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Wa, Parauk [prk] (China: southern Yunnan. Myanmar.)
  Nawp nawm general greeting
  Ha, mawh tix general greeting
  Yuh ka mawx? how are you?
  Nyawm ot maix lie? how are you?
  Aux nyaum ot tix reply to Nyawm ot maix lie
  Mawh hoik sawm maix lie? have you eaten?
  Hoik, aux hoik sawm tix reply to Mawh hoik sawm maix lie (yes, I've eaten)
  Aux ang baox sawm reply to Mawh hoik sawm maix lie (no, I haven't eaten yet)
     
Wa, Vo [wbm] (Myanmar: Shan State. China: southwest Yunnan.)
  Nōb nom general greeting in the Chinese and Myanmar dialects
  Nōb gah maix heui general greeting in the Chinese dialect
  Hmom maix liex general greeting in the Chinese dialect
  Hoig som maix? general greeting, literally "have you eaten", in the Chinese dialect
  Hoig som maix liex? general greeting, literally "have you eaten", in the Chinese dialect
  Hoig reply to Hoig som maix and Hoig som maix liex spoken by a person who has eaten
  Ex ang nyāng som reply to Hoig som maix and Hoig som maix liex spoken by a person who hasn't eaten
  Hu maix ndēe mox? where are you going? in the Chinese dialect
  Gaoh maix kaing ndēe mox? where are you coming from? in the Chinese dialect
  Mhawm maix liex general greeting in the Myanmar dialect
  Hoik sawm maix? general greeting, literally "have you eaten", in the Myanmar dialect
  Hoik sawm maix liex? general greeting, literally "have you eaten", in the Myanmar dialect
  Hoik reply to Hoik sawm maix and Hoik sawm maix liex spoken by a person who has eaten
  Aux ang nyang sawm reply to Hoik sawm maix and Hoik sawm maix liex spoken by a person who hasn't eaten
  Hu maix dee mawx? where are you going? in the Myanmar dialect
  Kaoh maix khaing dee mawx? where are you coming from? in the Myanmar dialect
     
Waffa [waj] (Papua New Guinea: Morobe Province.)
  Henannna morning greeting
  Hannainnoo afternoon greeting
  Datainee? how are you?
     
Wagdi [wbr] (India: Rajasthan.)
  Təmɛ hɪtəre ho? how are you?
     
Wageman [waq] (Australia: Northern Territory.)
  Yow general greeting
  Yawey general greeting
     
Wahgi [wgi] (Papua New Guinea: Western Highlands Province.)
  Moyao

greeting spoken to a group of people

  Ene ka daytime greeting
  Kubire ka morning greeting
  Kunun ka morning greeting
  Emil ka nighttime greeting
     
Wahgi, North [wgh] (Papua New Guinea: Chimbu Province.)
  Kiniba ka morning greeting
  Ponende ka afternoon greeting
     
Wailaki [wlk] (United States of America: Round Valley, California.)
 

Sukim

general greeting

  Kaa, yeinyac greeting spoken to a visitor
  Nin sukkoon tcun nal koo'n greeting spoken to a visitor
     
Waima [rro] (Papua New Guinea.)
 

Raurani namona

morning greeting
 

Rani namona

morning greeting spoken in the Roro dialect [rro-ror]

  Asiaha namona early afternoon greeting spoken in the Roro dialect [rro-ror]
  Rabirabi namona afternoon greeting
  Rabi namona evening and nighttime greeting
  Oi onamo? how are you?
     
Waima'a [wmh] (East Timor.)
  Bondia morning greeting
  Botarde afternoon greeting
  Bonoite nighttime greeting
  Hien da'? how are you?
  Aku hie reply to Hien da'
     
Waimaha [bao] (Colombia. Brazil.)
  Ĩagĩejabiyi greeting spoken by a visitor
  Ĩaraejabiyia greeting spoken by a group of visitors
     
Waiwai [waw] (Brazil: Amazonas, Par, and Roraima.)
  Mahu general greeting
     
Wakawaka [wkw] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Gamba daru general greeting in the Barrungam and Jarowair dialects
  Galang ngunar general greeting in the Burnett River dialect
  Galang meng general greeting in the Duungidjawu dialect
  Galang dulara morning greeting in the Duungidjawu dialect
  Galangul allara general greeting in the Gayndah dialect
     
Wakhi [wbl] (China. Pakistan. Afghanistan. Tajikistan.)
  Asalm alaikum general greeting
  Asalm alaikum general greeting
  Salom alaikum sohib general greeting spoken to a man
  Salom alaikum sohiba general greeting spoken to a woman
  Shab baxeyr evening greeting
  Shab saloem nighttime greeting
  Chiz hol he? how are you?
  Vidurt em reply to Chiz hol he
  Wuzem baaf tini reply to Chiz hol he
  Tut siyeta? how are you?
  Wuzem siyet reply to Tut siyeta
  Baaf ateya? how are you?
  Uzum baaf reply to Baaf ateya
  Waxtash baaf rasht na? how are you?
  Yan baafash rasht, shukria reply to Waxtash baaf rasht na
     
Wala [lgl] (Solomon Islands: Malaita.)
  Rafli oka morning greeting
     
Walak [wlw] (Indonesia: Papua.)
  Aelak general greeting
     
Wali [wlx] (Ghana: northwestern region.)
  Ansomaa morning greeting
  Antere afternoon greeting
  Anola evening greeting
  A be sɔ̃ reply to Ansomaa, Antere, and Anola
  Ŋmina ta yɛ daytime greeting, "the sun has reached you"
  Yɛ dɛwo be sɔ̃? how are you, literally "how is your house?"
  A be sɔ̃ reply to Yɛ dɛwo be sɔ̃
     
Walla Walla [waa] (United States of America: Washington.)
  i'x pačway general greeting
  i'x iskwapa morning greeting
  i'x sčat nighttime greeting
  Kw'thlanam tuuksha welcome greeting, "it is good to see you"
     
Wallisian [wls] (New Caledonia.)
  Malo general greeting
  Alofa general greeting
  Malo te ma'uli morning greeting
  Malo te kataki afternoon and evening greeting
  Malo si'i kataki afternoon and evening greeting
  E ke lelei pe ? how are you?
  E au lelei pe reply to E ke lelei pe
  'E lelei pe? how are you?
  Ei, 'e lelei pe reply to 'E lele pe
     
Walloon [wln] (Belgium.)
  Bondjo morning greeting
  Bonswer evening greeting
  Bonj morning greeting in the Vosgien dialect
  Bonsoure evening greeting in the Vosgien dialect
  Cmint daloz? how are you?
  Bnvnowe welcome greeting
Wilicome welcome greeting
     
Walmajarri [wmt] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Wulyu kumanta morning greeting in the Juwaliny dialect [wmt-dju]
  Wanyjungun yanayana? "where are you going?" in the Juwaliny dialect [wmt-dju]
  Nyapanikarti man yana? "where are you going?" in the Juwaliny dialect [wmt-dju]
     
Walser [wae] (Switzerland. Austria. Italy. Liechtenstein.)
  Hurteg general greeting in the Remmaljertittschu dialect of Rimella
  Gite tg general daytime greeting in the Remmaljertittschu dialect of Rimella
  Gite ncht evening and nighttime greeting in the Remmaljertittschu dialect of Rimella
  Wol chomne welcome greeting  in the Remmaljertittschu dialect of Rimella
  Tschau informal greeting in the Titsch dialect of Formazza
  Gt tag general daytime greeting in the Titsch dialect of Formazza
  Gt ab evening greeting in the Titsch dialect of Formazza
Got nacht nighttime greeting in the Titsch dialect of Formazza
  Goti nacht nighttime greeting in the Titsch dialect of Formazza
  Gtacho welcome greeting in the Titsch dialect of Formazza
  Guetetag general daytime greeting in the Titsch dialect of Gressoney
  Guetemorge morning greeting in the Titsch dialect of Gressoney
  Guetenoabe evening greeting in the Titsch dialect of Gressoney
  Guetnacht nighttime greeting in the Titsch dialect of Gressoney
  Wllkomm welcome greeting in the Titsch dialect of Gressoney
  Ich grietzi dich general greeting in the Titzsch dialect of Carcoforo
  Guoten tog general daytime greeting in the Titzsch dialect of Carcoforo
  Guoten oband evening greeting in the Titzsch dialect of Carcoforo
  Guot nacht nighttime greeting in the Titzsch dialect of Carcoforo
  Woul chemne welcome greeting in the Titzsch dialect of Carcoforo
  Guten tag general daytime greeting in the Titschu dialect of Issime
Guten muarge morning greeting in the Titschu dialect of Issime
  Guten oabe evening greeting in the Titschu dialect of Issime
  Gut nacht nighttime greeting in the Titschu dialect of Issime
  Wolgcheemen welcome greeting in the Titschu dialect of Issime
  Wolgcheemni welcome greeting in the Titschu dialect of Issime
     
Wambaya [wmb] (Australia: Northern Territory.)
  Injani gurlun yarru? where are you going? spoken to two people
     
Wambule [wme] (Nepal: Sagarmatha.)
  Nʌmʌste general greeting
  O hʌi how are you?
  Ɗusas baanum? how are you?
  Ɗusase reply to Dusas baanum
     
Wampanoag [wam] (United States of America: southeastern Massachusetts.)
  Toneska general greeting
  Kawonkamish general greeting
  Netop general greeting to a friend
  Netompauog general greeting to a group of friends
  Wuneekeesuq general greeting
  Mahtopan wunee morning greeting
  Wunee mahtopan morning greeting
  Qutuk quaw quaw wunee afternoon greeting
  Wunon quayee wunee evening greeting
  To kutinukeeteam? how are you?
  Wunnitkeeteam taubotnee reply to To kutinukeeteam
  Muttae wunee reply to To kutinukeeteam
  Koonepeam welcome greeting
     
Wampar [lbq] (Papua New Guinea: Morobe Province.)
  Boanu ngarobingin

morning greeting

  Ngedzeang ngarobingin

afternoon greeting

     
Wan [wan] (Cte d'Ivoire)
  Yrne evening greeting
     
Wanda [wbh] (Tanzania.)
  Mwakata general greeting
  Kaida general greeting
  Kaidada vetu reply to Kaida
     
Wandala [mfi] (Cameroon.)
  s general greeting
     
Wandamen [wad] (Indonesia: Papua.)
  Raria vesie general daytime greeting
  Kausapa vavoru vesie morning greeting
  Ravinena vesie afternoon greeting
  Diru vesie evening greeting
  Tuane? how are you?
  Vesie vea reply to Tuane
  Vesie te? how are you? literally, "are you fine?"
  Vesie reply to Vesie te
  Menda e? greeting spoken at a house, "have you gone?"
  Sua vea, amane reply to Menda e, "we are here"
  Meto menda topina? where are you going?
  Menda topina? where are you going?
  Sua welcome greeting, "come in"
  Muesoi welcome greeting, "have a seat"
     
Wangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa [wyb] (Australia.)
  Yamakarra general greeting spoken in the Ngiyambaa dialect [wyb-ngi]
     
Wano [wno] (Indonesia: Papua.)
  Wa general greeting
     
Wantoat [wnc] (Papua New Guinea: Morobe Province.)
  Tebna morning greeting
  Zne kugayk? where are you going?
     
Waorani [auc] (Ecuador: eastern jungle.)
  Waponi general greeting
  Pomopa greeting spoken by a visitor, literally "I've arrived"
  Botom pomopa greeting spoken by a visitor, literally "I've arrived"
  Pomi? greeting spoken to a visitor, literally "have you arrived?"
  Ebani imi? how are you?
  Bito pomi, hua abopa welcome greeting
     
Wapishana [wap] (Guyana: southwestern region. Brazil.)
  Kaimen general greeting
  Uu, kaimen reply to Kaimen
  Kaimen pukudan general greeting
  Kaimen pukudanaa general greeting
  Uu, pukudanaa reply to Kaimen pukudanaa
  Kaimen chipyn afternoon greeting
  Uu, chipyn reply to Kaimen chipyn
  Wadauramaa nighttime greeting
  Kaimen pugary? how are you?
  Uu, kaimen reply to Kaimen pugary
     
Wappo [wao] (United States: California near San Francisco Bay.)
  Iklikame general greeting
     
War-Jaintia [aml] (Bangladesh. India.)
  Həj general greeting
  Ɂəj general greeting
     
Wara [wbf] (Burkina Faso.)
  Efo general greeting
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Warao [wba] (Venezuela: Orinoco River.)
  Yakerara general greeting
  Yakera outu general greeting
  Yakara general greeting
  Uju general greeting
  Yakera jokonae morning greeting, "did you wake up all right?"
  Anakuarika afternoon greeting
  Yakera imaya nighttime greeting
  Katukane? how are you?
  Katukete? how are you?
  Katuketi? how are you?
  Katukane ja? how are you?
  Katukane oo? how are you?
  Yakera reply to Katukane, Katukane ja, Katukane oo, Katukete, and Katuketi
  Yakera sabuka reply to Katukane, Katukane ja, Katukane oo, Katukete, and Katuketi
  Bajukaya? how are you?
  Bajukayava? how are you?
  Iji yakerara? how are you?
  Ine yakerara reply to Iji yakerara
  Katukete maraisa? how are you?
  Yakara witu reply to Katukete maraisa
 

Yakerasik

reply to Katukete maraisa
     
Warapu [wra] (Papua New Guinea: Sandaun Province.)
  Umo nai general daytime greeting
  Umo nai newai general daytime greeting
  Umo nai neman general daytime greeting
  Roro nai morning greeting
 

Roro nai namu

morning greeting

 

Bariri

afternoon greeting

  Roro nighttime greeting
     
Waray-Waray [war] (Philippines.)
  Maupay general greeting
  Maupay nga oras general greeting spoken in the Leyte-Samarnon dialect [war-sam]
  Maupay nga adlaw general daytime greeting spoken in the Leyte-Samarnon dialect [war-sam]
  Maupay nga aga morning greeting spoken in the Leyte-Samarnon dialect [war-sam]
  Maupay nga udto noontime greeting spoken in the Leyte-Samarnon dialect [war-sam]
  Maupay nga kulop afternoon greeting spoken in the Leyte-Samarnon dialect [war-sam]
  Maupay nga gab-i nighttime greeting spoken in the Leyte-Samarnon dialect [war-sam]
  Maupay na adlaw general daytime greeting spoken in the Ormoc City (Leyte) dialect [war-sam]
  Maupay na aga morning greeting spoken in the Ormoc City (Leyte) dialect [war-sam]
  Maupay na udto noontime greeting spoken in the Ormoc City (Leyte) dialect [war-sam]
  Maupay na gab-i evening greeting spoken in the Ormoc City (Leyte) dialect [war-sam]
  Kumusta ka? how are you?
  Maupay man reply to Kumusta ka
     
Waris [wrs] (Papua New Guinea: Sandaun Province.)
  Manaram yimba gav? where are you going?
     
Warlpiri [wbp] (Australia: Northern Territory.)
  Yuwa general greeting
  Ngurrju mayinpa? how are you?
  Yuwayi, ngurrjuna reply to Ngurrju mayinpa
  Ngurrjuna reply to Ngurrju mayinpa
  Nyarrpara kanpa yani? where are you going? spoken to one person
  Nyarrpara kanpalu yani? where are you going? spoken to a group
  Nyiyakunpa yanurnu? why have you come?
     
Warrgamay [wgy] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Ŋinba nyuŋa gaganyu general greeting, "oh, you've come"
  Mellee weeyee general greeting (calque from English)
     
Warumungu [wrm] (Australia: Northern Territory.)
  Yar general greeting
  Angi piliyi karmanta? how are you?
  Piliyi angi nyinta? how are you?
  Piliyi angi? how are you?
     
Warungu [wrg] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Nooda kurra general greeting
  Wanyjangal yinda? where are you going?
     
Warwar Feni [hrw] (Papua New Guinea: Feni Islands, New Ireland Province.)
  Konona binbin morning greeting
  Konona efef afternoon greeting
  Konona panambin nighttime greeting
     
Wasco-Wishram [wac] (United States of America: Oregon.)
  Dan mixulal? how are you?
  Ixula informal greeting
  Ai ikata informal greeting spoken to a man
     
Washo [was] (United States: California-Nevada border.)
  Hunga mi 'heshi? how are you?
  ʔunga mi' heshi? how are you?
  Di hmu ʔngawi reply to Hunga mi' heshi and ʔunga mi' heshi
     
Waskia [wsk] (Papua New Guinea: Madang Province.)
  Woremkalal general greeting
 

Tumongola yawara

morning greeting

  Tirom yawara evening greeting
  Turom yawara evening greeting
     
Wathawurrung [wth] (Australia: Victoria.)
  Nyurra wurren general greeting
  Kim barne barre welcome greeting
     
Watiwa [wtf] (Papua New Guinea: Madang Province.)
  Wadɛni morning greeting in the Dumpu and Bembei dialects
  Watɛni morning greeting in the Kasikapo dialect
  Somwabo afternoon greeting in the Dumpu dialect
  Somwabu afternoon greeting in the Kasikapo and Bembei dialects
     
Waur [wau] (Brazil: Xingu.)
  Natsi? general greeting, literally "what is it?"
  Aitsaha reply to Natsi, literally "nothing"
Wayampi [oym] (Brazil: Amapari River. French Guinea.)
  Watɛ general greeting
  Watɛ pɔ general greeting
  Watɛ pɔ nɛkɔʔɛ general greeting
  Yaket general greeting in the Oiapoque dialect
  Eriyu general greeting
  Eriyu riyipa general greeting
  Ikatu pɔ nɛkɔʔɛ morning greeting
  Ɔwatɛ pɛlɛkɛ morning greeting, "have you slept well?"
  Elɛmʔɛma morning greeting, "have you woken up?"
  Nɛlɛsa tɛ ayɔ greeting spoken by a visitor, "I just came to see you"
  Ɔwatɛ yi wɛ pɔ pɛyɛ pɛk n greeting spoken by a visitor
  Arikito greeting spoken by a visitor
  Io iroupa ahomna reply to Arikito
  Enɛ si pɛlɛikɔ welcome greeting, "is it you?"
  Ɔʔɔ, iyɛ tɛ aikɔ reply to Enɛ si pɛlɛikɔ, "yes, it's me"
  Maniwɔlɛwam ɛlɛyɔ ɛlɛsa aipa? greeting spoken to a visitor, "why have you come?"
  Nɛlɛsa tɛ ayɔ reply to Maniwɔlɛwam ɛlɛyɔ ɛlɛsa aipa, "I've just come to see you"
     
Wayana [way] (Suriname.)
  Emoca general greeting
  Tiniks nighttime greeting
  Na tiniks reply to Tiniks
  Etipou nighttime greeting
     
Wayuu [guc] (Colombia and Venezuela.)
  Jamayan wattachon morning greeting
  Anaas wattachon morning greeting
  Watthachon morning greeting
  Watta malu'u morning greeting
  Kale'u midday greeting
  Anaas kale'u midday greeting
  Aliika afternoon greeting
  Anaas aliika afternoon greeting
  Aipa'a nighttime greeting
  Anaas aipa'a nighttime greeting
  Jamaya pia? how are you?
  Jamaya jia? how are you? spoken to a group
  Anashi taya reply to Jamaya pia
  Anayashije pia? how are you? spoken to a man
  Anashi taya reply to Anayashije pia
  Anayasje pia? how are you? spoken to a woman or to a group
  Anasu taya reply to Anayasje pia
  Kasachiki? how are you?, literally "what's the bad news?"
  Nojots reply to Kasachiki, literally "nothing"
  Nojots kasachiki reply to Kasachiki, literally "no bad news"
  Kasa paapaka achiqui? how are you?, literally "what have you heard?"
  Nojots reply to Kasa paapaka achiqui, literally "nothing"
  Kasa pulapuinka? morning greeting, literally "what did you dream?"
  Arejeejachi pia? greeting spoken to a vistor, literally "where are you coming from?"
  Antshi jaya welcome greeting spoken to a male visitor, literally "you're here"
  Antshi pia welcome greeting spoken to a male visitor, literally "you're here"
  Antshi pia, tawala welcome greeting spoken to a male visitor, literally "you're here, friend"
  Antshi pia, tawalachon welcome greeting spoken to a male visitor, literally "you're here, friend"
  Ants pia welcome greeting spoken to a female visitor, literally "you're here"
  Antshii jaya welcome greeting spoken to a group of visitors, literally "you're here"
  Aa, antshi taya reply to Antshi pia
  Aa reply to Antshi pia
     
W, Northern [wob] (Cte d'Ivoire.)
  Ass general greeting
  Mon jehoun general greeting
  Tahiɛ afternoon greeting
  Fliwlaa evening greeting
  Ta aoa 'wlʋ ɛ? where are you going?
     
W, Southern [gxx] (Cte d'Ivoire.)
  Snapou general greeting
  Ass general greeting
  Da man mouhin? where are you going?
     
Wedau [wed] (Papua New Guinea: Milne Bay.)
 

Kaion

general greeting

  Aubabanai aiaina morning greeting
  Aubiga aiaina afternoon greeting
  Auguvarai aiaiana nighttime greeting
  Tama anina? how are you? ("are you all right?")
  Tau anina reply to Tama anina
 

Egualau

welcome greeting

     
Welsh [cym] (United Kingdom: Wales.)
  Dydd da general greeting
  Bore da morning greeting
  Prynhawn da afternoon greeting
  Pnawn da afternoon greeting
  Noswaith da evening greeting
  Sut ydych chi? how are you?
  Sut 'dach chi? how are you?
  Sut wyt ti? how are you? informal
  Shwd ych chi? how are you? spoken in the southern dialect
  Shwmae? how are you? spoken in the southern dialect
  Sut mae? how are you? spoken in the northern dialect
  Da reply to Sut ydych chi, Sut 'dach chi, Sut wyt ti, and Shwd ych chi
  Da iawn reply to Sut ydych chi, Sut 'dach chi, Sut wyt ti, and Shwd ych chi
  Iawn reply to Sut ydych chi, Sut 'dach chi, Sut wyt ti, and Shwd ych chi
     
Weri [wer] (Papua New Guiea: Central and Morobe Provinces.)
  Yowe general greeting
  Ni tall sum? where are you going?
     
Westphalien [wep] (Germany.)
  Muon, muon general greeting
  Gueden Dag general greeting
  Gueden Muorgn morning greeting
  Gueden Abend evening greeting
  Guede Nacht nighttime greeting
  Wu geiht et Inken? how are you? formal
  Wu geiht di dat? how are you? informal
  Dat geiht mi wahne gued reply to Wu geiht et Inken and Wu geiht di dat
     
Whitesands [tnp] (Vanuatu: Tanna)
  Tawɨr laplapɨn morning greeting
  Tawɨr lənaiyu evening greeting
     
Wich Lhamts Gisnay [mzh] (Argentina.)
  Amtena general greeting
  Chiwoye? how are you?
  Atsi m'ak ta lewoye? how are you?
  Is reply Chiwoye and Atsi m'ak ta lewoye
  Wujtais reply Chiwoye and Atsi m'ak ta lewoye
  Amnaji welcome greeting to a person you haven't seen for a while
  Fwalat' n'amejen morning greeting
  Honaj n'amejen afternoon greeting
  Honatsi n'amejen evening and nighttime greeting
  Honatsit n'amejen evening and nighttime greeting
  Amnaji welcome greeting to a person you haven't seen for a while
     
Wich Lhamts Nocten [mtp] (Bolivia.)
  Neeky'ejwaala general greeting
     
Wich Lhamts Vejoz [wlv] (Argentina. Bolivia.)
  Chiwolla general greeting
  Amtena general greeting to a person you've seen before
  Ammathi general greeting to a person you've seen earlier in the same day
  Amnaji general greeting to a person you haven't seen for a while
  Ala annenegi morning greeting
  Amtena reply to Ala annenegi
  Is jonachi nighttime greeting
  Jonagnoig nighttime greeting
  Camag noistag reply to Jonagnoig
  Chiwolle? how are you?
  Chiwollepa? how are you?
     
Wichita [wic] (United States of America: Oklahoma.)
  Aah general greeting
  Aah ne'ewr general greeting spoken to a friend
  Acs ti'i hataki'is general greeting
  E si raci ci? how are you?
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Wik-Mungkan [wim] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Niiyalang general greeting spoken to one person
  Niiyaleey general greeting spoken to one person
  Niiyalooy general greeting spoken to one person
  Nipalang general greeting spoken to two people
  Nipaleey general greeting spoken to two people
  Nipalooy general greeting spoken to two people
  Ayyang greeting used to get someone's attention from far away
  Ayyey greeting used to get someone's attention from far away
  Appow greeting used when passing by
     
Wintu [wnw] (United States of America: California.)
  Hestam? how are you?, spoken to one person
  Hestum? how are you?, spoken to one person in the Winnemem dialect
  Hestamlel? how are you?, spoken to two people
  Buham? how are you?, literally "do you live?"
  Hestam moroq sukem? how are you?
  Sukem? general greeting, "are you standing here?"
  Ho, sukeda reply to Sukem, "yes, I'm standing here"
  Sukeman general greeting, "you're standing there"
  Sukeda general greeting, "I am standing here"
  ʔomoy' general greeting in the Patwin dialect
 

Weyam?

welcome greeting to a person arriving, literally "did you come?" in the Nomlaki dialect

 

Weda

reply to Weyam in the Nomlaki dialect

     
Wipi [gdr] (Papua New Guinea: Western Province.)
  Sebore

general greeting

  B'ogɨl sɨtawar morning greeting
  B'ogɨl bibɨr midday greeting
  B'ogɨl sɨmana afternoon greeting
  B'ogɨl sɨwinj nighttime greeting
  Ke metket? welcome greeting, "did you come already?"
  Simesime welcome greeting
     
Wiradhuri [wrh] (Australia: New South Wales.)
  Yiradhu marang general greeting
  Guruulbarng general greeting
  Yamandhu marang? how are you?
  Ngawa, baladhu marang reply to Yamandhu marang
  Marang nganha reply to Ngawa baladhu marang
  Widyungdu? how are you?
  Widungu? how are you?
  Marang nginghugir nginha welcome greeting
  Gawaymbanha welcome greeting
  Gawaymbanhadhu welcome greeting
  Gawaymbanhadhu nginyalgir welcome greeting spoken to a group
     
Wiru [wiu] (Papua New Guinea: Southern Highlands Province.)
  Likonu kama morning greeting
  Angopono afternoon greeting
  Likonu nighttime greeting
     
Wiyot [wiy] (United States of America: northwestern California.)
  He'ba'lo' general greeting
     
Wogeo [woc] (Papua New Guinea: East Sepik Province.)
  Kalako m baia? where are you going?
     
Woiwurrung [wyi] (Australia.)
  Wominjeka welcome greeting
     
Wolane [wle] (Ethiopia: SNNPR, Gurage.)
  Fyy andrk morning greeting
  Bker ənd nighttime greeting
  Bemən 'ali? how are you?
  Ymt'biɲ welcome greeting
     
Wolaytta [wal] (Ethiopia: Wolaytta region.)
  Saro general greeting
  Saro fe'adi general daytime greeting
  Saro pe'a general daytime greeting
  Saro ak'adi morning greeting
  Saro ak'a evening greeting
  Saro di'ay? how are you?
  Lo'o toossa galatan reply to Saro fe'adi, Saro ak'adi, and Saro di'ay
  Nen saro lo'o? how are you?
     
Woleaian [woe] (Micronesia.)
  Buutogo mwongoo general greeting. "come eat"
  Gawelimmwe general greeting
  Faiisho greeting spoken to a person passing by, in the Lamotrek dialect
  Gachiu rane general daytime greeting (calque of "good day")
  Gachiu nisoro morning greeting (calque of "good morning")
  Gachiu lettaboli yalo afternoon greeting (calque of "good afternoon")
  Gachiu nifegaafi evening greeting (calque of "good evening")
  Metta ye sa nenago? how are you?
  Opwe lag iyaa? where are you going?
  Toolongo welcome greeting, "come in"
  Ya gachiu si ya weri fengani welcome greeting, "good to see you"
  Welimmwomwu welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Welimmwemii welcome greeting spoken to a group
     
Wolof [wol] (Senegal: western and central regions.)
  Jama ngaam general greeting
  Salamalekum general greeting spoken by Muslims
  Malakeumsalam reply to Salamalekum
  Nanga def general greeting
  Mangi fii rek reply to Nanga def
  Nunga fe reply to Mangi fii rek
  Mbaa sa yaram jaam reply to Nunga fe
  Jamm rekk reply to Mbaa sa yaram jaam
  Alhumdullilah reply to Jamm rekk
  Jama nga fanaan morning greeting spoken to one person
  Jama ngeen fanaan morning greeting spoken to a group of people
  Naka suba si late morning greeting spoken to one person
  Nan ngeen suba si late morning greeting spoken to a group of people
  Naka bekit bi afternoon greeting
  Jama nga yendoo afternoon and evening greeting spoken to one person
  Jama ngeen yendoo afternoon and evening greeting spoken to a group of people
  Merhbe welcome greeting
     
Wongo [won] (Democratic Republic of the Congo.)
  Umaumue general greeting
     
Worimi [kda] (Australia.)
  Minyang nyura wubaliyn? general greeting, "what are you doing?"
  Nyura yiigu marala welcome greeting, "you have come here"
     
Wotu [wtw] (Indonesia: south Sulawesi.)
  Umbe ita tapasii? where are you going?
     
Woun Meu [noa] (Panama and Colombia: lowlands.)
  Jagpai nnu general greeting
  Jagpai chirh general greeting
     
Wuliwuli [wlu] (Australia: Burnett River.)
  Gamba dunba general greeting
     
Wuvulu [wuv] (Papua New Guinea.)
  Mafufuo morning greeting
  Mafufuo meru morning greeting spoken to two people, and formal greeting to one person
  Fafi afternoon greeting
  Poi nighttime greeting
  O dinaia? where are you going?
     
Wuzlam [udl] (Cameroon: northern region.)
  Wəs general greeting
  Wəswa general greeting
  ɬəv yə wəs general greeting spoken to a friend
     
Wyandot [wya] (Canada and United States of America.)
Kwe general greeting
  Ndio general greeting
  Entio general daytime greeting
  Ahsontio nighttime greeting
  Ahskennonnia ihchies? how are you?
  Ahskennonnia iyes reply to Ahskennonnia ihchies
  Teetsionnonkannion general greeting
  Tuoughquanou general greeting
     
Wymysorys [wym] (Poland: Wilamowice.)
  Sgiekumt general greeting
  Gter mgia morning greeting
  Gter nmytag afternoon greeting
  Gter wyt evening greeting
  Gty nocht nighttime greeting
  Wi hsty dich? how are you?
  Wi gejt'? how are you?
     
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