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Taabwa [tap] (Democratic Republic of the Congo: Katanga Province. Zambia: northwest Northern Province.)
  Mwapola general greeting
  Mwapoleni general greeting
  Ndi mukwai reply to Mwapola and Mwapoleni
  Waimunwa respectful greeting
  Mwaimuka morning greeting
  Ilapo evening greeting
  Ilalike evening greeting
  Eyo reply to Mwaimuka, Ilalike and Ilapo
  Eyo mwa reply to Mwaimuka, Ilalike and Ilapo
  Siani? how are you?
     
Tabaru [tby] (Indonesia: Maluku.)
  Tabea general greeting
  Kiaka notagi? greeting spoken to a person travelling, literally "where are you going?"
     
Tabassaran [tab] (Russia.)
  Салам алейкум salam aleikum: general greeting
  Ассаламу алайкум assalamu alaikum: general greeting
  Сабахаиришри sabakhairishri: morning greeting
  Гьамусдин хайир gamusdin hayir: general greeting
  Гвач|лин хайир gvachlin hayir: morning greeting
  Гьирин уджван girin udzhvan: morning greeting
  Йигълу хайир yiglu hayir: midday greeting
  Йигълу уджван yiglu udzhvan: midday greeting
  Хъябяхъдин хайир hyabyahdin hayir: evening greeting
  Хъябяхъдин уджван hyabyahdin udzhvan: evening greeting
 

Фици ва?

fitsi va: how are you?

  Фици вуна? fitsi vuna: how are you?
  Фици вуяв сагъ? fitsi vuyav sag: how are you?
  Хушгелди khushgeldi: welcome greeting
     
Tabo [knv] (Papua New Guinea: Western Province.)
 

Nonolata

morning greeting in the Aramia dialect
 

Nolata

evening greeting in the Aramia dialect
  Niyaniyata morning greeting in the Fly River dialect
  Niyata evening greeting in the Fly River dialect
     
Tabriak [tzx] (Papua New Guinea: East Sepik Province.)
 

Pan japakupan

general greeting in the Yakwaim dialect
 

A'j

general greeting in the Yokoim dialect
     
Tacana [tna] (Bolivia.)
  A mi saipiave? general greeting
  Mi saipiave? general greeting
  Saipiave reply to Mi saipiave and A mi saipiave
  Saipiave ema reply to Mi saipiave and A mi saipiave
  Aipi ema reply to Mi saipiave and A mi saipiave
  Koana saipiave pavi? how are you?
     
Tachawit [shy] (Algeria.)
  ⴰⵣⵓⵍ azul: general greeting
  ⵎⴰⵜⵜⴰ ⵀⵉⵜ ⵉⵏⵓ matta hit inu: how are you?
     
Tachelhit [shi] (Algeria and Morocco.)
  ⴰⵣⵓⵍ azul: general greeting
  ⵙⴰⵍⴰⵎ salam: general greeting
  ⵍⴰⴱⴰⵙ labas: general greeting
  ⴰⵣⵓⵍ ⴼⴻⵍⵍⴰⵡⴻⵏ azul fellawin: general greeting spoken to a group 
  ⴰⵣⵓⵍ ⴼⵍⵍⴰⴽ azul fellak: general greeting spoken to a man
  ⴰⵣⵓⵍ ⴼⵍⵍⴰⵎ azul fellam: general greeting spoken to a woman
  ⴰⵣⵓⵍ ⴼⴻⵍⵍⴰⵡⵏ azul fellawn: general greeting spoken to a group of men
  ⴰⵣⵓⵍ ⴼⴻⵍⵍⴰⵜⵓⵏ azul felatun: general greeting spoken to a group of men
  ⵙⴰⵍⴰⵎ ⴰⵍⵉⴽoⵎ salam alaykum: general greeting spoken to a man
  ⵙⴰⵍⴰⵎ ⵄⵍⵉⴽⵓⵎ salam ghalaykum: general greeting spoken to a man
  ⵜⵉⴼⴰⵡⵉⵏ tifawin: morning greeting
  ⵜⵉⵎⴻⵏⵙⵉⵡⵉⵏ timensiwin: evening greeting
  ⵎⴰⵏⵉⴽ ⴰⵏⵜⴳⵉⵜ manik an tgit: how are you?
  ⵎⴰⵏⵉⴽ ⴰⵏⵜⴳⴰⵎ manik an tgam: how are you? spoken to a group of men
     
Tadaksahak [dsq] (Mali.)
  Čə nə ŋken morning greeting
  Čə nə nhɣay afternoon greeting
  Čə nən č? how are you? spoken to one person
  Man ho da ndi ka? how are you? spoken to a group of people
     
Tafi [tcd] (Ghana: east central region)
  Ayenɔ oo general greeting spoken to one person
  Ayenɔ mɔ oo general greeting spoken to a group
  Ayĩ oo general greeting spoken to one person
  Ayĩ mɔ oo general greeting spoken to a group
Yawεε, wɔkɔ n ε reply to Ayenɔ o and Ayĩ oo
  Nɔ lε mɔ o reply to Yawεε, wɔkɔ n ε
  Kpas oo reply to Yawεε, wɔkɔ n ε
  yi oo? morning greeting spoken to one person, "have you woken up?"
  yi mɔ oo? morning greeting spoken to a group, "have you woken up?"
  sh reply to yi oo and yi mɔ oo
  Yawɛɛ reply to yi oo and yi mɔ oo
  tyi e? morning greeting, informal spoken to one person, "have you woken up already?"
  Ntyi e? morning greeting, informal spoken to one person, "have you woken up already?"
  Ee reply to tyi e and Ntyi e
  Ee, wɔ tsy' yi reply to tyi e and Ntyi e
  Nɔl ?   how are you?, "are you there?"
  Ee, nɔ tsy' nɔ́l  reply to Nɔl
  Nɔl mɔ̌mɔ̌?   how are you?, "are you well?"
  Ee, nɔ tsy ɔ́'l reply to Nɔl mɔ̌mɔ̌
  W'ep n e? greeting spoken to a visitor, "how is your hometown?"
  Wɔ otsir kil kbhā oo greeting spoken to a person who is working, "you are on top of it"
  Yoo reply to Wɔ otsir kil kbhā oo
  Agoo greeting spoken by a visitor, announcing arrival
  Amee reply to Agoo, "come in"
  Ots wɔ ɔɔba? welcome greeting, "are you coming?"
  Ee reply to Ots wɔ ɔɔba
  Atu welcome greeting
  Wɔdi oo welcome greeting
  W'ɔ́ga e welcome greeting spoken to a person who arrived on foot
     
Tagabawa [bgs] (Philippines.)
  Madigr general greeting
  Madigr sillam kaneko morning greeting spoken to one person
  Madigr sillam kaniyo morning greeting spoken to a group
  Madigr mappon kaneko afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  Madigr mappon kaniyo afternoon greeting spoken to a group
  Madigr dukillam kaneko evening greeting spoken to one person
  Madigr dukillam kaniyo evening greeting spoken to a group
  skiyu kann greeting to a person arriving, "it's you!"
  nday igtikudan nu? greeting to a person arriving, "where have you come from?"
  nday sadunan nu? greeting to a person passing by, "where are you going?"
  Mnda ka? greeting to a person passing by, "where are you going?"
  Tadd dd reply to nday sadunan nu and Mnda ka by a person not going far, "just over there"
  Madunna dd tug bab reply to nday sadunan nu and Mnda ka by a person going downhill, "down there"
  Madunna dd tug daya reply to nday sadunan nu and Mnda ka by a person going uphill, "just up there"
  Pnk k welcome greeting, "come in"
     
Tagakaulo [klg] (Philippines: Southern Mindanao.)
  Madyaw masolem general greeting
  Madyaw na maselem general greeting
  Madyaw na alaw general daytime greeting
  Madyaw aga morning greeting
  Madyaw na alasdose noontime greeting
  Madyaw ambong afternoon greeting
  Madyaw na ambong afternoon greeting
  Madyaw gabi evening greeting
  Madyaw na gabi evening greeting
  Kumusta kaw? how are you?
  Kumusta da kaw? how are you?
     
Tagalog [tgl] (Philippines.)
  Magandang araw po formal daytime greeting
  Magandang araw informal daytime greeting
  Magandang umaga po formal morning greeting
  Magandang umaga informal morning greeting
  Magandang tanghali po formal noontime and early afternoon greeting (until 2 pm)
  Magandang tanghali informal noontime and early afternoon greeting (until 2 pm)
  Magandang hapon po formal afternoon and early evening greeting (from about 2 pm until 7 pm)
  Magandang hapon informal afternoon and early evening greeting (from about 2 pm until 7 pm)
  Magandang gabi po formal evening and nighttime greeting (after about 7 pm)
  Magandang gabi informal evening and nighttime greeting (after about 7 pm)
  Halo informal greeting
  Kumusta po kayo? how are you? formal
  Mabuti po naman reply to Kumusta po kayo
  Kumusta ka? how are you? informal
  Mabuti naman reply to Kumusta ka
  Mabuhay welcome greeting
  Maligayang pagdating welcome greeting
     
Tagbanwa, Calamian [tbk] (Philippines: Palawan region.)
  Mopyang kaldow general greeting
  Mopyang temprano morning greeting
  Mopyang lawi evening greeting
  Kumustara? how are you?
     
Tagish [tgx] (Canada: Yukon.)
  Dhtā? how are you? spoken to one person
  Dntē? how are you? spoken to one person
  Dntea? how are you? spoken to one person
 

Sh shli

reply to Dntē and Dntea
 

Dhte?

how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Dhtea? how are you? spoken to a group of people
 

Łahtē t'ē dhtē?

how are you? spoken to a group of people
 

Sh li

reply to Dhtē, Dhtea and Łahtē t'ē dhtē
     
Tahitian [tah] (French Polynesia: Tahiti.)
  Ia ora na general greeting
  Ia ora na 'oe general greeting spoken to one person
  Ia ora na 'orua general greeting spoken to two people
  Ia ora na 'outou general greeting spoken to a group of people
  E aha te huru? how are you?
  Maita'i reply to E aha te huru
  Maita'i roa reply to E aha te huru
  Maita'i maaruuru reply to E aha te huru
  Maita'i oe? how are you? spoken to one person
  Maita'i vau reply to Maita'i oe
  Maeva welcome greeting
     
Tahltan [tht] (Canada: Northwest British Columbia.)
  Hadi general greeting
  Dūde ānht'ē?  how are you?
  Soga asteh reply to Dūde ānht'ē
  Dude ant'ē? how are you?
  Soga āstīn reply to Dude ant'ē
  Duda āntīni? how are you?, literally "what are you doing?"
  Duda yintei? morning greeting, "how did you sleep?"
  Soga yiste reply to Duda yintei
  Chachōlon hotie morning greeting, literally "the morning is great"
  Ē, chachōlon hotie reply to Chachōlon hotie
  Deede dīndāłi? where are you going?
  Soga nenesīn welcome greeting, "good to see you"
     
Tai Dam [blt] (Vietnam. China: Jingping County.  Laos: Khammouan Province.)
  Hao khăn qu? how are you?
  Khăn lk qu? how are you?
  Khăn sịn lỏ reply to Khăn lk qu
  Pay c đaư? greeting spoken to a person passing by on the street, literally "where are you going?"
  Ao ch pay c đaư l? greeting spoken to a person passing by on the street, literally "where are you going?"
  Khảu m cung hu n welcome greeting, "come  in"
  Năng welcome greeting, "sit down"
     
Tai Dn [twh] (Vietnam. China. Laos.)
  Č general greeting
  Khằn y y k? how are you?
     
Tai Na [tdd] (China: Dehong Prefecture.)
  Mo de ga tai? greeting spoken to a person passing by on the street, literally "where are you going?"
     
Taino [tnq] (United States of America: Florida, and Commonwealth of the Bahamas.)
  Tau general greeting
  Taiguey general daytime greeting (good sun)
  Takaji general daytime greeting
  M'abuica general daytime greeting
  Tau mautia morning greeting
  Huisan nighttime greeting
  Tain tureiro nighttime greeting
  Taicaraya general nighttime greeting (good moon)
  Anegwaba? how are you? to one person
  Anegwaha? how are you? to a group of people
  Tainwei reply to Anegwaba and Anegwaha
     
Tairora, North [tbg] (Papua New Guinea: Eastern Highlands Province.)
  Vaiharave? general greeting, literally "are you there?"
  Variharave? general greeting, literally "are you there?", spoken in the Suwaira dialect
  Taaraitio greeting spoken to two people
  Aanaqo greeting spoken to a close friend
  Ti vaiiki greeting spoken by a man to another man in the Aantantara dialect
  Ki vaiinki greeting spoken by a man to another man in the Arau dialect
  Ti vaiinti greeting spoken by a man to another man in the Noraikora dialect
  Ti vaiiti greeting spoken by a man to another man in the Suwaira dialect
  Toqaqi morning greeting
  Toqaqive morning greeting
Toqaqai morning greeting spoken in the Suwaira dialect
  Toqakaama morning greeting spoken in the Suwaira dialect
  Toaqmaaqi morning greeting spoken in the Suwaira dialect
  Ikara midday greeting
  Ikaraqaa midday greeting spoken in the Ukarumpa dialect
  Entaqi nighttime greeting
  Entaqive nighttime greeting
  Taihaie aniavo? where have you come from?
     
Tairora, South [omw] (Papua New Guinea: Eastern Highlands Province.)
  Ni vainti greeting spoken by a man to another man in the Haaviqinra dialect
  Ni vaisi greeting spoken by a man to another man in the Omwunra and Togura dialects
  Ni mpai greeting spoken by a man to another man in Konkompira, Vinaata, and Veqaura dialects
     
Tairuma [uar] (Papua New Guinea: Gulf Province.)
  Sa'are meta general daytime greeting
  Meare meta morning greeting
  Firoe meta afternoon greeting
  Eroa meta nighttime greeting
  A metaka'a a? how are you?
  Meta papa reply to A metaka'a a
  Tivi meta papa  thank you
     
Tajiki [tgk] (Tajikistan.)
  Салом salom: general greeting
  Ассалому алайкум assalomu alaikum: greeting used by Muslims
  Ва алайкум ассалом va alaikum assalom: reply to Ассалому алайкум
  Субҳ ба хайр subh ba khair: afternoon greeting
  Рўз ба хайр ruz ba khair: afternoon greeting
  Шом ба хайр shom ba khair: evening greeting
  Аҳволатон чй тавр аст? ahvolaton chi taver ast: how are you?
  Раҳмат, бисёр хуб rahmat biser khub: reply to Аҳволатон чи тавр аст
  Саломатиатон чй тавр? salomatiaton chi taver: how are you?
  Корҳо чй тавр? korho chi taver: how are you?
  Шумо чй хел? shumo chi khel: how are you? formal
  Ту чй хел? tu chi khel: how are you? informal
  Саломатиатон чй хел? salomatiaton chi khel: how are you?
  Саломатиатон чй тавр? salomatiaton chi tavr: how are you?
  Нағз-мй? naghz mi: how are you?
  Нағз, раҳмат naghz, rahmat: reply to Шумо чй хел, Саломатиатон чй хел, and Нағз-мй
  Нағз, ташакккур naghz, tashakkur: reply to Шумо чй хел, Саломатиатон чй хел, and Нағз-мй
  Ҳамаааш нағз, ташакккур hamaash naghz, tashakkur: reply to Саломатиатон чй хел and Нағз-мй
  Хуш омадед khush omaded: welcome greeting
  Хайра макдам khaira makdam: welcome greeting
     
Takia [tbc] (Papua New Guinea: Madang Province.)
  Oe general greeting
  Dugo waoda? greeting spoken to a person passing by, literally "where are you going?"
  Tidom lom mi morning greeting
  Tidom uyan evening greeting
     
Takuu [nho] (Papua New Guinea: Bougainville Province.)
  Teaso tokoreka daytime greeting
  Polaoi tokoreka nighttime greeting
  Koe ku a? how are you? spoken to one person
  Nau e tokoreka reply to Koe ku e
  Ea koe? how are you? spoken to one person
  Ea koorua? how are you? spoken to two people
  Ea kootou? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Koe e fano ki fea? where are you going? spoken to one person
  Koorua e o ki fea? where are you going? spoken to two people
  Kootou e o ki fea? where are you going? spoken to a group
     
Talinga-Bwisi [tlj] (Uganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo.)
  Mpempa general greeting
  Olaayo morning greeting
  Weesaayo afternoon greeting
  Makulu? how are you?
  Mekuma? how are you?
  Milembe reply to Makulu and Mekuma
  Kutiya? how are you?
  Oliotiya? how are you?
  Indiyo reply to Oliotiya
     
Talise [tlr] (Solomon Islands: Guadalcanal.)
  Bongibongi morning greeting in the Poleo dialect [tlr-pol]  
  Laulavina afternoon greeting in the Poleo dialect [tlr-pol]  
  Masohatana evening greeting in the Poleo dialect [tlr-pol]  
  Dou bongi nighttime greeting in the Poleo dialect [tlr-pol]  
  Vahavei? how are you? in the Tolo dialect [tlr-tol]
     
Talysh [tly] (Azerbaijan: Caspian coast.)
  Səlom general greeting, also written Сәлом
  Səlom əleykum general greeting, also written Сәлом алејкум
  Əleykum əsəlom reply to Səlam əleykum, also written Алејкум әсәлом
  Subh bə xeyr morning greeting
  okoyon? how are you?
  Ti okoş? how are you?, also written Ти чокош
  okim reply to Ti okoş, also written Чоким
  Qədə-qədə reply to Ti okoş, also written Чоким
  Xəş oməş welcome greeting, also written Хәш омәш
     
Tamahaq [thv] (Algeria.)
  Azul general greeting
  Uyyik general greeting
  Ma ijan? how are you?
  Man winek? how are you?
  Ma tuxlaka? how are you?
  Ma tulit? how are you?
     
Tamajaq [ttq] (Niger. Mali. Nigeria.)
  Azul general greeting
  Uyyik general greeting
  Oyweem general greeting spoken in the Nigerian dialect
     
Tamajeq [thz] (Niger.)
  Azul general greeting
  Oy ik? how are you?
  Mani echeghel? how is your work?
  Mani eghiwan? how is your family?
     
Tamang, Eastern [taj] (Nepal.)
  Lhaso general greeting
  Fyafulla general greeting
  Eda karangba mula? how are you?
  Jabon mula reply to Eda karangba mula
  Sanchon mula? how are you?
  Laso, sanchon mula reply to Sanchon mula
     
Tamang, Southwestern [tsf] (Nepal.)
  Lhaso general greeting
     
Tamang, Western [tdg] (Nepal.)
  Lhaso general greeting
     
Tamasheq [taq] (Mali and Burkina Faso.)
  Azul general greeting (written as ⴰⵣⵓⵍ  in Tifinagh)
  Ma-tihlaqqa general greeting
  Taglassad general greeting
  Matole general greeting
  Ma d'tolahat general greeting spoken to a man
  Ma d'tolaham general greeting spoken to a woman
  Alxer yas reply to Ma d'tolahat
  Alxer yas al hamdulillahi reply to Ma d'tolahat
  Ijak alxer da iknam reply to Ma d'tolahat spoken by an older man
  Minitwixeh general greeting
  Izot reply to Minitwixeh
  Oyik general greeting
  Oiuwan reply to Oyik
  Ma idjani? how are you?
     
Tamazight, Central Atlas [tzm] (Morocco.)
  Azul  general greeting (written as ⴰⵣⵓⵍ in Tifinagh)
  Salam general greeting (written as ⵙⴰⵍⴰⵎ in Tifinagh)
  Salamu'likum general greeting spoken by a man to another man
  'Likumsalam reply to Salamu'likum
  L'ahi'awn general greeting spoken by a woman or to a woman
  L'ajslm reply to L'ahi'awn
  Sbaħ lxir morning greeting
  Mslxir evening greeting
  Manza kinn? how are you?
  Bixir reply to Manza kinn
  Manik an tgut? how are you?
  Maytasnamt? how are you?
  Maki ga l-ħal? how are you?
  Mami ga l-ħal? how are you?
  Brrkat dar-ngh welcome greeting
     
Tamazight, Standard Moroccan [zgh] (Morocco.)
  Azul  general greeting (written as ⴰⵣⵓⵍ in Tifinagh)
  Tifawin morning greeting (written as ⵜⵉⴼⴰⵡⵉⵏ in Tifinagh)
  Timkliwin afternoon greeting 
  Timnsiwin evening greeting (written as ⵜⵉⵎⴻⵏⵙⵉⵡⵉⵏ in Tifinagh)
     
Tami [tmy] (Papua New Guinea: Tami Islands in Morobe Province.)
 

Bongmong lamec

morning greeting

  Mbung lamec nighttime greeting
     
Tamil [tam] (India: Tamil Nadu.)
  வணக்கம் vanakkam: general greeting
  காலை வணக்கம் kalai vanakkam: morning greeting
  மதிய வணக்கம் matiya vanakkam: afternoon greeting
  நீ எப்படி இருக்கிறாய் ni eppadi irukkiray: how are you?
  நான் நல்லபடியாக இருக்கிறேன் naan nallapadiyaka irukkenren: reply to நீ எப்படி இருக்கிறாய்
  எப்படி இருக்கீங்க eppadi irukeenga: how are you?
  நல்லா இருக்கின்றேன் nallaa irukkenren: reply to எப்படி இருக்கீங்க
  நல்லாவே இருக்கேன் nallaave irukken: reply to எப்படி இருக்கீங்க
  நன்றாக இருக்கின்றீர்களா?  nanraaga irukkenriirgalaa: how are you?
  நல்லா இருக்கீங்களா?  nallaa irukkengalaa: how are you?
  நான் நன்றாக இருக்கின்றேன் naan nanraaga irukkendreen: reply to நல்லா இருக்கீங்களா
  நான் நல்லா இருக்கேன் naan nalla irukkeen: reply to நல்லா இருக்கீங்களா
  வாருங்கள் vaarungal: welcome greeting
  வாங்க vaanga: welcome greeting in spoken language
     
Tampulma [tpm] (Ghana: Damongo district.)
  I dɛ chɔ doo weri dusum tiu? morning greeting, "did you sleep well last night?"
  Antere afternoon greeting
     
Tanacross [tcb] (United States of America: Alaska.)
  Nts' t'nt'eh? how are you? spoken to one person
  Sgh t'iht'eh reply to Nts' t'nt'eh
  Nts' t'ht'eh? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Sgh ts'int'eh reply to Nts' t'ht'eh
  Nts' dit'aen? what are you doing?
     
Tanaina [tfn] (United States of America: Alaska.)
  Nda'ich' q'u t'int'a? how are you? spoken in the Coastal-Inland and Nondalton dialects
  Ch'adach' q'u t'ent'a? how are you? spoken in the Upper Inlet dialect
  Yagheli reply to Nda'ich' q'u t'int'a and Ch'adach' q'u t'ent'a
  Yagheli eshlan reply to Nda'ich' q'u t'int'a
  Yagheli ilan du? how are you? spoken in the Upper Inlet dialect
  Aa' yagheli elan reply to Yagheli ilan du spoken in the Upper Inlet dialect
  Yaghali du? how are you? spoken in the Kenai Peninsula dialect
  Aa' yaghali reply to Yaghali du spoken in the Kenai Peninsula dialect
  Naghe nduninyu welcome greeting spoken to a visitor in the Nondalton dialect
  Aa', dunshyu reply to Naghe nduninyu
  Dunilggux, chin'an gheli welcome greeting ("come in, thanks for coming") in the Nondalton dialect
  Shegh nuninyu welcome greeting spoken to a visitor in the Nondalton dialect
  Shegh zidu welcome greeting spoken to a visitor in the Nondalton dialect
     
Tanana, Lower [taa] (United States of America: Alaska.)
  Do'eent'aa general greeting
  Eszroonh reply to Do'eent'aa
     
Tanana, Upper [tau] (United States of America: Alaska.  Canada.)
 

Nts'tdiit'eh

general greeting in the Beaver Creek dialect
  Nohts'eneh'ii tsin'ii choh ts'eninthn general greeting in the Beaver Creek dialect
     
Tanapag [tpv] (Northern Mariana Islands: Saipan Island.)
  Olomwaay general greeting
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Tandaganon [tgn] (Philippines: Tandag.)
  Madayao na adlaw general daytime greeting
  Madayao na buntag morning greeting
  Madayao na hapon afternoon greeting
  Madayao na duyom evening greeting
     
Tanema [tnx] (Solomon Islands.)
  Mamabo apika morning greeting
  Ladome apika nighttime greeting
     
Tangale [tan] (Nigeria: Gombe State.)
  Malele general greeting
  Lee informal greeting
  Ma pon tom morning greeting
  Pon tom morning greeting
  Nkaka? how are you?
  Nkaka wulele? how are you?
  Nkaka wuten? greeting spoken to a person working, "how is the work?"
     
Tangoa [tgp] (Vanuatu: Tangoa Island.)
  Mo řuhu

general greeting

  Mangorise awoh morning greeting
     
Tanimuca-Retuara [tnc] (Colombia: Amazonas.)
  Bi'i ruku?

general greeting

  A'a yi'i reply to Bi'i ruku
     
Tanjijili [uji] (Nigeria: Kafin Koro.)
 

Vei sawah

general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Maa vuwa reply to Vei sawah
  Maa bewah reply to Vei sawah
     
Tanna, North [tnn] (Vanuatu: north Tanna.)
  Twɨra general greeting
  Tawɨr loulaugɨn general greeting
  Tawɨr lenaiu nighttime greeting
     
Tanna, Southwest [nwi] (Vanuatu: southwest Tanna.)
  Rhuvə general greeting
  Rhuvə namsuk general greeting
  Thuvə general greeting in the Vaha dialect
  Thuvə yenpɨgenpɨg morning greeting in the Vaha dialect
     
Tapirap [taf] (Brazil: Mato Grosso.)
  Parexat? general greeting, "have you arrived?"
  Ỹ, ie xat reply to Parexat
  Pareka? general greeting, "are you there?"
 

Ana ta'e pareka

general greeting spoken to one person
  Ỹ, ie ka reply to Pareka and Ana ta'e pareka
  Pee ta'e papeka general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Y are araka reply to Pee ta'e papeka
  Parehym? greeting spoken to a person who is standing
  Ỹ, ie hym reply to Parehym
  Parehỹf greeting spoken to a person who is sitting
  Ỹ, ie hỹj̃ reply to Parehỹj̃
  Parexop? greeting spoken to a person who is lying down
  Ỹ, ie xop reply to Parexop
  reply to Parexat, Pareka, Ana ta'e pareka, Parehym, Parehỹj̃, and Parexop
  Erewaem ta'e welcome greeting spoken to a person coming from far away
  Erexari ta'e welcome greeting spoken to a person coming from far away
  Mam ta'e ekwe erea w? greeting spoken to a person traveling, literally "where are you going?"
  Mywi ta'e erexat w? greeting spoken to a person traveling, literally "where are you coming from?"
     
Tarahumara, Central [tar] (Mexico: Chihuahua.)
 

Kuira

general greeting
  Kuira b reply to Kuira
  Riosi kuira general greeting
 

Kuira ganri b

general greeting
  Piri vi mure? morning greeting, literally "what did you dream?"
  Kuira rokgo b nighttime greeting
     
Tarahumara, Western [tac] (Mexico: Guazapres, Urique, and Uruachi.)
  Cuira general greeting
  Ganiri b reply to Cuira
  Cheti che'raca m? morning greeting
  Hue a'r che'r ne reply to Cheti che'raca m
  Coche sim or mu? where are you going?
     
Tariana [tae] (Brazil and Colombia: Vaups River.)
 

Kawhitha phia?

morning greeting, literally "are you awake"
  Kawhinuka reply to Kawhitha phia
  Piukanihka phia? greeting spoken to a visitor, "have you arrived?"
  Nukaka reply to Piukanihka phia
  Aliatha phia? greeting spoken to a visitor, "do you exist?"
  Alianuka reply to Aliatha phia
  Pinunihka? how are you? spoken to a visitor who is arriving ("have you come?")
  Matshanha phia? how are you?, "are you well?"
     
Tarifit [rif] (Morocco.)
  Azul general greeting
  Amek rweh? how are you?
     
Tarok [yer] (Nigeria: Plateau State and Taraba State.)
  Ikangkang sang ya morning greeting
  O fa okangkang a morning greeting
  Ikangkang reply to Ikangkang sang ya and O fa okangkang a
     
Taroko [trv] (Taiwan.)

Mhowai isu

general greeting
  Embiyax su general greeting
  Krbuan morning greeting
  Kjiyanan afternoon greetiong
  Kmanan evening greeting
  Embiyax su hug? how are you?
  Embiyax ku balay reply to Embiyax su hug
  Malu su hug? how are you?
  Ye su malu? how are you? in the Tekedaya dialect [trv-tek]
  Malu ku, mhue su reply to Ye su malu in the Tekedaya dialect [trv-tek]
  Sndamac su bale greeting used after a long absense in the Tekedaya dialect [trv-tek]
  Sndamac su bale duri greeting used after a long absense in the Tekedaya dialect [trv-tek]
  Malu su haw? how are you? in the Te'uda dialect [trv-te]
     
Tasawaq [twq] (Niger.)
  Man nin kani morning greeting
  Man nin hogay nighttime greeting
     
Tasmanian [xtz] (Australia: Tasmania.)
  Yah general greeting
  Yah tahwattywa greeting spoken in the eastern region (Oyster Bay to Pittwater) in 1855
  Yah nun'oyn greeting spoken in the southern region (Mount Royal and Bruny Island) in 1855
  Ya general greeting in the reconstructed Palawa Kani dialect
  Ya tawatja general greeting in the reconstructed Palawa Kani dialect
  Ya pulingina welcome greeting in the reconstructed Palawa Kani dialect
     
Tat, Muslim [ttt] (Russia: Dagestan and Moscow. Iran. Azerbaijani: Qonaqkend and Baku.)
 

Салам  алейком

salam aleikom: general greeting
  Хошомори hoshomori: welcome greeting
     
Tatar [tat] (Russia and China: Tatarstan.)
  Исәнмесез isenmesez: general greeting
  Исәннәрмесез isennermesez: general greeting
 

Сәламнар

selamnar: general greeting
  Исәнме isenme: informal greeting
 

Сәлам

selam: informal greeting
  Хәерле иртә kheyerle irte: morning greeting
  Хәерле көн kheyerle kin: afternoon greeting
  Хәерле кич kheyerle kich: evening greeting
 

Хәлләр ничек?

kheller nichek: how are you?
  Хәлләрен ничек? kelleren nichek: how are you?
 

Яхши

yakhshi: reply to Хәлләр ничек and Хәлләрен ничек
  Нихәл? nikhel: how are you? informal
  Нихәлләр?  nikheller: how are you? informal
  Рәхим итегез rakhim itelgez: welcome greeting
  Хуш киләсез khush kilasez: welcome greeting
  Хуш килдегез khush kildegez: welcome greeting
  Аман aman: general greeting used in the Kazan dialect of Astrakhan [tat-mid]
  Аман исян aman isian: general greeting used in the Kazan dialect of Astrakhan [tat-mid]
  Аман исям aman isiam: general greeting used in the Kazan dialect of Astrakhan [tat-mid]
  Исянмисез? isianmisez: how are you? used in the Kazan dialect of Astrakhan [tat-mid]
     
Tatar, Crimean [crh] (Ukraine. Uzbekistan.)
  Селям  selaam: general greeting
  Мераба meraba: general greeting
  Мерабанъыз merabanyz: general greeting
  Селям алейкум selaam aleikum: general greeting
  Алейкум селям aleikum salaam: reply to Селям алейкум
  Сабанъыз хайыр sabanyz hayir: morning greeting
 

Саба хайыр олсун 

saba hayir olsun: morning greeting
  Саба шерфинъиз хайыр олсун saba sherfiniz hayir olsun: morning greeting
 

Акъшам хайыр олсун 

aksham hayir olsun: evening greeting
  Акъшам шерфинъиз хайыр олсун aksham sherfiniz hayir olsun: evening greeting
  Не яптынъ? ne yapty: how are you? informal
  Хош келъдинъыз khosh keldiiz: welcome greeting
  Хош кельдинъ khosh keldi: welcome greeting
     
Tatar, Siberian [sty] (Russia: Tyumenskaya, Omskaya, and Novosibirskaya Oblasts.)
  Саумысыс saumisis: general greeting
  Йаҡшымыс yaqşimisis: reply to Саумысыс
  Саумыс saumis: reply to Саумысыс
  Сауларбыс saularbis: reply to Саумысыс
  Саумы saumy: informal greeting
  Йақшы yaqşi: reply to Саумы
  Сау sau: reply to Саумы
  Йаҡшы йоҡлатығыс yaqşi yoqlatighis: morning greeting
  Ҡәлләрегес ницек? qәllәreges nichek: how are you?
  Ницек ҡәлләрегес? nichek qәllәreges: how are you?
  Ницек ҡәлләр? nichek qәllәr: how are you?
  Ней ҡәл? ney kәl: how are you? informal
  Рәҡмәт, йаҡшы rәqmәt, yaqşi: reply to Ҡәлләрегес ницек, Ницек ҡәлләр, and Ней ҡәл
  Йаҡшы, спайы yaqşi, spaiy: reply to Ҡәлләрегес ницек, Ницек ҡәлләр, and Ней ҡәл
     
Tataviam [qe8] (United States of America: California.)
  Hami'kwa umi? where are you going?
     
Tatuyo [tav] (Colombia.)
  Mʉ anibapari general greeting
  Mʉja anibapari general greeting
     
Tauade [ttd] (Papua New Guinea: Goilala district in Central Province.)
  Vata kato

morning greeting

  Lavi kato afternoon greeting
  Kuvit kato evening greeting
     
Taushiro [trr] (Peru.)
  Uuntero general greeting spoken by a person arriving
  Uuntero ivu general greeting spoken by a person arriving
     
Tausug [tsg] (Philippines: Sulu Archipelago, Palawan Island and Basilan Island. Malaysia: Sabah. Indonesia: Kalimantan.)
 

Salam

general greeting

 

Asalaamu alaykum

general greeting

 

Walaykum usalaam

reply to Asalaamu alaykum

 

Marayaw adlaw

general daytime greeting

 

Marayaw mainaat

morning greeting

 

Ūwa'

greeting spoken by a person arriving at a house
 

Ūwa' awn tau

greeting spoken by a person arriving at a house
  Sakat kaw reply to Ūwa' and Ūwa' awn tau
 

Biya diin na kaw?

how are you?

 

Maunu'unu na kaw?

how are you?

 

Maunu'unu na kaw yan?

how are you?

 

Maunu'unu na kita yan?

how are you?

 

Amu-amu ra

reply to Maunu'unu na kaw

 

Pakain na kaw?

greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
 

Pakain na kaw yan?

greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Pakain kaw? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Bakas kaw hari'in? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?
  Madtu na aku reply to Pakain kaw, Pakain na kaw, Pakain na kaw yan, and Bakas kaw hari'in
     
Tauya [tya] (Papua New Guinea: Madang Province.)
 

ʔweisinasa-e

morning greeting
  ʔoʔaisa-e afternoon greeting
  ʔweisa-e evening greeting
     
Taveta [tvs] (Kenya: Taita district.)
  Urewedi general greeting
     
Tawala [tbo] (Papua New Guinea: Milne Bay Province.)
 

Tinani

general greeting
 

Tinani tam

general greeting spoken to one person
 

Tinanihi

general greeting spoken to a group
  Tinani tulau greeting spoken to a friend
  Tinani bada greeting spoken to an older man
  Tam tinani reply to Tinani, Tinani tam, Tinanihi, and Tinani tulau
  Gasi tinani tam reply to Tinani, Tinani tam, Tinanihi, and Tinani tulau
  Meka u nenae? greeting to a person on the street, literally "where are you going?"
  Meka e nenae? greeting to a person on the street, literally "where are you going?"
  Meka o nenae? greeting to a group of people on the street, literally "where are you going?"
  Meka u nae? greeting to a person on the street, literally "where have you been?"
  A igohagoha nae reply to Meka e nenae and Meka u nae, "I'm just walking about"
  A lautowolo nae reply to Meka e nenae and Meka u nae, "I'm just walking about"
  Miyei u nei? greeting to a person on the street, literally "where have you been?"
  Tahayagei a nei reply to Miyei u nei, "I followed the path"
  A talahiyougogem formal greeting spoken by one person
  To talahiyougogemi formal greeting spoken by a group
  U meduma greeting used after an extended absence
  Malatomtom dewadewana morning greeting, "it is a good morning" (calque from English)
  Ibiga dewadewana evening greeting, "it is a good evening" (calque from English)
  U meimahi? how are you? (used to ask if someone is well)
     
Ty [tyz] (Vietnam: central and northeastern regions.)
  P prama general greeting
     
Tboli [tbl] (Philippines.)
  Hyu hlafus maam morning greeting
  Hyu hlafus morning greeting
  Hyu tungo karaw afternoon greeting
  Hyu koluy afternoon greeting
  Hyu kifu evening greeting
  Kumusta wo'? how are you?
     
Teanu [tkw] (Solomon Islands: Vanikolo Island.)
  Momobo wako morning greeting
  Vonila wako evening greeting
  Bwogo wako nighttime greeting
     
Tedaga [tuq] (Chad: Tibesti.)
  Wossoura general greeting spoken to one person
  Wassara general greeting spoken to a group
     
Tee [tkq] (Nigeria.)
  De a yira general greeting
Tehuelche [teh] (Chile.)
  Waingue general greeting
  Waiwai general greeting
  Marmar general greeting
  Marmar pei greeting spoken by a man to another man
  Marmar kanai general greeting spoken to a friend
  Yenu general greeting spoken to a friend
  Kusawcawnk ynua general greeting spoken to a friend
  Kshu kmmn? how are you?
Kmelekaimi? how are you?
  Kmelen reply to Kmelekaimi
     
Teiwa [twe] (Indonesia: Pantar Island in East Nusa Tenggara Province.)
  Bes-bes morning greeting
  War og midday greeting
  Ibayar afternoon greeting
  Iqa'an nighttime greeting
  Ha mat gi? where are you going?
     
Teke-Fuumu [ifm] (Congo.)
Mbote general greeting
  Mbore general greeting
  Uki morning greeting
  Buki morning greeting
  Pye lali? morning greeting, "did you sleep well?"
  Ku ula pi? how are you?
  Ku ula pye? how are you?
  Yo reply to Ku ula pi and Ku ula pye
     
Teke-Tege [teg] (Gabon: Upper Ogooue.  Congo: Ewo, Okoyo, and Abala.)
  Ambulu general greeting
  Anthiama general greeting
     
Tektiteko [ttc] (Guatemala.)
  Je'ky general greeting
  Sa' taat general greeting spoken to a man
  Sa' naan general greeting spoken to a woman
  K'amoj jun limb'il ta atz formal greeting
  Je'ky titza' atich? how are you?
     
Telefol [tlf] (Papua New Guinea: Sandaun Province.)
  Salap aga morning greeting
  Salap aga o morning greeting spoken to one person, literally "you slept?"
  Silab aga? morning greeting spoken to one person, literally "you slept?"
  Silib aga? morning greeting spoken to a group, literally "you slept?"
  Lbab aga? afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  Albib aga? afternoon greeting spoken to a group
  Saal u nightime greeting spoken to one person
  Siin u nighttime greeting spoken to a group
  Kapde? how are you?
 

Seno, num seno

greeting spoken to a friend

     
Telugu [tel] (India: Andhra Pradesh.)
  నమస్కారము namaskaaram: general greeting
  నమస్కారమండి namaskaaramandi: general greeting
  ఏమండీ aemandi: general greeting
  ఇదోవినండి idovinandi: general greeting
  సుప్రభాతం suprabhaatam: morning greeting
  శుభ దినం shubhadhinan: general daytime greeting
  శుభ రాత్రి shubharaathri: nighttime greeting
  మీరు ఏలా ఉన్నారు? meeru ela unnaaru: how are you?
  నేను బాగున్నాన naenu baagunnaanu: reply to మీరు ఏలా ఉన్నారు
  నేను బాగున్నాను, ధన్యవాదములు naenu baagunnaanu, dhanyavaadhamulu: reply to మీరు ఏలా ఉన్నారు
  నువ్వు ఎలా ఉన్నావు? nuvvu ela unnaaru: how are you? informal
  స్వాగతం svaagatam: welcome greeting
  సుస్వాగతం susvaagatam: welcome greeting
     
Tem [kdh] (Togo: Kara region.)
  Salam alekum general greeting
  Walekum salam reply to Salam alekum
  Nyvni kaz ɔ morning greeting spoken to one person
  Bavni kaz ɔ morning greeting spoken to one person
  vni kaz ɔ morning greeting spoken to a group
  Nyangυrυ alafia? morning greeting spoken to one person
  Mangυrυ alafia reply to Nyangυrυ alafia
  Alafia reply to Nyangυrυ alafia
  Nyana w afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  Na w afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  Mɩna w afternoon greeting spoken to a group
  Nyana ɖaanŋa evening greeting spoken to one person
  Na ɖaanŋa evening greeting spoken to one person
  Mɩna ɖaanŋa evening greeting spoken to a group
  Nyana nyand? how are you?
  Mana mand reply to Nyana nyand
  Maala salama greeting used when arriving
  Maala gafara greeting used when arriving
  Nooɖ welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Mɩnooɖ welcome greeting spoken to a group
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Temb [tqb] (Brazil: Maranho, Gurupi, and Guam.)
  A-inwi general greeting
  'y informal greeting
  y informal greeting
  Zan ku'm morning greeting
  Zan karu afternoon greeting
  Zan pytun nighttime greeting
  Azru'u? how are you?
  Ih katu reply to Azru'u
     
Temein [teq] (Sudan: South Kordofan.)
  Ɂja nʈkɛ nʈbn? greeting spoken to one person
  Ɂja kʈkɛ konʈbn? greeting spoken to a group
     
Temi [soz] (Tanzania: Arausha region.)
  Na vahumar general greeting
  Neja nene vahuma hayi reply to Na vahumar
  A ja vahuma formal greeting
  Evavai navahumai hau reply to A ja vahuma
     
Temiar [tea] (Malaysia: Perak and Kelantan.)
  Hei general greeting
  Selamat general greeting
  Malɔɔ? general greeting, "where?"
  Malɔɔ hamciib? where are you going?
  Malɔɔ haciib? where are you going?
  Malɔɔ haciib atɛɛ? where are you coming from?
  Selamat yehyah morning greeting
  Selamat layeh nighttime greeting
  Selamat lagyek nighttime greeting
  Elok gah? how are you?
  Gah mej reply to Elok gah
  Mej reply to Elok gah
  Hu wal welcome greeting
  Selamat tibak welcome greeting
     
Temuan [tmw] (Malaysia.)
  Mana pegi? where are you going?
  Hoi, mana pegi? where are you going?
  Nan kamana? where are you going?
     
Tenharim [pah] (Brazil: Amazonas.)
  Patiakwa general greeting
  Ei reply to Patiakwa
  Po nde ruri? greeting to a visitor, "you have come?"
     
Tenino [tqn] (United States of America: Warm Springs Orgeon.)
  Ai general greeting
  Niix pachwai general greeting
  Niix maic'qi morning greeting
  Niix kwlauit evening greeting
  Niix sup't nighttime greeting
  Mishnan au wai general greeting
     
Tennet [tex] (USouth Sudan: Eastern Equatoria State.)
  Kizawo general greeting
  Kizawo oroot reply to Kizawo
  Gotonogga ki ngonogga greeting spoken to a friend
  Ogon ku? how are you?
  Kabunna reply to Ogon ku
  Okko inna nuga? where are you going?
  Ivitak ngintu welcome greeting
     
Teop [tio] (Papua New Guinea: Bougainville Province.)
 

Tea nubunubu mataa

morning greeting
 

Nubunubu mataa

morning greeting
  Roava mataa midday greeting
  Tauravi mataa afternoon greeting
  Bon mataa nighttime greeting
  Tea bon nighttime greeting
  Havee vo? how are you? informal, "what's up?"
  Havee to nao vuan? where are you going?
     
Tepecano [tep] (Mexico: Jalisco.)
  avhuvan general greeting
  Engando avhuvan general greeting
  Ahwanape reply to avhuvan and Engando avhuvan
  Hupanape reply to avhuvan and Engando avhuvan
  avhuvan armano general greeting
  avhuvan api reply to avhuvan armano
  Adius general greeting
  Aterihuro nighttime greeting
  Hato itomoyn? how are you? (literally, "what news is there?")
  Nada ni hato reply to Hato itomoyn
     
Tepehua, Huehuetla [tee] (Mexico: Huehuetla and Mecapalapa.)
  Xanchi

morning greeting

  Kox at'ap'asa ju chavai atats'is nighttime greeting
     
Tepehua, Tlachichilco [tpt] (Mexico: Veracruz.)
 

Maqt'unk'un

morning greeting
  Maqltonk'n morning greeting
  Tonk'n morning greeting
  K'n morning greeting
 

Maqto'oxy

afternoon greeting
 

Maqlto'oxy

afternoon greeting
 

To'oxy

afternoon greeting
  Xay afternoon greeting
  Tis ba sun nu'uncha? how are you, literally "what do you say?"
Ba kat'ap'asacha ix pulakna welcome greeting, "come in"
     
Tepehuan, Southeastern [stp] (Mexico: Durango.)
  Xiiban general greeting
  Bhai'p xiiban reply to Xiiban
  Jachapim jum'ihli'? how are you?
  Jax japich ji xi'aa'? how are you?
 

Jxap tu'i?

how are you?

  Jixbhai' dyo reply to Jxap tu'i
 

Jxap jum'ihli'?

how are you?

  Siambri jixqui'i ji panas reply to Jxap jum'ihli'
  Jxapich jixi'a'? morning greeting
     
Terebu [trb] (Papua New Guinea: East Sepik Province.)
  Lumuam wian morning greeting
  Peikah konom morning greeting
  Yolah konom afternoon greeting
  Yukalah honom evening greeting
     
Terei [buo] (Papua New Guinea: Southern Bougainville Province.)
  Tongtoge meragu morning greeting
  Mureugu meragu evening greeting
  Muro meragu nighttime greeting
     
Terna [ter] (Brazil: Mato Grosso.)
  nati general greeting
  Yaye yeno? general greeting, "have you come?"
  Em, yayeke reply to Yaye yeno
  Na kyeeye? how are you?
  peepo reply to Na kyeeye
  Na yno? where are you going?
  Ako ynongu reply to Na yno, "I'm not going anywhere"
  Mbihpotine reply to Na yno, "I'm returning"
     
Teribe [tfr] (Costa Rica: coastal region.)
  Miga general greeting
  Kobe reply to Miga
  Pa yonde? how are you?
  Ta yone reply to Pa yonde
  Pa wolleno sor morning greeting
  Ta wolleno plue reply to Pa wolleno sor
  Ta koc sho'rono or morning greeting
  Ta koc rozcto or evening greeting
  Ta su or? how are you?
  Kobe reply to Ta su or
     
Terik [tec] (Kenya: Rift Valley.)
  Chamgei general greeting
     
Termanu [twu] (Indonesia: Nusa Tenggara Timur.)
  Sodamolek general greeting
  Syalom general greeting
     
Ternate [tft] (Indonesia: Maluku.)
  Tabea general greeting
  Salam general greeting
  Habar doka 'sa? how are you?
     
Teso [teo] (Uganda: Teso Province.)
  Yoga general greeting
  Yoga noi reply to Yoga
  Noi noi reply to Yoga
  Yoga aswam greeting spoken to a person who is working
  Eyalama aswam greeting spoken to a person who is working
  Ebo nakonda reply to Yoga aswam and Eyalama aswam
  Biaibo aswam? greeting spoken to a person who is working, "how is your work?"
  Biaibo idwe? greeting spoken to a person who has children, "how are your children?"
  Biaibo yesu? how are you?
  Biaibo jo? how are you?
  Ejok reply to Biaibo aswam, Biabo yesu, Biaibo idwe, and Biaibo jo
  Ejokuna reply to Biaibo aswam, Biabo yesu, Biaibo idwe, and Biaibo jo
  Tai tai informal reply to Biabo yesu
  Ijai biai? how are you? to one person
  Ijaasi biai? how are you? to a group
  Ejokuna, arai ijo? reply to Ijai biai
  Ejokuna reply to Ejokuna arai ijo
  Akwar najokan evening greeting
     
Tetela [tll] (Congo-Kinshasha: North Kasa Oriental Province.)
  Moyo general greeting
  We la wolu? how are you?
     
Tetun [tet] (East Timor.)
  Hae general greeting
  Loron kmanek general greeting
  Dadeer kmanek morning greeting
  Dader di'ak morning greeting spoken in the Tetun Los dialect
  Dadeer diak morning greeting spoken in the Tetun Terik dialect
  Loraek diak afternoon and evening greeting
  Loraik kmanek afternoon and evening greeting
  Loro kraik diak afternoon and evening greeting in the Tetun Terik dialect
  Kalan diak nighttime greeting in the Tetun Terik dialect
  Di'ak ka lae? how are you?
  O di'ak ka lae? how are you?
  Di'ak reply to O di'ak ka lae
     
Tetun Dili [tdt] (East Timor.)
  Bom dia morning greeting
  Botarde afternoon and evening greeting
  Bonoite evening and nighttime greeting
     
Tewa [tew] (United States of America: New Mexico and Arizona.)
  Sangeriho general greeting
  Bepuwaveh general greeting
  Woa'ah tamu' morning greeting
  Un sengi tamu' morning greeting
     
Thai [tha] (Thailand.)
  สวัสดี sawatdi: general greeting
  สวัสดีครับ sawatdi krap: general greeting spoken by a man
  สวัสดีคค่ะ sawatdi ka: general greeting spoken by a woman
  สวัสดีคจ๊ะ sawatdi ja: general greeting spoken to a person of lower status
  สบายดีไหม sabaidi mai: how are you?
  สบายดีไหมครับ sabaidi mai krap: how are you? spoken by a man
  สบายดีไหมค่ะ sabaidi mai ka: how are you? spoken by a woman
  สบายดีหรือ sabaidi reu: how are you?
  สบายดีรึเปล่า sabaidi reu bplao: how are you?
  สบายดีครับ sabaidi krap: reply to สบายดีไหมค, สบายดีหรือ, and สบายดีรึเปล่า spoken by a man
  สบายดีค่ะ sabaidi ka: reply to สบายดีไหมค, สบายดีหรือ, and สบายดีรึเปล่า spoken by a woman
  หวัดดี  watdi: informal greeting
  หวัดดีครับ watdi krap: informal greeting spoken by a man
  หวัดดีค่ะ  watdi ka: informal greeting spoken by a woman
  กินข้าวหรึอยัง gin kao reu yang: general greeting, "have you eaten?"
  ไปไหน pai nai: general greeting, "where are you going?"
  ไปไหนคะ pai nai ka: general greeting, "where are you going?"
  จะไปไหนคะ ja pai nai ka: general greeting, "where are you going?"
  ไปธุระ pai tura: reply to ไปไหน, ไปไหนคะ, and จะไปไหนคะ
  ไปไหนมา pai nai ma: "where have you been?"
  ไปไหนมาครับ pai nai ma krap: "where have you been?" spoken by a man
  ไปไหนมาค่ะ pai nai ma ka: "where have you been?" spoken by a woman
  เป็นอย่างไรบ้าง pen yang rai bang: how are you?
  เป็นยังไงบ้าง pen yang ngai bang: how are you?
  เป็นไงบ้าง pen ngai bang: how are you?
  เป็นไงมั่ง pen ngai mang: how are you?, informal
  เป็นไง pen ngai: how are you?, informal
  ก็ดี ko di: reply to เป็นอย่างไรบ้าง, เป็นไงบ้าง, เป็นไงมั่ง, and เป็นไง
  ก็เรื่อยๆ ko rueay rueay: reply to เป็นอย่างไรบ้าง, เป็นไงบ้าง, เป็นไงมั่ง, and เป็นไง
  ยินดีต้อนรับ yindi torn lap: welcome greeting
     
Thai, Northeastern [tts] (Thailand.)
  สวัสดี sawatdi: general greeting spoken in the Isaan (ภาษาอีสาน) dialect
  สวัสดีคับ sawatdi khap: general greeting spoken by a man spoken in the Isaan (ภาษาอีสาน) dialect
  สวัสดีค่ะ sawatdi kha: general greeting spoken by a woman spoken in the Isaan (ภาษาอีสาน) dialect
  ซำบายดี sumbaidi: general greeting spoken in the Isaan (ภาษาอีสาน) dialect
  สบายดี sabaidi: general greeting spoken in the Isaan (ภาษาอีสาน) dialect
  สบายดีบ๊อ sabaidi boh: how are you? spoken in the Isaan (ภาษาอีสาน) dialect
  สบายดีคับ sabaidi khap: reply to สบายดีบ๊อ spoken by a man spoken in the Isaan dialect
  สบายดีค่ะ sabaidi kha: reply to สบายดีบ๊อ spoken by a woman spoken in the Isaan dialect
  ซำบายดีบ๊อ sumbaidi boh: how are you? spoken in the Isaan dialect (less common than สบายดีบ๊อ)
  ซำบายดีคับ sumbaidi khap: reply to ซำบายดีบ๊อ spoken by a man spoken in the Isaan dialect
  ซำบายดีค่ะ sumbaidi kha: reply to ซำบายดีบ๊อ spoken by a woman spoken in the Isaan dialect
  กินเข่ายั่ง gin kao yang: general greeting, "have you eaten?" in the Isaan (ภาษาอีสาน) dialect
  ไปไส pai sai: general greeting, "where are you going?" in the Isaan (ภาษาอีสาน) dialect
     
Thai, Northern [nod] (Thailand.)
  สวัสดีคับ sawatdi kap: general greeting spoken by a man in Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่)
  สวัสดีครับ sawatdi krap: general greeting spoken by a man in Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่)
  สวัสดีเจ้า sawatdi jao: general greeting spoken by a woman in Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่)
  หวัดดีคับ waddi kap: informal greeting spoken by a man in Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่)
  หวัดดีครับ waddi krap: informal greeting spoken by a man in Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่)
  หวัดดีเจ้า waddi jao: informal greeting spoken by a woman in Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่)
  สบายดีก่อ sabaidi kor: how are you? spoken by a man in the Lanna (คำเมือง) dialect
  สบายดีก่อคับ sabaidi kor kap: how are you? spoken by a man in the Lanna (คำเมือง) dialect
  สบายดีก่อครับ sabaidi kor krap: how are you? spoken by a man in the Lanna (คำเมือง) dialect
  สบายดีก่อเจ้า sabaidi kor jao: how are you? spoken by a woman in the Lanna (คำเมือง) dialect
  สบายดีคับ sabaidi kap: reply to สบายดีก่อครับ and สบายดีก่อเจ้า spoken by a man
  สบายดีครับ sabaidi krap: reply to สบายดีก่อครับ and สบายดีก่อเจ้า spoken by a man
  สบายดีเจ้า sabaidi jao: reply to สบายดีก่อครับ and สบายดีก่อเจ้า spoken by a woman
  กิ๋นข้าวหรือยัง gin kao reu yang: general greeting, "have you eaten?" in the Lanna (คำเมือง) dialect
  ยังบ่อได้กิ๋น yang bo dai gin: reply to กิ๋นข้าวหรือยัง, " I haven't eaten yet"  in the Lanna dialect
  ไปไหน pai nai "where are you going?" in the Lanna (คำเมือง) dialect
  ไปไหนมา pai nai ma: "where have you been?" in the Lanna (คำเมือง) dialect
     
Thangmi [thf] (India: Himalaya Mountains.)
  Sewa general greeting
  Apracu hokdu? how are you?
  Hokdu reply to Apracu hokdu
  Naŋ kuta yanadu? where are you going?
  Naŋ isa cyaman? have you eaten?
     
Thao [ssf] (Taiwan: Sun Moon Lake.)
  Maqitan general greeting
  Pyakalinkin general greeting spoken to a specified group of people or audience (i.e., face-to-face)
  Pashtay pyakalinkin general greeting spoken to a specified group of people or audience (i.e., face-to-face)
  Yakalinkin general greeting spoken to an unspecified group of people or audience
  Makalinkin reply to Pyakalinkin and Yakalinkin
  Maqitan ihu? how are you?
  Maqitan yaku reply to Maqitan ihu
  Maqitan yaku mani, anuniza reply to Maqitan ihu
  Kiminaniza ihu? general greeting, "have you eaten?"
  Kiminaniza yaku reply to Kiminaniza ihu
  A muntua ihu? where are you going?
     
Thayore [thd] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Wooy general greeting
  Min yoor daytime greeting (calque of "good day")
  Nhunt kana? how are you?
  Nhunt wanthan palyan? greeting spoken to a person who is going somewhere, "which way are you going?"
     
Themne [tem] (Sierra Leone: Northern Province.)
  Wan sεkε yo general greeting
  Wan sεkε general greeting
  Iyo sεkε general greeting
  Ŋdirai-i morning greeting spoken to one person
  Nədirai-i morning greeting spoken to a group
  Ŋpiari-i afternoon, evening, and nighttime greeting spoken to one person
  Nəpiari-i afternoon, evening, and nighttime greeting spoken to a group
  Panemu-o general greeting spoken to one person who you have seen earlier in the same day
  Panεmu-o general greeting spoken to a group who you have seen earlier in the same day
  Topε? how are you?
  Topε mu-a? how are you?
  Topε andεr-a? how are you?
  Andεr-a yenki reply to Topε andεr-a
  A yenki reply to Topε andεr-a
  Sεkε? how are you?
  Tetye reply to Sεkε
  Sεne-o welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Sεnεnu-o welcome greeting spoken to a group of people
     
Thompson [thp] (Canada.)
  ʔx kʷ n̓ general greeting

Henłeʔ kw?

how are you?
  Ye tək snwenwen morning greeting
Ye tək stist evening greeting
Thulung [tdh] (Nepal: Sagarmatha.)
  Sewo general greeting
  Dzu həi general greeting
  Ham bonthalni? how are you?
  Thik thak nga basi basai bu reply to Ham bonthalni
  Ham bu inima? how are you?
  Inima hepmam bu? how are you?
  Ama wo khalem thok dzeumpa nga bu reply to Inima hepmam bu
  Balam rokni? where are you going?
  Duletto rongrom reply to Balam rokni, "I'm visiting"
     
Thurawal [tbh] (Australia.)
 

Budyeri kameru

general greeting
 

Ngaduyirra bang marang

general greeting
  Gumul kowarna nula welcome greeting
     
Tiang [tbj] (Papua New Guinea: New Ireland Province.)
  Lavong rokon nighttime greeting
     
Tibetan, Amdo [adx] (China.)
  ཁྱོད་བདེ་མོ་ cho de mo: general greeting
  ཁྱོད་བདེ་མོ་ཡིན་ན། cho de mo yi na: how are you?
  བདེ་མོ་ཡིན། de mo yin: reply to  ཁྱོད་བདེ་མོ་ཡིན་ན།
     
Tibetan, Central [bod] (China, Nepal, and India.)
  བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས། tashi delek: general greeting
  བདེ་མོ། demo: informal greeting
  སྔ་དྲོ་བདེ་ལེགས། ngato delek: morning greeting
  གཟིམ་ལཇག་གནང་དགོས་། simja nango: evening greeting
  ཁྱེད་རང་སྐུ་གཇུགས་བདེ་པོ་ཡིན་པས། kayrang kusu debo yinbe: how are you?
  ང་བདེ་པོ་ཡིན། nga debo yin: reply to ཁྱེད་རང་སྐུ་གཇུགས་བདེ་པོ་ཡིན་པས།
     
Tibetan, Khams [khg] (China: Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.)
 

Qa e tal

general greeting
 

Chou dhemo yin nam?

how are you?
  Nga dhemo yin reply to Chou dhemo yin nam
  Chou dhehi eyou? how are you?
  Chou ghale jiele en? how are you?
  Ghongmo zang evening greeting
     
Ticuna [tca] (Brazil, Peru, and Colombia.)
 

Nuxmaxē pa corix

general greeting spoken to a man ("sir")
 

Nuxmaxē pa chiurax

general greeting spoken to a woman ("madam")
 

Nuxmaxē pa yimax

general greeting spoken to a man ("fellow")
  Nuxmaxē pa woxrec general greeting spoken to a woman ("girl")
 

Nuxmaxē pa pacx

general greeting spoken to a young woman ("miss")
  Nuxmaxē pa chomcx general greeting spoken to a friend
 

Nuxmax

general greeting spoken to a stranger
  uxac i guxūma? how are you?
  uxac nixi i guxūma? how are you?
  uxac cuxū naxpet? how are you?
  Meama choxū naxpet reply to uxac cuxū naxpet
  Ngexta cuxū? where are you going? spoken to one person
  Yea chaxū reply to Ngexta cuxū
  Ngexta pexī? where are you going? spoken to a group
  Yea taxī reply to Ngexta pexī
  Ngexta ne cuxū? where are you coming from? spoken to one person
  Ngexta ne pexī? where are you coming from? spoken to a group
  Yea reply to Ngexta ne cuxū and Ngexta ne pexī
  Yeama reply to Ngexta ne cuxū and Ngexta ne pexī
  Pichocu r ipertog welcome greeting spoken at a house (literally, "come in and sit down")
     
Tidong [tid] (Indonesia: East Kalimantan. Malaysia: Sabah.)
  Selamot sumpur morning greeting
  Selamot mengkadow midday greeting
  Selamot jualop evening greeting
  Selamot kiwon nighttime greeting
  Asalammua alaikum greeting used by Muslims
Alaikum salam reply to Asalammua alaikum
     
Tifo [tiq] (Burkina Faso: Comoe Province.)
  Bas morning greeting
  Mma reply to Bas spoken by men
  Mnja reply to Bas spoken by men
  Mi yigaa? morning greeting, "did you rise?"
  N ya kũ reply to Mi yigaa, "I found today"
Jiyaa ŋmɛ suguna morning greeting
  N yigaa reply to Mi yigaa and Jiyaa ŋmɛ suguna
  Etẽ sere morning greeting
  Yi yaʕa kaba afternoon and evening greeting
  Yi yaʕa kaba go reply to Yi yaʕa kaba
  Adogola yaʕa evening greeting
  Biriʔi joba nighttime greeting
     
Tifal [tif] (Papua New Guinea: Sandaun Province.)
  Bilab afternoon and evening greeting spoken to one person
  Balab afternoon and evening greeting spoken to one person
  Biliwoo afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a group
     
Tigak [tgc] (Papua New Guinea: New Ireland Province.)
  Loge ro afternoon greeting
  Lovung ro afternoon greeting
     
Tigre [tig] (Eritrea.)
  ሰላ ወዓለይኩም aselam we'alekum: general greeting
  ወዓለይኩም ኣሰላ we'alekum aselam: reply to ሰላ ወዓለይኩም
  ሰላማት selamat: general greeting
  ከፎ ወዓልካ kafo we'alka: general greeting spoken to a man
  ከፎ ወዓልኩም kafo we'alkum: formal greeting spoken to a man
  ከፎ ወዓ kafo we'alki: general greeting spoken to a woman
  ከፎ ወዓኺን kafo we'alken: formal greeting spoken to a woman
  ከፎ ህሌካ kafo heleka: how are you? spoken to a man
  ከፎ ህሌኩም kafo helekum: how are you? formal, spoken to a man
  ከፎ ህሌ kafo heleki: how are you? spoken to a woman
  ከፎ ህሌኺን kafo heleken: how are you? formal, spoken to a woman
     
Tigrigna [tir] (Eritrea and Ethiopia.)
 

መዓልኩም

mealkum: general greeting
  ሰላም selam: general greeting
  ሰላማት selamat: general greeting
  ከመይ ሓዲርካ kemey haderka: morning greeting spoken to a man
  ከመይ ሓዲርኩም kemey haderkum: formal morning greeting spoken to a man or group
  ከመይ ሓዲርኪ kemey haderki: morning greeting spoken to a woman
  ከመይ ሓዲርክን kemey haderkin: formal morning greeting spoken to a woman or group of women
  ደሓንዶ ሓዲርካ dehando haderka: morning greeting spoken to a man, "have you slept well?"
  ድሓንዶ ሓዲርኩም dehando haderkum: formal morning greeting spoken to a man, "have you slept well?"
  ደሓንዶ ሓዲርኪ dehando haderki: morning greeting spoken to a woman, "have you slept well?"
  ደሓንዶ ሓዲርክን dehando haderkin: formal morning greeting spoken to a woman or group of women
  ከመይ ዉዒል kemey we'ilka: afternoon greeting spoken to a man
  ከመይ ዉዒልኩም kemey we'ilkum: formal afternoon greeting spoken to a man or group
  ከመይ ዉዒል kemey we'ilki: afternoon greeting spoken to a woman
  ከመይ ዉዒልኺን kemey we'ilken: formal afternoon greeting spoken to a woman
  ከመይ ኣምሲኻ kemey amsika: evening greeting spoken to a man
  ከመይ ኣምሲኹም kemey amsikum: formal evening greeting spoken to a man or group
  ከመይ ኣምሲኺ kemey amsiki: evening greeting spoken to a woman
  ከመይ ኣምሲኽን kemey amsiken: formal evening greeting spoken to a woman or group of women
  ከመይ ኣለኻ kemey aleka: how are you? spoken to a man
  ከመይ ኣለኺ kemey aleki: how are you? spoken to a woman
  ከመይ ኣለኹም kemey alekum: how are you? formal, spoken to a man
  ከመይ ኣለኺን kemey alekin: how are you? formal, spoken to a woman
  ጽቡቅ tzubuk: reply to ከመይ ኣለኻ and ከመይ ኣለኺ
  አግዚኣብሔር ይመስገን ezgher yimesgen: reply to ከመይ ኣለኻ and ከመይ ኣለኺ
  እንቋዕ ብደሓን መጻእኩም ankwa bedahan masa'ekum: formal welcome greeting spoken to a man or a group
  እንቋዕ ብደሐን መጻእካ ankwa bedahan masa'eka: welcome greeting spoken to a man
  እንቋዕ ብደሐን መጻእኪ ankwa bedahan masa'eki: welcome greeting spoken to a woman
  መርሓባ merhaba: welcome greeting
     
Tikopia [tkp] (Solomon Islands: Tikopia Island.)
  Laoi vasia general greeting
 

E laui te vasia nei

general greeting
  E laui te pongipongi nei morning greeting
  E laui te aoatea midday greeting
  E laui te aoatea nei midday greeting
  E laui te afiafi evening greeting
  E laui te afiafi nei evening greeting
  E laui te po nighttime greeting
  E aue toku soa greeting spoken to a friend
  O mata mata greeting spoken by a person passing by to a person sitting down
  Oto mata greeting spoken by a person passing by to a group of people sitting down
  Pai erau reply to O mata mata and Oto mata
     
Tillamook [til] (United States of America: northwestern Oregon.)
  Dəʔ ʔlen̓əxʷ general greeting
     
Timbe [tim] (Papua New Guinea: Morobe Province.)
Hondok olepone nighttime greeting
  Yet wnn? where are you going?
     
Timbisha [par] (United States of America: Death Valley of California.)
  Tsao tpuninna morning greeting, "wake up well"
  N tsao hapinnusi reply to Tsao tpuninna, "I lay well"
  N tsao ppinnusi reply to Tsao tpuninna, "I slept well"
  Hakaniyu? how are you?
  Hakaniyun? how are you?
  hakaniya p? how are you?
  Tsawinnh reply to Hakaniy, Hakaniyun, and hakaniya p
  N tsawinnh reply to Hakaniy, Hakaniyun, and hakaniya p
  N tsao nasungkwa'anna reply to Hakaniy, Hakaniyun, and hakaniya p
  Haka nukwikkatn? how are you? informal, "what's happening?"
  Hiiyamma? how are you? informal, "what kind is it?"
  Katt'ihant welcome greeting, "come and sit down"
     
Timote [qpj] (Colombia: central highlands.)
  Machimp general greeting in the Miguri (Timote-Kuika) dialect
  Machanis? how are you? in the Miguri (Timote-Kuika) dialect
  Manup? how are you? formal, in the Miguri (Timote-Kuika) dialect
  Uniqueje guez reply to Machanis and Amanup
  Mans welcome greeting asking a visitor to sit down, in the Miguri (Timote-Kuika) dialect
     
Timucua [tjm] (United States of America: Florida.)
  Hite general greeting
  Anta, balu pona cho? general greeting, "brother, have you returned alive?"
  Antipola general greeting, contraction of Anta balu pona cho
  Eca welcome greeting, "come in"
  Echa welcome greeting, "come in"
     
Tinani [lbf] (India: Himachal Pradesh.)
  K khyan ibiton? where are you going? spoken to an adult
  Kenu khyan ibitore? where are you going? spoken to a child
     
Tinigua [tit] (Colombia.)
  Miĭ tama morning greeting
  Mix mx morning greeting
  Mixe ma morning greeting
     
Tinputz [tpz] (Papua New Guinea: Bougainville Province.)
  Pɔstakah avih morning greeting
  Pɔstakah rakah morning greeting
  Potan avih general daytime greeting
  Poen avih evening greeting
     
Tippera [tpe] (Bangladesh: Chittagong.)
  Tumi kemon aso? how are you?
     
Tiri [cir] (New Caledonia: La Foa.)
  Boso general greeting
  Nr haru? how are you?
  K fi pr ? where are you going?
     
Tiruray [tiy] (Philippines: Upi, Cotabato, and Mindanao.)
 

Feyo gefewen

morning greeting
  Feyo geutoh noontime greeting
  Feyo temegen afternoon greeting
  Feyo buteng nighttime greeting
  Falas seman? how are you?
  Hon i tidwo muwe de? greeting spoken to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  Hon i ayo muwe de? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Dob nan san reply to Hon i tidwo muwe de and Hon i ayo muwe de
  Dob nan greeting spoken when arriving at a house
  Dob nan gom sa dafo? greeting spoken when arriving at a house
  Begom wayo reply to Dob nan and Dob nan gom sa gafo
  Begom wayo reply to Dob nan and Dob nan gom sa gafo
     
Titan [ttv] (Papua New Guinea: Manus Province.)
  Maping general greeting
  Ndrolang morning greeting
  Ndrolang hien morning greeting
  Mandralao morning greeting
  Mandralao awian morning greeting
  Piaun awian nighttime greeting
  Phong hien nighttime greeting
     
Tiv [tiv] (Nigeria.)
  M sugh general greeting
  M sugh u general greeting
  U nder ve? morning greeting
  U nder nena? morning greeting
  M nder dedo reply to U nder ve and U nder nena
  Vihi ga reply to U nder ve and U nder nena
  En, we kpa u  nder ve reply to U nder ve
  U pande ve? evening greeting
  U pande nena? evening greeting
  M pande dedo reply to U pande ve and U pande nena
  U ngu nena? how are you?
  Kwagh er ga reply to U ngu nena
  M sugh tom greeting spoken to a person who is working
  M sugh kpishi greeting spoken to a person who is working
  M sugh u kpishi greeting spoken to a person who is working
  M sugh gbing greeting spoken to a person who is working
  U hide ve? welcome greeting spoken to a person who is returning
  M sugh u za van welcome greeting
     
Tiwa, Northern [twf] (United States of America: Taos, New Mexico.)
 

Hiino a'tsuei

general greeting

 

Yau

general greeting

  Hiyuoho general greeting
  Hiyuoho an'puw'i general greeting spoken to a friend
 

Pui 'u

general greeting spoken to a friend

 

Taluli

respectful greeting spoken to an older man

 

Popona

general greeting spoken to a man of one's own generation or older

 

'Anp'oiw'i

general greeting spoken to a man who is younger than the speaker

 

An k'u wa man

general greeting spoken to one person

 

Man nk'u wa man

general greeting spoken to two people

 

Man k'u wa man

general greeting spoken to a group of three or more

     
Tiwi [tiw] (Australia: Bathurst and Melville Islands.)
  Awana general greeting
  Awana mamanta  general greeting spoken to a group of friends
 

Ungwana?

how are you?
  Popani reply to Ungwana
  Awungana? how are you?
  Awana nginja? how are you?
  Aya greeting spoken to a man to get his attention from far away
  Aga greeting spoken to a woman to get her attention from far away
  Awi greeting spoken to a group of people to get their attention from far away
     
Tlingit [tli] (Canada: British Columbia.  United States of America: Alaska.)
  Wa kw? general greeting (literally, "is it you?")
  Yak'i yagiyee general daytime greeting
  Yak'i yi ts'ootaat morning greeting
  Wa s iyatee? how are you?
 

M s iyatee?

how are you?
  Xat yak'i reply to Wa s iyatee and M s iyatee
  Tll wa s reply to Wa s iyatee and M s iyatee
  Yak'i ixwsiteeni welcome greeting
  Yak'i haat yigoodee welcome greeting
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Toaripi [tqo] (Papua New Guinea.)
  A reha general greeting
  Ara meha reply to A reha
  Koti ta reha general greeting
  Koti ta meha reply to Koti ta reha
  Sare lareva general greeting
  Miuri lareva morning greeting
  Mea feta lareva afternoon greeting
  Feito lareva nighttime greeting
  Foiro nareva nighttime greeting in the Sepoe dialect
  A larevo o kao? how are you?
  Lareva reply to A larevo o kao
     
Tobagonian Creole [tgh] (Tobago.)
  How you goin'? how are you?
  How? how are you?
  I arright reply to How you goin' and How
  Good marnin' morning greeting
     
Toba-Maskoy [tmf] (Paraguay.)
  Lheiap nak greeting spoken to a man in the Enlhet dialect
  Lheia anak greeting spoken to a woman in the Enlhet dialect
 

Hai', ko'o

reply to Lheiap nak and Lheia anak
  Apva'a nak lheiap greeting spoken to a man arriving
  Ngva'a nak lheia' greeting spoken to a woman arriving
  Hai', asva'a ie' reply to Apva'a nak lheiap and Ngva'a nak lheia
  Asvaktaniek ko'o greeting spoken by a person arriving, "I've come again"
  Hai' reply to Asvaktaniek ko'o
  Sek ania'a ie'? how are you?
  Mang ania'a ma' reply to Sek ania'a ie'
     
Toba-Qom [tob] (Paraguay. Argentina. Bolivia)
  Lak general greeting
  La' general greeting
  La' ỹapa greeting spoken to a friend
  La' iaqaiaecpi greeting spoken to a group of relatives or friends, literally "hello brothers"
  L idiik greeting spoken to a friend in an older (19th century) dialect
  Yadayamact? how are you? in an older (19th century) dialect
  Ah, yac ayem det reply to Yadayamact in an older (19th century) dialect
     
Tobelo [tlb] (Indonesia: Muluku.)
  Tabea general greeting
     
Tobian [tox] (Palau: Hatohobei Island.)
  Emoh nimariei morning greeting
  Emoh nitouhat afternoon greeting
 

Emoh nifahafi

evening greeting
  Ho fafauh? how are you?
  Ho feitah? how are you?
  Emoh hotsah reply to Ho feitah
  Hobito meia? greeting to a person who is arriving, literally "where are you coming from?"
     
Toda [tcx] (India: Orissa and Tamil Nadu.)
  Tcha general greeting
  Tya general greeting
     
Tohono O'odham [ood] (United States of America: Arizona.)
  S-ke:g taş general greeting
  S-ke:g si'alik morning greeting
  S-ke:g si'alim morning greeting
  S-ke:g hudnik evening greeting
  Şa:m a'i masma? how are you?
  Şa:p a'i masma? how are you?
  Şa:p a'i masma -nawoj? how are you? to a friend
  Şa:p a'i masma ida hudunk? how are you? in the evening, literally "how have you been this evening?"
  Mana s-ape reply to Şa:p a'i masma and Şa:p a'i masma ida hudunk
  S-ape 'a reply to Şa:p a'i masma and Şa:p a'i masma ida hudunk
  S-ape 'a, a:p hig? reply to Şa:p a'i masma and Şa:p a'i masma ida hudunk
  'Ai 'a ba'e:p m 'ai sape reply to S-ape 'a a:p hig
  Şa:p a'i kui:ig? how are you?
  Şa:p kaij? how are you?, literally "what do you say?"
  Pi has reply to Şap kaij, literally "nothing really"
  S-ke:g 'i-jiwadag welcome greeting
  S-ke:g 'em-jiwhidag welcome greeting
     
Tojolabal [toj] (Mexico: Chiapas.)
  San general greeting
  Sa'n general greeting
  Sa'an general greeting
 

Sa'n tat

general greeting spoken to an older man

 

Sa'n nan

general greeting spoken to an older woman

 

Sa'n jb'ankila

general greeting spoken to a man of the same age as the speaker

 

Sa'n kijtzi'ina

general greeting spoken to a woman of the same age as the speaker

  K'a kumpare general greeting spoken to a compadre
  K'a kumare general greeting spoken to a comadre
  Tsa'kul nighttime greeting
  Jastal 'aya? how are you?
  Janek' wa x'ek' awuj? how are you?
  Julela?

welcome greeting, "have you come?"

  Julelon

reply to Jelela, "I've come"

     
Tokano [zuh] (Papua New Guinea: Eastern Highlands Province.)
 

Netekapi

morning greeting

  Netekave

morning greeting

  Holiseve midday greeting
  Nuvokave afternoon greeting
  Holukove evening and nighttime greeting
 

Nakalapti vinini?

where are you going?

     
Tokelauan [tkl] (New Zealand: Tokelau.)
  Tālofa general greeting
  Tālofa nī general greeting
  Mālō nī general greeting
  Manuia te taeao morning greeting
  Manuia te afiafi evening greeting
  E ā mai koe? how are you? spoken to one person
  Ko au e lelei reply to E ā mai koe
  Ko au e mālohi reply to E ā mai koe
  Lelei reply to E ā mai koe
  Feoloolo reply to E ā mai koe
  E ā mai koulua? how are you? spoken to two people
  Ko māua e mālolohi reply to E ā mai koulua
  E ā mai koutou? how are you? spoken to three or more
  Ko mātou e mālolohi reply to E ā mai koutou
  Ulu tonu mai welcome greeting
  Malo te aofia mai welcome greeting
     
Tok Pisin [tpi] (Papua New Guinea.)
  Gude general greeting
  Monin morning greeting
  Monin tru morning greeting
  Gutpela monin morning greeting
  Apinun afternoon greeting
  Gutpela apinun afternoon greeting
  Avinun afternoon greeting
  Avinun tru afternoon greeting
  Gutpela avinun afternoon greeting
  Gutpela nait nighttime greeting
  Gutnait nighttime greeting
  Yu orait? how are you?
  Yu stap i orait? how are you?
  Mi orait reply to Yu orait and Yu stap i orait
  Yu stap gut? how are you?
  Mi stap gut reply to Yu stap gut
  Olsem wanem? how are you? informal
  Yu go we? where are you going?
  Yu stap we na yu kam? where are you coming from?
  Welkam welcome greeting
  Mipela welkam yupela welcome greeting
     
Tokunoshima [tkn] (Japan: Toku-No-Shima Island.)
  キュウガメーラ kyuugameera: morning greeting
  ヨネガメーラ yongemeera: evening greeting
  だぁーか いきが daakaikiga: where are you going?
  モインショレ moinshore: welcome greeting
  ホーラケ hoorake: welcome greeting
  ホーライ hoorai: welcome greeting in the Amagi-cho dialect
  ホーラン hooran: welcome greeting in the Isen-cho dialect
     
Tol [jic] (Honduras.)
  Min hak? how are you?
  Min nucopj tjejyawka? how are you?
  Min kias tjejyawka? how are you?
     
Tolowa [tol] (United States of America: southwestern Oregon.)
  Dv-laa-ha~ general greeting
     
Tombulu [tom] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)
  Tabea general greeting
  Syambae morning greeting
  Malambae nighttime greeting
  Kura mo? how are you?
  Mah'kura mo? how are you?
  Mange wisako? where are you going?
     
Tondano [tdn] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)
  Tabea general greeting
  Kumura? how are you?
  Kumura kabar? how are you?
  Maleo leoskan reply to Kumura kabar
  Kumura tole? how are you?
  Salam ketemu wlcome greeting
     
Tonga [tog] (Malawi.)
  Timoneni general greeting
  Yeawo reply to Timoneni
  Mwayuka uli? morning greeting
  Ndayuka umampha reply to Mwayuka uli
  Mwatandala uli? afternoon greeting
  Ndatandala umampha reply to Mwatandala uli
  Mwe uli? how are you?
  Nde umampha reply to Mwe uli
     
Tonga [toh] (Mozambique.)
  Mwabonwa general greeting
  Mwabona general greeting
  Wabonwa general greeting
  Wabona general greeting
  Twabonwa reply to Mwabonwa and Wabonwa
     
Tonga [toi] (Zambia.)
  Mwabuka buti morning greeting
  Mwalibizya afternoon greeting
  Mwalibizya buti afternoon greeting
  Mwayusa afternoon greeting
  Kwasiya nighttime greeting
  Kwasiya buti nighttime greeting
  Muli buti? how are you?
  Mwapona? how are you?
  Mwapona buti? how are you?
  Wapona? how are you? informal
  Kabotu reply to Muli buti, Mwapona, Mwapona buti, and Wapona
  Hodi greeting used when knocking on a door
  Mwatambulwa welcome greeting
  Mwabonwa welcome greeting
  Wabonwa welcome greeting, informal
     
Tongan [ton] (Tonga.)
  Malo e lelei general greeting
  Malo e tau lava general greeting
  Malo e tau ma'u 'a e 'aho' ni general daytime greeting
  Malo tau ma'u e pongipongi' ni morning greeting
  Malo e tau lava ki he pongipongi' ni morning greeting
  Malo tau ma'ue ho'ata ni afternoon greeting
  Malo tau ma'u e efiafi ni evening greeting
  Malo e mo'ui greeting used after a long absence
  Malo e laumalie greeting used when addressing a large group
  Fefe hake? how are you? spoken to one person
  Mo fefe hake? how are you? spoken to two people
  Mou fefe hake? how are you? spoken to a group of three or more people
  Sai pe reply to Fefe hake, Mo fefe hake, and Mou fefe hake
  Malo e me'a mai welcome greeting
     
Tonkawa [tqw] (United States of America: north central Oklahoma.)
  Hecu:'ay'ik ha:nanoka general greeting
  To"na silwen'os reply to Hecu:'ay'ik ha:nanoka
     
Tonsawang [tnw] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)
  Tabea general greeting
     
Tonsea [txs] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)
  Tabea general greeting
     
Tontemboan [tnt] (Indonesia: Minahasa Peninsula.)
  Tabea general greeting
     
Tooro [ttj] (Uganda: Toro Province.)
  Oraire ota morning greeting
  Oraire ota, omu gurusi morning greeting spoken to an older man
  Oraire ota, omu kaikuru morning greeting spoken to an older woman
  Oraire ota, omu oojo morning greeting spoken to a younger man
  Oraire ota, omu isiki morning greeting spoken to a younger woman
  Oraire ota, omu aana morning greeting spoken to a child
  Oraire ota, apuuli morning greeting spoken to a male child
  Oraire ota, abwooli morning greeting spoken to a female child
  Ndaire kurungi reply to Oraire ota
  Osibire ota afternoon and evening greeting
  Osibire ota, omu gurusi afternoon and evening greeting spoken to an older man
  Osibire ota, omu kaikuru afternoon and evening greeting spoken to an older woman
  Osibire ota, omu oojo afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a younger man
  Osibire ota, omu isiki afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a younger woman
  Osibire ota, omu aana afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a child
  Osibire ota, apuuli afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a male child
  Osibire ota, abwooli afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a female child
  Nsibire kurungi reply to Osibire ota
  Amakurru? how are you?
  Harungi reply to Amakurru
  Oliyo ota? how are you?
  Kurungi reply to Oliyo ota
  Oloho ota? how are you?
  Ndoho kurungi reply to Oloho ota
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Toposa [toq] (South Sudan: East Equatoria State.)
  Maata general greeting
  Maata erobo reply to Maata
  Maata jiki reply to Maata
  Maata nabo general greeting, literally "I greet you again"
  Maata jwijwi general greeting, literally "I greet you forever"
  Ajok general greeting
  Kwoni ai? how are you?
  Ajoko reply to Kwoni ai
  Ai ilosi yongo? where are you going?
  Alakara jiki welcome greeting, "thank you (for coming)"
     
Toraja [sda] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)
  Salama' general greeting
  Salama' melambi' morning greeting
  Salama' tangallo daytime greeting
  Salama' makaren afternoon greeting
  Salama' mabongi evening greeting
  Apa kareba? how are you?
  Apa kareba sangmane? how are you? spoken to a man
  Apa kareba sangbene? how are you? spoken to a woman
  Umba susi kareba? how are you?
  Kareba melo reply to Apa kareba and Umba susi kareba
  Melo reply to Apa kareba and Umba susi kareba
  Umba susi kareba? how are you?
  Umba nakua kareba? how are you?
  Manasumoraka greeting used when visiting a house
  Siriakomi kamarampasan welcome greeting
     
Torau [ttu] (Papua New Guinea: Bougainville Province.)
  Moderare atoro  morning greeting
  Moderare morning greeting
  Rai atoro afternoon greeting
  Rai afternoon greeting
  Boni atoro evening greeting
  Boni atoro soma evening greeting
     
Torres Strait Creole [tcs] (Australia: Torres Strait.)
  Wis wei general greeting
  Wis wei yu general greeting
  Orait reply to Wis wei and Wis wei yu
  Gudei daytime greeting
  Alou informal greeting
     
Totonac, Coyutla [toc] (Mexico: Puebla.)
  Tlen general greeting
     
Totonac, Highland [tos] (Mexico: Veracruz.)
  Lhen general greeting spoken in Coxquihui
  Ninkul wala? how are you? spoken in Coxquihui
  Lhan kwi, chu wix reply to Ninkul wala spoken in Coxquihui
  Skgalhen general greeting spoken in Ixtepec and Caxhuacn
  Thln general greeting spoken in Zozocolco
  La mpuwana? how are you? informal, "what's up"
     
Totonac, Ozumatln [tqt] (Mexico: Tepango, Puebla.)
  Lhan general greeting
     
Totonac, Papantla [top] (Mexico: Veracruz and Puebla.)
  Kgalhen general greeting
  Kao informal greeting
  Tlan lapat wix? how are you?
  Akit tlan paxawaya reply to Tlan lapat wix
     
Totonac, Xicotepec de Jurez [too] (Mexico: Puebla.)
  Tuncuīlh morning greeting used before sunrise
  Cuī'ni' morning greeting used after sunrise
  Kōtanu' afternoon greeting
  Tzī'sua' nighttime greeting
  Chī la'ko'ya'? how are you?
  Chī lakatuncui'? how did you wake up?
  Tzey reply to Chī lakatuncui'
     
Totonac, Yecuatla [tlc] (Mexico: Veracruz.)
  Sitlicaticuy morning greeting (from 19th century; no longer used)
  Sitlacatanuc afternoon greeting (from 19th century; no longer used)
     
Toura [neb] (Cte d'Ivoire: Biankouma.)
 

Dlŋ

general greeting
 

ŋbh, lŋlo

reply to Dlŋ
 

N dm see o, lee' kpoo

morning greeting
  Iin o reply to N dm see o, lee' kpoo
  Gbei k nuu ɓ morning greeting
  Iin reply to Gbei k nuu ɓ
 

S

evening greeting
 

n, s

reply to S
 

s yn wala

evening greeting
  Gbnggi-meebo k ɓ? how are you?, "are the people of your household well?"
  Iin, ang t k klkl-a reply to Gbnggi-meebo k ɓ
     
Toura [don] (Papua New Guinea: Central Province.)
  Tabataba namana morning greeting
  Vabura namana evening greeting
     
Trinidadian Creole [trf] (Trinidad.)
  How you goin'? how are you? spoken to one person
  How yuh goin'? how are you? spoken to one person
  How allyuh goin'? how are you? spoken to a group
  How? how are you?
  I well reply to How you goin', How yuh going', and How
  I orright reply to How you goin', How yuh going', and How
  Wha goin' on? informal greeting, "what's going on?"
  Wha yuh sayin'? informal greeting, "what are you saying?"
  Wha happen'? informal greeting, "what's happening"
  Wham now? how are you?, informal
     
Trinitario [trn] (Bolivia: Beni.)
  Pejamiko morning greeting
  Pejamipo morning greeting
  Koperopo afternoon greeting
     
Tri [tri] (Suriname: Tepoe and Alalapadu. Brazil: Para State.)
 

Kure manan?

general greeting spoken to one person
 

Kure matati?

general greeting spoken to a group of people
 

Aha, kure wae

reply to Kure manan and Kure matati
  enta? early morning greeting spoken to one person
  Aha, jenta reply to enta
  entati? early morning greeting spoken to a group of people
  Aha, ainja enta reply to entati
     
Triqui, Chicahuaxtla [trs] (Mexico: Oaxaca.)
  Ma yugue'e greeting spoken by a man to a brother or a man of the same age as the speaker
  Ma yugue' greeting spoken by a woman to a brother, cousin, or man of same age as the speaker
  Ma dinin greeting spoken by a man to a sister, cousin, or woman of same age as the speaker
  Ma l' greeting spoken by a woman to a sister or woman of same age as the speaker
  Ma da'hui' greeting spoken by a man to a woman of the same generation as his mother
  Ma dahui' greeting spoken by a woman to a or woman of the same generation as her mother
  Ma da'nen greeting spoken by a man to an uncle or man of the same generation as his father
  Ma dane greeting spoken by a woman to an uncle or man of the same generation as her father
  Ma dad' greeting spoken to a father-in-law or older man
  Ma nan' greeting spoken to a mother-in-law or older woman
  Ma tugun greeting spoken by a man to his nephew or to a male child
  Ma duguachi' greeting spoken by a man to his niece or to a female child
  Ma t' greeting spoken by a son or daughter to his/her father
  Ma n' greeting spoken by a son or daughter to his/her mother
  Ma ta yi' greeting spoken to a grandfather
  Ma na yi' greeting spoken to a grandmother
  Ma yako' greeting spoken to a sister-in-law
  Ma sid greeting spoken by a man to a brother-in-law
  Ma da'ni' greeting spoken by a man to his son
  Ma l' greeting spoken by a woman to her son
  Ma mare' greeting spoken by a man to a comadre
  Ma sumare' greeting spoken by a woman to a comadre
  Ma pare' greeting spoken by a man to a compadre
  Ma suma' greeting spoken by a woman to a compadre
  Guxta'aj wiiaj morning greeting
  Va'aj na'a kua'aj za'a? morning greeting, "how did you wake up?"
  Va'a nakua'aj reply to Va'aj na'a kua'aj za'a 
  Va'a nakua'aj so'o u'nga'aj reply to Va'aj na'a kua'aj za'a 
  Wani nga yugue? how are you? spoken to a brother, cousin, or man of the same age as the speaker
  Wani nga dinin? how are you? spoken by a man to a sister, cousin, or woman of the same age
  Wani nga l'? how are you? spoken by a woman to a sister, cousin, or woman of the same age
  Wani nga dane? how are you? spoken to an uncle or man of the same generation as his/her parents
  Wani nga dahui? how are you? spoken to an aunt or woman of the same generation as his/her parents
  Wani nga dad'? how are you? spoken to a father-in-law or older man
  Wani nga nan'? how are you? spoken to a mother-in-law or older woman
  Wani nga tugun? how are you? spoken to a male child
  Wani nga duguachi'? how are you? spoken to a female child
  Wani nanj reply to Wani nga (should include a relationship word such as yugue, duguachi', etc.)
     
Triqui, Copala [trc] (Mexico: Oaxaca.)
  Gii sa' uxr   general greeting
  Ranga' early morning greeting used before sunrise
  Ranga' ne early morning greeting used before sunrise
  Ranga' ranga' early morning greeting used before sunrise
  Guun xta' gii morning greeting
  Ca'anj gii afternoon greeting
  Caxuj afternoon greeting
  Caxuj ne  afternoon greeting
  Noco' rihaan gii afternoon greeting
  Ata' gii late afternoon greeting
  Ti'nuu rihaan so' afternoon greeting
  Ti'nuu nighttime greeting
  Ma tin greeting spoken to a man of the same age as the speaker
  Ma yugue' greeting spoken to a woman of the same age as the speaker
  Ma ta'nij greeting spoken to a man of the same generation as the speaker's father
  Ma du'wi greeting spoken to a woman of the same generation as the speaker's mother
  Ma data greeting spoken to an older man
  Ma nana greeting spoken to an older woman
  Ma tucun' greeting spoken to a male child
  Ma taguachi' greeting spoken to a female child
  Vaa nocu so'? how are you? spoken to one person
  Vaa nocu so' a? how are you? spoken to one person
  Vaa nocu soj na'? how are you? spoken to a group
  Vaa nocu 'unj reply to Vaa nocu so' and Vaa nocu so' a
  Sa' ndo'o 'na' soj welcome greeting
  Xcuaa older greeting
  Maan older greeting
     
Triqui, San Martn Itunyoso [trq] (Mexico: Oaxaca.)
  Ma din greeting spoken to a man of the same age as the speaker
  Ma yugue' greeting spoken to a woman of the same age as the speaker
  Ma da'nanj greeting spoken to a man of the same generation as the speaker's father
  Ma du'wi greeting spoken to a woman of the same generation as the speaker's mother
  Ma dada greeting spoken to an older man
  Ma nana greeting spoken to an older woman
  Ma tugun greeting spoken to a male child
  Ma duguachi greeting spoken to a female child
  Querengga' morning greeting
  Quishiqui morning greeting
  Ne nucua  rega? how are you?
  Huani ne reply to Ne nucua rega
     
Tsakonian [tsd] (Greece.)
  Τσες ποίουν tses poioun: how are you?
  Καούρ εκοκιάτε kaour ekokiate: welcome greeting
  Καούρ εκάματε kaour ekamate: welcome greeting
  Καούρ εκάνατε kaour ekanate: welcome greeting
     
Tshangla [tsj] (Bhutan: Tashigang and Dungsam.)
  Kuzu zangbo general greeting
  Kuzu zangbo la general greeting
  Oai informal greeting
  Oga dile ya? where are you going?
     
Tsikimba [kdl] (Nigeria: Auna and Wara regions.)
  Hoga general greeting
     
Tsiman [cas] (Bolivia: Beni Department.)
  informal general greeting
  Nijjo' morning greeting
  Nijjoi' morning greeting
  ej nijjo' morning greeting
  Jem' nijjo' que morning greeting
  Nijj' ish reply to Nijj' and ej nijj'
  Quịchĉanjoi' midday greeting
  Ymoi' evening greeting
  Jem' dyemi? how are you?
Jem' ye reply to Jem' dyemi
  Jem' yu reply to Jem' dyemi
  Jum y' reply to Jem' dyemi
  Sobaki dyajmi greeting spoken to a visitor, "have you come to visit?"
     
Tsimshian [tsi] (United States of America: Alaska.  Canada: British Columbia.)
  'Niit general greeting
  Nda wila waan? how are you? spoken to one person
  Ndaayu wila waan? how are you? spoken to one person
  Aam wila waalu reply to Nda wila waan and Ndaayu wila waan
  Nda wila waalsm? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Ndaayu wila waalsm? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Aam wila waalm reply to Nda wila waalsm and Ndaayu wila waalsm
  Aam reply to Nda wila waan and Nda wila waal shim
  Aam dey reply to Nda wila waan and Nda wila waal shim spoken to a man
     
Tsoa [hio] (Botswana: Central District.)
  !Kum bara general greeting
  Nxumoto morning greeting
  Xomto evening greeting
  Tzaquika? how are you?
  Cha nam kho? greeting to a person who is arriving, "where do you come from?"
     
Tsogo [tsv] (Gabon: Ngounie Province.)
  Mbodo general greeting spoken to one person
  Mbodoani general greeting spoken to a group
  Buokaye general greeting spoken to a man 
  Timogya general greeting spoken to a woman
     
Tsonga [tso] (South Africa. Mozambique.)
  Avuxeni morning greeting
  Rixile morning greeting
  I nhlikanhi afternoon greeting
  Ri perile evening greeting
  Ahee reply to Avuxeni, Rixile, I nhlikanhi, and Ri perile
  Ku njhani? how are you? spoken to a peer
  Ndzi kona reply to Ku njhani
  Mi njhani? how are you? formal
  Hi pfukile reply to Mi njhani
  U kwihi? how are you? informal, literally, "where are you"
  Mi kwihi? how are you? formal, literally, "where are you"
  Ha mi amukela welcome greeting
     
Tsotsitaal [fly] (South Africa: Soweto.)
  Heita informal greeting
  Eita informal greeting
  Hola informal greeting
  Ola informal greeting
     
Tsou [tsu] (Taiwan: west central mountains.)
  Aveoveoyu general greeting
  Yokeoasu general greeting
  Yokeoasu o'oko reply to Yokeoasu
  Teko uhnenu? greeting, "where are you going?"
  Miko umunu? how are you?
  O'ami'o kozo reply to Miko umunu
     
Tsuvadi [tvd] (Nigeria: Niger State and Kebbi State.)
  Iyaho general greeting
     
Tswa [tsc] (Mozambique: Inhambane Province.)
  Xewe general greeting spoken to one person
  Xeweni general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Gi chile morning greeting
  A gi cheni morning greeting
  I ihekana afternoon greeting
  Gi pelile evening greeting
  Wahanya? how are you?
  Wahanya ke? how are you?
  Wahanya kwatsi ke? how are you?
  Nzahanya kwatsi, nzi bongile reply to Wahanya kwatsi ke
     
Tswana [tsn] (Botswana and South Africa.)
  Dumela general greeting spoken to one person
  Dumela rra general greeting spoken to a man
  Dumela mma general greeting spoken to a woman
  Dumelang general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Dumelang bo rra general greeting spoken to a group of men
  Dumelang bo mma general greeting spoken to a group of woman
  Kgotso general greeting
  O tsogile jang morning greeting
  O tslotse jang afternoon greeting
  O tlhotse jang evening greeting
  Lumela general greeting in the Serolong (Secoana) dialect [tsn-rol]
     
Tswapong [two] (Botswana.)
  Dumela general greeting
     
Tu [mjg] (China: East Qinghai Province.)
  Sainiisa general greeting in the Huzhu Mongghul dialect [mjg-huz]
  Ghai general greeting in the Huzhu Mongghul dialect [mjg-huz]
  Qi sainiisa? how are you? in the Huzhu Mongghul dialect [mjg-huz]
  Saini hguaiwa reply to Qi sainiisa in the Huzhu Mongghul dialect [mjg-huz]
  Sainii reply to Qi sainiisa in the Huzhu Mongghul dialect [mjg-huz]
  Niudur qi amahgiinga? how are you today? in the Huzhu Mongghul dialect [mjg-huz]
  Qi niuduri amahgiinga? how are you today? in the Huzhu Mongghul dialect [mjg-huz]
  Qi gezai bainu? how are you? in the Minhe Mangghuer dialect [mjg-min]
  Gezai bang reply to Qi gezai bainu in the Minhe Mangghuer dialect [mjg-min]
  Qi gezai biu? how are you? in the Minhe Mangghuer dialect [mjg-min]
  Gezai bi reply to Qi gezai biu in the Minhe Mangghuer dialect [mjg-min]
     
Tuamotuan [pmt] (French Polynesia.)
  Kia ora general greeting
  Kia ora na general greeting
  Kura ora? how are you?
  Kura ora koe? how are you? spoken to one person
  Kura ora kotou? how are you? spoken to a group
     
Tbatulabal [tub] (United States of America: California.)
  Mi general greeting
  general greeting
  Yuuwu tuuwu taal general greeting, "have a good day"
  Tu meedak morning greeting
  Tu tudaal afternoon greeting
  Tu tagaal evening and nighttime greeting
  Manaakino-pi? how are you?
     
Tucano [tuo] (Brazil: Amazonas. Colombia: Papur River.)
  N general greeting
  Auto general greeting
  Aut? how are you?
  A'u reply to Aut
  N nti? greeting used when arriving at a house, literally "hello, are you there?"
  Nti mus? greeting used when arriving at a house, literally "are you all there?"
  N'i reply to N nti and Nti mus
  A'titi? greeting spoken to a visitor, literally "you've come?"
  A'tipu reply to A'titi
  Auditima greeting spoken by a person visiting, literally "they send greetings"
  Niti? reply to Auditima, literally "did they say that?"
  Nima reply to Niti
  Ũu reply to Niti
  W'ct? morning greeting, literally "did you wake up?"
  W'c'a reply to W'ct
  Mu'u quẽ'r w'ct? morning greeting, literally "how did you wake up?"
  Aur crĩ ti? morning greeting, literally "did you sleep well?"
  Auto mu'u acawerr general greeting, literally "greetings to your family"
  Auto mu'u y maccjr general greeting, literally "greetings to the people of your village"
     
Tugen [tuy] (Kenya.)
  Tunga general greeting
     
Tujia [tji] (China: Hunan.)
  尼查 nchr: general greeting
  早光ˇで 佳。 zǎogǔdē ch: morning greeting
  泥岔? n ch: how are you?
  厄阿岔低岔嘎。 ā chdīchgā: reply to 尼查
  泥木兰情莫南? n mln qngmnn: how are you? spoken to a group
  胡泥达哈岔低岔嘎。 hn dhā chdīchgā: reply to 泥木兰情莫南
  恩切。 ēn qi: welcome greeting spoken at a house, "come in"
     
Tukang Besi South [bhq] (Indonesia: Sulawesi.)
  Mai 'eka general greeting
  'U ha'a mo? how are you?
  E greeting used to call attention
     
Tuki [bag] (Cameroon: Central Province.)
  Wusi ibesi general greeting
     
Tukudede [tkd] (East Timor.)
  Bloi ka tai? how are you?
     
Tula [tul] (Nigeria: Gombe State.)
  Malaan shin general greeting
     
Tulu [tcy] (India.)
  Namaskaara general greeting
  Eer encha ullar? how are you?
  Encha ullaaru? how are you?
  Encha ullar? how are you?
  Enchulla? how are you? informal
  Yaan usaar ulle reply to Encha ullar and Enchulla
  Yaan saukhyodu ulle reply to Encha ullar and Enchulla
  Maatergla swaagata welcome greeting
     
Tumak [tmc] (Chad.)
  Lp general greeting
     
Tumbuka [tum] (Malawi and Zambia.)
  Monire general greeting
  Monire mose general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Monire dada general greeting spoken to a man
  Monire wa dada general greeting spoken to a man
  Monire wa mama general greeting spoken to a woman
  Yewo reply to Monire, Monire mose, Monire dada, Monire wa dada, and Monire wa mama
  Muli uli? how are you?
  Nili makola reply to Muli uli
  Mwawuka uli? morning greeting
  Twawuka makola reply to Mwatandala uli
  Mwatandala uli? afternoon greeting
  Natandala makola reply to Mwatandala uli
  Makola reply to Muli uli, Mwawuka uli, and Mwatandala uli
     
Tumleo [tmq] (Papua New Guinea: Sandaun Province.)
  Pung wanien nighttime greeting
     
Tunebo [tuf] (Colombia.)
  Eyariki? general greeting, "are you there?"
  Usatro reply to Eyariki, "I'm here"
  Ba kat ei kutki? greeting spoken when meeting someone on the street, "you're here too?"
  As kat uch kutro reply to Ba kat ei kutki, "I'm here too"
  Bir biki? where are you going?
  Ak wikya? morning greeting, "has your soul returned?"
  Ak wihakro reply to Ak wikya, "my soul returned"
  As ba kin rakiri greeting spoken by a visitor, "I've come to you"
  Ba wa itai rakiri greeting spoken by a visitor, "I've come to see you"
  Bar raki? greeting spoken to a visitor, "have you come?"
  Ba bar wi wa htaki? greeting spoken to a visitor, "have you arrived?"
  Rauwatayika? greeting spoken by a visitor, "may I enter?"
  Rauwi reply to Rauwatayika, "come in"
  Trkaro general greeting spoken by a person arriving
  Kriga general greeting
  Watinige nighttime greeting
  Biteshko? how are you? in the Unkasia dialect
     
Tunen [tvu] (Cameroon: Mbam, Inoubou, and Nkam divisions.)
  Mɛ́ nd'ŋō holi general greeting, "I greet you"
  Mɛ́ nholi general greeting, "I greet you"
  Tu nd'ŋō holi greeting spoken by a group, "we greet you"
  Tu nholi greeting spoken by a group, "we greet you"
  Mɛ nlmīn reply to Mɛ́ nd'ŋō holi, Mɛ́ nholi, Tu nd'ŋō holi, and Tu nholi
  Hə́ni o nakan ē? where are you going?
  Nnds' o w la reply to Hə́ni o nakan ē, "I've come to your place"
     
Tungag [lcm] (Papua New Guinea.)
 

Tenei vauk

morning greeting
  Tenei ias midday greeting
  Tenei ngelik afternoon greeting
  Tenei vong nighttime greeting
  Tena vauk

morning greeting in the New Hanover Island dialect

     
Tunica [tun] (United States of America: Louisiana.)
  Sehi lapu general greeting
     
Tunzuii [dza] (Nigeria.)
  Kukang general greeting
  Shammoh reply to Kukang
     
Tupi [tpw] (Brazil: So Paulo region.)
  X general greeting
  Ene koema morning greeting
  Nde koema morning greeting
  Koen katu morning greeting
  Yand koem morning greeting
  Ara katu morning greeting
  Ene karuka afternoon greeting
  Nde karuka afternoon greeting
  Karu katu afternoon greeting
  Ene pĩtuna nighttime greeting
  Nde pĩtuna nighttime greeting
  Pitun katu nighttime greeting
  Ndaw reply to Ene koema, Ene karuka, and Ene pĩtuna
  Ere kpe katramo? how are you?
  Ere urype? welcome greeting to a person arriving, "you've come?"
  Pe urype? welcome greeting to a group of people arriving, "you've come?"
  T'ereukatu welcome greeting
     
Tupinamb [tpn] (Brazil: Olivenca.)
  Katu ara morning greeting
  Nde koema morning greeting
  Katu karuene afternoon greeting
  Nde karuka afternoon greeting
  Katu pituna nighttime greeting
  Nde pituna nighttime greeting
     
Tupuri [tui] (Cameroon.)
  Maŋge dɔɔ general greeting
  Ndɔ naa wɛɛ morning greeting
  Ndɔ sii wɛɛ midday and afternoon greeting
  Ndɔ cɔŋ wr wɛɛ evening greeting
  Ndɔ 'ela? how are you?
  Ndɔ yaŋ ɓo? how are you?
  Ndɔ yaŋ mbɔ yawla?