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Sa [sax] (Vanuatu.)
Ranpangran ent morning  greeting in the Panngi dialect
  Ranlopwas ent nighttime greeting in the Panngi dialect
  O mbet nga? how are you? in the Panngi dialect
  I mbet nga reply to O mbet nga in the Panngi dialect
  O metea b? where are you going? in the Panngi dialect
  O mamra b? where have you been? in the Panngi dialect
  O metea be? where are you going? in the Harop dialect
  O mamra be? where have you been? in the Fatsare and Harop dialects
  O mfa be? where are you going? in the Fatsare dialect
     
Saami, Inari [smn] (Finland.)
  Tierv general greeting
  Tierv tierv reply to Tierv
  Tierv ajn reply to Tierv in the im dialect
  Tierv puohhid general greeting spoken to a group
  Pyeri peivi general greeting
  Pyeri iiđeed morning greeting
  Pyeri eehid evening greeting
  Pyeri ijj nighttime greeting
  Mii kulloo? how are you?
  Pyeri kulloo reply to Mii kulloo
  Pyeri reply to Mii kulloo
  Maht mana? how are you?
  Pyereest mana reply to Maht mana
  Takk, pyereest reply to Maht mana
  Takk, pyereest mana reply to Maht mana
  Takk koijdmist, pyereest reply to Maht mana
  Mana aaibs pyereest reply to Maht mana
  Pyereest mana, takk koijdmist reply to Maht mana
  Pyereest puttim welcome greeting
  Pyeriputtim welcome greeting
  Tiervputtim welcome greeting
  Tierv tupan welcome greeting spoken at a house
     
Saami, Kildin [sjd] (Russia: Kola Peninsula.)
  Тӣррв tiirrv: general greeting
  Тӣррв, тӣррв tiirrv tiirrv: general greeting
  Тӣррв я̄лак tiirrv yaalak: general greeting spoken to one person
  Тӣррв е̄лльбэдтӭ tiirrv yeellbedte: general greeting spoken to a group
  Пӯррь пе̄ййв puurr pieyyv: daytime greeting
  Шӣг пӣйвенҍ shiig piiyven: daytime greeting
  Пӯррь ӣнцэ puurr iintse: morning greeting
  Шӣг ӣнцэ shiig iintse: morning greeting
  Шӣг ӣнцканҍ shiig iintskan: morning greeting
  Пӯррь е̄кьнэ puurr yeekne: evening greeting
  Шӣг е̄кьнанҍ shiig yeeknan: evening greeting
  Пӯррь ыйй puurr iyy: nighttime greeting
  Шӣг ыйй shiig iyy: nighttime greeting
  Кōххт я̄лак? koohht yaalak: how are you? spoken to one person
  Кōххт е̄лльбэдтӭ? koohht yeellbedte: how are you? spoken to a group
  Шиггтэнне я̄ла shiggtenne yaala: reply to Кōххт я̄лак
  Шигтэнне, па̄ссьпе shigtenne paasspe: reply to Кōххт я̄лак
  Па̄ссьпе, шигтэнне, пуэраст paasspe, shigtenne, puerast: reply to Кōххт я̄лак
  Пӯррь пуэднт puurr puednt: welcome greeting
  Пӯррь пуэдтҍмушш puurr puedt'mushsh: welcome greeting
  Пуэдтӭ тӣррвэнҍ puedtyo tiirven: welcome greeting
     
Saami, Lule [smj] (Sweden and Norway.)
  Buorre biejvve general greeting
  Buorre idet morning greeting
  Buoris uddni morning greeting
  Buorre iehket evening greeting
  Buoris idja nighttime greeting
  Buoris informal greeting
  Na buoris reply to Buoris
  Gk mann? how are you?
  Maktas vieso? how are you?
  Gk vieso? how are you?
  Gktu vieso? how are you?
  Gktu dn vieso? how are you?
  Buoragit viesov reply to Gktu vieso and Gktu dn vieso
  Buoragit mn reply to Gktu vieso and Gktu dn vieso
  Mn riek buoragit viesov reply to Gktu vieso and Gktu dn vieso
  Buoris boahtem welcome greeting
     
Saami, North [sme] (Norway, Sweden, and Finland.)
  Buorre beaivi general greeting
  Buorre beaivi fal general greeting
  Buorre iđit morning greeting
  Buorre iđit fal morning greeting
  Buorre eahket evening greeting
  Buorre idja nighttime greeting
  Ipmel atti reply to Buorre beaivvi, Buorre iđit, Buorre eahket, and Buorre idja, spoken in Finland
  Mot manna? how are you?
  Buorre, dat manna reply to Mot manna
  Giitu buorre reply to Mot manna
  Buorre giittus eatnat reply to Mot manna
  Mii gul'lo? how are you? spoken in the Finnish dialect
  Mii siidii gul'lo? how are you? spoken in the Finnish dialect
  Ii gul'lo ii miige reply to Mii gul'lo and Mii siidii gul'lo
  Mot don ealt? how are you? spoken in the Norwegian dialect
  Gokte don ealt? how are you? spoken in the Swedish dialect
  Mun ealt dearvan reply to Mot don ealt and Gokte don ealt
  Got don veajt? how are you?
  Got veajt? how are you?
  Mon veajn bures reply to Got don veajt and Got veajt
  Buurist general greeting
  Bures general greeting used when shaking hands
  Bures bures reply to Bures
  Bures buohkaide general greeting spoken to a group
  Bures boahtin welcome greeting
     
Saami, Pite [sje] (Sweden and Norway.)
  Buris general greeting
  Buorist general greeting
  Buorre bjjve general greeting
  Buorre rrat morning greeting
Buorre iehket afternoon and evening greeting
  Buorre idja nighttime greeting
  Buris bhtem welcome greeting
  Buorist bhtem welcome greeting
     
Saami, Skolt [sms] (Finland and Russia.)
  Tirv general greeting
  Tirv, tirv general greeting
  Tueʹlst morning greeting
  iǥǥ jeʹǩǩespeeiʹv afternoon greeting
  iǥǥ jeʹǩǩ evening greeting
  Mʹhtt maan? how are you?
  Mʹtt maan? how are you?
  Purast maan reply to M'htt maan and M'tt maan
  Kkkv jelak? how are you?
  Spʹsseb purast reply to Kkkv jelak
  Mʹid teđak? how are you?, what's new?
  Puʹđ tirvn welcome greeting
  Pueʹtted tirvn welcome greeting
  Pueʹtted kiccd welcome greeting
  Tirv pueʹttem welcome greeting
  Tirv pueʹttmest welcome greeting
     
Saami, South [sma] (Sweden and Norway.)
  Buerie biejjie general greeting
  Buerie aerede morning greeting
  Buerie iehkede evening greeting
  Buerie jijje nighttime greeting
  Bresth informal greeting
  Buaregh general greeting used when shaking hands
  Guktie veasoeh? how are you?
  Guktie garede? how are you?
  Joekoen hijven mannine reply to Guktie garede
  Buerie beteme welcome greeting
     
Saami, Ter [sjt] (Russia.)
  Tiirn jalak general greeting
  Buorro peivv'e daytime greeting
  uvv peivv'e daytime greeting
  Buorro idit morning greeting
  uvv idit morning greeting
  Buorro jijj nighttime greeting
  uvv jijj nighttime greeting
     
Saami, Ume [sju] (Sweden.)
  Buorajk general greeting
  Burrie bejvvie general greeting
  Burrie rrade morning greeting
  Burrie jijja nighttime greeting
  Guktie viesuoh? how are you?
  Mnna viesuov buoragikta reply to Guktie viesuoh
  Burrie bhtieme welcome greeting
     
Saamia [lsm] (Kenya and Uganda.)
  Mirembe general greeting
  Mulembe general greeting
  Mulembe mono reply to Mulembe
  Mrembe general greeting
  Mrembe muno reply to Mrembe
  Mbwena general greeting
  Mbola bosi general greeting
  Vuhiere? morning greeting
  Vuhiere muno reply to Vuhiere
  Siadeta? daytime greeting
  Siadeta muno reply to Siadeta
  Vwehera evening greeting
  Vwehera muno reply to Vwehera
  Oruo otie? how are you?
  Nduo reply to Oruo otie
  Koddeyo general greeting used in the Songa dialect of Uganda
     
Saaroa [sxr] (Taiwan: west central mountains.)
  Mavacangi ui? how are you?
  Tam mavacang aku reply to Mavacangi ui
  Lhiumu cu ui? have you eaten?
  Iniu alhukakua? where are you going?
     
Saba [saa] (Chad: Guera region.)
  Toɗo general greeting
  Toose informal greeting
  Jawiya evening greeting
  Tomoŋ enne ma? how are you?
  Eey enne'i reply to Tomoŋ enne ma
  Kun tomoŋ ma? how are you?
  No enn'e reply to Kun tomoŋ ma
  Ki enne' ma? how are you?
  No enne'i reply to Ki enne' ma
  Enne' ma? how are you? informal
  Ee enne'i reply to Enne' ma
  Ok deŋge welcome greeting, "you've arrived"
  Kun oy ba ma? where are you coming from?
     
Sabaot [spy] (Kenya: Western Province.)
  Ichamune general greeting
  Achamegei reply to Ichamune
  Supai general greeting spoken to a man
  Abo reply to Supai
  Takwenya general greeting spoken to a woman
  Ikoo reply to Takwenya
     
Sadri [sck] (India: Chotanagpur.)
  Johar general greeting
  Toen kaisen ahis? how are you? spoken to one person
  Tohre kaisen aha? how are you? spoken to a group
  Moen thik ahon reply to Toen kaisen ahis and Tohre kaisen aha
     
Safwa [sbk] (Tanzania: Mbeya Region.)
  Mwagona morning greeting
  Ewani reply to Mwagona
  Mwaomba afternoon greeting
  Mgonile general greeting in the Songwe [sbk-son] dialect
  Ndaga mgonile morning greeting in the Songwe [sbk-son] dialect
  Essega welcome greeting
     
Sagala [sbm] (Tanzania.)
  Kamwene general greeting
     
Sagalla [tga] (Kenya.)
Wawuka? morning greeting spoken in the Kasigau dialect [tga-kas]
  Nawuka reply to Wawuka spoken in the Kasigau dialect [tga-kas]
     
Saho [ssy] (Eritrea.  Ethiopia.)
  Nagai asseni general greeting spoken in the Irob dialect [ssy-iro]
  Nagai mahteni morning greeting spoken in the Irob dialect [ssy-iro]
  Nagai kassoyteni evening greeting spoken in the Irob dialect [ssy-iro]
  Nagai kitini? how are you? spoken in the Irob dialect [ssy-iro]
     
Sahu [saj] (Indonesia: Maluku Utara.)
  Tabea general greeting
     
Saisiyat [xsy] (Taiwan: western mountains.)
  So'o kayzaeh ay? how are you?
  Yako kayzaeh ay reply to So'o kayzaeh ay
  Kayzaeh ma'alo reply to So'o kayzaeh ay
  Ita saboeh kayzaeh greeting spoken to a group of people
  So'o kin minremreme' morning greeting
  Kin minremreme' morning greeting
  Minremreme' morning greeting
  Kaksiaelan afternoon greeting
  Kaksiaelan kayzaeh afternoon greeting
  Haewan kayzaeh evening greeting
  Mas hanan nighttime greeting
  So'o somini'ael ila ay? have you eaten?
  Yako ina somini'ael ila reply to So'o somini'ael ila ay
  Yako ina somi'ael ila reply to So'o somini'ael ila ay
  So'o babao ila? have you eaten?
  Yako babao ila reply to So'o babao ila
     
Sakapulteko [quv] (Guatemala: Quich Department.)
  Saqarek morning greeting
  Kisaqarek morning greeting
  Xaq'an q'iij morning greeting used from about 9 am until noon
  Kab'lujuuj q'iij noontime greeting
  Xulub' q'iij afternoon greeting used from about 1 pm until 4 pm
  Qaj q'iij afternoon greeting used from about 3 pm until 6 pm
  Xak aq'ab' evening and nighttime greeting used after 6 pm
  Xek aq'ab evening and nighttime greeting used after 6 pm
  Chimcha'? how are you?
  Chemcha'? how are you?
  Chimcha' lan? how are you?
  Kewa' rii' lan reply to Chimcha' lan
Sakao [quv] (Vanuatu: Espiritu Santo Island.)
  Tyavwar o greeting spoken when passing by someone but not stopping
  Ge, i mge ye? general greeting, literally "where are you going?"
  Segren vogvog morning greeting
  Pr vogvog evening greeting
     
Salampasu [slx] (Democratic Republic of the Congo.)
  Suvu general greeting
     
Salar [slr] (China: Qinghai, Gansu, Yining.)
  Sai yehxi derei? how are you?
  Mai yehxia eira reply to Sai yehxi derei
  Boji sainaigqiu ara? how are you? spoken in the evening
  Yehxia reply to Sai yehxi derei and Boji sainaigqiu ara
     
Saliba [sbe] (Papua New Guinea: Milne Bay.)
  Kagutoki general greeting
     
Sliba [slc] (Colombia.)
  Ballacuama general greeting
     
Salish, Puget Sound [str] (United States of America: Washington.)
  'I sya'ya general greeting
     
Salish, Straits [str] (Canada.)
  Tcel sw sim general greeting spoken to one person
 

Ewne en skelkel?

how are you?
  Numekwa welcome greeting in the Lekwungen Songhee dialect [str-son]
  Shxw'ele' shkwche' general greeting in the Saanich dialect, literally "there you are" [str-saa]
  le e sw u y ol? how are you? in the Saanich dialect [str-saa]
  H, e u y sen ol reply to le e sw u y ol in the Saanich diale [str-saa]ct
  Chene greeting used to call attention in the Saanich dialect [str-saa]
     
Sallands [sdz] (Netherlands: Sallands.)
  Moi general greeting
  Goei'nmon morning greeting
  Goed van pas? how are you?
  Goettepasse? how are you?
     
Salt Yui [sll] (Papua New Guinea: Simbu Province.)
  Alhn general greeting
  Yhn general greeting
  Yhn wdn greeting spoken to someone who is coming towards you
 

Wdn

greeting spoken to someone who is coming towards you

  Yhn pdno greeting spoken to someone who has passed by
  Nbr greeting spoken to a friend
  Nb greeting spoken to an older man
  Nmn greeting spoken to an older woman
     
Saluan [loe] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)
  Tabea' general greeting
     
Sam [snx] (Papua New Guinea: Madang Province.)
  Kogili beli

morning greeting

  Seng beli midday greeting
  Bula beli afternoon greeting
  Kolu beli nighttime greeting
     
Sama, Balangingih [sse] (Philippines: Mindanao. Malaysia: eastern Sabah.)
  Kaa sau general greeting, "it's you"
  Ah, aku na saitu reply to Kaa sau
  Uwi, atakka na kaam general greeting, "you've arrived"
  Singgahan da ka? how are you?
  Painggahan kaa? where are you going?
  Bai kaa mininggahan? where have you come from?
  Pasakat kaa welcome greeting, "come in"
  Anengk kaa welcome greeting, "have a seat"
     
Sama, Pangutaran [slm] (Philippines: Pangutaran Island.)
  Na, ka'u ko' iyu general greeting, "you are here"
  Aho' reply to Na ka'u ko' iyo
  Assalam mu alayukum

general greeting used by Muslims

  Alaykum mu assalam reply to Assalam mu alaykum
  Paingga ka'u? greeting to a person going somewhere: "where are you going?"
  Mainggale' kala'usan nu? greeting to a person going somewhere: "where are you going?"
  Bsa' na niya' mowe' na aku reply to Mainggale' kala'usan nu, "I'm going home"
  Bay ka'u paingga? greeting to a person arriving: "where have you come from?"
  Pasakat na ka'u welcome greeting, "come up"
  Ninko' ka'u welcome greeting, "have a seat"
     
Sama, Southern [ssb] (Philippines. Malaysia.)
  Assalam mu alayukum

general greeting used by Muslims

  Alaykum mu assalam reply to Assalam mu alaykum
  Uy, luun kow? greeting used when arriving at a house
  Aha' reply to Uy, luum kow
  Na, kau ko ili reply to Uy, luum kow
  Pingga kow? greeting to a person going somewhere: "where are you going?"
  Bey kow pingga? greeting to a person arriving: "where have you come from?"
  Bey kam pingga? greeting to a person arriving: "where have you come from?"
  Pee reply to Pingga kow, Bey kow pingga and Bey kam pingga
  Pinaan sidja reply to Pingga kow, Bey kow pingga and Bey kam pingga
     
Samba Daka [ccg] (Nigeria: Taraba and Adamawa states.)
  N nk ɛ nyaarɛ? how are you?
     
Sambal [xsb] (Philippines.)
  Maabig a awlo general greeting
  Maabig a buklah morning greeting
  Maabig a buklas morning greeting in the Masinloc dialect [xsb-mas]
  Maabig a yabi evening greeting
  Kumusta cay na? how are you?
  Ayus bongat reply to Kumusta cay na
  Ayti ka mako? where are you going?
  Itaw ay reply to Ayti ka mako, "just walking"
  Mako ko itaw komoyo reply to Ayti ka mako, "I'm going to your place"
  Ayti ka ibat? where have you come from?
  Dara greeting spoken when approaching a house
  Sika payti reply to Dara
  Moli ka welcome greeting, "come on up"
  Lomoob ka welcome greeting, "come in"
     
Samburu [saq] (Kenya: Samburu District.)
  Supa general greeting
  Anta supa general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Thurma general greeting
  Supa apaiyia greeting spoken to an older man
  Oiye reply to Supa, Anta supa, and Supa apaiyia
  Ipa reply to Supa spoken by a man
  Dakuenia greeting spoken by a woman
  Igo reply to Dakuenia
     
Samo, Matya [sym] (Burkina Faso.)
  Fogouni morning greeting
  Hum y douen? how are you?
  M yo douen reply to Hum y douen
     
Samoan [smo] (Samoa.)
  Tālofa general greeting
  Tālofa lava general greeting
  Feofoofoa'iga general greeting
  Lele taeao morning greeting
  Taeao manuia morning greeting
  Lele ao auli afternoon greeting
  Talofa manuia le aso afternoon greeting
  Lele afiafi evening greeting
  Manuia le afiafi evening greeting
  O ā mai oe? how are you?
  Manuia, fa'afetai reply to O a mai oe
  Manuia reply to O a mai oe
  Afio mai a welcome greeting
  Maliu mai a welcome greeting
  Susu mai a welcome greeting
  Mapu mai a welcome greeting
  Ua e sau informal welcome greeting
  Sautia mai a welcome greeting used if someone important arrives late at night or early morning
  Pouliuligia mai a welcome greeting used if someone important arrives after nightfall
  Sosopo mai welcome greeting spoken to an orator (tulafale)
     
Samogitian [sgs] (Lithuania.) 
  Svēks general greeting
  Svēkė general greeting
  Labs general greeting
  Labdėin morning greeting
  Labvakar evening greeting
  Labanakt nighttime greeting
  Kāp sekās? how are you?
  Kāp gīvėni? how are you?
  Kāp laikuoties? how are you?
  Gerā reply to Kāp laikuoties
  Gerā, diekou reply to Kāp laikuoties
  Svēkė atvīkė̄ welcome greeting
     
Sampang [rav] (Nepal.) 
  Sewā general greeting
  Jeeu general greeting
  Yantā tuynita? how are you?
  Yantā tuynāta? how are you?
  Yantāchi pikihan nita? how are you?
  Khānikawā tunwa reply to Yantā tuynita, Yantā tuynāta, and Yantāchi pikihan nita
  Khānikawā tuyeka reply to Yantā tuynita, Yantā tuynāta, and Yantāchi pikihan nita
     
Sandawe [sad] (Tanzania: Dodoma region.)
  Hatʃipatli general greeting
  Putɬ'umanena general greeting
  Putɬ'umane? general greeting
Eee, putɬ'umaga'a reply to Putɬumane
  Eee reply to Putɬ'umane
  Sayonaʔare greeting used when beginning a conversation
  Sayogaʔa reply to Sayonaʔare
  Neepoge general greeting, "you are here"
  Eee neesiga'a reply to Neepoge
  Koosipone general greeting, "are you here?"
  Eee, koosisi reply to Koosipone
  Peǁ'okuwasu general greeting
  Aregaʔa reply to Peǁ'okuwasu
  Tl'ik'ixena morning greeting
  K'imentexena afternoon greeting
  Golobaxena evening greeting
  Putl'umaga'a reply to Tl'ik'ixena, K'imentexena, and Golobaxena
  Putl'umane reply to Tl'ik'ixena, K'imentexena, and Golobaxena
  ɬaapone? how are you?
  ɬaapo? how are you?
  ɬaasiga'a ɬaasiga'a
  Eee reply to ɬaapo and ɬaapone
  Hikkiana? how are you?
  Aŋga reply to Hikkiana
  Hikiana? how are you? in the Kondoa District
  Angaa reply to Hikiana in the Kondoa District
  Ya'aboxena? how is work?
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Sanga [sng] (Congo-Kinshasha: Bunkeya region.)
  Mwalangikai morning greeting
  Twaimunai afternoon greeting
  Kyunguloi evening greeting
  Eyo mwana reply to Mwalangikai, Twaimunai, and Kyunguloi
     
Sanga [xsn] (Nigeria: Plateau State.)
  Kukang morning greeting
  Shammo reply to Kukang
     
Sangir [sxn] (Indonesia: Sulawesi. Philippines: Mindanao, Balut and Sarangani.)
  Tabea general greeting
  Salam general greeting
  Salamate general greeting
  Salamate nasahampi welcome greeting
     
Sanglechi [sgl] (Afghanistan and Tajikistan.)
  As-salam alaikum general greeting
  Alaikum as-salam reply to As-salam alaikum
     
Sango [sag] (Central African Republic.)
Bala general greeting
  Bara mo general greeting spoken to one person
  Bara mo mngi general greeting spoken to one person
  Mbi bara mo general greeting spoken to one person
  Bara ala general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Bara ala kwe general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Mbi bara ala kwe general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Mo lng nzn? morning greeting, "have you slept well?"
  Iiin, mb lng nzn reply to Mo lng nzn
  Tngana nye? how are you?
  Y ayeke pe reply to Tngana nye
  Y a'ke pe reply to Tngana nye
  Mo yeke sng? how are you?
  Mb yeke sng reply to Mo yeke sng
  G nzn welcome greeting
     
Sangu [snq] (Gabon.)
  Mbolu general greeting spoken to one person
  Mbole general greeting spoken to one person
  Mbolani general greeting spoken to a group
  Mbolwani general greeting spoken to a group
  Mbolwanye general greeting spoken to a group
  Itsərambughwa morning greeting spoken to one person
  Yenu ditsərambughwa morning greeting spoken to a group
  Ee reply to Itsərambughwa and Yenu ditsərambughwa
  Kə ma bwedya? how are you?
  Ee, kə bwedyo reply to Kə ma bwedya
  Ikərə ghuna? how are you? spoken to one person
  Yenu dikərə ghuna? how are you? spoken to a group
  Ee reply to Ikərə ghuna and Yenu dikərə ghuna
  Saamba welcome greeting
     
Sangu [sbp] (Tanzania.)
  Ulamwihe general greeting
  Kamwene general greeting
  Mwanamtwa general greeting
  Mwananengule reply to Mwanamtwa
     
Sanskrit [san] (India.)
  नमो नमः namo namah: religious greeting
  नमस्कारः namaskarah: religious greeting
  नमस्ते namaste: general greeting
  हरिः औम् hari aumh: general greeting
  सुप्रभातम् suprabhatam: morning greeting
  सुभरात्रिः subharaatrih: nighttime greeting
  सुमध्याह्नम् sumadhyahnam: afternoon greeting
  भवान् कथम् अस्ति? bhavan katham asti: how are you?
  भवति कथम् अस्ति? bhavati katham asti: how are you?
  अहम् कुशलः अस्मि धन्यवादाः। aham kushalah asmi dhanyavadah: reply to भवान् कथम् अस्ति and भवति कथम् अस्त
  अपि कुशलम्? api kashalam: how are you?
  स्वागतम् svaagatam: welcome greeting
     
Santhali [sat] (India. Bangladesh. Nepali.)
  Johar general greeting
  Henda ho general greeting
  Cet'leka menama? how are you
  Boge reply to Cet'leka menama
  Boge gean' reply to Cet'leka menama
Sanum [xsu] (Venezuela, Brazil.)
  Shulim general greeting
     
Sotomense [cri] (So Tom and Prncipe.)
  Sejalovadu general greeting
  Bondja o morning greeting
  Boxtadji o afternoon greeting
  Bojnotxi o evening greeting
  Kuma non sa e? how are you?
  Axyo o reply to Kuma non sa e
  Leveleve o reply to Kuma non sa e
  Kinova sawodji e? how are you?
  Kinova vida e? how are you?
     
Sapo [krn] (Liberia.)
  An tla de un jele welcome greeting
     
Sar [mwm] (Chad.)
  Lpy general greeting
  Lpy ngi general greeting
  Ll general greeting
  I ba? how are you?
  Mto kari reply to I ba
  I kari reply to I ba
  Ito ba wa? how are you?
  Indol majiwa? morning greeting
  Mto maji reply to Ito ban wa and Indol majiwa
  Lpy k-ndō general greeting in the Nar dialect
  Ba st? how are you? in the Nar dialect
     
Saraiki [skr] (Pakistan: Punjab and Sind.)
   آپ کیا حال ہِن apka kya haal hin: how are you?
  تہاݙے کیا حال ہِن tuhada kya haal hin: how are you?
   چنگے حال ہِن changei haal hin: reply to تہاݙے کیا حال ہِن۔
  کیا حال ہِن kya haal hin: how are you (informal)
  میں ٹھیک ہوں main teek hoo: reply to  آپ کیا حال ہِن , تہاݙے کیا حال ہِن,  and کیا حال ہِن
   بسم اللہ سائیں bismillaah sain: welcome greeting
  Keevein hal tuhade? how are you? in the Khatki dialect [skr-mul]
     
Saramaccan [srm] (Suriname: central region.)
  I weki n? morning greeting
  Mi weki e reply to I weki n
  Mi weki ooo reply to I weki n
  U weki n? morning greeting
  U weki ooo reply to U weki n
  S reply to U weki ooo
  I d n? midday greeting
  Mi d ooo reply to I d n
  U d n? midday greeting
  U d ooo reply to U d n
  Umfa i d? how are you?
  Mi d baa reply to Umfa i d
Sardinian, Campidanese [sro] (Italy.)
  Saludi general greeting
  Bona di' general daytime greeting
  Beni benu welcome greeting
     
Sardinian, Gallurese [sdn] (Italy.)
  Bona die general daytime greeting
  Saludu general greeting
     
Sardinian, Logudorese [src] (Italy.)
  Salude general greeting
  Ciao general greeting
  Bonardies morning greeting
  Bone die morning greeting
  Bon jiorno morning greeting
  Bona sera evening greeting
  Bona notte nighttime greeting
  Coment' istas? how are you? spoken to one person
  Coment' istades? how are you? spoken to a group
  Coment' isthsa? how are you?
  Comemente istasa? how are you?
  Ene, gratzias reply to Coment' istasa and Commente istasa
  Bene, aggrtzias reply to Coment' istasa and Commente istasa
  Bennnidu welcome greeting
  Ennidos welcome greeting
     
Sardinian, Sassarese [sdc] (Italy.)
 

D bona

morning greeting
  Sera bona evening greeting
  Notti bona nighttime greeting
  Cumenti sthai? how are you?
     
Sari [asj] (Cameroon: Donga-Mantung Division.)
  Buwobwɛ ni morning greeting
  Buwobwɛ loo reply to  Buwobwɛ ni
  Hɛɛ greeting used to call attention
     
Sarikoli [srh] (China: Taxkorgan region.)
  Assalamu lykum general greeting
  Wa'lykumu salam reply to Assalamu lykum
     
Sarsi [srs] (Canada: Alberta.)
  Tsuu kae'o general greeting
  Danit'ada? how are you?
  Guja reply to Danit'ada
  Guja 'ila? how are you?
  'oo, guja reply to Guja 'ila
  Guja naniyaala? greeting to a person arriving, "did you arrive okay?"
  'oo, nanisha reply to Guja naniyaala
     
Sasak [sas] (Indonesia: Lombok Island.)
  Selamat siang general daytime greeting
  Selamat pagi morning greeting
  Selamat sore afternoon greeting
  Selamat malam nighttime greeting
  Mbe yam lae? greeting to a person who is walking, literally "where are you going?"
  Ojok mbe? greeting to a person who is walking, literally "where are you going?"
  Lampat lampat reply to Ojok mbe, literally "just walking"
  Brembe kabar? how are you?
  Bagus reply to Brembe kabar
  Solah reply to Brembe kabar
  Sugeng rawuh welcome greeting
     
Satawalese [stw] (Micronesia: Satawal Island.)
  Koapwong general greeting
  Kkoapwong general greeting
  Fairhoo respectful greeting
  Wo yitto me yiya? greeting spoken to a person arriving, "where did you come from?"
  Opwe ne na ia? greeting spoken to a person who is going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Aetiwetiw welcome greeting, literally "unload your boat"
  Wenimmwoamw welcome greeting spoken to one person ("in front of you")
  Ey wenimmwoamw welcome greeting spoken to one person ("in front of you")
  Wow wenimmwoamw welcome greeting spoken to one person ("in front of you")
  Wenimmwaemi welcome greeting spoken to a group ("in front of you")
  Ey wenimmwaemi welcome greeting spoken to a group ("in front of you")
  Wow wenimmwaemi welcome greeting spoken to a group ("in front of you")
  Wenimmwan woomw welcome greeting spoken to a person in a canoe ("in front of your canoe")
     
Saterfriesisch [stq] (Germany: Saterland and East Frisia.)
  Gauden Dei general greeting
  Wilkuumen welcome greeting
     
Sater-Maw [mav] (Brazil: Par and Andir.)
  Enodac general greeting
  Awe aic general greeting
  Aicot ereco? general greeting
  Nan koema morning greeting
  Tamb ereco? morning greeting
  Bor morning greeting
  Nan karuka afternoon greeting
  Reka afternoon greeting
  Awd aic evening and nighttime greeting
  Nan pituna nighttime greeting
  Uamdn nighttime greeting
  Nnyuri welcome greeting
     
Saurashtra [saz] (India: Tamil Nadu.)
  Namaskar general greeting
  Thumi sauriyam ya? how are you?
  Sauriyam ya? how are you?
  Aski thenu sauriyam ya? how are you?
  Thu kono se? how are you?
  Thu me kono sethay? how are you?
  Avo welcome greeting
  Avo, avo welcome greeting
  Aski thenu avo welcome greeting
  Aski thenu avo avo welcome greeting
  Aski thenu namaskar welcome greeting
  Aski thengo namaskar welcome greeting
  Bethar avo welcome greeting, "come in"
     
Sausi [ssj] (Papua New Guinea: Madang Province.)
  ʔogusagani morning greeting
  ʔokupiou afternoon greeting
  ʔokusɛ nighttime greeting
     
Sawai [szw] (Indonesia: North Maluku.)
  Fan fawa? how are you?
     
Saxon, East Frisian Low [frs] (Germany: Ostfriesland, Saterland, Lower Saxony.)
  Moin general greeting
  Goden Dag general greeting
  Goden Morgen morning greeting
  Goden Avend afternoon greeting
  Goden Nacht nighttime greeting
  Wo geiht Jo dat? how are you? formal
  Wo geiht di dat? how are you? informal
  Wo geiht di 't? how are you? informal
  Heel good, dank reply to Wo geiht Jo dat and Wo geiht di dat
  Good, dank reply to Wo geiht Jo dat and Wo geiht di dat
  Good reply to Wo geiht Jo dat and Wo geiht di dat
     
Saxon, Low [nds] (Germany.)
  Moin general greeting in the Nordfriesland [nds-nor] and Ostfriesland dialects [nds-els]
  Goden Dag general greeting in the Nordfriesland [nds-nor] and Ostfriesland dialects [nds-els]
  Goden Morgen morning greeting in the Nordfriesland [nds-nor] and Ostfriesland dialects [nds-els]
  Goden Avend evening greeting in the Nordfriesland [nds-nor] and Ostfriesland dialects [nds-els]
  Moi general greeting in the Nordfriesland dialect [nds-nor]
  Moin moin general greeting in the Nordfriesland dialect [nds-nor]
  Dag general greeting in the Nordfriesland dialect [nds-nor]
  Dag ok reply to Dag in the Nordfriesland dialect [nds-nor]
  Gouden Dag general greeting in the Nordfriesland dialect [nds-nor]
  Gouden Morgen morning greeting in the Nordfriesland dialect [nds-nor]
  Gouden Avend evening greeting  in the Nordfriesland dialect [nds-nor]
  Gode Dag general greeting in the Ostfriesland dialect [nds-els]
  Gode Morgen morning greeting in the Ostfriesland dialect [nds-els]
  Gode Avend evening greeting in the Ostfriesland dialect [nds-els]
  Mooien Moren morning greeting in the older dialect of Ostfriesland [nds-els], no longer used
  Mooien Morgen morning greeting in the older dialect of Ostfriesland [nds-els], no longer used
  Mooien Dag noontime greeting in the older dialect of Ostfriesland [nds-els], no longer used
  Mooien Abend evening greeting in the older dialect of Ostfriesland [nds-els], no longer used
  Willkamen welcome greeting
     
Saxon, Upper [sxu] (Germany.)
  N'daach general greeting spoken in the Dresden dialect
  Krie disch general greeting spoken in the Dresden dialect
  Wie gehds? how are you? spoken in the Dresden dialect
  Kried'sch general greeting spoken in the Leipzig dialect
  Wie geht's'n sou? how are you? spoken in the Leipzig dialect
  Gun Tak general greeting spoken in the North Thuringian dialect
  Wie geht es dich? how are you? spoken in the North Thuringian dialect
  Gutt'n Toog general greeting spoken in the West Thuringian dialect
  Wie giht's'n dech? how are you? spoken in the West Thuringian dialect
  Guttn Tach general greeting spoken in the Ilm Thuringian dialect
  Wie gieht's'n dir? how are you? spoken in the Ilm Thuringian dialect
  Guttn Taach general greeting spoken in the Southeast Thuringian dialect
  Wie gett's'n dir? how are you? spoken in hte Southeast Thuringian dialect
     
Saya [say] (Nigeria.)
  Snn general greeting
  Lfya general greeting
Gjya wuri? how are you?
  K mbuɗya? morning greeting  ("how did you spend the night?")
  Kə mbt wuri? morning greeting  ("how did you spend the night?")
  Kə vy wuri? afternoon greeting ("how did you spend the day?")
  Dənw wuri? how is your house?
  Mən dənwa c wuri? how is your house?
  Mərs f? how are the children?
  Lfya klw reply to Gjya wuri, Kə vy wuri, Dənw wuri and Mərs f
  Snn tə la? greeting to a person who is working
  Snn reply to Snn tə la
  Kə vy tə la wuri? greeting to a person who is working
  Mighy reply to Kə vy tə la wuri, "I am at it"
  M nyr Coghŋ reply to Kə vy tə la wuri, "I thank God"
  La ɗghən wuri? greeting to a person who is working, "how is the tiredness  of your work?"
  Ɛ lp zli reply to La ɗghən wuri
Kə mbt tə gjya rghənw wuri? "how did you spend the night with the tiredness of travelling?", person who travelled yesterday
  Datəps wuri? welcome greeting, "how was the road?"
     
Scots [sco] (United Kingdom: Scotland.)
  Whit like? how are you? spoken in the Doric dialect [sco-nor]
  Awricht reply to Whit like spoken in the Doric dialect [sco-nor]
  Aaricht reply to Whit like spoken in the Doric dialect [sco-nor]
  Fit like? how are you? spoken in the Aberdeen dialect [sco-nor]
  Tyaavin awa reply to Fit like spoken in the Aberdeen dialect [sco-nor]
  Gweed reply to Fit like spoken in the Aberdeen dialect [sco-nor]
  Guid morning morning greeting spoken in the Lallans dialect [sco-sou]
  Guid efternuin afternoon greeting spoken in the Lallans dialect [sco-sou]
  Guid eenin evening greeting spoken in the Lallans dialect [sco-sou]
  Hou d'ye fend? how are you? spoken in the south west dialect [sco-sou]
  Whit fettle? how are you? spoken in the south west dialect [sco-sou]
  Guid een evening greeting spoken in the Ulster dialect [sco-uls]
  Bout ye? how are you? in the Ulster dialect [sco-uls]
  Walcome welcome greeting spoken in the Doric dialect [sco-nor]
     
Scottish Gaelic [gla] (United Kingdom: Scotland.)
  Latha math general greeting
  Latha math dhuibh formal greeting
  Latha math dhut informal greeting
  Hal informal greeting
  Madainn mhath morning greeting
  Madainn mhath dhuibh formal morning greeting
  Madainn mhath dhut informal morning greeting
  Feasgar math afternoon and early evening greeting
  Oidhche mhath late evening and nighttime greeting
  Ciamar a tha sibh? how are you? formal
  Ciamar a tha thu? how are you? informal
  Tha mi math reply to Ciamar a tha sibh and Ciamar a tha thu
  Tha gu math reply to Ciamar a tha sibh and Ciamar a tha thu
  Tha gu math, tapadh leibh reply to Ciamar a tha sibh and Ciamar a tha thu
  D mar a tha thu? how are you? informal, in the Ledhas and Earra-Ghidheal dialects
  D mar a tha sibh? how are you? formal, in the Ledhas and Earra-Ghidheal dialects
  D man a tha thu? how are you? informal, in the Ledhas dialect
  D man a tha sibh? how are you? formal, in the Ledhas dialect
  Cionnas a tha thu? how are you? in the Cataibh dialect
  D tha dol? how are you? informal
  Filte welcome greeting
  Ceud mle filte welcome greeting
     
Scythian [xsc] (Kazakhstan and Russia, 8th century BC.)
  Salamalek general greeting
     
Sea Island Creole [gul] (United States of America: Sea Islands.)
  Wish de time uh day general greeting
  Pass de time uh day general greeting
  Good mawnin' morning greeting
  Mawnin' morning greeting
  Good ebinin' evening greeting
  Ebenin' evening greeting
  How ya da do? how are you?
     
Sebat Bet Gurage [sgw] (Ethiopia: West Gurage Region.)
  Wxe warim general greeting
  Bogem general greeting in the Chaha dialect [sgw-cha]
  Mmər drxm? morning greeting in the Chaha dialect [sgw-cha]
  Wxe drxm? morning greeting in the Chaha dialect [sgw-cha]
  Bogem reply to Mmər drxm and Wxe drxm
  Gba wkkm afternoon greeting in the Chaha dialect [sgw-cha]
  Boxe dr nighttime greeting in the Chaha dialect [sgw-cha]
  Wxe tenot welcome greeting in the Chaha dialect [sgw-cha]
  Ěm welcome greeting to a person returning from a trip in the Chaha dialect  [sgw-cha]
  Bogret general greeting in the Ezha dialect [sgw-ezh]
  Mmmər ddrxm? morning greeting in the Ezha dialect [sgw-ezh]
  Wxe ddrxm? morning greeting in the Ezha dialect [sgw-ezh]
  Bogem reply to Mmmər ddrxm and Wxe ddrxm
  Wgemaxu morning greeting in the Ezha dialect [sgw-ezh]
  Wgem morning greeting in the Ezha dialect [sgw-ezh]
  Boxe dr nighttime greeting in the Ezha dialect [sgw-ezh]
  Ěam welcome greeting to a person returning from a trip in the Ezha dialect [sgw-ezh]
  Mmər trx? morning greeting in the Gyeto dialect [sgw-gye]
  Wxe trx? morning greeting in the Gyeto dialect [sgw-gye]
  Boxe dr nighttime greeting in the Gyeto dialect [sgw-gye]
  Ěm welcome greeting to a person returning from a trip in the Gyeto dialect  [sgw-gye]
  Bmən addrx? morning greeting in the Muher dialect [sgw-cha]
  Mwamw addrxm? morning greeting in the Muher dialect [sgw-cha]
  Mwamw adr? nighttime greeting in the Muher dialect [sgw-cha]
  Mwamw dr? nighttime greeting in the Muher dialect [sgw-cha]
  Welalede yameta welcome greeting
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Sechelt [sec] (Canada: British Columbia.)
  Kwatchexw Ɂet Ɂiy? how are you?
  Ɂiy te kwiykwiy? how are you? spoken in the morning
     
Secoya [sey] (Ecuador: northeastern jungle. Peru: northern region.)
  Paik general greeting
     
Sehwi [sfw] (Ghana: southwestern region.)
  Ndzahin morning greeting spoken to a man
  Ndzahin o morning greeting spoken to a man
  Muohin morning greeting spoken a woman
  Ndzahin ndzahin morning greeting spoken to a group of men
  Muohin muohin morning greeting spoken to a group of women
  Ndzahin ndzahin muohin muohin morning greeting spoken to a group of men and women
  Ndzaanu evening greeting spoken to a man
  Muoanu evening greeting spoken to a woman
  Ndzaanu ndzaanu evening greeting spoken to a group of men
  Muoanu muoanu evening greeting spoken to a group of women
  Ndzaanu ndzaanu muoanu muoanu evening greeting spoken to a group of men and women
  ɛyaa response to all greetings
  ɔtse sɛɛ? how are you?
  ɔtse pa reply to ɔtse sɛɛ
     
Seimat [ssg] (Papua New Guinea: Manus Province.)
  Letu solian morning greeting
  Letu solian amuto morning greeting
  Alohah solian afternoon greeting
  Alohah solian amuto afternoon greeting
  Ipong solian evening and nighttime greeting
  Ipong solian amuto evening and nighttime greeting
     
Sekani [sek] (Canada: British Columbia.)
  Danach'e 'a general greeting
  Sasch'e reply to Danach'e 'a
  Dkunt'ea? how are you? spoken to one person
  Dkant'ea? how are you? spoken to one person
  Shwant'eo? how are you? spoken to one person
  Shwast'e reply to Dkuntea, Dkantea, and Shwanteo
  Dkaht'ea? how are you? spoken to more than one person
  Shwaht'eo? how are you? spoken to more than one person
  Shwats'iiht'e reply to Dkahtea , and Shwahteo
  Dan'che'a? how are you? in the McLeod Lake dialect
  Sanuche'o? how are you? in the McLeod Lake dialect
  Sasch'e reply to Dan'che'a and Sanuche'o
     
Seke [ske] (Vanuatu: Central Raga Island.)
 

Ren abis

morning greeting
  Bwng abis nighttime greeting
  Bing abis nighttime greeting
  Kmw ba ebeh? where are you going?
  Ki me ebeh? where have you been?
     
Seko Padang [skx] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)
  Selamek siang general greeting
  Selamek pagi morning greeting
  Selamek patang afternoon greeting
     
Sekpele [lip] (Ghana: southeastern region.)
Besie general greeting
  Sie general greeting
  Alabe kpoo o? morning greeting ("did you lie quietly?")
  Atuu welcome greeting
     
Selee [snw] (Ghana.)
  Sɛɛsafɔ general greeting spoken to one person
  Sɛɛsaye general greeting spoken to a group
  Lekoto ɔnɔɔfo sɛɛsafɔ general greeting
  Batii late? morning greeting
  Bawo lɛma late? morning greeting spoken to one person
  Bawo lɛma late ye? morning greeting spoken to one person
  Miɛ kale ntɔɔsɛ morning greeting
  Tɔnkofɔ afternoon and evening greeting spoken to one person
  Waa, ɔkyɛlɛfɔ nte reply to Tɔnkofɔ
  Tɔnkoye afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a group
  Waa, ɔkyɛlee nte reply to Tɔnkoye
  Mbe sikpe fɔ osie ɛ? how are you? spoken to one person
  Mbe sikpe ye osie ɛ? how are you? spoken to a group
  Sikpefɔ osie? how are you? spoken to one person
  Fakpe osie? how are you? spoken to one person
  Sikpefɔ osie? how are you? spoken to one person
  Yii, afɔmɔ reply to Fakpe osie and Sikpefɔ osie
  Sikpe ye osie? how are you? spoken to a group
  Bikpe osie? how are you? spoken to a group
  Biatee? how are you? spoken to a group
  Buatee reply to Biatee
  Aa faate? how are you?
  Agoo greeting used when arriving at a house
  Amɛɛ welcome greeting, "come in"
  Afɔnisi welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Ayenisi welcome greeting spoken to a group
  ɔfɔɔ welcome greeting to a person returning, "welcome back"
  Biɔfɔɔ welcome greeting to a group returning, "welcome back"
     
Selkup [sel] (Russia.)
  Торова

torova: general greeting

 

Сома челы

soma chely: general greeting

  Кайл мешп?

kail meshp: how are you?

  Тарова

tarova: general greeting in the northern (Taz-Turukhan) dialect

  Сомаӈ илытыль чēлы

somaŋ ilytyl' cēly: general greeting in the northern (Taz-Turukhan) dialect

  Фаек

fayek: reply to Кайл мешп

     
Semai [sea] (Malaysia.)
  Tabek general greeting in the Jalai dialect [sea-jel]
  Selamat pegelap morning greeting
  Selamat kelem nighttime greeting
  Ma igah? how are you?
  Ilok gah? how are you?
     
Semandang [sdm] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)
  Selamat general greeting
     
Semelai [sza] (Malaysia.)
  Manday khabar? how are you?
  Khabar elok reply to Manday khabar
  Gate hn? greeting spoken when meeting on a path, literally "where are you going?"
  Daʔ smaʔ? greeting spoken when approaching a house, literally "is anyone there?"
     
Sena [seh] (Mozambique.)
  Macebesi morning greeting
  Macebesi baba morning greeting spoken to a man
  Macebesi mayi morning greeting spoken to a woman
  Masikati afternoon greeting
  Masikati baba afternoon greeting spoken to a man
  Masikati mayi afternoon greeting spoken to a woman
  Mawulo evening greeting
  Mawulo baba evening greeting spoken to a man
  Mawulo mayi evening greeting spoken to a woman
  Muli tani? how are you?
  Ndili pyadidi reply to Muli tani
  Unenda kupi? where are you going?
  Ndinenda ku musa possible answer to Unenda kupi, "I am going home"
     
Sena [swk] (Malawi.)
  Magerwa general greeting
  Kaziwa general greeting
  Axamwali general greeting
  Mwadokera? how are you?
     
Senaya [syn] (Iran.)
  Shlaama lox general greeting spoken to a man
  Shlaama lax general greeting spoken to a woman
  Shlaama looxon general greeting spoken to a group
  Hawa dmexlox? morning greeting spoken to a man ("how did you sleep?")
  Hawa dmexlax? morning greeting spoken to a woman ("how did you sleep?")
  'Aayet daxyet? how are you? spoken to a man
  'Aana hawayen reply to 'Aayet daxyet
  'Aayet daxyat? how are you? spoken to a woman
  'Aana haweesayan reply to 'Aayet daxyat
  Axtooxon daxyiiton? how are you? spoken to a group
     
Seneca [see] (United States. Canada: Ontario.)
  Sg:n general greeting, literally "peaceful/well"
  Nya:wh sg:n general greeting, "I'm thankful that you are peaceful/well"
  :h, i:s koh reply to Nya:wh sg:n
  Hae' general greeting
  Sg:n dih n:h? how are you? ("are you peaceful/well?)
  Sg:n n:h? how are you? ("are you peaceful/well?)
  :h, ghi:yoh reply to Sg:n dih n:h and Sg:n n:h
  Sadgweta? how are you? ("are you healthy?")
  Gadgweta reply to Sadgweta
     
Senoufo, Djimini [dyi] (Cte d'Ivoire.)
  Ndo e m morning greeting spoken to a man
  Ndo ande reply to Ndo e m spoken to a man
  No ande reply to Ndo e m spoken to a woman
  No e m morning greeting spoken to a woman
  Ma ndo reply to No e m spoken to a man
  Ma no reply to No e m spoken to a woman
  Ndo e snoforho midday greeting spoken to a man
  Ndo ande, e snoforho reply to Ndo e snoforho spoken to a man
  No ande, e snoforho reply to Ndo e snoforho spoken to a woman
  No e snoforho midday greeting spoken to a woman
  Ma ndo, e snoforho reply to No e snoforho spoken to a man
  Ma no, e snoforho reply to No e snoforho spoken to a woman
  Ndo e snko evening greeting spoken to a man
  Ndo ande, e snko reply to Ndo e snko spoken to a man
  No ande, e snko reply to Ndo e snko spoken to a woman
  No e snko evening greeting spoken to a woman
   Ma ndo, e snko reply to No e snko spoken to a man
   Ma no, e snko reply to No e snko spoken to a woman
     
Senoufo, Cebaara [sef] (Cte d'Ivoire and Mali.)
  Kn general greeting
  M'ba general greeting
  Foyaina morning greeting
  Fochangana afternoon greeting
  Changoana evening greeting
  Fopliguena nighttime greeting
  A kba'a ma? how are you? (literally, "how is your household?")
  Ayalemaya? how are you?
  Weya reply to Ayalemaya
     
Senoufo, Mamara [myk] (Mali.)
  Kenɛ general greeting
  Faabye general greeting
  Uun, fyabye reply to Faabye
  M'a cuuŋɔ ya? how are you?
  N'a cuuŋɔ reply to M'a cuuŋɔ ya
  Mii m'a se-e? where are you going?
     
Senoufo, Nyarafolo [sev] (Cte d'Ivoire.)
  Fochanaganan morning and afternoon greeting
  Changwoanan evening greeting
     
Senoufo, Supyire [spp] (Mali: Sikasso.)
  Mu a cŋɔ̀ la? are you well?
  Mi a cŋɔ̀ reply to Mu a cŋɔ̀ la
  Pyɛnga shinb de? how are about your family?
  L w p n mɛ̀ reply to Pyɛnga shinb de
  Ykŋk fwŋi wi afternoon greeting used when explaining that you have come to visit someone
     
Senoufo, Tagwana [tgw] (Cte d'Ivoire.)
 

Na tle j gba

greeting spoken to an older man
 

Nabi j gba

greeting spoken to a younger man
  Na n gba greeting spoken to a man of the same age as the speaker
  Picjεεε j gba greeting spoken to an older woman
  N j gba greeting spoken to a younger woman
  Gb na greeting spoken to a guest
  Mba reply to Gb na spoken by a man
  Tokpa reply to Gb na spoken by a woman
  Ma sjε ta? morning greeting spoken to one person
  Je sjε ta? morning greeting spoken to a group of people
  Mba j kwa ta reply to Ma sjε ta and Je sjε ta spoken by a man
  Tokpa j kwa ta reply to Ma sjε ta and Je sjε ta spoken by a woman
     
Sentani [set] (Indonesia: Papua.)
  Foi general greeting
  Rai foi general daytime greeting
  Rene foi morning greeting
  Huwe rai foi afternoon greeting
  Huwe foi evening and nighttime greeting
  Wauuka belene, nendae mekai? how are you?
  Foi mo reply to Wauuka belene, nendae mekai
  Nendong mo reply to Wauuka belene, nendae mekai
  Wa fafa nendae mekai? how are your children?
  Wa maka dǝ? where are you going?
  Weyae makeise elare? where are you going?
  Ma makeise embere? where are you going?
  Meyae ele melere komandere reply to Ma makeise embere, "I'm just going for a walk"
  Reyae waei imaere male greeting spoken by a visitor, "I've come to your house"
  Ndane nde nekele? greeting spoken when approaching a house, "are you at home?"
  Ehe, reyae nekale reply to Ndane nde nekele
     
Serbian [srp] (Bosnia. Serbia. Kosovo.)
 

Здраво

zdravo: general greeting
  Добар дан dobar dan: general daytime greeting
  Добро јутро dobar yutro: morning greeting
  Добро вече dobro veche: evening greeting
 

Како сте?

kako ste: how are you? formal
  Како си? kako si: how are you? informal
  Је сам добро, хвала ye sam dobro hvala: formal reply to Како сте and Како си
  Добро сам, хвала dobro sam hvala: informal reply to Како сте and Како си
  Хвала, добро hvala dobro: informal reply to Како сте and Како си
  Добродошли dobrodoshli: welcome greeting
     
Serer-Sine [srr] (Senegal and Gambia.)
 

Na feto

general greeting
 

Ndio ko

morning greeting
 

Ndio ko yong

morning greeting
  Mbaldoo morning greeting
  Fedee jam reply to Mbaldoo
  Dana apax? morning greeting, "did you sleep well?"
 

Guiro po ko

afternoon greeting
  Njookoo afternoon and early evening greeting
  Yonga jam reply to Njookoo
  Ngiroopoo late evening and nighttime greeting
  Yare jam reply to Ngiroopoo
  Jam som jego? how are you? spoken to one person
  Jam som kan reply to Jam som jego
  Nam fi'o? how are you? spoken to one person
  Mexe meen reply to Nam fi'o
  Nam numbi u? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Inn ixre meen reply to Nam numbi u
  Ta mbind na? greeting, "how is the family?"
  Owa maa reply to Ta mbind na
     
Seri [sei] (Mexico: Sonoran coast.)
  Z taa? how are you?
  Z staa? how are you?, informal (used by younger people)
  Z zo xoma reply to Z taa and Z staa
     
Serrano [ser] (United States of America.)
  Ava'aha general greeting
  Haminat general greeting, literally "who is it?"
     
Seselwa Creole [crs] (Seychelles.)
  Allo general greeting
  Bonzour general greeting
  Bon apremidiixaj afternoon greeting
  Bonswar evening greeting
  Konman sava? how are you?
  Konman ou sava? how are you?
  Mon byen reply to Konman ou sava and Konman sava
  Byen mersi reply to Konman ou sava and Konman sava
  Mon byen mersi reply to Konman ou sava and Konman sava
     
Shabak [sdb] (Iraq.)
  Marhaba general greeting
  Sarzit ba kher morning greeting
  Nimatrot ba kher afternoon greeting
  Heragat ba kher evening greeting
  Nishtatan ba kher nighttime greeting
  Sar sarey sar chami welcome greeting
     
Shambala [ksb] (Tanzania.)
  Onga general greeting
  Onga mahundo morning greeting
  Onga makeo morning greeting
  Onga mshi afternoon greeting
  Niwedi reply to Onga, Onga mahundo, Onga makeo, and Onga mshi
  Wenukezeze morning greeting
  Tizenkuke reply to Wenukezeze
  Uhumwezeze afternoon greeting
  Tizahumwa reply to Uhumwezeze
  Mwaona vihi? general greeting
  Ni wedi reply to Onga mahundo, Onga mshi and Mwaona vihi
  Ti wedi reply to Onga mahundo, Onga mshi and Mwaona vihi
  Ntana reply to Mwaona vihi
     
Shan [shn] (Myanmar.)
  Mai soong kha general greeting
  Mai soong general greeting
  Yoo le yoo kha? how are you?
  Kin khao yao ne? general greeting, "have you eaten?"
  Oei informal greeting in the Tai Long dialect [shn-tao]
  Pen tsoe hue? how are you? in the Tai Long dialect [shn-tao]
  Tsoe hue? how are you? in the Tai Long dialect [shn-tao]
  Yoo lee yoo ha? how are you? in the Tai Long dialect [shn-tao]
  Yoo lee aw reply to Yoo lee yoo ha in the Tai Long dialect [shn-tao]
  Kin khao yao ha? general greeting, "have you eaten?" in the Tai Long dialect [shn-tao]
  Kin yao reply to Kin khao yao ha, "yes, I've eaten" in the Tai Long dialect [shn-tao]
  Pai kin reply to Kin khao yao ha, "no, I haven't eaten" in the Tai Long dialect [shn-tao]
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Sharanahua [mcd] (Peru and Brazil.)
  Man moiya morning greeting
  Man moiyaran morning greeting
  Man yatai afternoon greeting
  Man yamuaran evening greeting
  Sharamun? how are you?
  Un shara reply to Sharamun
  Shara reply to Sharamun
  Mun nocoa greeting spoken by a person arriving
  Min oimen welcome greeting to a person arriving
  Man min oimen welcome greeting to a person arriving
     
Shawi [cbt] (Peru.)
  We'kama general greeting
     
Shawnee [sjw] (United States of America: Oklahoma.)
  Hatito general greeting in the northeastern dialect
  Ho general greeting in the southern dialect
  Bezon general greeting
  Bezon nikanaki general greeting spoken to a friend
  Howisakisiki daytime greeting
  Howisiwapani morning greeting
  Wasekiseki morning greeting
  Hakiwisilaasamamo? how are you?
  Waswasimamo? how are you?
  Niwisilasimamo reply to Hakiwisilaasamamo and Waswasimamo
     
Shehri [shv] (Oman: Dhofar.)
  Salm ʻalkum general greeting
  ʻAlkum salm reply to Salm ʻalkum
  Xbor general greeting
  Xbor xer reply to Xbor
  Xbār general greeting
  Xbār xer reply to Xbār
  Tǝḳhɔ́b lek ʻɔft general daytime greeting spoken to a man
  Tǝḳhɔ́b lis̃ ʻɔft general daytime greeting spoken to a woman
  Bǝlék reply to Tǝḳhɔ́b lek ʻɔft and Tǝḳhɔ́b lis̃ ʻɔft spoken to a man
  Bǝlís̃ reply to Tǝḳhɔ́b lek ʻɔft and Tǝḳhɔ́b lis̃ ʻɔft spoken to a woman
  Tǝghũk ʻɔft morning greeting spoken to a man, "may peace go to you"
  Tǝghũs̃ ʻɔft morning greeting spoken to a woman, "may peace go to you"
  Bǝtɔ́k tǝghm reply to Tǝghũk ʻɔft and Tǝghũs̃ ʻɔft spoken to a man
  Bǝtɔ́s̃ tǝghm reply to Tǝghũk ʻɔft and Tǝghũs̃ ʻɔft spoken to a woman
  Tġǝmd lek ʻɔft evening greeting spoken to a man
  Tġǝmd lis̃ ʻɔft evening greeting spoken to a woman
  Bǝlék ǝl ġǝmd reply to Tġǝmd lek ʻɔft and Tġǝmd lis̃ ʻɔft spoken to a man
  Bǝlís̃ ǝl ġǝmd reply to Tġǝmd lek ʻɔft and Tġǝmd lis̃ ʻɔft spoken to a woman
  Bǝxr hɛt? how are you? spoken to a man
  Bǝxr hit? how are you? spoken to a woman
  Bǝxr reply to Bǝxr hɛt and Bǝxr hit
  Bǝxr alḥmdu lillh reply to Bǝxr hɛt and Bǝxr hit
  Bǝxr maḥmd ǝlkǝrm reply to Bǝxr hɛt and Bǝxr hit
  Yɔl ɛṣbḥk? how are you? spoken to a man, in the morning
  Yɔl ɛṣbḥs̃? how are you? spoken to a woman, in the morning
  Yɔl ḳǝhέbk? how are you? spoken to a man, in the afternoon
  Yɔl ḳǝhέbs̃? how are you? spoken to a woman, in the afternoon
  Yɔl aġmɔd́ǝk? how are you? spoken to a man, in the evening
  Yɔl aġmɔd́ǝs̃? how are you? spoken to a woman, in the evening
  Ya ḥay bek welcome greeting spoken to a man
     
Sheko [she] (Ethiopia.)
  Ʒʒtə? how are you?
  Ʒʒak? how are you?
  Ʒʒa hak? how are you?
  Ʒʒ reply to Ʒʒtə, Ʒʒak, and Ʒʒa hak
  Ʒʒ hy? morning greeting
  Ʒʒ feeʃ? afternoon greeting
  Fāykntə? how are you? ("are you alive and healthy?")
  Fāykn nkkə reply to Fāykntə
  Hakarbuk? how are you? ("are you strong?")
  Nkarbukə reply to Hakarbuk
  stə nkya? how are you? ("are you there?")
  Nkya reply to stə nkya
     
Shelta [sth] (Ireland.)
  Grālt'a general greeting
  Slum hawrum morning greeting
  Slum dorahōg evening greeting
  L'esk mwīla a hu? how are you?
  Mwī'lin topa, mun'ia du hu reply to L'esk mwīla a hu
  Bwikad hu grīson? how are you? ("any news?")
  Graaltcha general greeting in an older dialect
  Buri talosk general greeting in an older dialect
  Stayish an buri gleoch? how are you? in an older dialect
  A djonawdu hu? how are you? in an older dialect
  Mweel buri reply to A djonawdu hu in an older dialect
     
Sherbro [bun] (Sierra Leone: Southern Province.)
  Moi general general
  Nsaka morning greeting
  Nsaka seke oo reply to Nsaka
  Pekei afternoon and evening greeting
  Pekei seke oo reply to Pekei
  Osoho wey nighttime greeting
  Lal pe jalaha? how are you?
  Kasin Chei bahei reply to Lalpe jalaha
  Lemo general greeting in an older (19th century) dialect
  Mbaa reply to Lemo
     
Sherpa [xsr] (Nepal.)
  Tashi delek general greeting
  Owe thangbu general greeting spoken to friends
  Thangbu? how are you?
  Thangbu ye? how are you?
  Thangburang? how are you?
  Las thangburang reply to Thangburang
  Khyurung khang ki? how are you?
  Nga la thangbu rang we reply to Khyurung khang ki
  Khyurung chug khyaujig we? how are you?
  Nga lyamu rang we reply to Khyurung chug khyaujig we
  Thangbu wye? how are you? spoken in the Solu dialect [xsr-sol]
  Nga la lemu rang wye reply to Thangbu wye spoken in the Solu dialect [xsr-sol]
     
Sherpa, Helambu [scp] (Nepal.)
  Tashi delek general greeting
  Tashi dele general greeting in the Lamjung Yolmo dialect
  Khe la ganumu heey? how are you?
  Nga la chasangbu heey reply to Khe la ganumu heey
  Khye kaahla do e? where are you going? in the Yolmo dialect
     
Shi [shr] (Congo-Kinshasha: eastern region.)
  Asinge general greeting
  Musingo general greeting
  Kurhi muyosire? how are you?
  Murhula reply to Kurhi muyosire
  K'a kalembe? how are you?
  Rhuzibuhire reply to K'a kalembe
  Koko thank you
  Muyegerere welcome greeting
     
Shilluk [shk] (South Sudan: Upper Nile State.)
  Mdh ri general greeting
  Dl yd? how are you?
  Dla yd reply to Dl yd
  Y kedh-a keny? where are you going?
  Y bt d? how are you? in an older (early 20th century) dialect
  Y nt bd reply to Y bt d
  Y bd yau reply to Y bt d
     
Shina [scl] (Pakistan and India.)
  Asalam aleykum general greeting
  Asalam aleykum kako general greeting spoken to a man
  Asalam aleykum kaki general greeting spoken to a woman
  Ala general greeting
  Subah baxair morning greeting
  They jaik hal han? how are you?
  Jaik hal han? how are you?
  Ma bilkul thik hanus mehrbani reply to They jaik hal han and Jaik hal han
  They kend jaik qisam tarijin? how are you?
  They dua sath mishti tharijin reply to They kend jaik qisam tarijin
  Yok hal hi? how are you? in the Astori dialect [scl-ast]
  Khush amadid welcome greeting
     
Shipibo-Conibo [shp] (Peru: Ucayail River.)
  Jow general greeting spoken to one person
  Bekanwe general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Jeje reply to Jow and Bekanwe spoken by a man
  Jojo reply to Jow and Bekanwe spoken by a woman
  Jakon yamekiri morning greeting
  Jakon yantan afternoon greeting
  Jakon yame nighttime greeting
  Miarin? how are you?
  Jawe keskarin mia? how are you?
  Miaki jawekeska iki? how are you?
  Miaki jawen keeni joa? general greeting spoken to a visitor, literally "what have you come for?"
  Eara joke mia oini reply to Miaki jawen keeni joa, literally "I have come to visit you"
  Eara joke pasiani reply to Miaki jawen keeni joa, literally "I have come to see you"
     
Shona [sna] (Zimbabwe.)
  Mhoro general greeting spoken to one person
  Mhoroi general greeting spoken to a group
  Ehoi reply to Mhoro and Mhoroi
  Maskat chirombwe general greeting spoken by a man
  Maskat shwe general greeting spoken by a woman
  Maskat bab general greeting spoken to a man
  Maskat mi general greeting spoken to a woman
  Maskat general greeting
  Ndaswera maswerawo reply to Maskat
  Tikukwazisei formal greeting
  Kwaziwai reply to Tikukwazisei
  Kanjani formal greeting
  Kanjan informal greeting
  Muri rayiti? how are you?
  Uri rayiti? how are you? informal
  Ndiri rayiti reply to Muri rayiti and Uri rayiti
  Muribho here? how are you?
  Uribho here? how are you? informal
  Ndiripo reply to Muribho here and Uribho here
  Mangwnan morning greeting
  Ndarara kana mararawo reply to Mangwnan marara sei
  Manheru chirombwe evening greeting spoken by a man
  Manheru shwe evening greeting spoken by a woman
  Kwaziwa general greeting spoken to one person in the Chikaranga dialect [sna-kar]
  Kwaziwai general greeting spoken to a group of people in the Chikaranga dialect [sna-kar]
  Ma ka vata? morning greeting, "how have you slept?" in the Chikaranga dialect [sna-kar]
  Ta ka vata hedu reply to Ma ka vata in the Chikaranga dialect [sna-kar]
  Ma ka fara? how are you? in the Chikaranga dialect [sna-kar]
  Ma ka dini? how are you? in the Chikaranga dialect [sna-kar]
  Madoka chere? how are you? in the Mutoko dialect
     
Shoo-Minda-Nye [bcv] (Nigeria: Benue River in Karim Lamido LGA.)
  Sakko gua general greeting in the Kunini (Nye) dialect
     
Shor [cjs] (Russia: Altai Krai, Khakass Autonomous Oblast.)
 

Эзенок

ezenok: general greeting

 

Эзеноктар

ezenoktar: general greeting (more respectful)

  Эзен ezen: general greeting
 

Эзендер

ezender: general greeting
  Чакшы эртен chakshi erten: morning greeting
  Чакшы кӱн chakshi kn: daytime greeting
  Чакшы узу chakshi uzu: evening greeting
  Кайде чат турчазаар? kaide chat turchazaar: how are you?
  Сеең чадыйың кайдыг? seeng chadiing kaidig: how are you?
  Алғыжым ползын, уғаа чакшы alghizhim polzin, ughaa chakshi: reply to Сеең чадыйың кайдыг
  Алғыш ползын, магат чакшы alghish polzin, magat chakshi: reply to Кайде чат турчазаар/Сеең чадыйың кайдыг
  Алғыш ползын, чобал эмас alghish polzin, chobal emas: reply to Кайде чат турчазаар/Сеең чадыйың кайдыг
  Кош келдиниздер kosh keldinizder: welcome greeting
     
Shoshoni [shh] (United States of America: western region.)
 

Behne

general greeting spoken in the Fort Hall dialect [shh-nor]

 

Pehnaho

general greeting spoken in the Western dialect [shh-wes]

 

Tsaangu dudugaani

general greeting

 

Tsaangu beaichehku

morning greeting

 

Tsaangu baiche

morning greeting spoken in the Utah dialect

 

Tsaangu yeitabai'yi

afternoon greeting

 

Tsaangu yeitatabai'yi

afternoon greeting

 

Tsaangu yeyeika

evening greeting

 

En hagai netsagaude whiyull?

how are you?

     
Shuar [jiv] (Ecuador: Morona-Santiago Province.)
  Chai wiishi general greeting
  Wimek? welcome greeting spoken to a visitor, literally "have you arrived?"
  e, wijai reply to Wimek, literally "yes, I have arrived"
  Chai wijai greeting spoken by a visitor at a house, literally "I have arrived""
  Wiiti reply to Chai wijai, literally "come in"
  Pujamek? greeting spoken by a visitor approaching a house, literally "are you there?"
  Pujajai reply to Pujamek, literally "I am here"
  Shing jak pujam? how are you?
  Shing pujajai reply to Shing jak pujam
  Penkerak pusan? how are you?
  Penker tama welcome greeting
     
Shubi [suj] (Tanzania: Lake Victoria.)
  Mwiliwe general greeting
  Olailota general greeting
  Ndaileho reply to Olailota
  Suura general greeting
  Mwalai morning greeting
     
Shughni [sgh] (Tajikistan.)
  Salom general greeting
  Salomolek general greeting
  Salomolekum general greeting
  Tsarang general greeting
  Tsarang to avol? how are you?
  To avol tsarang? how are you?
  To tsarang? how are you?, informal
  Khushomaded welcome greeting
     
Shuswap [shs] (Canada: British Columbia.)
  Weytk general greeting spoken to one person
  Weytkp general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Xweytkp general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Le7 te sitk morning greeting spoken to one person
  Le7 te sitkp morning greeting spoken to a group of people
  Le7en ke7 stscwincw? morning greeting
  Cxwynxwk nəkw morning greeting spoken to a person who just woke up
  W7cwes k ystucw nighttime greeting
  Le7en k tucw? how are you?
  Cwelcwlten-k how are you? in the Eastern dialect
     
Siane [snp] (Papua New Guinea: East Highlands Province.)
 

Lendae

morning greeting
  Lunanga midday greeting
  Lumbukae evening greeting
     
Siang [sya] (Indonesia: Kalimantan.)
  Salamat maondo  general daytime greeting
  Salamat mamalom nighttime greeting
  Ome tarung? how are you?
  Ome tarung tuh? how are you?
     
Siar-Lak [sjr] (Papua New Guinea: Namatanai.)
  Ep rah akak arim afternoon greeting
  Ep rah akak ma arim afternoon greeting
Ep bng akak arim nighttime greeting
  Ep bng akak ma arim nighttime greeting
  U wakak sa? how are you?
  U an katah? where are you going?
     
Sibe [nco] (Papua New Guinea: Bougainville.)
  Tabeng general greeting, literally "good"
  Taneno tabeng morning greeting
  Mudekina tabeng afternoon greeting
  Mule tabeng nighttime greeting
     
Sicilian [scn] (Italy: Sicily.)
  Ciau general greeting
  Bon giornu  morning greeting
  Bona vespra afternoon greeting
  Bona sira evening greeting
  Bona notti nighttime greeting
  Comu sta? how are you?
Comu si senti? how are you?
  Bonu, grazii reply to Comu sta and Comu si senti
  Bonjonnu morning greeting in the Eastern Nonmetafonetica dialect
  Bonpunmiriggiu afternoon greeting in the Eastern Nonmetafonetica dialect
  Bonasira evening greeting in the Eastern Nonmetafonetica dialect
  Bonanotti nighttime greeting in the Eastern Nonmetafonetica dialect
  Benvinutu welcome greeting
     
Sidamo [sid] (Ethiopia: Sidamo zone.)
  Keereho general greeting
  Keere gallito morning greeting spoken to a man
  Keere gallita morning greeting spoken to a woman
  Keere galtini morning greeting spoken to a group
  Keere hosito evening greeting spoken to a man
  Keere hosita evening greeting spoken to a woman
  Keere hosini evening greeting spoken to a group
  Keere heedhinoonni? how are you?
  Keere noota? how are you?
  Hittoni nooto? how are you? spoken to a man
  Hittoni noota? how are you? spoken to a woman
  Hittoni heedhinoy? how are you? spoken to a group
  Ayiide magalo? morning greeting spoken by a visitor ("what is left over from last night?")
  Ayiide mahonso? evening greeting spoken by a visitor ("what is left over from the day?")
  Wo'mino reply to Ayiide magalo and Ayiide mahonso ("plenty")
  Hawalle keeruni daitto welcome greeting
  Hawalle keeruni daggini welcome greeting
     
Sie [erg] (Vanuatu: Erramanga Island.)
  Pwacah general greeting
  Armai pwacah general greeting
  Pruvcum morning greeting
  Armai pruvcum morning greeting
  Pwarap afternoon greeting
  Armai pwarap afternoon greeting
  Pumroc nighttime greeting
  Armai pumroc nighttime greeting
  Pau greeting spoken when meeting a person or seeing a person after an absence
  Kik pau greeting spoken to a loved one or respected person,  "I love you"/"I admire you"
     
Sikaiana [sky] (Solomon Islands: Sikaiana Atoll.)
  Koe a? how are you?
  A koe ku aa? how are you?
  A koe e haele ki he? greeting to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  A koe ni au i he? greeting spoken to a person arriving, "where have you come from?
     
Sikule [skh] (Indonesia: Simeulue Island.)
  Araya kabar? how are you? in the Alafan dialect
  Ti kabar? how are you? in the Salang dialect
  Atedei kabar? how are you? in the Simeulue Barat dialect
  Taya'o? how are you? in the Teluk Dalam dialect
     
Silesian [szl] (Poland: Silesia.)
  Witej general greeting spoken to one person
  Witejće general greeting spoken to a group of people by one person
  Witojcie general greeting spoken to a group of people by one person
  Witojcie u nas general greeting spoken to a group of people by a group of people
  Witům general greeting spoken by one person
  Witůmy general greeting spoken by a group of people
  Szczynść Boże general greeting, "may God bless you"
  Dobry dźyń morning greeting
  Dobre pouedńe afternoon greeting (not often used)
  Jak śe wům daři? how are you?
  Jak ći śe daři? how are you?, informal to one person
  Dobře reply to Jak śe wům daři and Jak ći śe daři
  Dobře, dźynkuja reply to Jak śe wům daři and Jak ći śe daři
     
Silesian, Lower [sli] (Poland: Silesia.)
  Gude Marja morning greeting in the Kłodzki dialect
  Guda Mettich daytime greeting in the Kłodzki dialect
  Gude Oomd evening greeting in the Kłodzki dialect
  Gudn Taag general greeting
  Willkumma welcome greeting
  Wielkumma welcome greeting
  Schien wielkumma welcome greeting
     
Silt'e [stv] (Ethiopia: Werabey.)
  Fyyandrk morning greeting
  Fyyəndr nighttime greeting
     
Simaa [sie] (Zambia.)
  Muna pinduku ngepi? how are you?
     
Simbo [sbb] (Solomon Islands: Simbo Island in Western Province.)
  Sakasa jonana general daytime greeting
  Gagaja jonana morning greeting
  Vevelua jonana late afternoon and evening greeting
  Boni jonana nighttime greeting
  Asa vea? how are you?
     
Simeku [smz] (Papua New Guinea: Arawa.)
 

Dunbara mata

morning greeting
     
Simeulue [smr] (Indonesia: Sumatra.)
  Assalamu'alaikum general greeting used by Muslims
  Walaikumussalam reply to Assalamu'alaikum
  Araya kabar? how are you?
  Baek reply to Araya kabar
  Mae o? where are you going?
     
Simte [smt] (India.)
  Chibai general greeting
     
Sinasina [sst] (Papua New Guinea: Chimbu Province.)
  Yay he general greeting
  Yay hen uno general greeting spoken to a friend
  Yay haipene? where are you going? spoken to a friend
  Yalkane? where are you going? spoken to a group
     
Sinaugoro [snc] (Papua New Guinea: Central Province.)
  Amoamo namona morning greeting in the Babagarupu dialect [snc-bab]
  Bogibogi namona morning greeting in the Balawaia dialect [snc-bal]
  Boiboi namona morning greeting in the Balawaia dialect [snc-bal]
  Leilei namona afternoon greeting in the Balawaia dialect [snc-bal]
  Pogipogi namana morning greeting in the Maopa and Aroma dialects
  Re veiana? how are you? in the Maopa dialect
 

Ḡaro namona

general greeting in the Saroa dialect [snc-sar]

 

Boḡiboḡi namona

morning greeting in the Saroa dialect [snc-sar]

 

Lavilavi namona

afternoon greeting in the Saroa [snc-sar] and Aroma dialects

 

Boḡi namona

nighttime greeting in the Saroa dialect [snc-sar]

 

Aiḡesi?

how are you? in the Saroa dialect [snc-sar]

 

Bogibogi rogona

morning greeting in the Sivitatana dialect 

 

Lavilavi rogona

afternoon greeting in the Sivitatana dialect

  Bogi bogi morning greeting in the Taboro dialect [snc-tab]
  Ravi ravi afternoon greeting in the Taboro dialect [snc-tab]
  Bogi nighttime greeting in the Taboro dialect [snc-tab]
  Oi rorinai ba?

how are you? in the Taboro dialect  [snc-tab]

     
Sindhi [snd] (India and Pakistan.)
  Salam general greeting
  Kahiro haal aahe general greeting
  Saaiin general greeting spoken to a man
  Tanwaa kiin aahiyo? how are you?
  Maa thiik aahiyan sukra aahe reply to Tanwaa kiin aahiyo
  Tanwaajo kahiro haal aahe? how are you?
  Tavahaan kiian aahiyo? how are you?
  Dharniia jii mihira saan reply to Tavahaan kiian aahiyo
  Kiian aahiyo? how are you?
  Kiian aahiin? how are you?
  Aa'um reply to Kiian aahiyo and Kiian aahiin
  Maa thiik aahiyan reply to Kiian aahiyo and Kiian aahiin
  Bhale kare aayaa welcome greeting
     
Sinhala [sin] (Sri Lanka.)
  ආයුබෝවන් ayubovan: general greeting
  හලෝ halo: informal greeting
  කොහොමද සැප සනිප? kohomadha saepa sanipa: how are you?
  සැප සනීප කොහොමද? saepa sanipa kohomadha: how are you?
  කොහොමද? kohomadha: how are you? informal
  හොඳයි hondhi: reply to කොහොමද සැප සනිප and කොහොමද
  හොඳින් ඉන්නවා hondhin innava: reply to කොහොමද සැප සනිප and කොහොමද
  ඉස්තුති මම හොදින් ඉන්නව istuti mama hodin innava: reply to කොහොමද සැප සනිප and කොහොමද
  සුභ උදෑසනක් subha udhasanak: morning greeting
  සුභ දවාලක් subha dhawalak: daytime greeting
  සුභ සැන්දෑවක් subha sandhavak: evening greeting
  සුභ රාත්‍රියක් subha rathriyak: evening and nighttime greeting
  සාදරයෙන් පිලිගන්නවා sadarayen piligannawa: welcome greeting
     
Sininkere [skq] (Burkina Faso: Sanmatenga.)
  Mki la keeri general greeting
  Ka sunka keeri evening greeting
     
Sinsauru [snz] (Papua New Guinea: Madang Province.)
  Maka sapiwate morning greeting
  Sayopu afternoon greeting
  Satokapio nighttime greeting
     
Sio [xsi] (Papua New Guinea: Morobe Province.)
  Bo ara morning greeting
  Kari ara midday greeting
  Boyo ara evening greeting
  Koko sinia? where are you going?
     
Siona [snn] (Colombia: Putumayo River.)
  Baik general greeting
  Ba'igu m' general greeting
  Wejaik general greeting
  Deoata morning greeting
  Deoami afternoon greeting
  Deoneato evening greeting
  Jarona saigue'ne? where are you going?
     
Sipakapense [qum] (Guatemala: San Marcos Department.)
  Q'ajla'neem general greeting
     
Sira [swj] (Gabon.)
  Mbulu general greeting
  Mbuluani general greeting spoken to a group
     
Siraya [fos] (Taiwan.)
  Pil kot ia naoiat general greeting in the Pingpo dialect
  Pasirariuan general greeting
     
Siriano [sri] (Colombia. Brazil.)
  Arari mʉ? greeting spoken to a visitor, "you've arrived?"
     
Sirion [srq] (Bolivia.)
  June general greeting
  Yaci etura general greeting
     
Siroi [ssd] (Papua New Guinea: Madang Province.)
  Kaiye general greeting
  Ne ani kinit? where are you going?
     
Sisaala, Tumulung [sil] (Ghana.)
  Bedia morning greeting
  Ediapina reply to Bedia
     
Sisaala, Western [ssl] (Ghana.)
  Tapulla morning greeting
  Wolonna afternoon greeting
     
Sissala [sld] (Burkina Faso: Sissili Province.)
  Nsie? how are you? spoken to one person
  Madepunaa? how are you? spoken to a group
     
Sivandi [siy] (Iran: Sivand in Fars Province.)
  Selm general greeting
     
Siwai [siw] (Papua New Guinea: Bougainville.)
  Mirahu general greeting
  Mirahu meng general greeting
  Kia'kia' mirahu morning greeting
  Kia'kia' meng morning greeting
  Kia'kia' mirahu morning greeting
  Kia'kia' mirahu meng morning greeting
  Linono afternoon greeting
  Mungo evening and nighttime greeting
  Mungo mirahu evening and nighttime greeting
     
Siwi [siz] (Egypt.)
  Azul general greeting
  Azul felawen greeting spoken to a group
  Keem welcome greeting, "come in"
     
Siwu [akp] (Ghana.)
  Lya ɔ morning greeting spoken to one person
  Lya m morning greeting spoken to a group
  B ya m morning greeting spoken to a group
  Arɛ kpoo-o? morning greeting spoken to one person, "did you sleep soundly?"
  M rɛ kpoo? morning greeting spoken to a group
  Kpoo reply to Lya ɔ, Lya m, Arɛ kpoo-o, and M rɛ kpoo
  Mturi-ɔ rɛ-ɛ? morning greeting spoken to one person, "did your people sleep well?"
  Asarɛ-ɛ? how are you?
  Aĩ, lo-sarɛ l reply to Asarɛ-ɛ
  Kpokporo kpoo? how are you?
  Kpokporo kpo alɛ ta reply to Kpokporo kpoo
     
Skou [skv] (Indonesia: Papua.)
  Rng hfng general daytime greeting
  Fetnghapa hfng morning greeting
  Rngleng hfng afternoon greeting
  Rngpang hfng evening greeting
     
Slavey, North [scs] (Canada: Mackenzie District.)
 

Negha dghte

general greeting
  Mhsı welcome greeting, "thank you"
  Mhsı hejǫ raxets rwǝdǝ welcome greeting
     
Slavey, South [xsl] (Canada: Mackenzie District.)
 

Nezu dgtse

general greeting
  Do ne nie? how are you?
  Mhsı welcome greeting, "thank you"
  Mhsı ejǫh nahxe tah anetı̧ welcome greeting
     
Slavomolisano [svm] (Italy: Molise.)
  Dobar dan general greeting
  Kaka gre? how are you?
     
Slavonic, Old Church [chu] (Russia.)
  Привѣтъ privětŭ: general greeting
 
Привѣчаѭ
privěchayon:  general greeting
  Цѣлъı tsěly: general greeting
  Вьсѣмъ привѣчаѭ vĭsěmĭ privěchayon: greeting spoken to a group of people
  Привѣчаѭ вьсѣмъ privěchayon vĭsěmĭ: greeting spoken to a group of people
  Добро оутро dobro outro: morning greeting
  Добръ дьнь dobr' d'n': general daytime greeting
  Поклонъ ти poklon' ti: greeting spoken to one person
  Поклонъ въı poklon' vy: formal greeting spoken to one person
  Поклонъ ва poklon' va: greeting spoken to a group
  Кланıаѭ ти сѧ klaniayo ti sye: greeting spoken to one person
  Кланıаѭ въı сѧ klaniayo vy sye: greetingb spoken to one person
  Кланıаѭ ва сѧ klaniayo va sye: greeting spoken to a group
  Съдоровъ ли єси? s'dorov' li esi: how are you?
  Съдорови ли єстє? s'dorovi li este: how are you?
  Съдорова ли єста? s'dorova li esta: how are you? spoken to a group
  Добро dobro: reply to Съдоровъ ли єси and Съдорови ли єстє
  Хвала Богоу hvala bogou: religious reply to Съдоровъ ли єси and Съдорови ли єстє, "praise God"
  Слава Богоу slava bogou: religious reply to Съдоровъ ли єси and Съдорови ли єстє, "glory to God"
  Радуйся raduisya: religious greeting, "rejoice"
  Радуйтеся raduitesya: religious greeting, "rejoice"
  Слово добро slovo dobro: religious greeting, "good word"
  Добрѣ прити dobrě priti: welcome greeting
  Просимъ prosim': welcome greeting
  Просивѣ prosivě: welcome greeting spoken to a group
     
Slovak [slk] (Slovakia.)
  Dobr deň general daytime greeting
  Dobr rno early morning greeting
  Dobr popoludnie afternoon greeting (not often used, used Dobr deň during the afternoon instead)
  Dober večer evening greeting
  Dobr noc nighttime greeting
  Ahoj informal greeting spoken to one person
  Ahojte informal greeting spoken to a group of people
  Nazdar informal greeting
  Čau informal greeting
  Ako sa mate? how are you? formal
  Ako sa ma? how are you? informal
  Ako sa ti dari? how are things? informal
  Ďakujem, dobre reply to Ako sa mate and Ako sa ma
  Dobre reply to Ako sa mate, Ako sa ma, and Ako sa ti dari
  Vitaj welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Vitajte welcome greeting spoken to a group of people
     
Slovene [slv] (Slovenia.)
  Pozdravljeni general greeting spoken to a man
  Pozdravljena general greeting spoken to a woman
  Pozdravljen general greeting
  Pozdrav informal greeting
  Dober dan general daytime greeting
  Dobro jutro early morning greeting
  Dober večer evening greeting
  Kako se imate? how are you? formal
  Kako se ima? how are you? informal
  Kako si? how are you? informal
  Dobro reply to Kako se imate, Kako se ima, and Kako si
  Dobro, hvala reply to Kako se imate, Kako se ima, and Kako si
  Dobrodoli welcome greeting
  Dobrodoel welcome greeting spoken to a man
  Dobrodola welcome greeting spoken to a woman
  ivio general greeting used in Ljubljana [slv-upp]
  ivijo general greeting used in Ljubljana [slv-upp]
  Čau general greeting used in coastal regions [slv-lit]
  Zdravo general greeting used in Maribor [slv-slh]
  Zdrav bojdi general greeting to a man in the Prekmurian dialect [slv-pre]
  Zdrava bojdi general greeting to a woman in the Prekmurian dialect [slv-pre]
     
Soga [xog] (Uganda: Busoga Province.)
  Wasuze otya isebo morning greeting spoken to a man
  Wasuze otya inhabo morning greeting spoken to a woman
  Mwasuze mutya morning greeting spoken to a group
  Wasuze otyanno isebo morning greeting spoken to a man
  Wasuze otyanno inhabo morning greeting spoken to a woman
  Wagoodhie otya isebo morning greeting spoken to a man
  Wagoodhie otya inhabo morning greeting spoken to a woman
  Nagoodhie bukalamu reply to Wagoodhie otya
  Osiibye otya isebo afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a man
  Osiibye otya inhabo afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a woman
  Osiibye otyanno isebo afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a man
  Osiibye otyanno inhabo afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a woman
  Musiibye mutya afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a group
  Bulungi reply to Wasuze otyanno and Osiibye otyanno
  Bulungi isebo reply to Wasuze otyanno and Osiibye otyanno spoken to a man
  Bulungi inhabo reply to Wasuze otyanno and Osiibye otyanno spoken to a woman
  Ol otya? how are you?
  Ndi bukalamu reply to Ol oty
  Koodhi eyo? how are you?
  Koodh'eyo? how are you?
  Tuliyo reply to Koodhi eyo and Koodh'eyo
  Tubaireyo bukalamu reply to Koodhi eyo and Koodh'eyo
  Balio reply to Koodhi eyo and Koodh'eyo
  Koodi greeting spoken when visiting a house
  Ab'eno koodi greeting spoken when visiting a house
  Kalibu welcome greeting
     
Soli [sby] (Zambia: Central Province.)
  Mwali bishi? how are you?
     
Solos [sol] (Papua New Guinea: Bougainville Province.)
 

Tsi bongbong

morning greeting

  Tsi ne afternoon greeting
  Tsi bong nighttime greeting
     
Somba-Siawari [bmu] (Papua New Guinea: Morobe Province.)
  Sŋan morning greeting
  Silim noontime greeting
  Mare afternoon greeting
  Maregi lpŋi afternoon greeting spoken to a close friend
  Maregamni lpŋi afternoon greeting spoken to a close friend
  Suŋgem lpŋi nighttime greeting
  Suŋgem nighttime greeting
     
Somali [som] (Somalia and Ethiopia.)
  Subax wanaagsan morning greeting
  Galab wanaagsan afternoon greeting
  Fiid wanaagsan evening greeting
  Habeen wanaagsan nighttime greeting
  Assalaamu calaykum general greeting spoken by Muslims
  Calaykum assalaam reply to Assalaamu calaykum
  Waryaa informal greeting spoken to a man
  Iska waran? how are you?
  See tahay? how are you?
  Sidee tahay? how are you?
  Nabad miyaa? how are you? spoken in the southern region
  Ma nabad baa? how are you? spoken in the northern region [som-nor]
  Nabad ma jirtto? how are you? spoken in the Benaadir dialect [som-ben]
  Nabad reply to Iska waran, Ma nabad baa, and Nabad miya
  Nabad iyo caano reply to Iska waran, Ma nabad baa, and Nabad miya
  Waa nabad reply to Iska waran, Ma nabad baa, and Nabad miya
  Waan fiicanyahay reply to Iska waran, See tahay and Sidee tahay
  Waa la fiicanyahay reply to Iska waran, See tahay and Sidee tahay
  Maxaad sheegtay? how are you?, literally "what did you tell"
  Waa la wanaagsanyahay reply to Maxaad sheegtay
  Xaat sheegtay? how are you? in the Abgaal (northern Benaadir) dialect [som-ben]
  Ma la fiicno? how is everyone? in the Benaadir dialect [som-ben]
  Soo dhowow welcome greeting
     
Somali [som] (Somalia and Ethiopia.)
  Subax wanaagsan morning greeting
  Galab wanaagsan afternoon greeting
  Fiid wanaagsan evening greeting
  Habeen wanaagsan nighttime greeting
  Assalaamu calaykum general greeting spoken by Muslims
  Calaykum assalaam reply to Assalaamu calaykum
  Waryaa informal greeting spoken to a man
  Iska waran? how are you?
  See tahay? how are you?
  Sidee tahay? how are you?
  Nabad miyaa? how are you? spoken in the southern region
  Ma nabad baa? how are you? spoken in the northern region [som-nor]
  Nabad ma jirtto? how are you? spoken in the Benaadir dialect [som-ben]
  Nabad reply to Iska waran, Ma nabad baa, and Nabad miya
  Nabad iyo caano reply to Iska waran, Ma nabad baa, and Nabad miya
  Waa nabad reply to Iska waran, Ma nabad baa, and Nabad miya
  Waan fiicanyahay reply to Iska waran, See tahay and Sidee tahay
  Waa la fiicanyahay reply to Iska waran, See tahay and Sidee tahay
  Maxaad sheegtay? how are you?, literally "what did you tell"
  Waa la wanaagsanyahay reply to Maxaad sheegtay
  Xaat sheegtay? how are you? in the Abgaal (northern Benaadir) dialect [som-ben]
  Ma la fiicno? how is everyone? in the Benaadir dialect [som-ben]
  Soo dhowow welcome greeting
     
Songhay, Humburi Senni [hmb] (Mali: Hombori region.)
  N lfiy general greeting
  L lfy general greeting
  Lfy general greeting
  lhmdllly reply to Lfy
  Bn br gŋ general greeting
  Kl bn sby reply to Bn br gŋ
  Mt ŋ kni? general greeting
  Kl bni   reply to Mt ŋ kni
  Hr bn  evening greeting
     
Songhay, Koyraboro Senni [ses] (Mali: southeastern region.)
  Fofo general greeting spoken to one person
  Wa fofo general greeting spoken to a group
  Manti ni kaani? morning greeting
  Baani sani, walla reply to Manti ni kaani
  Matu nu go? how are you? to one person
  Matu wor go? how are you? to a group
  Baani sani reply to Matu nu go and Matu wor go
     
Songhay, Koyra Chiini [khq] (Mali: Timbuktu.)
  Nda gomni general greeting
  Nda laafiya general greeting
  Ni čiji kani mote? morning greeting spoken to one person
  War čiji kani mote? morning greeting spoken to a group of people
  Ni nda subu morning greeting spoken to one person
  War nda subu morning greeting spoken to a group of people
  Ni nda hoy midday greeting spoken to one person
  War nda hoy midday greeting spoken to a group of people
     
Soninke [snk] (Mali, Senegal, and Cte d'Ivoire.)
  Assalaamu alaykum general greeting
  Wa alaykum assalaam reply to Assalaamu alaykum
  Malaykum assalaam reply to Assalaamu alaykum
  An moxo general greeting spoken to one person
  An wira moxo morning greeting spoken to one person
  An wuyi jam morning greeting spoken to one person
  An wu jam morning greeting spoken to one person
  Xa wu jam morning greeting spoken to a group of people
  Jam baane reply to An moxo, An wira moxo, An wuyi jam, and Xa wu jam
  Maajam reply to An moxo, An wira moxo, An wuyi jam, and Xa wu jam
  Hortora mawii? morning greeting, "did you sleep well?"
  Wii ranho bari? morning greeting, "how was the sleep?"
  Kira noontime greeting spoken to one person
  An kira jam noontime greeting spoken to one person
  Xa kira noontime greeting spoken to a group of people
  Hortora makira? afternoon greeting
  Lela afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  Xa lela afternoon greeting spoken to a group of people
  Nela evening greeting spoken to one person
  Xa nela evening greeting spoken to a group of people
  Suunka nighttime greeting spoken to one person
  Xa suunka nighttime greeting spoken to a group of people
  Ahaba reply to Kira, Lela, Nela, and Suunka spoken by a man
  Kaari reply to Kira, Lela, Nela, and Suunka spoken by a woman
  No bana bana wuli nighttime greeting, "may we get up one by one"
  An kubare? how are you? spoken to one person
  Xa kubare? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Hororanta? how are you?
  An a kan moxo? how are you?
  Xa bisimilah welcome greeting
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Sonsorol [sov] (Palau: Sonsorol and Pulo Anna.)
  Emaho laari general daytime greeting
  Emaho nimarieri morning greeting
  Emaho dewa nimarieri morning greeting
  Emaho rotoiyet afternoon greeting
  Emaho dewa rotoiyet afternoon greeting
  Emaho nifahafi evening greeting spoken in the Sonsorol Island dialect
  Emaho dewa nifahafi evening greeting spoken in the Sonsorol Island dialect
  Emaho nidahadi evening greeting spoken in the Pulo Anna dialect
  Howeya meta? how are you?
  Imaho sahu reply to Howeya meta
  Ho feita? what are you doing? to one person
  Hau feita? what are you doing? to a group of people
     
Soo [teu] (Uganda: Moroto.)
  Neɓo general greeting
  Neɓo ro general greeting
  Lat general greeting
  Mek esin reply to Lat
     
Soqotri [sqt] (Yemen: Soqotra Island.)
  'Al ga'ork general greeting
 

Kfe kal ga'ork

general greeting
 

'Al ga'ork wal ḥbork qare

reply to Kfe kal ga'ork
  'Al ba'ar morning greeting
  'Al ba'areken morning greeting
  'Al ba'aroh morning greeting
  Tiba'arak diya di allah reply to 'Al ba'aroh
  Mon di be'ri? how are you? in the morning
  'Al ba'ar reply to Mon di be'ri
  'Inim ak? how are you?
  'Inim aken? how are you?
  Bikheyr reply to 'Inim ak and 'Inim aken
  Dibl bileh di be'roh? how are you? in the morning
 

Dibl bīleh di qhabtken?

how are you? in the afternoon
  Mon 'ykin? how are you? used when you've already seen the person earlier in the day
 

Bśi daḥ kal dye

reply to Dibl bileh di be'roh, Dibl bīleh di qhabtken, and Mon 'ykin
  Mon di qehbi? how are you? in the afternoon
  'Al qohb reply to Mon di qehbi
  llāh yebrek general greeting
  Horten laha? how are you, literally "are you all right here?", in the northwestern dialect [sqt-nwc]
  'Afiya we diye reply to Horten laha in the northwestern dialect [sqt-nwc]
     
Sora [srb] (India: South Orissa.)
  Nintam general greeting
  Limtam general greeting
  Bung sa po? how are you?
  Bung sa reply to Bung sa po
     
Sorbian, Lower [dsb] (Germany.)
  Dobry źeń general daytime greeting
  Dobre zajto morning greeting
  Dobry wjacor evening greeting
  Dobru noc nighttime greeting
  Kak se Wam źo? how are you? formal
  Kak se śi źo? how are you? informal
  Kak se ma? how are you?
  Witaj welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Witajśo welcome greeting spoken to a group of people
     
Sorbian, Upper [hsb] (Germany.)
  Dobry dźeń general daytime greeting
  Dobre ranje morning greeting
  Dobry wječor evening greeting
  Dobru nc nighttime greeting
  Halo informal greeting
  Postrow informal greeting
  Kak so Wam dźe? how are you? formal
  Kak so Wam wjedźe? how are you? formal
  Kak so tebi dźe? how are you? informal
  Kak so tebi wjedźe? how are you? informal
  Kak so ći wjedźe? how are you? informal
  Kak so ći dźe? how are you? informal
  Witaj welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Witajće welcome greeting spoken to a group of people
     
Sorsogon Waray [srv] (Philippines.)
  Mayad nga adlaw general daytime greeting
  Mayad nga aga morning greeting
  Mayad nga gab-i evening greeting
     
Sos Kundi [sdk] (Papua New Guinea: East Sepik Province Province.)
  Iken gabika morning greeting
  Koha? how are you? are you all right?
     
Sotho, Northern [nso] (South Africa: Transvaal.)
  Dumela general greeting spoken to one person
  Dumelang general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Thobela general greeting
  O kae? how are you? spoken to one person
  Le kae? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Ke gona reply to O kae and Le kae
  Le nna ke gona, ke a leboga formal reply to O kae and Le kae
  Re a le amogela welcome greeting
     
Sotho, Southern [sot] (Lesotho and South Africa.)
  Lumela general greeting spoken to one person in the Lesotho dialect
  Lumelang general greeting spoken to a group of people in the Lesotho dialect
  Dumela general greeting spoken to one person in the South African dialect
  Dumelang general greeting spoken to a group of people in the South African dialect
  Helele general greeting
  Kgotso general greeting spoken to one person in the South African dialect
  Kgotsong general greeting spoken to a group of people in the South African dialect
  Khotso general greeting spoken to one person in the Lesotho dialect
  Khotsong general greeting spoken to a group of people in the Lesotho dialect
  Mmoro morning greeting spoken to one person in the Lesotho and South African dialects
  Mmorong morning greeting to a group of people in the Lesotho and South African dialects
  Fonane evening greeting spoken to one person in the Lesotho and South African dialects
  Fonaneng evening greeting spoken to a group of people in the Lesotho and South African dialects
  Helele informal greeting in the South African dialect
  Hai informal greeting in the South African dialect
  Ke tsohile joang? how are you? in the morning in the South African dialect
  Ke tsohile jwang? how are you? in the morning in the Lesotho dialect
  Ke tsohile hantle reply to Ke tsohile joang / jwang in the South African and Lesotho dialects
  O phela joang? how are you? in the South African dialect
  O phela hantle reply to O phela joang in the South African dialect
  U phela jwang? how are you? in the Lesotho dialect
  U phela hantle reply to U phela jwang in the Lesotho dialect
  U kae? how are you? spoken to one person in the Lesotho dialect
  O kae? how are you? spoken to one person in the South African dialect
  Ke teng reply to U kae and O kae in the Lesotho and South African dialects
  Le kae? how are you? spoken to a group of people in the Lesotho and South African dialects
  Re teng reply to Le kae in the Lesotho and South African dialects
  Re a le amohela welcome greeting
  Kena ka khotso welcome greeting spoken to one person in the Lesotho dialect
  Kenang ka khotso welcome greeting spoken to a group in the Lesotho dialect
  Kena ka kgotso welcome greeting spoken to one person in the South African dialect
  Kenang ka kgotso welcome greeting spoken to a group in the South African dialect
     
Sowa [sww] (Vanuatu: Central Raga Island.)
  Ran aw daytime greeting
  Ran adwus daytime greeting
  Bng aw nighttime greeting
  Bng adwus nighttime greeting
  Ki mwa ba sawt? where are you going?
  Mwa ba sawt? where are you going?
  Ki ti ma sawt? where have you been?
  Ti ma sawt? where have you been?
     
Spanish [spa] (Spain, Mexico, and various countries in Central and South America.)
  Buenos das morning greeting
  Buenas tardes afternoon and evening greeting
  Buenas noches nighttime greeting
  Hola informal greeting
  Cmo est? how are you? spoken to one person, formal
  Cmo est usted? how are you? spoken to one person, formal
  Cmo ests? how are you? spoken to one person, informal
  Cmo estn? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Cmo estn ustedes? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Bien rely to Cmo est, Cmo est usted, Cmo ests, and Cmo estn
  Muy bien rely to Cmo est, Cmo est usted, Cmo ests, and Cmo estn
  Bien, gracias rely to Cmo est, Cmo est usted, Cmo ests, and Cmo estn
  Estoy bien rely to Cmo est, Cmo est usted, and Cmo ests
  Qu tal? how are you? informal
  Qu tal andas? how are you? informal
  Qu hay de nuevo? how are you? informal, "what's new"
  Qu hay? how are you? informal, "what's new"
  Qu novedades traes? how are you? informal, "what news do you bring"
  Cmo lo llevas? how are you? informal, "how's it going?"
  Qu pasa? how are you? informal, "what's happening", used in Spain [spa-cas]
  Qu pas? how are you? informal, "what happened", used in Mexico and Cuba [spa-ame]
  Buen da morning greeting, spoken in Argentina and Costa Rica [spa-ame]
  Buenas informal greeting, spoken in Spain [spa-cas]
  Qu onda? how are you? informal, spoken in Mexico [spa-ame]
  Qu hubo? how are you? informal, spoken in Mexico [spa-ame]
  Qu hbole? how are you? informal, spoken in Mexico [spa-ame]
  Quiubo how are you? very informal, spoken in Mexico, Central and South America  [spa-ame]
  Quibolas how are you? very informal, spoken in Mexico [spa-ame]
  Quiay how are you? very informal, spoken in Colombia [spa-ame]
  Epa how are you? very informal, spoken in Venezuela [spa-ame]
  pale how are you? very informal, spoken in Venezuela [spa-ame]
  Diay how are you? very informal, spoken in Costa Rica [spa-ame]
  Idiay how are you? very informal, spoken in Costa Rica [spa-ame]
  Buenos das le d Dios greeting used in the southwest United States [spa-ame]
  Buenos das te d Dios greeting used in the southwest United States [spa-ame]
  Qu milagro! greeting spoken to a person after a long or unexpected absence, "what a miracle!"
  Bienvenido welcome greeting spoken to a man
  Bienvenida welcome greeting spoken to a woman
  Bienvenidos welcome greeting spoken to a group of people
     
Spiti Bhoti [spt] (India: Himachal Pradesh.)
  Jule general greeting
  Ju informal greeting
     
Spokane [spo] (United States of America: northeastern Washington.)
  Aʕ general greeting
  Aʕ, xest sxlxalt general daytime greeting
  ʔe, xest sxlxalt general daytime greeting
  Xest sxlxalt general daytime greeting
  Xest sxlxalt pesya general daytime greeting spoken to a group of people
  Aʕ, xest skwekwst morning greeting
  Aʕ, xest sč'luxw evening greeting
  Aʕ, xest skwkwʔec nighttime greeting
  Kwecečen? how are you?
  Hi čn xis reply to Kwecečen
  Aʕ ha hiqw xis? how are you?
  Aʕ lʔe kw ʔemut reply to Aʕ ha hiqw xis
  Čn xis lemlmt reply to Aʕ ha hiqw xis
     
Squamish [squ] (Canada: British Columbia.)
  Nuu general greeting
  Klayhowya general greeting
  Tl'ik chen greeting spoken by a visitor, literally "I've arrived"
  Tl'ik chexw greeting spoken to a visitor, literally "you've arrived"
  Mi chexw uys welcome greeting, "come inside"
     
Sranan [srn] (Suriname.)
  Odi general greeting
  Dag general greeting
  Gu morgu morning greeting
  Morgu morning greeting
  Koemara morning greeting
  Nafu evening greeting
  Nafoen evening greeting
  Koeneti nighttime greeting
  Fawaka? how are you?
  Ai go bun reply to Fawaka
  Hdi older general greeting, used in the 18th century
  Odi-di older general greeting, used in the 19th century
     
Sri Lankan Creole Malay [sci] (Sri Lanka: Colombo, Kandy, Badulla, Hambantota, and Kirinda.)
  Slaamath general greeting
  Slaamath pagi morning greeting
  Slaamath soore afternoon and evening greeting
  Slaamath maalang nighttime greeting
  Slaamath dhaathang welcome greeting
  Salam aleikum general greeting used by Muslims
     
Stellingwerfs [stl] (Netherlands: Stellingwerven region.)
  Haj general greeting
  Haaj general greeting
  Huj general greeting
  Moj general greeting
  Goeiendag general greeting
  Goeiedag general greeting
  Dag general greeting
  Daag general greeting
  Mogge morning greeting
  Goeiemorgen morning greeting
  Goeienaovend evening greeting
  Genaovend evening greeting
  'N aovend evening greeting
  Welterusten nighttime greeting
  Weltrusten nighttime greeting
  Weldrusten nighttime greeting
  Meuj general greeting in the Steenwijks dialect
     
Stod Bhoti [sbu] (India: Himachal Pradesh.)
  Jule general greeting
     
Stoney [sto] (Canada: Alberta.)
  Hau general greeting spoken by a man
  Han general greeting spoken by a man
  Hau kona general greeting spoken by a man to a friend
  Han mikona general greeting spoken by a man to a friend
     
Suau [swp] (Papua New Guinea: Milne Bay Province.)
  Eawedo general greeting
  Eawedo goma general greeting
  Malatomtom lolona morning greeting
  Maimailahi lolona afternoon greeting
  Maiona lolona nighttime greeting
  Ko namowa namowa? how are you? in the Logea Island dialect
  Amatoi welcome greeting
     
Suba [sxb] (Kenya: Lake Victoria, Mfangano, and Rusinga.)
  Ukiere inoo morning greeting
     
Subanen, Central [syb] (Philippines: Minandao, Zamboanga, Sulu Archipelago.)
  Gempia gendaw daytime greeting
  Gempia siselem morning greeting
  Gempia taasendaw midday greeting
  Gempia delabung afternoon greeting
  Gempia remma afternoon greeting
  Gempia gebii evening and nighttime greeting
  Dai' getaw dun? greeting spoken when approaching a house
  Ain ka pegangay? where are you going?
  Ain ka angay? where are you going?
  Mekpanawpanaw dau dini reply to Ain ka angay, "I am just walking"
  Pegangayu ditug benwa niu reply to Ain ka angay, "I am going to your place"
  Ain ka buat? where are you coming from?
  Gempia pegdateng welcome greeting
  Dayun ka dini seled welcome greeting, "come in"
 
Subanen, Southern [laa] (Philippines: Minandao and Zamboanga.)
  Getaw greeting spoken when approaching a house
  Arin ha angay? where are you going?
  Mangay u ritu reply to Arin ha angay, "I am going there"
  Pephanaw panaw u lak reply to Arin ha angay, "I am just walking"
  Mangay u tu ryanyu reply to Arin ha angay, "I am going to your place"
  Ditu phari'an reply to Arin ha angay, "I am going to the market"
  Arin ha genat? where are you coming from?
  Seled amu welcome greeting, "come in"
     
Subanon, Western [suc] (Philippines: Zamboanga Peninsula.)
  Molongas gondaw daytime greeting
  Ombais gondaw daytime greeting
  Gompya gondaw daytime greeting
 

Piag gondaw

daytime greeting
  Molongas gondaw sog glam niu daytime greeting spoken to a group of people
  Ombais gondaw sog glam niu daytime greeting spoken to a group of people
  Gompya nog gondaw sog glam niu daytime greeting spoken to a group of people
  Molongas sisolom late morning and early afternoon greeting
  Bais sisolom late morning and early afternoon greeting
  Ombais sisolom late morning and early afternoon greeting
  Gompya sisolom late morning and early afternoon greeting
 

Piag sisolom

late morning and early afternoon greeting

  Molongas tasondow noontime greeting
  Ombais tasondow noontime greeting
  Gompya tasondow noontime greeting
  Piag tasondow noontime greeting
  Molongas lalabong late afternoon and early evening greeting
  Ombais lalabong late afternoon and early evening greeting
  Gompya delabong late afternoon and early evening greeting
 

Piag delabong

late afternoon and early evening greeting

  Molongas gobi evening greeting
  Ombais gobi evening greeting
  Gompya gobi evening greeting
 

Piag gobi

evening greeting

  Ayen ka posungu'? greeting to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Posungu' u dioyo reply to Ayen ka pasungo, "I am going there"
  Sagya u mikpanowpanow reply to Ayen ka pasungo, "I am just walking"
  Posungu' u ditu' niu reply to Ayen ka pasungo, "I am going to your place"
  Ayen ka tidow? welcome greeting to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"
     
Subtiaba [sut] (Nicaragua: Len.)
 

Cuascul tah

general greeting spoken to a man

  Cuascul nuh general greeting spoken to a woman
 

Cuascul ni di cal tah

morning greeting spoken to a man

  Cuascul ni d cal nuh morning greeting spoken to a woman
  Cuascul ni guaquda la tah afternoon greeting spoken to a man
  Cuascul ni guaquda la nuh afternoon greeting spoken to a woman
  Cuascul guju sc l tah? how are you? spoken to a man
  Mis la tah iscamalay reply to Cuascul guju sc l tah
  Cuascul guju sc l nuh? how are you? spoken to a woman
  Dta guju l tah welcome greeting spoken to a man ("come inside, sir")
  Dta guju l nuh welcome greeting spoken to a woman ("come inside, ma'am")
     
Sudest [tgo] (Papua New Guinea: Milne Bay.)
  Ago laghɨye general greeting, "thank you very much"
  Angg a uwa? where are you going?
     
Sudovian [xsv] (Lithuania.)
  Kails general greeting
Kailas general greeting
  Laban deinan general daytime greeting
  Kailas anksteinai morning greeting
  Laban bētan evening greeting
  Laban vakran evening greeting
  Laban naktin nighttime greeting
  Kai jūmas eit? how are you?
  Sparts laban reply to Kai jūmas eit
  Denkauj, sparts laban reply to Kai jūmas eit
  Denkauja, spartas laban reply to Kai jūmas eit
     
Suarmin [seo] (Papua New Guinea: Sandaun Province.)
  Orbai inilibu morning greeting
  Udasibobu afternoon greeting
  Udasibo ineli nighttime greeting
     
Suena [sue] (Papua New Guinea: Morobe Province.)
 

Oro

general greeting

  Pina koko morning greeting (literal translation from English)
  O ma waya honorific greeting spoken to one person
  O ma eto honorific greeting spoken to two people
  O ma kaya honorific greeting spoken to a group
     
Sukuma [suk] (Tanzania.)
  Gawiza baba general greeting spoken to a man
  Gawiza mayu general greeting spoken to a woman
  Galama general greeting
  Iminza greeting spoken to an older person (Sukuma Chiefdom)
  Inkwimba greeting spoken to an older person (Kwimba Chiefdom)
  Ng'wa baba reply to Inkwimba spoken to a man
  Ng'wa maya reply to Inkwimba spoken to a woman
  Ng'wa guku reply to Inkwimba
  Ng'wangaluka baba morning greeting spoken to a man
  Ng'wangaluka mayu morning greeting spoken to a woman
  Ng'wa misha gamhola? morning greeting, "how did you wake up?"
  Ng'wa misha kinehe? morning greeting, "how did you wake up?"
  Mhola reply to Ng'wa misha gamhola
  Ng'wadila gawisa afternoon greeting
  Ng'wadila baba afternoon greeting spoken to a man
  Ng'wadila mayu afternoon greeting spoken to a woman
  Ng'watukija ki? how are you?
  Ng'watwima ki? how are you?
  Uli mhola? how are you? spoken to one person
  Nali mhola reply to Uli mhola
  Mhola du reply to Uli mhola
  Mli mhola? how are you? spoken to a group
  Tuli mhola reply to Mli mhola
  Ullihaya kinehe? how are you? informal
  Kinehe? how are you? informal
  Tulihoyi welcome greeting
  Walama general greeting spoken in the Gwe dialect [suk-gwe]
  Mwadela general greeting in the Shinyanga dialect
     
Sukur [syk] (Nigeria: Adamawa State.)
  A vay kwa? morning greeting
  Baha vay wa? morning greeting
     
Sulka [sua] (Papua New Guinea: East New Britain.)
  Marot morning greeting
  Kya kolkha noontime greeting
  Mavlemas afternoon greeting
  Masegain nighttime greeting
     
Sumbwa [suw] (Tanzania: Shinyanga region.)
  Mwangaluka general greeting
     
Sumerian [sux] (Iraq, 4000 BC to 100 AD.)
  Silim general greeting
  Silima ḫemen how are you? (are you healthy?), spoken to one person
  Silima ḫemenden how are you? (are you healthy?), spoken to a group
     
Sunda [sun] (Indonesia: Java.)
  Wilujeng enjing