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Pfang [pfa] (Micronesia: Hall Islands.)
  Allim general greeting
  Aai kapwong general greeting
  Rn allim general daytime greeting
  Lesor allim morning greeting
  Lelwas allim afternoon greeting
  Likknil allim evening greeting
  Meet aa fis? how are you?, "how's it going?"
  Kopwe le fela ia? where are you going?
  Atanaan greeting used to call attention, spoken to a man
  Nengnginaan greeting used to call attention, spoken to a woman
  Feitt mwng welcome greeting, "come and eat"
  Toolong welcome greeting, "come in"
     
Paakantyi [drl] (Australia: New South Wales.)
  Ngayi general greeting
     
Paama [pma] (Vanuatu: east Epi.)  
  More general greeting
 

More visocon

morning greeting
  More tavie afternoon greeting
  More vongien nighttime greeting
  Kovahave? where are you going?
     
Paasaal [sig] (Ghana: Upper West region.)
 

Bay deeya

general greeting spoken to one person
  Ee seeya reply to Bay deeya
  Ee deeya pinaa reply to Ee seeya
  Ee lepinee weleeyay reply to Ee deeya pinaa
  Oweleeyay re reply to Ee lepinee weleeyay
     
Pacoh [pac] (Vietnam.)
  Hoj ʔnnɛh ʔipɛ tumoŋ ʔimɔ? how are you?
  ʔipɛ tumoŋ ʔimɔ? how are you?
Maj pok tumɔ? where are you going?
     
Pez [pbb] (Colombia: central Andes.)
  Ewcha general greeting
  Pa'yuumat        greeting spoken by a visitor
  Wechga u'jwe' pa'jxia' reply to Pa'yuumat
  Wechga u'jwe' reply to Pa'yuumat
  Me'ka reply to Pa'yuumat
  Ma'wga fxi'ze general greeting
  Ewtha'w reply to Mawga fxize
  Ma'nga pe'te morning greeting spoken to a man
  Ma'kwe pe'te morning greeting spoken to a woman
  Ewcha manga pe'te morning greeting
  Ma'ucha? how are you?
  Ma'uchanga? how are you? spoken to a man
  Ma'uchacue? how are you? spoken to a woman or a group
  Mawchaga? how are you?
  Ewcha u'pkwe' uchmeekwe? how are you?
Pahari-Potwari [phr] (Pakistan: Rawalpindi.)
Salaam general greeting
  Salaam alaykam general greeting
  Keh aal eh? how are you?
  Mehrbani matta teekah reply to Keh aal eh in the Pahari dialect [phr-pah
  Pekhair oveh general greeting in the Pahari dialect [phr-pah
  Keh she aal eh? how are you?  in the Pahari dialect [phr-pah
  Mehrbani matta shi reply to Keh she aal eh in the Pahari dialect [phr-pah
  Saryan na keh aal eh? how are you? in the Pahari dialect [phr-pah
  Saryan na sumra aal eh? how are you? in the Pahari dialect [phr-pah
  Meh teek, shukar reply to Keh aal eh in the Potwari dialect [phr-pot
  Tusaana aal kah ah? how are you? in the Potwari dialect [phr-pot
  Saara kuch teek eh? how are you? in the Potwari dialect [phr-pot
  Navi taazi? how are you? informal, in the Potwari dialect [phr-pot
  Kuch ni reply to Navi taazi
     
Pahlavi [phr] (Iran.)
  Drōd general greeting used in the third through seventh centuries.
  Drōd awarēd general greeting spoken to a group in the third through seventh centuries.
  Drōd awar tō general greeting spoken to one person in the third through seventh centuries.
  Namāz general greeting used in the third through seventh centuries.
  Bāmdād xa morning greeting used in the third through seventh centuries.
  Uzerin xa afternoon greeting used in the third through seventh centuries.
  Ēvārag xa evening greeting used in the third through seventh centuries.
  Cōn hē tū? how are you? used in the third through seventh centuries.
  Cōn hēd amāh? how are you? used in the third through seventh centuries.
  Vas xūb, āzādīh reply to Cōn hē tū and Cōn hēd amāh
  Vas xūb reply to Cōn hē tū and Cōn hēd amāh
  Drust mad hē welcome greeting used in the third through seventh centuries.
  Drust awar welcome greeting used in the third through seventh centuries.
  Drust awarēd welcome greeting used in the third through seventh centuries.
     
Paici [pri] (New Caledonia.)
  Bwcu general greeting
  Boyu general greeting
  Wd? how are you?
  B p p? where are you going?
     
Paipai [ppi] (United States: southern California.  Mexico: Baja California Norte.)
 

Awka

general greeting
  'Awlika reply to Awka
  Kam'yuli general greeting
  Kam'yuli reply to Kam'yuli
  Muh'kemi'yam? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Nyex'wahe'yam reply to Muh'kemi'yam, spoken by a person who is going home
     
Paiute, Northern [pao] (United States of America: Nevada, Oregon, and California.)
 

Tu cubin noonie

greeting spoken to a friend
  Noonie tu cubin reply to Tu cubin noonie
  Iooie, iooie reply to Noonie tu cubin
  Mike tu cubin greeting spoken to a friend
  Ha'oo manewun? how are you?
  Ha'oo u welcome greeting
     
Paiwan [pwn] (Taiwan.)
  Bulaibulai sun general greeting in the northern dialect
  Bulaiyan reply to Bulaibulai sun in the northern dialect
  Nasuljivat sun? how are you? in the northern dialect
  Uui, maljimalji reply to Nasuljivat sun in the northern dialect
  Tarivak? how are you? in the northern dialect
  Na tarivak sun? how are you? in the northern dialect
  Ui, na tarivak aken reply to Na tarivak sun
  Nanguangua sun? how are you? in the northern dialect
  Nanguangua a en, timun reply to Nanguangua sun in the northern dialect
  Bulabulay sun general greeting in the southern dialect
  Uui, masalu reply to Bulabulay sun in the southern dialect
  Jia'vai jia'vai general greeting in the southern dialect
  Na kenamanga sun? morning greeting in the southern dialect
  Na kincengeljanga sun? afternoon greeting in the southern dialect
  Na kaivanga sun? evening greeting in the southern dialect
  Djavadjavay greeting spoken to a person who is working, in the southern dialect
  Navenala sun? how are you? in the southern dialect
  Ui, navenala ken reply to Navenala sun
  Ui, pina alevan reply to Navenala sun
  Nasarenguaq sun? how are you? in the southern dialect
  Nasarenguaq aken reply to Nasarenguaq sun in the southern dialect
  Nanguanguaq sun? how are you? in the southern dialect
  Tarivav? how are you? in the southern dialect
  'Auri sun? how are you? in the southern dialect
  Natarivak sun? how are you? in the eastern dialect
  Aianga sun? how are you? in the southeastern mountain dialect
     
Pakaasnovos [pav] (Brazil: Rondonia.)
  ʔawina general greeting
     
Pak-Tong [pkg] (Papua New Guinea: Manus Province.)
  Dipaho hien morning greeting
  Hang hien midday greeting
  Pineh hien afternoon greeting
  Pong hien nighttime greeting
     
Palauan [pau] (Palau.)
 

Alii

general greeting
  Ke uangerang? how are you?
  Ak mesisiich reply to Ke uangerang
  Ungil tutau morning greeting
  Ungil sueleb early afternoon greeting
  Ungil chodechosong afternoon greeting
  Ungil kebesengei evening greeting
  Alii rubak greeting spoken to an older man in the older dialect
  Alii mechas greeting spoken to an older woman in the older dialect
  Alii ngira greeting spoken to a man in the older dialect
  Alii dirra greeting spoken to a woman in the older dialect
  Alii udelei greeting spoken by a man to an older man in the older dialect
  Alii ollei greeting spoken to an older man in the older dialect
  Alii merrengei greeting spoken by a man to a younger woman in the older dialect
  Alii kei greeting spoken by a woman to another woman in the older dialect
     
Palaung [pce] (Myanmar. Thailand. China.)
  Hamateur general greeting 
 

Mi khyum sa kaw?

how are you?
     
Palawano, Brooke's Point [plw] (Philippines: Palawan Island.)
  Menungang meriklem morning greeting
  Menungang tengeldew noontime greeting
  Menungang mapun afternoon greeting
  Menungang gebi evening greeting
  Menunga gasi reply to Menungang greetings
  Embe mawa' miu? greeting spoken to a person who is going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Embe tenaan miu? greeting spoken to a person who is arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  Embe taaw? greeting spoken when approaching a house
  Atu' kew nega? greeting spoken when approaching a house
  Tindal kew welcome greeting spoken to a person approaching a house
  Seled kew welcome greeting, "come in"
     
Palenquero [pln] (Colombia: San Basilio de Palenque, and Barranquilla.)
  Asina ra morning greeting
  Asina tade afternoon greeting
  Asina po tade afternoon greeting
  Asina po prieto nighttime greeting
  Kumo anoche nighttime greeting
  Kumo a t? how are you?
  A t bien reply to Kumo a t
  Kumo bo t? how are you?
  Kumo kusa t? how are you?
  Amanesa t? how are you? used in the morning
  Bo a t mini welcome greeting
     
Pali [pli] (India.)
  Suppabhātam morning greeting
  Suppabhātam te morning greeting
  Kacci te khamanīyaṃ? how are you?
  Kacci te bhikkhu khamanīyaṃ? how are you? spoken to a Buddhist monk
  Kacci te bhikkhave khamanīyaṃ? how are you? spoken to a group of monks
  Saadhu reply to Kacci te khamanīyaṃ
  Saadhu saadhu reply to Kacci te khamanīyaṃ
  Svagato welcome greeting
  Svagato bhagavato hotu welcome greeting
     
Palikr [plu] (Brazil and French Guiana.)
 

Ai kam

general greeting spoken to one person in the Pa'ikwene dialect
  Ai ka general greeting spoken to a group of people in the Pa'ikwene dialect
  Ahadj reply to Ai kam and Ai ka spoken by a man in the Pa'ikwene dialect
  Ihi reply to Ai kam and Ai ka spoken by a woman in the Pa'ikwene dialect
  Yaba general greeting spoken in the Pa'ikwene dialect
  Koh reply to Yaba in the Pa'ikwene dialect
  Ba pi ai? how are you? in the Pa'ikwene dialect
  Ihi, nah ai reply to Ba pi ai n the Pa'ikwene dialect
  Baiahee informal greeting spoken in the Pa'ikwene dialect
  Ihee reply to Baiahee  in the Pa'ikwene dialect
  Aitn kvy greeting spoken to an older man spoken in the Pa'ikwene dialect
  Aitn kvno greeting spoken to an older woman spoken in the Pa'ikwene dialect
  Aitni general greeting spoken in the Paricuri dialect
     
Pame, Central [pbs] (Mexico.)
  Wabsinyk general greeting
  Wabsinyk tata general greeting spoken to a man
     
Pame, Northnern [pmq] (Mexico.)
  Shʔu general greeting
     
Pamigua [qpl] (Colombia.)
  Ayoxagua general greeting
     
Pamona [pmf] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)
  Tabea general greeting
     
Pamosu [hih] (Papua New Guinea: Madang Province.)
  Umeina eliwe

morning greeting

  Siluene eliwe afternoon greeting
  Nokob eliwe nighttime greeting
     
Pampangan [pam] (Philippines: Luzon.)
 

Mayap a aldo

general greeting
  Mayap a yabak morning greeting
  Mayap a yabak pu formal morning greeting
  Mayap a yugtu noontime greeting
  Mayap a yugtu pu formal noontime greeting
  Mayap a gatpanapun afternoon greeting
  Mayap a gatpanapun pu formal afternoon greeting
  Mayap a bengi evening greeting
  Mayap a bengi pu formal evening greeting
  Kumust? how are you?
     
Pangasinan [pag] (Philippines: Luzon.)
  Masantos ya agew general greeting
  Masantos ya agew ed sika general greeting spoken to one person
  Masantos ya agew ed sikayon general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Maabig ya agew general greeting
  Maabig ya agew ed sika general greeting spoken to one person
  Maabig ya agew ed sikayo general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Masantos ya kabuasan morning greeting
  Masantos ya kabuasan ed sika morning greeting spoken to one person
  Masantos ya kabuasan ed sikayo morning greeting spoken to a group of people
  Maabig ya kabuasan morning greeting
  Maabig ya kabuasan ed sika morning greeting spoken to one person
  Maabig ya kabuasan ed sikayo morning greeting spoken to a group of people
  Masantos ya ngarem afternoon greeting
  Masantos ya ngaremed sika afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  Masantos ya ngaremed sikayon afternoon greeting spoken to a group of people
  Maabig ya ngarem afternoon greeting
  Maabig ya ngaremed sika afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  Maabig ya ngarem ed sikayo afternoon greeting spoken to a group of people
  Masantos ya labi evening greeting
  Masantos ya labi ed sika evening greeting spoken to one person
  Masantos ya labi ed sikayon evening greeting spoken to a group of people
  Maabig ya labi evening greeting
  Maabig ya labi ed sika evening greeting spoken to one person
  Maabig ya labi ed sikayo evening greeting spoken to a group of people
  Kumusta ka? how are you?
  Kumusta na? how are you?
  Masalese ku pu reply to Kumusta ka and Kumusta na
  Mayap ku pu reply to Kumusta ka and Kumusta na
     
Pangwa [pbr] (Tanzania: Lake Malawi.)
  Ulamwike general greeting
  Kamwene general greeting
  Lamwike yuve reply to Kamwene
  Lamwike? how are you?
  Lamkuve reply to Lamwike
     
Pangobo [pno] (Peru: Ucayali River.)
  Neno ebi ique greeting spoken by a person who is arriving
     
Pangu [png] (Nigeria.)
  Gaa roci? morning greeting, "did you sleep well?"
  Kam gan roci reply to Gaa roci, "I slept well"
  Gaa rwaa? evening greeting
  Gajiya paan? how are you?, literally "how is your tiredness?"
  Gajiya za reply to Gajiya paan, "there is no tiredness"
  Gahin ta naanyin kami kami? how are you? spoken to a group
  Kami gatu naanyin reply to Gahin ta naanyin kami kami
  Awyatu na ina paan? how are you?, literally "how are your people?"
  Tuma paan? how are you?, literally "how is your work?"
     
Panim [pnr] (Papua New Guinea: Madang Province.)
  Felej morning greeting
     
Pankarar [paz] (Brazil: Pernambuco and Alagoas.)
  Ar general greeting
     
Panytyima [pnw] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Tanaru general greeting  
  Tharniwali yanakurru? where are you going?
     
Pao [ppa] (India: Madhya Pradesh.)
  Khuriiwe general greeting
     
Papiamentu [pap] (Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.)
  Kon ta bai? general greeting
  Bon reply to Kon ta bai
  Bon dia morning greeting
  Bon tardi afternoon greeting
  Bon nochi evening and nighttime greeting
  Bon bini welcome greeting
     
Papora-Hoanya [ppu] (Taiwan.)
  Matapyo namu? where are you going? in the Papora dialect
  Mapyu no? where are you going? in the Papora dialect
     
Parakan [pak] (Brazil: Xing Park.)
  Ixe axan general greeting spoken by a person who is arriving
  Axan nepyri general greeting spoken by a person who is arriving
  Axan neawyripe greeting spoken when arriving at a house
  Koe'mame morning greeting
  Koe'mame neope morning greeting
     
Paranan [prf] (Philippines: Cagayan Valley.)
  Mapiyya dimadimang morning greeting
  Mapiyya aldew midday greeting
  Mapiyya gibi evening and nighttime greeting
     
Paraujano [pbg] (Venezuela: Zulia State.)
  Anei piya? how are you? spoken to a man
  Anei te reply to Anei piya
  Ana piya? how are you? spoken to a woman
  Ana te reply to Ana piya
  Anein jaa ? how are you? spoken to a group
  Anein jaa kayoy morning greeting spoken to a group
  Anein jaa jatupay afternoon greeting spoken to a group
  Anein jaa aipy nighttime greeting spoken to a group
  Anein mei we reply to Anein jaa
  Eintichi piya welcome greeting spoken to a man
  Eintich piya welcome greeting spoken to a woman
  Anii  te ye reply to Eintichi piya and Eintich piya
  Eintin jaa welcome greeting spoken to a group
  Anni we ye reply to Eintin jaa
     
Parenga [pcj] (India: Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.)
  Juar general greeting
     
Parecs [pab] (Brazil.)
  Hekawtse general greeting
  Uzalauk general greeting in the eastern Kaxiniti dialect
  Kamata general greeting in the Kozarini dialect
  Werauk general greeting in the central Waimar dialect
     
Parkwa [pbi] (Cameroon.)
  Uswa general greeting
  Uswə general greeting
  Wembire morning greeting
  Maghwu nighttime greeting
  Maghwa nighttime greeting
  Ba kada kada ka? how are you?
     
Parthian [xpr] (Central Asia.)
  Drot general greeting used around 300 BC to 1000 AD.
     
Parya [paq] (Tajikistan: Hissar Valley. Afghanistan: Laghman.)
  La tu chizish mekni? how are you?
     
Pashto, Central [pst] (Pakistan.)
  سلام salam: general greeting
  السلام عليكم assalamu u alaikum: general greeting
  و عليكم السلام wa alaikum assalam: reply to assalamu u alaikum
  Joṛ y? how are you? in the Waziri dialect [pst-wac]  
  Ās rās? how are you? in the Waziri dialect [pst-wac]  
  Tsangra wyaiy? how are you? in the Waziri dialect [pst-wac]  
  Tebba mebba? how are you? in the Waziri dialect [pst-wac], "any fever?"
  Beshkull meshkull? how are you? in the Waziri dialect [pst-wac], "any misfortunes?"
  Wa kr ta di khair dai? how are you? in the Waziri dialect [pst-wac], "is it well with your family?"
  Kr ta di khair dai? how are you? in the Waziri dialect [pst-wac], "is it well with your family?"
     
Pashto, Northern [pbu] (Afghanistan and Pakistan.)
سلام salam: general greeting
  السلام عليكم assalamu u alaikum: general greeting
  و عليكم السلام wa alaikum assalam: reply to assalamu u alaikum
  ښې چارې khe chare: general greeting
  سحر پخير‏ sar pakher: morning greeting
  سهار مو په خير sahar mo pakher: morning greeting
  ورځ مو په خير rads mo pakher: afternoon greeting
  ماښام مو په خير makham mo pakher: evening greeting
  شپه مو په خير shpamo pakher: nighttime greeting
  څنگه يې؟              sanga ye: how are you
  څنگه يې؟ ta sanga ye: how are you
  زه شه یم za sha yam: reply to څنگه يې
  زه ښه يم، هننا، ته za sha yam, manana: reply to څنگه يې
  ستړی مه شی starhi mashe: welcome greeting, "may you not be tired"
  پخير‏ pakher: welcome greeting
  پخیرراغلی pakher raghle: welcome greeting
  ښه راغلاست sa raghlast: welcome greeting
     
Pashto, Southern [pbt] (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, and Tajikistan.)
  سلام salam: general greeting
  السلام عليكم assalamu u alaikum: general greeting
  و عليكم السلام wa alaikum assalam: reply to assalamu u alaikum
  ښې چارې khe chare: general greeting
  سحر پخير‏ sar pakher: morning greeting
  سهار مو په خير sahar mo pakher: morning greeting
  ورځ مو په خير rads mo pakher: afternoon greeting
  ماښام مو په خير makham mo pakher: evening greeting
  شپه مو په خير shpamo pakher: nighttime greeting
  څنګه يې؟ tsanga ye: how are you?
  ځه ښه يم za sha yam: reply to څنګه يې
  صحت دې ښه دی؟ sehat de kha de: how are you?
  ستړی مه شی starle mashe: welcome greeting spoken to a man
  ستړې مه شی starli mashe: welcome greeting spoken to a woman
  خوار مه شی khwar mashe: reply to ستړی مه شی and  ستړې مه شی spoken to a man
  خواره مه شی khwara mashe: reply to ستړی مه شی and  ستړې مه شی spoken to a woman
     
Patamona [pbc] (Guyana. Venezuela. Brazil: Roraima.)
  Wak pe na messan general greeting
  Wak pe na messantu general greeting
  Tal na' messan? how are you?
     
Patax H-ha-he [pth] (Brazil.)
  Auiry morning greeting spoken in Reserva Patax de Jaquiera
  Kor morning greeting spoken in Reserva Patax de Jaquiera
  Miria afternoon greeting spoken in Reserva Patax de Jaquiera
  Taku-r nighttime greeting spoken in Reserva Patax de Jaquiera
  Haio coan morning greeting in Reserva Cruz de Malta
  Inchedor afternoon greeting in Reserva Cruz de Malta
  Tacorram nighttime greeting spoken in Reserva Cruz de Malta
     
Patep [ptp] (Papua New Guinea: Mumeng district of Morobe Province.)
  Pɨtoc nivɨha morning greeting (calque from English)
  Vɨdiien nivɨha midday greeting (calque from English)
  Bucn nivɨha evening greeting (calque from English)
  Bucn xolac kehe evening greeting (calque from English)
  ng ob la na? where are you going?
  ng mbɨ la na? where are you going?
     
Patpatar [gfk] (Papua New Guinea: New Ireland Province.)
  Tahut general greeting, literally "thank you"
  Bilai na malan morning greeting
  Malan morning greeting
  Bilai na kasana midday greeting
  Kasikes midday greeting
  Bilai na matarahien afternoon greeting
  Matarahien afternoon greeting
  Bilai na bung nighttime greeting
  Tahut na bung nighttime greeting
  Abung nighttime greeting
  Abung tam nighttime greeting
     
Patwin [pwi] (United States of America: California.)
 

ʔomoy'

general greeting

  Miʔ hɛ́nɛsj? greeting spoken to a person arriving, literally "you've come?"
  ʔo hɛnbus chu reply to Miʔ hɛ́nɛsj, "yes, I'm here"
  Htoka mihrasj? where are you going?
     
Paumar [pad] (Brazil: Amazonas.)
  Ivaniti general greeting, "is it you?"
  Ivani general greeting, "you?"
  Ha'a, hovani reply to Ivani, "me"
     
Paunaka [pnk] (Bolivia: Chiquitana, uflo de Suarez.)
  Micha general greeting
     
Pawnee [paw] (United States of America: north central Oklahoma.)
  Nawa general greeting
  Nawa irari general greeting spoken to a male friend
  Nawa aw ki taw tho general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Kee ka oos morning greeting
  It stit ka us pa ee? how are you?
  Too a hay reply to It stit ka us pa ee
  Kee ka oos morning greeting
  It stit ka us pa ee? how are you?
  Too a hay reply to It stit ka us pa ee
     
Pech [pay] (Honduras: north central coast.)
  Ira gwa general greeting
 

Chata kachimiw

morning greeting
  Inqueri sa? how are you?
     
Peere [pfe] (Cameroon.)
  Afābya general greeting
     
Peleata [ata] (Papua New Guinea.)
 

Aso laixe

general greeting in the Ata dialect [ata-ata]
  Kakau laixe morning greeting
  Laixenenisi? how are you?
     
Pemon [aoc] (Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana.)
 

Wakper

general greeting
 

Wakpe

general greeting
 

Wakper mayukapy

morning greeting
 

Wakpe mayukapy

morning greeting
 

Wakper medan?

how are you? spoken to one person
  Wakper medatu? how are you? spoken to a group
 

Wakper petoi?

how are you? spoken to a friend
  Inna reply to Wakper
 

Wak

reply to Wakper
  ktukay medan? how are you? spoken to one person in the Taurepn dialect [aoc-tar]
  ktukay medatu? how are you? spoken to a group in the Taurepn dialect [aoc-tar]
     
Penan, Bah-Biau [pna] (Malaysia: Sarawak.)
  Nu denge? how are you?
     
Penan, Eastern [pez] (Malaysia: Sarawak.)
  Tabi' general greeting
  O bake general greeting
  Jian ngivun morning greeting
  Jian dau kuba' evening greeting
  Jian maram nighttime greeting
  Ineu rengah? how are you?
  Ineu rengah ko? how are you?
  Akeu jian reply to Ineu rengah ko
     
Penchal [pek] (Papua New Guinea: Rambutyo Island in Manus Province.)
  Chahampuleng hian morning greeting
     
Penrhyn [pnh] (Cook Islands: Tongareva Island.)
  Kia orana general greeting
     
Persian, Iranian [pes] (Iran.)
 

سلام

salam: general greeting
  درود dorud: general greeting
  درود durud: general greeting, used in Tehran
 

خوش آمدید

khush amadeed: general greeting
 

صبح بخیر

sobh bekhayr: morning greeting
  ظهر بخير zor bekhayr: afternoon greeting
 

عصر بخیر

asr bekhayr: evening greeting
  شب بخير shab bekhayr: evening greeting
 

شما چطور هستین

shoma chetour hasten: how are you?
 

من خوبم.ممنون

man khoobam, mamnoon: reply to شما چطور هستین
  حال شما چطور است؟ hal e shoma chetour ast: how are you?, formal
  حالتون  چطور است؟ hal e tun chetour ast: how are you?, formal
  حالتون چطوره؟ hal e tun chetoure: how are you?, formal
  حالت چطوره؟ hal et chetoure: how are you?, formal
  چطوری؟ chetouri: how are you?, informal
  چطوری؟ chetori: how are you?, informal, used in Tehran
  خوبى؟ khubi: how are you?, informal
  چه خبر؟ che khabar: what's new?
  خبری نیست khabari nist: reply to چه خبر
  خوش آمدید khosh amadid: welcome greeting
     
Petats [pex] (Papua New Guinea: Buka Passage of Bougainville province.)
  Bongbong araeh morning greeting
  Touleh afternoon greeting
  Abong nighttime greeting
  Elo raeh enow? how are you?
     
Pv [lme] (Chad: Mayo-Kebbi Ouest.)
  Soko ye general greeting
  Soko mi ye general greeting
     
Pfaelzisch [pfl] (Germany: southwest Palatinate and Rheinpfalz.)
 

Tach

general greeting
  Dach general greeting
  Jpp general greeting
  Servus general greeting
  Moin general greeting
  Moiche morning greeting
  G moie morning greeting
  G'moie morning greeting
  G nowend evening greeting
  Nowend evening greeting
  G nachd nighttime greeting
  Wi geds? how are you?
  Wi geds aisch? how are you?
  Wie gedrsen? how are you?
  Gut reply to Wi geds, Wi geds aisch, and Wie gedrsen
  Danke gut reply to Wi geds, Wi geds aisch, and Wie gedrsen
     
Phalura [phl] (Pakistan.)
 

'O

general greeting in the Ashreti dialect [phl-ash]
 

'E

general greeting in the Ashreti dialect [phl-ash]
     
Phende [pem] (Congo-Kinshasha: Bandundu Province.)
  Moyo general greeting
 

Wabanda

general greeting
  Wakola general greeting spoken to one person
  Muakola general greeting spoken to a group of people
     
Phu Thai [pht] (Thailand: northeast. Laos. Vietnam.)
Pai si loe? where are you going?
     
Phuan [phu] (Thailand. Laos.)
 

Pai ka loe?

where are you going?
     
Piapoco [pio] (Colombia: Vichada River.)
  Yari general greeting
  Cat miquera general greeting
  Amalca wal morning greeting
  Amalca wawicu morning greeting
  Amaracah morning greeting
  Caiabo cuarli cat morning greeting
  Caiabo cuarli queri evening greeting
  Camina ipirna? how are you?
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Picard [pcd] (France: Region de Picardie.)
  Ch'est ti lo general greeting
  Bonjour morning greeting
  Bojour morning greeting
  Bon vipe evening greeting
  Boin veupe evening greeting
  Bossor evening greeting
  Cha va? how are you?
  Bin reply to Cha va
     
Pidgin Bantu [fng] (South Africa. Zimbabwe.)
  Molo general greeting
  Sabona general greeting spoken to one person
  Sakubona general greeting spoken to one person
 

Sawubona

general greeting spoken to one person
 

Sanibonani

general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Kunjan? how are you?
  Kanjani? how are you?
  Kanjane? how are you?
  Kulungile reply to Kunjan, Kanjani, and Kanjane
  Unjani? how are you?
  Unjani umngane? how are you? spoken to a friend
  Ye, sure-sure reply to Unjani and Unjani umngane
  Sure-sure reply to Unjani and Unjani umngane
  Sure reply to Unjani and Unjani umngane
     
Pidgin, Cameroon [wes] (Cameroon: western region.)
  Ashia general greeting
  A salut general greeting
  Gut monin morning greeting
  Monin morning greeting
  Monin o morning greeting
  Ha yu wekop? morning greeting
  Ha yu slip? morning greeting
  Yu de fo hos? morning greeting
  Gut aftanun afternoon greeting
  Aftanun afternoon greeting
  Aftanun o afternoon greeting
  Gut ivinin evening greeting
  Ivinin evening greeting
  Ivinin o evening greeting
  Ha yu de? how are you?
  Ha na? how are you?
  A de fayn reply to Ha yu de and Ha na
  A wel reply to Ha yu de and Ha na
  Ha fo yu? how are you?
  Ha fo sikin? how are you?
  A fayn reply to Ha fo yu and Ha fo sikin
  Na how? how are you?
  Huskayn nyus? how are you? informal, "what's new"
  No bat nyus reply to Huskayn nyus
  Welkom welcome greeting
  Tank yu reply to Welkom
     
Pidgin, Nigerian [pcm] (Nigeria.)
  How now general greeting
  How una de general greeting
  Good morning morning greeting
  Good afternoon afternoon greeting
  Good evening evening greeting
     
Piemontese [pms] (Italy: northwestern region.)
  Bond general greeting
  Cerea general greeting
Buna seira evening greeting
Bon-aneuit nighttime greeting
Bn-a si evening greeting in the Valduggia dialect
Bn-a nc nighttime greeting in the Valduggia dialect
  Bund general greeting spoken in Turin
  Bin vn welcome greeting
  Benven welcome greeting in the Valduggia dialect
  Benveni welcome greeting to a group in the Valduggia dialect
  Benvena welcome greeting to a woman in the Valduggia dialect
     
Pije [piz] (New Caledonia: North Province.)
  Bosu general greeting
  Hwabee? how are you?
     
Pijin [pis] (Solomon Islands.)
  Halo general greeting spoken to one person
  Halo tufala general greeting spoken to two people
  Halo trifela general greeting spoken to three people
  Halo oloketa general greeting spoken to a group of four or more people
  Halo fren general greeting spoken to a friend
  Halo mafren general greeting spoken to a friend
  Moning morning greeting
  Gudfala mone morning greeting
  Gudfala mone go long iu morning greeting
  Mone morning greeting
  Mone mone mone reply to Mone
  Gud aftanun afternoon greeting
  Aftanun afternoon greeting
  Ivining evening greeting
  Gudnaet nighttime greeting used after dark
  Iu hao? how are you?
  Welkam welcome greeting
     
Pima Bajo [pia] (Mexico: Sonora and Chihuahua.) 
  Sooyn general greeting
  Dyos em sooyn general greeting
  Higadeny general greeting
  Aita'am daha? how are you? in the Yepachic dialect
  Si keegam, aapi reply to Aita'am daha
  Si keegam reply to Aita'am daha and Si keegama aapi
     
Pimbwe [piw] (Tanzania.)
  Tendamata general greeting
  Malembuta morning greeting
  Endita reply to Tendamata and Malembuta
     
Pingelapese [pif] (Micronesia: Pingelap and Ponape.)
  Kasaelael general greeting
  Rahn mwahu general daytime greeting (calque from English)
  Maensaeng mwahu morning greeting (calque from English)
  Saewas mwahu afternoon greeting (calque from English)
  Soausik mwahu evening greeting (calque from English)
  Iah irae? how are you?
  Iah irehmw? how are you?
  Kaen ahla ia? greeting spoken to a person who is going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Kaen ahla ia wei? greeting spoken to a person who is going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Dilida welcome greeting, "come in"
  Ahdoa welcome greeting, "come"
  Ahdoa mwaengae welcome greeting, "come eat"
  Kaeia welcome greeting
     
Pinigura [pnv] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Wanthabura nyinda bunigu? where are you going?
     
Pinjarup [pnj] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Kaya general greeting
  Wunjoo welcome greeting
     
Pintupi-Luritja [piu] (Australia: Northern Territory and Western Australia.)
  Yawa general greeting
  Wai general greeting
  Palya general greeting
     
Pinyin [pny] (Cameroon.)
  Abela general greeting
     
Pipil [ppl] (El Salvador: Ocotepeque Department.)
  Yek tunal general greeting
  Yejyek tunal general greeting
  Yek peyna morning greeting
  Yejyek peyna morning greeting
  Yek tiutak afternoon greeting
  Yejyek tiutak afternoon greeting
  Yejyek netiutak afternoon greeting
  Yek taya evening greeting
  Yejyek taya evening greeting
  Yejyek netaya evening greeting
  Yek metzti nighttime greeting
  Yejyek metzti nighttime greeting
  Ken tinemi? how are you?
  Yek reply to Ken tinemi
  Ninemi yek reply to Ken tinemi
  Naja ninemi yek reply to Ken tinemi
  Nasun yek padiux reply to Ken tinemi
     
Pirah [myp] (Brazil.)
  Kauan general greeting spoken in the Mura dialect
     
Piratapuyo [pir] (Brazil. Colombia.)
  Nee general greeting
  Ijiajari? general greeting
  Ijiajari mʉhʉ? general greeting spoken to one person
  Ijiajari mʉsa? general greeting spoken to a group
  Wahcri morning greeting
  Quehnoajari mʉhʉ? how are you? spoken to one person
  Quehnoajari mʉsa? how are you? spoken to a group
     
Piscataway [psy] (United States of America: Maryland.)
  Wingapo general greeting
     
Pitcairn-Norfolk [pih] (Pitcairn.)
  Whatawey ye? general greeting spoken on Pitcairn Island
  Whatawey yorle? general greeting spoken to a group of people on Pitcairn Island
  Watawieh? general greeting spoken on Norfolk Island [pih-nor]
  Watawieh yuu? general greeting spoken on Norfolk Island [pih-nor]
  Watawieh yorlye? general greeting spoken to a group of people spoken on Norfolk Island [pih-nor]
  Watawieh all yorlye? general greeting spoken to a group of people spoken on Norfolk Island [pih-nor]
  Kushu reply to Watawieh, Watawieh yuu, Watawieh yorlye, and Watawieh all yorlye
  Welkom welcome greeting
     
Pitjantjatjara [pjt] (Australia: southern region.)
  Wai general greeting
  Wai palya? how are you?
 

Wiya, palya

reply to Wai and Wai palya
 

Nyuntu palya?

how are you?
 

Uwa, palya

reply to Wai palya and Nyuntu palya
 

Ngayulu palya

reply to Wai palya and Nyuntu palya
 

Nyura palya?

how are you? spoken to a group of people
 

Uwa, palyala

reply to Nyura palya
 

Palyan?

how are you?
 

Uwana

reply to Palyan
  Nyuntu palya nyinanyi? how are you?
  Uwa, palyarna reply to Nyuntu palya nyinanyi
  Uwa, palyarna, palu nyuntu reply to Nyuntu palya nyinanyi
  Pukulpa pitjama welcome greeting
     
Pitta Pitta [pit] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Hoo greeting to a person far away
  Koua greeting to a person nearby
  Myalli walka general greeting
     
Plautdietsch [pdt] (Germany. Canada. Paraguay. Bolivia.)
  Hallo general greeting
  Goodemorje morning greeting
  G'n morje morning greeting
  Morje morning greeting
  Morjes morning greeting
  Goondag afternoon greeting
  Goodedag afternoon greeting
  Gendach afternoon greeting
  G'n dach afternoon greeting
  Goodenowend evening greeting
  G'n owend evening greeting
  Gutnowend evening greeting
  Goodenacht nighttime greeting
  G'n nocht nighttime greeting
  Woo jeiht et di? how are you?
  Mir jeiht et goot reply to Woo jeiht et di
  Woo best du? how are you?
  Sea goot, dank reply to Woo best du
     
Pnar [pbv] (India: Meghalaya, Khasi, and Jaintai Hills.)
  Chi hajar nguh general greeting
  Kaman phi? how are you?
  Nga biang reply to Kaman phi
     
Pogolo [poy] (Tanzania: south central region.)
  Mwakashina general greeting
  Nakashina reply to Mwakashina
  Awije general greeting
  Mwika mtua general greeting
  Mwika reply to Mwika mtua
     
Pohnpeian [pon] (Micronesia: Pohnpei.)
  Kaselehlie general greeting
  Kaslel general greeting in the Sapwuahfik (Ngatikese) dialect
  Kaselehlie maing formal greeting spoken to one person
  Kaslehlie maing formal greeting spoken to one person in the Sapwuahfik (Ngatikese) dialect
  Kaselehlie maing ko formal greeting spoken to a group of people
  Kaselel informal greeting
  Selel informal greeting
Rhahan kaslel daytime greeting in the Sapwuahfik (Ngatikese) dialect
  Menseng mwahu morning greeting
  Souwas mwahu afternoon greeting
  Mwurhin souwas mwahu afternoon greeting in the Sapwuahfik (Ngatikese) dialect
  Soutik mwahu evening greeting
  Pwong mwahu nighttime greeting
  Ia iromw? how are you?
  Ia irhe? how are you? in the Sapwuahfik (Ngatikese) dialect
  Kehlail reply to Ia iromw
  I kehlail reply to Ia iromw
  Iang mwenge welcome greeting, "come and eat"
  Kohdo mwenge welcome greeting, "come and eat"
  Kodo mwonge welcome greeting, "come and eat" in the Sapwuahfik (Ngatikese) dialect
  Keilong welcome greeting, "come in"
  Kodo pedlong welcome greeting, "come in" in the Sapwuahfik (Ngatikese) dialect
     
Pkoot [pko] (Kenya: Rift Valley Province.)
  Poghisho general greeting
  Owoi reply to Poghisho
  Poghisho nyomen reply to Poghisho
  Poghisho akwa general greeting
  Supay general greeting spoken by a man
  Epo reply to Supay
  Takwenya general greeting spoken by a woman
  Iko reply to Takwenya
  Karam? how are you?
  Karam nyomen reply to Karam
  Lendene? how are you?
  Karam reply to Lendene
     
Polari [pld] (United Kingdom.)
  Boyno general greeting
  Bona lavs general greeting
     
Polish [pol] (Poland.)
  Dzień dobry general greeting
  Dobry wieczr afternoon and evening greeting
  Cześć informal greeting
  Witam informal greeting
  Witaj informal greeting
  Dzień doberek informal greeting
  Cześć i czołem informal greeting
  Czołem general greeting, used less often
  Jak się masz? how are you?
  Jak się miewasz? how are you?
  Jak się Pan miewa? how are you? formal, spoken to a man
  Jak się Pani miewa? how are you? formal, spoken to a woman
  Dziękuje dobrze reply to Jak się masz, Jak się Pan miewa, Jak się Pani miewa, and Jak się miewasz
  Dobrze reply to Jak się masz, Jak się Pan miewa, Jak się Pani miewa, and Jak się miewasz
  Sie masz? how you are? informal
  Sie ma? how are you? informal
  Jak leci? how you are? informal
  Co słychać? how you are? informal
  Co u Ciebie słychać? how you are? informal
  Graba greeting used between male friends when shaking hands
  Grabula greeting used between male friends when shaking hands
  Strzała greeting used between male friends when shaking hands
  Strzałeczka greeting used between male friends when shaking hands
  Witka greeting used between male friends when shaking hands
  Pochwalony religious greeting used by Catholics
  Szczęść Boże religious greeting used by Catholics
  Serwus older greeting, no longer used
     
Pomo, Central [poo] (United States of America: California.)
  Chamay general greeting
  B'ka ma m'wan general greeting
  Siin wa ma? how are you?
  'Aa q'di reply to Siin wa ma
  'Aa q'di u'daaw reply to Siin wa ma
     
Pomo, Eastern [peb] (United States of America: California.)
  Chiin tha eh? how are you?
  Q'odii reply to Chiin tha eh
  Hah q'odii 'eh reply to Chiin tha eh
  Ma tha chiin eh? how are you?
  Xa ah q'odii' morning greeting
  Mii garrsa q'odii'eh welcome greeting spoken to one person, "I'm happy to see you"
  Gaohuum welcome greeting spoken to one person, "come in"
  Gaopiiliimae welcome greeting spoken to a group, "come in"
  Gaa'gim welcome greeting spoken to one person, "have a seat"
     
Pomo, Northern [pej] (United States of America: California.)
  Kid mac' general greeting
  ʔay ma tanaʔ general greeting spoken to one person
  ʔe ʔanaʔ reply to ʔay ma tanaʔ
  ʔay ma tananaʔ general greeting spoken to more than one person
  ʔe yanaʔ reply to ʔay ma tananaʔ
     
Pomo, Southeastern [pom] (United States of America: California.)
  Pasip-inyi general greeting
     
Pomo, Southern [peq] (United States of America: California.)
  Pasip-inyi general greeting
  Ceṭ'kaˀma? how are you?
  Heeˀeykaˀma hooliimu? where are you going?
  ˀAa ˀahčankhay hooliina reply to Heeˀeykaˀma hooliimu, "I'm going home"
  ˀAhčankhay hooliina reply to Heeˀeykaˀma hooliimu, "I'm going home"
     
Pontic [pnt] (Greece. Macedonia.  Turkey.)
  Ντέ φτάς; de ftas: how are you?
  Do eftiyas? how are you? in the Trabzon dialect [pnt-coa]
  Kala ime, sagol reply to Do eftiyas and De ftas in the Trabzon dialect [pnt-coa]
  Kala ime reply to Do eftiyas and De ftas in the Trabzon dialect [pnt-coa]
     
Popoloca, Mezontla [pbe] (Mexico: Puebla.)
  Čkūʔā morning greeting
  Čkūʔā sı formal morning greeting
  Kxʔā afternoon greeting
  Kxʔā sı formal afternoon greeting
  Kndʔā nighttime greeting
  Kndʔā sı formal nighttime greeting
  Xnātītk welcome greeting
  Xnātītk kč welcome greeting spoken to a friend
     
Popoloca, San Felipe Otlaltepec [pow] (Mexico: Puebla.)
  Cha'van general greeting
  Cha'uan general greeting
  Cha'an general greeting
     
Popoluca, Oluta [plo] (Mexico: Veracruz.)
  Chu'mooy'e general greeting
  u'p morning greeting
  Jumej mintu'ci? morning greeting
     
Popoluca, Texistepec [poq] (Mexico: Veracruz.)
  učeʔ general greeting
  Mena knʔaʔmkaʔmaʔ greeting spoken by a visitor
  Wi: reply to Mena knʔaʔmkaʔmaʔ
  Xuch general greeting in an older (19th century) dialect
     
Poqomam [poc] (Guatemala.) 
  Qa'nki morning greeting
  Saq'wa morning greeting
  Qasanaq q'iij ta' afternoon greeting spoken to a man
  Qasanaq q'iij na' afternoon greeting spoken to a woman
  Qawaq'aab' nighttime greeting
  Alawuu' greeting spoken by a woman when arriving at a house
  Kiroo' ar xtichila welcome greeting
  Nqak'ul awach welcome greeting
     
Poqomchi' [poh] (Guatemala: Alta Verapaz and San Cristobal.)
  K'aleen general greeting
  K'aleen haaw general greeting spoken to a man
  K'aleen tuut general greeting spoken to a woman
  Wilkaat naak cho? greeting spoken when visiting a house
  Tuweey reply to Wilkaat naak cho
  Nik wach xatsak'ik? morning greeting
  Ma'xta ret, ntiox reply to Nik wach xatsak'ik
  Nik wach? how are you?
  Chih inkin? how are you?
  Chajbi nqui suk? how are you?
  Suk, ntiox reply to Chajbi nqui suk
     
Porohanon [prh] (Philippines: Camotes Island.)
  Maazong adlaw general daytime greeting
  Maazong buntag morning greeting
  Maazong gabi nighttime greeting
     
Port Vato [ptv] (Vanuatu: southwestern Ambrym Island.)
  Fangfang rnnd morning greeting
  Dblilnd afternoon greeting
  Fngrn evening greeting
Portuguese [por] (Portugal and Brazil.)
  Bom dia general greeting
  Boa tarde afternoon greeting
  Boa noite evening and nighttime greeting
  Ol informal greeting
  Oi informal greeting
  Como est? how are you?
  Como ests? how are you? informal, spoken in Portugal
  Muito bem reply to Como est and Como ests
  Bem, obrigado reply to Como est and Como ests, spoken by a man
  Bem, obrigada reply to Como est and Como ests, spoken by a woman
  Como voc vai? how are you? spoken in Brazil
  Como vai? how are you? spoken in Brazil
  Tudo bem? how are you? spoken in Brazil
  Tudo bem, obrigado reply to Como voc vai, Como vai, and Tudo bem, spoken by a man
  Tudo bem, obrigada reply to Como voc vai, Como vai, and Tudo bem, spoken by a woman
  Buenas informal greeting spoken in the Gaucho dialect of Brazil
  Bem-vindo welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Bem-vindos welcome greeting spoken to a group of people
  Seja bem-vindo welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Sejam bem-vindos welcome greeting spoken to a group of people
     
Potawatomi [pot] (United States of America: Michigan, Wisconsin, and Kansas.  Canada: southern Ontario.)
  Hau general greeting
  Ahaw general greeting
  Nijena general greeting
  Bozho greeting used when meeting someone for the first time
  Nijena gin? how are you?
  Iw zhe anwe' reply to Nijena gin used in the northern dialect
  Anwe she shena reply to Nijena gin used in the southern dialect
  Nije' e'zhe' madseyen? how are you?
  Mno waben morning greeting
  Mno gishnawkwe afternoon greeting
  Mno dbeket nighttime greeting
     
Pouye [bye] (Papua New Guinea: Sandaun Province.)
  Mɨkalu mɨta morning greeting
  Mɨkalu wɨlauk morning greeting
  Yirapri mɨta afternoon greeting
  Yirapri wɨlauk afternoon greeting
     
Powhatan [pim] (United States of America: Virginia and New Jersey.)
  Wingapo general greeting
  Netab  general greeting, literally "friend"
  Netab ni tapwa greeting spoken to a friend
  Wingapo cheskchamay greeting spoken to a group of friends
  Tanowam? how are you?
  Sa kir wingan? how are you?
  Kupi reply to Sa kir wingan
  Chama welcome greeting
  Chama wingapo welcome greeting
     
Poyanwa [pyn] (Brazil.)
  My-aw kskaky? how are you?
  ah-maasyky reply to My-aw kskaky
     
Prai [prt] (Thailand: Nan Province.) 
  Mah pen si'ee general greeting
     
Principense [pre] (So Tom and Prncipe.)
  Bon dy morning greeting
  Bw tdi afternoon greeting
  Bw nci nighttime greeting
  Modi? how are you?
  Maliment, s via via reply to Modi
     
Prussian [prg] (Poland and Lithuania.)
  Kaīls general greeting spoken in the Samlandian dialect of Poland
  Kaīls anksteīnai morning greeting spoken in the Samlandian dialect of Poland
  Kāi ēit di? how are you?
  Kāi tebbei ēit di? how are you?
  Kāi tū gīwa? how are you?
  Kls pergūbuns welcome greeting spoken to a man
  Kls pergūbusi welcome greeting spoken to a woman
  Kls pergūbusis welcome greeting spoken to a group of people
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Pukapuka [pkp] (Cook Islands: Pukapuka and Nasau Islands.)
  Pewea general greeting
  Ko lelei wua reply to Pewea
  Ko pewea general greeting
  Pewea koe? general greeting spoken to one person
  Pewea korua? general greeting spoken to two people
  Pewea ktou? general greeting spoken to a group of three or more people
  Meitaki reply to Pewea koe, Pewea korua, and Pewea ktou
  E meitaki matou reply to Pewea ktou
  Kia orana i teia popongi morning greeting
     
Puinave [pui] (Colombia and Venezuela.)
  Ambijeuno general greeting
  Ambijenuk general greeting
  Bishiwayucat morning greeting
  Bishiwnuy morning greeting
  Bishicubint nighttime greeting
  Brjeb? how are you?
     
Pulaar [fuc] (Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, and Mauritania.)
  A jaaraama general greeting spoken to one person
  On jaaraama general greeting spoken to a group of people
  No mbadhon general greeting spoken to an older person
  No mbadha general greeting spoken to a peer
  Mbadha general greeting spoken to a peer
  Jam tun reply to No mbadhon, No mbadha and Mbadha
  Jam tun alhamdulillah reply to No mbadhon, No mbadha and Mbadha
  Asalamu aleikum general greeting
  Waleikum salam reply to Asalamu aleikum
  No ngoola daa general greeting spoken to one person
  No ngoola dong general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Jam wone e ma? how are you? (literally, "are you at peace?")
  Tanaa alaa gaa? how are you? (literally, "no evil here?")
  Tanaa alaa ton? how are you? (literally, "no evil there?")
  A waalii e jam? morning greeting spoken to one person
  A finii e jam? morning greeting spoken to one person
  On baali e jam? morning greeting spoken to a group
  On belike e jam? morning greeting spoken to a group
  On beeti e jam midday greeting spoken to a group
  A nyallii e jam? afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  On nyallii e jam afternoon greeting spoken to a group
  A hiirii e jam? evening greeting spoken to one person
  On hiirii e jam evening greeting spoken to a group
  Jam tun reply to A waalii e jam, A finii e jam, On baali e jam, On belike e jam, etc.
  Hiiyii, ko jam tun reply to A nyallii e jam and A hiirii e jam
     
Pular [fuf] (Guinea.)
  A jaraama general greeting spoken to one person
  On jaraama general greeting spoken to a group
  A walli e jam? morning greeting spoken to one person
  On belike e jam? morning greeting spoken to one person or a group, respectful
  On alli e jam? afternoon greeting spoken to one person or a group, respectful
  On hiiri e jam? afternoon greeting spoken to one person or a group, respectful
  Tanna alaa? how are you? (literally, "no evil?")
  Tanna alaa gaa? how are you? (literally, "no evil here?")
  Tanna alaa ton? how are you? (literally, "no evil there?")
  Hiɗa e jam? how are you?
  Kori hiɗon e jam? how are you?, respectful
  Jam tun reply to Tanna alaa, Hiɗa e jam, and Kori hiɗon e jam
  Ko yettude Alla reply to Tanna alaa, Hiɗa e jam, and Kori hiɗon e jam
  Alhamdullilahi reply to Tanna alaa, Hiɗa e jam, and Kori hiɗon e jam
  No wa'i? how are you? informal
  No marsude? how are you? informal
  No marsude fota reply to No marsude
  Toolii mon general greeting
  Ko toolii mon general greeting
     
Puluwatese [puw] (Micronesia: Polowat.)
  Rn llim general daytime greeting
  Lehr llim morning greeting
  Lehpwuniyl llim evening greeting
  Leekniyn llim evening greeting
  Leepwong llim nighttime greeting
  Ifa hn? how are you?
  Afirh aarh rhufngn welcome greeting, "it's good to see you"
  Afirhifirh aarh rhufngn welcome greeting, "it's good to see you"
  Toolong welcome greeting, "come in"
  Feitto welcome greeting, "come in"
  Feitto mwng welcome greeting, "come eat"
  Wenimwmwomwoto welcome greeting
  Wenimwmwemito welcome greeting
     
Pum [yae] (Venezuela.)
  Ĉhand  general greeting
  Ĉhand do morning greeting
  Ĉhand hĩnt afternoon greeting
  Ĉhand nin evening greeting
  Genr ĉhand evening greeting
     
Punan [pud] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)
  Nu denge? how are you?
     
Punic [pud] (Northern Africa and Spain: first millennium BC to 600 AD.)
  Avo general greeting
  Avo donni general greeting
     
Punjabi, Eastern [pan] (India.)
  ਸਤਿ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ sat sri akal: general greeting used by Sikhs
  ਸਤਿ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ ਜੀ sat sri akal ji: formal greeting used by Sikhs
  ਅੱਸਲਾਮ ਅਲੈਕਮ assalaam alaikam: general greeting used by Muslims
  ਅਲੈਕਮ ਅੱਸਲਾਮ alaikam assalaam: reply to ਅੱਸਲਾਮ ਅਲੈਕਮ used by Muslims
  ਨਮਸਤੇ namaste: general greeting used by Hindus
  ਨਮਸਤੇ ਜੀ namaste ji: general greeting used by Hindus
  ਨਮਸਕਾਰ namaskaar: general greeting used by Hindus
 

ਹੈਲੋ

hailo: general greeting (from English)
  ਕੀਥਾ? keedah: informal greeting in the Doabi dialect
  ਸ਼ੁਭ ਰਾਤ੍ਰੀ shubh ratri: nighttime greeting
  ਤੁਹਾਡਾ ਕੀ ਹਾਲ ਹੈ? tuhada ki haal hai: how are you?
  ਤੁਹਾਡਾ ਕੀ ਹਾਲ ਏ? tuhada ki haal aeh: how are you?, informal, spoken in Amritsar
  ਕੀ ਹਾਲ ਆ? ki haal ah: how are you?, informal
  ਕੀ ਹਾਲ ਏ? ki haal aeh: how are you?, informal, spoken in Amritsar
 

ਅੱਛਾ, ਧੰਨਵਾਦ।

accha dhannavad: reply to ਤੁਹਾਡਾ ਕੀ ਹਾਲ ਹੈ and ਤੁਹਾਡਾ ਕੀ ਹਾਲ
  ਅੱਛ accha: reply to ਤੁਹਾਡਾ ਕੀ ਹਾਲ ਹੈ and ਤੁਹਾਡਾ ਕੀ ਹਾਲ
 

ਬਹੁਤ ਅੱਛਾ

bahut accha: reply to ਤੁਹਾਡਾ ਕੀ ਹਾਲ ਹੈ and ਤੁਹਾਡਾ ਕੀ ਹਾਲ
 

ਜੀ ਆਇਆਂ ਨੂੰ

ji aya nun: welcome greeting
     
Punjabi, Western [pnb] (Pakistan.)
  السلام علیکم assalaam alaikam: general greeting used by Muslims
  و عليكم لسلام vaalaikam assalam: reply to السلام علیکم
  سلام salaam: general greeting used by Muslims
  ست سری اکال sat sri akaal: general greeting used by Sikhs
  کی حال اے پا جی؟ tuhada ki haal hai: how are you?
  تسی کداں ہو؟ tusi kidan ho: how are you?
  توں کداں اے؟ tun kidan e: how are you? informal
  رب دا شکر اے rabda shukr e: reply to سی کداں ہو and توں کداں اے used by Muslims
  جی آیاں نوں ji ayan nun: welcome greeting
     
Punu [puu] (Gabon: Nyanga and Ngounie.)
  Mbolu general greeting spoken to one person
  Mbolu general greeting spoken to one person
  Mboluanu general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Mboluanu general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Marambuga? morning greeting
  Wu marambuga? morning greeting spoken to one person
  Du marambuga? morning greeting spoken to a group
  Ya reply to Marambuga, Wu marambuga, and Du marambuga
  Yi na ndeju reply to Marambuga, Wu marambuga, and Du marambuga
  Nin na ndjenu reply to Marambuga, Wu marambuga, and Du marambuga
  Ya, na ndeedjwa reply to Marambuga, Wu marambuga, and Du marambuga spoken to one person
  Ya, na djenwa reply to Marambuga, Wu marambuga, and Du marambuga spoken to a group
  Wi moghya? greeting spoken to a person when you have already seen them earlier in the day
  Dwi moghya? greeting spoken to a group when you have already seen them earlier in the day
  Ya reply to Wi moghya and Dwi moghya
     
Puquina [puq] (Peru: Lake Titicaca.)
  Hapyia general greeting
  Saquense sinchilia morning greeting
  Saquense sinchilita morning greeting
  Saquense sinchilinta morning greeting
  Arunstmawa general greeting
     
Purari [iar] (Papua New Guinea: Gulf Province.)
  Lare ima daytime greeting in the Koriki dialect
  Lare ima miki daytime greeting in the Koriki dialect
  Lare hima daytime greeting in the Kaimare dialect
  Lare hiki hima daytime greeting in the Kaimare dialect
  Dare ima daytime greeting in the Baimuru dialect
  Vapani ima morning greeting in the Baimuru, Koriki and Maipua dialects
  Vapani ima miki morning greeting in the Koriki and Maipua dialects
  Bapani ima morning greeting in the Iai dialect
  Puku ima afternoon greeting in the Baimuru, Koriki and Iai dialects
  Puku ima miki afternoon greeting in the Koriki dialect
  Kipere ima nighttime greeting in the Baimuru, Koriki and Iai dialects
  Kipere ima miki nighttime greeting in the Koriki dialect
  Kipere hima nighttime greeting in the Kaimare dialect
  Na ima? how are you? in the Iai dialect
  Ni ama anema kei'i? welcome greeting, "is that you coming?" in the Koriki dialect
  E, naia anema kei'a reply to Ni ama anema kei'i
     
Purpecha [tsz] (Mexico: Michoacn.)
  Nrhi jmaxaki general greeting
  Nats jmaxaki general greeting, more formal
  Sesi reply to Nrhi jmaxaki and Nats jmaxaki
  Sesi ka cha reply to Nrhi jmaxaki and Nats jmaxaki
  Jndi general greeting
  Jndi ts general greeting
  Ts general greeting
  Nashki general greeting
  Nark general greeting
  Nats erndiski morning greeting, formal
  Nrhi erndiskiri morning greeting, informal
  Nats chskuski afternoon and evening greeting, formal
  Nrhi chskuskiri afternoon and evening greeting, informal
  Nrhi chsku afternoon and evening greeting, informal
  Sesirhi jaraski? how are you?
  Jo reply to Sesirhi jaraski
  Xarhatakua welcome greeting spoken to a woman
  Xarhatakuani welcome greeting spoken to a man
  Tertseme sani ixu welcome greeting
  Tertseme je ixu welcome greeting
     
Puroik [suv] (India: Arunachal Pradesh.)
  Ayi'bo apiye' morning greeting
  Ayi'bo arilo afternoon greeting
  Ayi'bo achik hak evening greeting
  Ayi'bia nighttime greeting
  Naa ayi' ke? how are you?
  Naa hiken da? how are you?
  Naa hiken daking? how are you?
  Naa anyang da? how are you?
  Naa anyang ke? how are you?
  Go anyang reply to Naa anyang da and Naa anyang ke
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Puyuma [pyu] (Taiwan: eastern coast.)   
  'Inava u general greeting
  'Inavayan general greeting
  Semavalran morning greeting
  Kinaladan afternoon greeting
  Marwvan evening greeting
  'Inava u diya? how are you?
  'Inava u ziya? how are you? in the Jhiben and Chulu dialects
  'Inava u dya? how are you? in the Jianhe dialect
  Inabayan? how are you? in hte Nanwang dialect
  Ai, 'inava ku reply to 'Inava u diya
  'Inava ku, layuwan reply to 'Inava u diya
  'Inava u kana walidiya? how are you? ("how have you been?")
  'Inava ku reply to 'Inava u kana walidiya
  Piya ulra meka? general greeting, "have you eaten?"
  Piya ku lra reply to Piya ulra meka, "I have eaten"
     
Pyen [pyy] (Myanmar: eastern central region.)
  Cang leng bui la? how are you?
     
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