply to Fēfē a koe, Fēfē a mua, and Fēfē a mutolu
  Fakaaue ha kua feleveia welcome greeting
     
Nivacl [cag] (Argentina: Chaco.)
  Ta ajunash? how are you?, literally "what is your situation?"
  Lhnam? general greeting, "did you come?"
  Janam reply to Lhnam, "I came"
  Lhnach shi'na? general greeting, "are you around?"
  Janach shi'na reply to Lhnach shi'na, "I am around"
     
Niwer Mil [hrc] (Papua New Guinea: Tangga Islands.)
 

Kono na  bingbing

general greeting

  Puke morning greeting
  Kone siat midday greeting
  Efefe afternoon greeting
  Panambing nighttime greeting
     
Njebi [nzb] (Gabon: Ogooue-Lolo and Ngounie.)
  Mbolo general greeting spoken to one person
  Mbolani general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Mm, mbolo reply to Mbolo and Mboloani
  W ma sogha morning greeting spoken to one person
  Bel ma sogha morning greeting spoken to a group of people
  na w reply to W ma sogha and Bel ma sogha
  W buedi? how are you?
  W ka buni? how are you?
  Mwa buedi reply to W ka buni
     
Njyem [njy] (Cameroon: East Province.)
  Mbeya-mbeya general greeting
  Gʉ jɨma ɛ general greeting
     
N'ko [nqo] (Guinea. Liberia. Burkina Faso. Cte dIvoire Gambia. Mali. Sierra Leone.)
  Tanna mah ssee? morning greeting
  Tanna mah teleh daytime greeting
  Tanna ssee teh reply to Tanna mah ssee and Tanna mah teleh
  Hara sida? morning greeting
  E nee somah morning greeting
  E nee teleh midday greeting
  E nee woorah afternoon greeting
  E nee sooh nighttime greeting
  I ka kende? how are you?
     
Nkonya [nko] (Ghana: southeast.)
  Ndɛ mlɩ tsia ha general greeting, "I am greeting you"
  Ndɛ mlɩ tsia ha ee general greeting, "I am greeting you"
  Ɔyaa morning greeting spoken to one person
  Mlɩyaa morning greeting
  Mlɩyaaloo morning greeting
  Ɛdɔɔ reply to Mlɩyaa and Mlɩyaaloo
  Ɛyɩlɛkɛ? morning greeting, "has dawn come?"
  Tsianɩ afternoon and evening greeting
  Fʋnaa reply to Tsianɩ
  Woyi da? how is your household?
  Atuu welcome greeting
     
Nkoya [nka] (Zambia: Mankoya.)
  Muli bati? how are you?
  Muli nahiti? how are you?
  Muna pinduku nahiti? how are you?
     
Nobiin [fia] (Sudan: Wadi Halfa. Egypt: Kom Ombo.)
  Maskagna general greeting
  Sikker fii? how are you?
  Ashriyya reply to Sikker fii 
     
Nobonob [gaw] (Papua New Guinea: Madang Province.)
 

Bulua ena

morning greeting

 

Butua ena

morning greeting

  Moen ena

morning greeting

  Tuqan ena

evening greeting

     
Nogai [nog] (Russia: Northern Caucasus.)
 

Аьруьв сизбе

aruv sizbe: general greeting

 

Арус сызбе

arus sizbe: general greeting

  Аман сызбе

aman sizbe: general greeting

  Салам salam: general greeting
  Салам алейкум salam aleikum: general greeting
  Алейкум салам aleikum salam: reply to Салам алейкум
 

Якшымыз

yakshimiz: general greeting

 

Яхшыма

yakshima: general greeting

 

Аманмыз

amanmiz: general greeting

 

Аманма

amanma: general greeting

 

Якшы танъ

yakshi tan: morning greeting

  Танъ якшы болсын tan yakshi bolsyn: morning greeting
  Эртенъ яхшы болсын erten yakshi bolsyn: morning greeting
 

Якшы куьн

yakshi kun: afternoon greeting

  Куьн якшы болсын kun yakshi bolsyn: afternoon greeting
 

Якшы кеш

yakshi kesh: evening greeting

  Кеш якшы болсын

kesh yakshi bolsyn: evening greeting

  Калай ды аьллер? kalai dy aller: how are you?
 

Кайтесиз?

kaitesiz: how are you?

 

Нешик?

neshik: how are you?

 

Неттин?

nettin: how are you?

 

Калайсыз?

kalaisiz: how are you?

 

Якшы

yakshi: reply to Кайтесиз, Нешик, and Калайсыз

 

Якшы, аьруьв савболынъыз

yakshi aruv savboliniz: reply to Кайтесиз, Нешик, and Калайсыз

  Хош келдинъиз hosh keldiniz: welcome greeting
     
Nomaande [lem] (Cameroon: central region.)
  Omo limina general greeting
  Omo hanyua morning greeting
     
Nomatsiguenga [not] (Peru: Junn.)
  Nobesttam general greeting
  Cataguta morning greeting
  Chpinta afternoon greeting
  Cannatque? how are you?
  Hee cannatque reply to Cannatque
  Tegtstatsibi? how are you?
  Nga pjque? greeting to a person who is walking, literally "where are you going?"
     
Nomlaki [nol] (United States of America: California.)
 

Weyam?

welcome greeting to a person who is arriving, literally "did you come?"

  Weda

reply to Weyam

     
Nonuya [noj] (Colombia. Peru.)
  Wǝtsihōmunāhĭ morning greeting
  Mitwopwǝǝr evening greeting
     
Noon [snf] (Senegal: This.)
  Wltaat morning greeting
  Hooɓkaat late morning and afternoon greeting
  Hwraat evening and nighttime greeting
  Aaw reply to Wltaat, Hooɓkaat, and Hwraat
  Fu tumin na? how are you?
  Mi yeema rek na jam reply to Fu tumin na
  Mi yii na jam reply to Fu tumin na
     
Noone [nhu] (Cameroon: northwestern region.)
  Bvú yuu wase le morning greeting
  Bvú yuu wa le morning greeting
  Bvú yuu wa reply to Bvú yuu wale
  Bvú jiim wase le evening greeting
  Bashiowa general greeting
  Muyuwa morning greeting
  Wosaullah? how are you?
  Ma sa fi yake reply to Wosaullah
     
Norn [nrn] (United Kingdom: Shetland, Orkney, and Caithness.)
  Godən dāg general daytime greeting
  Godən dāg til dōrā reply to Godən dāg
  Dogən dāg general daytime greeting
  Dogən dāg til dōrā reply to Dogən dāg
  Velkomen welcome greeting
     
Norse, Old [non] (Iceland: spoken during the 15th century.)
  Gan daginn general greeting
  Gan gag general greeting
  Gott kvld evening greeting
  Ga ntt  nighttime greeting
  Komdu sll greeting spoken to a man
  Komdu sl greeting spoken to a woman
  Komi i sl greeting spoken to a group of men and women
  Komi i slir greeting spoken to a group of men
  Komi i slar greeting spoken to a group of women
  Blessaur greeting spoken to one person
  Blessa greeting spoken to a group of men and women
  Blessair greeting spoken to a group of men
  Blessaar greeting spoken to a group of women
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Norwegian, Bokml [nob] (Norway.)
  God dag general greeting
  God morgen morning greeting
  God kveld evening greeting
  Hallo general greeting
  Hei general greeting
  Heisann general greeting
  Hvordan har du det? how are you?
  Hvordan gr det? how are you?
  Jeg har det bra reply to Hvordan har du det and Hvordan gr det
  Det gr bra reply to Hvordan har du det and Hvordan gr det
  Bra, takk reply to Hvordan har du det and Hvordan gr det
  Velkommen welcome greeting
     
Norwegian, Nynorsk [nno] (Norway.)
  God dag general greeting
  God morgon morning greeting
  God kveld evening greeting
  Korleis har du det? how are you?
  Bra, takk reply to Korleis har du det
  Velkommen welcome greeting
  Halloen greeting spoken in the Bergen dialect
  Goddg general greeting in the Nordmrsk dialect
  Goddjen general greeting in the Nordmrsk dialect
  Hia informal greeting in the Nordmrsk dialect
  Hia informal greeting in the Nordmrsk dialect
  Go'da greeting spoken in the Sortland dialect
  Go'mrra morning greeting spoken in the Sortland dialect
  Go'ttermiddag afternoon greeting spoken in the Sortland dialect
  Go'ttmiddag afternoon greeting spoken in the Sortland dialect
     
Notsi [ncf] (Papua New Guinea: New Ireland Province.)
  Lawaring akau

morning greeting

  Lawaring akau la susum

morning greeting

  Lawaring mamainang

morning greeting

  Lasiat akau midday greeting
  Lasiat akau la susum midday greeting
  Nabing akau nighttime greeting
  Nabing akau la susum nighttime greeting
  Asen parawe sin gim tia? how are you? spoken to a group
  Asen parawe gim tia? how are you? spoken to a group
  Gim tino akau? how are you? spoken to a group
  Gim tino akau mu? how are you? spoken to a group
  Geem tino akau mu reply to Gim tino akau mu
     
Nsenga [nse] (Zambia: Eastern and Central Provinces. Mozambique.)
  Mwauka tyani? morning greeting
  Tauka reply to Mwauka tyani
  Mwachoma tyani? evening greeting
  Muli tyani? how are you?
  Bwino reply to Muli tyani
  Odi greeting spoken to announce arrival (i.e., when knocking at a door)
     
Ntcham [bud] (Togo. Ghana.)
  Adooŋa pɔɔya? morning greeting spoken to one person
  Nidooŋa pɔɔya? morning greeting spoken to a group
  Ndoo pɔɔya? informal morning greeting
  Alaafiya reply to Adooŋa pɔɔya and Ndoo pɔɔya
  Si ni ŋwiin afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  Ni ni ŋwiin afternoon greeting spoken to a group
  Si ni kujoou evening greeting spoken to one person
  Si ni kujoou evening greeting spoken to a group
  Ajooka pɔɔya? evening greeting spoken to one person
  Nijooka pɔɔya? evening greeting spoken to a group
  An coomaa? how are you?
  Iin, an coom reply to An coomaa
  A pɔɔ mana? how are you? spoken to one person
  Ni pɔɔ mana? how are you? spoken to a group
  Si ni nsan welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Ni ni nsan welcome greeting spoken to a group
  Asaŋŋu pɔɔya welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Nisaŋŋu pɔɔya welcome greeting spoken to a group
     
Ntomba [nto] (Congo-Kinshasha: Bandundu Province.)
  mw general greeting
  Bmw general greeting
  Losako general greeting
     
N|u [ngh] (South Africa.)
  !hunkia general greeting in the ǂKhomani dialect
  !hoi ca general greeting in the ǂKhomani dialect
  G|a jee ʘun-a? morning greeting, "how did you sleep?"
  Na ʘun-a reply to G|a jee ʘun-a
  Na |hou-a reply to G|a jee ʘun-a
  Aio thank you
     
Nubi [kcn] (Kenya and Uganda.)
  Salam alhikum general greeting
  Assalam aleikum general greeting
  Wu aleikum ussalam reply to Assalam aleikum
  Kefin? how are you?
  Kefini? how are you?
  Ita saba kefin? how are you? spoken in the morning
  Karibisha welcome greeting
     
Nuer [nus] (Sudan and Ethiopia.)
  Maalε general greeting ("is there peace?")
  Gɔaaε reply to Maalε
  Mal mi gɔaa? how are you? ("is it a good peace?")
  Ɣɔɔn, mal mi gɔaa reply to Mal mi gɔaa
  Mal mi diit? how are you? ("is it a big peace?")
  Ɣɔɔn, mal mi diit reply to Mal mi diit
  Maali? how are you? ("are you at peace?")
  Ɣɔɔn, mala reply to Maali
  Mal puɔnydu? how are you? ("is your body at peace?")
  Ɣɔɔn, mal puɔnyd reply to Mal puɔnydu
  Jn a thn? how are you? ("are you present?")
  Ɣn a thn reply to Jn a thn
  Ce nien ke mal? morning greeting
  Ce nien ke mal thile mijiek reply to Ce nien ke mal
     
Nugunu [yas] (Cameroon: central region.)
  Genoboga bushi general greeting
  Oba foyoga morning greeting
  Genoboga hiabogo evening greeting
     
Nukuoro [nkr] (Micronesia: Caroline Islands.)
  Danuaa greeting spoken to one person
  Danuaa goe greeting spoken to one person
  Danuaa loo goe greeting spoken to one person
  Danuaa gooluu greeting spoken to two people
  Danuaa loo gooluu greeting spoken to two people
  Danuaa goodou greeting spoken to a group of people
  Danuaa loo goodou greeting spoken to a group of people
  De laangi danuaa general daytime greeting
  Taiao danuaa morning greeting
  Muli tuuele danuaa afternoon greeting
  De huaalaangi danuaa afternoon greeting
  De ahiahi danuaa evening greeting
  De bo dunuaa nighttime greeting
  Aahee longo? how are you?
  Aahee oo dagodo?? how are you?
  Ga hana na goe gi hee? where are you going?
  Ulu mai welcome greeting, "come in"
  Ulu mai gi lote de hale welcome greeting, "come in"
  Humai gaimee welcome greeting, "come eat"
  Gimaadeu gu malangilangi i doo dae mai welcome greeting
     
Nukumanu [nuq] (Papua New Guinea: Bougainville Province.)
  Taureka greeting, literally "it is good"
  Polaoi nighttime greeting
     
Nukuria [nur] (Papua New Guinea: Bougainville Province.)
  Te arofa greeting spoken to one person
  Taureka greeting, literally "it is good"
  Polaoi nighttime greeting
     
Numanggang [nop] (Papua New Guinea: Morobe Province.)
  Ha'aning kedem morning greeting
  Timiŋ kedem nighttime greeting
     
Nume [tgs] (Vanuatu: northeast Gaua island)
  Talōw vebōn morning greeting
  Talōw vebōn min kimi dōl morning greeting spoken to a group
     
Num [kdk] (New Caledonia: Isle of Pines.)
  Nyii atr general greeting in the Kwenyii dialect [kdk-kwe]
  W, ga v general greeting in the Kwenyii dialect [kdk-kwe]
  Gu v ny? where are you going? in the Kwenyii dialect [kdk-kwe]
  Gu v tri? where are you going? in the Kwenyii dialect [kdk-kwe]
     
Nung [nut] (Vietnam: north. Laos: Luang Prabang .)
  ɓăhŭl ɓăhăl general greeting
   an koh mp̤ah ʔɔh no greeting spoken to a group
     
Nuni [nnw] (Burkina Faso: Sissili, Boulkiemde, Sanguie, Nahouri, and Kossi.)
  Da jui morning greeting
  Da nidene evening greeting
     
Nuosu [iii] (China: north Yunnan and south Sichuan.)
  Zzyr muo gge hni general greeting, also written as ꋬꂻꈨꅪ
  Zzyr muo gge hni ddi general greeting, also written as ꋬꂻꈨꅪꄸ
  Ne dep she morning greeting spoken to a visitor in the Liangshan Yi dialect, also written as ꆏꈜꑽ
  Dep nyiet reply to Ne dep she in the Liangshan Yi dialect, also written as ꄓꑎ
  Ket jyp evening greeting spoken to a visitor in the Liangshan Yi dialect, also written as ꈊꏹ
  Jyt te ggex ap bbop reply to Ket jyp in the Liangshan Yi dialect, also written as ꏹꄮꈧꀋꁨ
  Ne gga yot greeting spoken in the Yinuo dialect to a visitor, also written as ꆏꈜꑽ
  Zzyr muox muo? how are you? also written as ꋬꂺ
  Ne zzax-zze-zze ox? have you eaten? also written as ꆏꋙꋠꀕꀐ
  Nop jiet zzyr muox muo? how is your family? also written as ꆍꏤꋬꂺ
  Ne kat da la? where have you come from? also written as ꆏꇿꄉꇁ
  Ne kat-go da la? where have you come from? also written as ꆏꇿꇬꄉꇁ
  Ne kat bbo mix? where are you going? also written as ꆏꇿꁧꂯ
  Ne kat-go bbo? where are you going? also written as ꆏꇿꇬꁧ
  Ne kat bbo? where are you going? also written as ꆏꇿꁧ
  Ne kat yy? where are you going? also written as ꆏꇿ
  No-wox kat bbo? where are you going? spoken to a group, also written as ꆍꊇꇿꁧ
  Hxax yip greeting used to get someone's attention, also written as ꉏꑴ
  Chax yip greeting used to get someone's attention, also written as ꍢꑴ
     
Nupe [nup] (Nigeria.)
  Ok general greeting
  Ok o general greeting
  Ok b lʒĩ̀n nyi morning greeting (until ten o'clock in the morning)
  Ok b yigd nyi   midday greeting (from ten in the morning until four in the afternoon)
  Ok b lǒzũ̀n nyi   evening greeting (from four in the afternoon until sunset)
  Ok b bo nyi   welcome greeting, "greetings for arrival"
  Ok b mi nyi   reply to Ok b bo nyi
  Ok b tũn nyi   greeting spoken to a person working
  Ok b bo nyi tũn greeting spoken to a person finished working, "greetings for tiredness after work"
  Ok b dũ̀nf nyi  greeting spoken to a person sitting down
  Ok b mi nyi   greeting spoken to a person at home
  Ok b 'fo gb nyi   greeting spoken after a long absence, "greetings for two days"
  Ok b 'z̀ nyi   greeting spoken to a person going on a journey
  Ok b 'f nyi greeting used in cold or windy weather, "greetings for the wind/cold"
  Ok b bngun nyi greeting used in hot weather, "greetings for the heat"
  Ok b byk nyi greeting used in rainy weather, "greetings for the dampness"
  Ok reply to greetings that begin with Ok
 

Gawam

greeting spoken to a person working
  Zk greeting spoken to a man, literally "lion"
 

ń

greeting spoken to a woman, literally "mother"
  Bagdʒ greeting spoken to a king or town chief
  K̀ng̀ri nynkpa greeting spoken to a crown prince
  Dawud greeting spoken to a prince or other important person, "my lord"
  Daniỳ greeting spoken to a prince or other important person
 

Ddndw

greeting spoken to a military commander or other important person
  Leram greeting spoken to a prince or princess
  Guruz greeting spoken to a judge
  Klǐy greeting spoken to a judge
  Ʒink̀tra greeting spoken to a judge
 

Blhak

greeting spoken to a judge
  Bǒci greeting spoken to a doctor or mallam
  ʃgba greeting spoken to a mallam
  nem greeting spoken to a mallam (ńymi)
  ʃw greeting spoken to a mallam (lḿn)
  ʃf greeting spoken to a mallam (lḿn)
  Agb greeting spoken to a district headman (tswanỳ)
  Gmb greeting spoken to a district headman (ňfyný or ńgnǔ)
 

Krtsub

greeting spoken to a village headman (ltsub)
 

Krtut

greeting spoken to a village headman (ltsub)
  Agykũ̀ greeting spoken to a village headman (ll)
  Kptsũ̌ lǎ kp̀n greeting spoken to a village headman (ll)
  Sag greeting spoken to  a head women
  Kawurangʒ greeting spoken to a warrior (ḿgyǎk)
  Ndc greeting spoken to a hunter
  c greeting spoken to a hunter
  c y 'l  greeting spoken to a hunter
  Gǎ 'n b greeting spoken to a hunter
  Kp ciḱ nw greeting spoken to a hunter
  Ny̌ glǔ b 'm greeting spoken to a hunter
  Ts 'n 'b wu greeting spoken to a hunter
  Wu 'y 'l gǐ greeting spoken to a hunter
  B 'l le 'b greeting spoken to a woodcarver
  Gnkokoro greeting spoken to a weaver
  ml greeting spoken to a blacksmith
  Kr greeting spoken to a butcher
  Alyra greeting spoken to a barber
  Tntrǐ greeting spoken to a drummer
  Engb̀n greeting spoken to a singer (bk)
  Lǔbndd greeting spoken to a dancer (nuwonnỳ)
  Tskũ̀n gbagbagba greeting spoken to a dancer (tambo)
  Dmbǎʃ greeting spoken to a worker
  Ke wo w n o? how are you?
  Ke wo w b bo nyi n o? how are you? to a person working, "how do you feel with the tiredness?"
  Ke wo w b tũn nyi n o? how are you? to a person working, "how do you feel with the work?"
  Ke wo w b lʒĩ̀n nyi n o? how are you? in the morning, "how do you feel with the morning?"
  m lfy? how are you, "is your house all right?"
  Lfy reply to Ke wo w n o and related greetings
  Mi d bo lfy reply to Ke wo w nạ o and related greetings
  Wo n 'n? morning greeting, "have you risen up already?" (contraction of Wo nkin an)
  Wo ́sle an? morning greeting, "have you awakened already?"
  Wo ʃi lǒzũ̀n an? evening greeting, "have you reached the evening?"
  Wo ʒĩ́n an? greeting to a person returning, "have you come back?"
  Hĩn reply to the above greetings that begin with Wo
  Eb reply to the above greetings that begin with Wo
  T reply to the above greetings that begin with Wo
  Ḿrba welcome greeting (from Arabic)
  M̀rhab welcome greeting (from Arabic)
 

Brnyi

welcome greeting (older, rarely used)
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Nuu-chah-nulth [nuk] (Canada: British Columbia.)
  ʔaʔaa general greeting
 

Čačim hihak kwa

general greeting
  ʔuuʔuuqukʔis general greeting
  ʔuhʔaλhak? ʔuhʔaλhak?
  Haaʔa, ʔuhʔaλha reply to ʔuhʔaλhak
 

ʔa qin aλ ḥak?

how are you?
  Wiikahik? how are you?
  autqwaa? how are you?
  aḥutx qwaa? how are you?
  Haa, aḥyuts reply to aḥutx qwaa
     
Nyaheun [nev] (Laos: East Boloven Plateau.)
  Əən jiq general greeting
  Əən reply to Əən jiq
  Toy sa rɛq ngɛ? where are you going?
     
Nyakyusa-Ngonde [nyy] (Tanzania: northern region.)
  Bhule bhule general greeting
  Ugonile general greeting
  Ugonile ndaga general greeting
  Ndaga ugonile reply to Ugonile ndaga
  Utwa masiku daytime greeting
  Utwa rivunjuu morning greeting
  Utwa mbombo greeting spoken to a person who is working ("how is your work?")
  Tununu reply to Utwa mbombo
  Muli vakafu? how are you?
  Ndi kanunu reply to Muli vakafu
  Mwawona? how are you? used in the morning
  Ndi kanunu fiyo reply to Mwawona
  Mwangere? how are you? used in the evening
  Mwawomba? how are you? used in the evening
     
Nyala [nle] (Kenya: Western Province.)
  Mlembe general greeting
  Oboola oti? how are you?
     
Nyali [nlj] (Democratic Republic of the Congo: Orientale Province.)
  Wawuya general greeting
  Waledzela general greeting
     
Nyambo [now] (Tanzania: Kagera Region.)
  Mmha general greeting
  Woro general greeting
  Warai rege general greeting
     
Nyamwanga [mwn] (Tanzania: Saisi Valley.)
  Mwakata general greeting
  Mwakata mwemne reply to Mwakata
  E wane reply to Mwakata
  Endita mwakata reply to Mwakata
  Muli chete? how are you?
     
Nyamwezi [nym] (Tanzania: northwest central region.)
  Mwadila general greeting
  Mwadela general greeting
  Mwadela gawiza general greeting
  Haa general greeting
  Mwangaluka morning greeting in the Nyanyembe dialect [nym-nya]
  Wangaluka morning greeting in the Konongo dialect [nym-mwe]
  Wangaluka duhu reply to Wangaluka in the Konongo dialect [nym-mwe]
     
Nyangbo [nyb] (Ghana: southeastern region.)
  Ay general greeting
  Yawɔεn ɔlɔkpasi reply to Ay
  Ɔkpasi reply to Yawɔεn ɔlɔkpasi
  Ayigbɔ o general greeting spoken to one person
  Yawɔεn wɔkɔ o reply to Ayigbɔ o
  Ayimɔ o general greeting spoken to a group
  Wɔpam o reply to Ayimɔ o
  Kpasi o reply to Yawɔεn wɔkɔ o and Wɔpam o
     
Nyangatom [nnj] (Ethiopia: SNNPR, Omo and Kibish river area.)
  Maata general greeting
  Salaam general greeting
  Ajoka? how are you?
     
Nyangumarta [nna] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Mirta respectful greeting spoken to an older man; literally, "gray (hair)"
  Wanyjarnikarti yananyan? where are you going?
  Wanyjarningi nyuntu? where did you come from?
     
Nyankore [nyn] (Uganda: Western Province.)
  Agandi general greeting
  Nimarungi reply to Agandi
  Osibirega general greeting
  Orairegye morning greeting
  Origye? how are you?
  Ndigye reply to Origye
  Osibiregye? general greeting in the Mbarara dialect
  Nsibire kurungi reply to Osibiregye in the Mbarara dialect
  Oreire ota? morning greeting spoken in the Mbarara dialect
  Oreiregye? morning greeting spoken in the Mbarara dialect
  Ndaire kurungi reply to Oreiregye in the Mbarara dialect
  Kaizhe buhorogye? greeting used after a long absence
  Kaizhe buhoro reply to Kaizhe buhorogye
  Mphoro greeting spoken by an elder
  Eh reply to Mphoro
  Erirege greeting spoken by a child
     
Nyaturu [rim] (Tanzania: north central region.)
  Habariki general greeting
  Njijaa reply to Habariki
  Habari ya dio morning greeting
  Habari ya mumwi afternoon greeting
  Habari ya mpihdi evening greeting
  Umufanga? how are you?
  Nimufanga reply to Umufanga
  Amocha? how are you? spoken by men
  Aiyo reply to Amocha
  Waifiya? how are you? spoken in the morning
  Naifiya reply to Waifiya
     
Nyemba [nba] (Angola.)
  Morokeni morning greeting
  Ngapi? how are you?
  Nawa reply to Ngapi
  Vati? how are you?
  Mwa mungulu reply to Vati
     
Nyengo [nye] (Angola.)
  Muna pinduku ngepi? how are you?
     
Nyelyu [yly] (New Caledonia.)
  Bocuur general greeting
  Boiou general greeting in the Belep dialect [yly-bel]
  Wo wa? where are you going? in the Belep dialect [yly-bel]
     
Nyiha [nih] (Tanzania and Zambia.)
  Mwakata general greeting
  Mwakata mwemne reply to Mwakata
  E wane reply to Mwakata
  Mukali general greeting
  Zilivhuli we? how are you?
     
Nyika [nkt] (Tanzania: Rukwa.)
  Mwakata general greeting
  Mwakata buli general greeting
  Mukali general greeting
     
Nyindrou [lid] (Papua New Guinea: Manus Island.)
 

Ma ndraben

general greeting

 

Ndraben ta ah

general greeting

  Ndraben tam, komo asen general greeting
     
Nyindu [nyg] (Democratic Republic of the Congo: Sud-Kivu Province.)
  Egerera welcome greeting
     
Nyishi [njz] (India: Arunachal Pradesh.)
  Kuju general greeting
  Bul general greeting
  Bule general greeting
  No al deye? how are you?
     
Nyiyaparli [xny] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Tharninharru general greeting
  Wayiba general greeting
  Nyinta marlkurra? how are you?
  Ngayinha? how are you?
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Nyole [nuj] (Uganda: Bunyoro and Toro Provinces.)
  Mulame general greeting
  Mulameyo general greeting
  Kojeeyo general greeting
  Obaheesa greeting spoken to a group
  Jambo general greeting (from Swahili)
  Hu limo greeting spoken when entering a house, to announce your presence
  Oliyo? general greeting, "are you there?"
  Hu liyo reply to Oliyo
  Otye? how are you?
  Bitye? how are you?
  Kalibbu welcome greeting
     
Nyoro [nyo] (Uganda: Bunyoro and Toro Provinces.)
  Mirembe general greeting
  Oraire ota? morning greeting
  Osibire ota? afternoon greeting
  Kurungi reply to Oraire ota and Osibire ota
  Oirwota? morning greeting in the Bakitara dialect
  Ndabanta reply to Oirwota in the Bakitara dialect
  Ogorobere? afternoon greeting in the Bakitara dialect
  Ndiho reply to Ogorobere in the Bakitara dialect
     
Nyulnyul [nyv] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Ngandjeg mineo laib? how are you?
     
Nyunga [nys] (Australia: Southwestern Australia.)
 

Kaya

general greeting

 

Kaya kaya

general greeting

 

Yaan noonook?

how are you?

 

Yaan?

how are you?

 

Noonook moorditj?

how are you?

 

Kaya, ngaany moorditj

reply to Noonook moordtij

  Winja noonook koorliny? where are you going?
 

Wandjoo

welcome greeting

 

Wandjoo wandjoo

welcome greeting

  Ngaany djoorabiny noonook djinanginy welcome greeting, "I'm happy to see you"
     
Nyungwe [nyu] (Mozambique: Zambezi River.)
  Ndinati kumusana axamwali general greeting spoken to a group of friends
     
Nzadi [B865] (no ISO 639-3 code; Guthrie classification used instead) (Dem. Rep. of Congo: Kasai River.)
  Mbɔt ya general greeting spoken to one person
  Mbɔt byɛn general greeting spoken to a group
  Ŋgambo ya? how are you? spoken to one person
  Ŋgambo byɛn? how are you? spoken to a group
     
Nzema [nzi] (Cte d'Ivoire and Ghana.)
  Keudia general greeting
  Y, ahi o general greeting spoken to a man
  Y, ajhi o general greeting spoken to a man
  Om, ahi o general greeting spoken to a woman
  yao, egya, aere o reply to Ya ahi o, Ya ajhi o, and Om ahi o spoken to a man
  yao, om, aere o reply to Ya ahi o, Ya ajhi o, and Om ahi o spoken to a woman
  Ndya, ua o afternoon greeting spoken to a man
  Om, ua o afternoon greeting spoken to a woman
  yao, ndya, nati o reply to Ndya ua o and Om ua o spoken to a man
  yao, om, nati o reply to Ndya ua o and Om ua o spoken to a woman
  Ndya, anu o evening greeting spoken to a man
  Om, anu o evening greeting spoken to a woman
  yao, ndya, aosi o reply to Ndya anu o and Om anu o spoken to a man
  yao, om, aosi o reply to Ndya anu o and Om anu o spoken to a woman
  Apkoke nu? how are you?
  Oyediee pkaale reply to Apkoke nu
  Akwaba welcome greeting
     
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