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Jennifer's Language Pages - Greetings in more than 3000 languages

 

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This page contains greetings in the languages listed below, which begin with the letter Y. 

 

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Yaaku [muu] (Kenya: Mukogodo.) 
  Aichee general greeting
  Eiuwuo reply to Aichee
  Ecaai morning greeting
     
Yabarana [yar] (Venezuela.)
  paca sec morning greeting
  Enteu mac evening greeting
     
Yabem [jae] (Papua New Guinea: Huon Peninsula.)
  Bibic ngayam

morning greeting

     
Yaeyama [rys] (Japan: Yaeyama Islands.)
  くよーなーら kuyoonaara: general greeting
  みしゃろるんねーらー misharorunneeraa: general greeting
  すとぅむでぃみしゃろるんねーらー sutumudi misharorunneeraa: general greeting
  よーんなりすんが yoonnarisunga: evening greeting
  よーんなりすが yoonnarisuga: evening greeting
  ガンジュー ヤロルンサー? ganjuu yarorunsaa: how are you?
  おーりとーり ooritoorii: welcome greeting
  おーりたぼーり ooritaboorii: welcome greeting
  んみゃーち nmyaachi: welcome greeting
  くいなーら kuinaara: general greeting in the Kohomo Island dialect [rys-koh]
  したーい shitaai: welcome greeting in the Kohomo Island dialect [rys-koh]
  わーりたぼーり waaritaboorii: welcome greeting in the Kohomo Island dialect [rys-koh]
  ミードゥーハーソーナー miiduuhaasoonaa: greeting after a long absence in the Ishigaki dialect [rys-ish]
     
Yagara [yxg] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Galang nguruindhau general greeting
  Gurumba bigi general greeting
     
Yagaria [ygr] (Papua New Guinea: Eastern Highlands Province.)
  Detene morning greeting
Dtirae morning greeting in the Hua dialect [ygr-hua]
  Zuterae afternoon greeting in the Hua dialect [ygr-hua]
  Aigafane? how are you? in the Hua dialect [ygr-hua]
     
Yagnobi [yai] (Tajikistan.)
  Ассалому алейкум assalomu aleikum: general greeting
  Салом salom: general greeting
     
Yagua [yad] (Peru: Amazon.)
  Jivyiy general greeting
  Jvyidyey jicha? how are you?
  Jvyiy jaay? how are you?
  Teesiy jiryiita? where are you coming from?
     
Yagwoia [ygw] (Papua New Guinea: Morobe Province.)
  Ilderenye

morning greeting

  Huakerenye afternoon greeting
  Sika opyere? how are you?
     
Yaka [yaf] (Angola and Congo-Kinshasha.)
  Mbooti general greeting
  Mbooti taata general greeting spoken to a man
  Mbooti maama general greeting spoken to a man
  Mbooti baana general greeting spoken to a child
  Agama? how are you?
  Nagama reply to Agama
     
Yakan [yka] (Philippines: Basilan Island.)
  Ohah general greeting
  Salaam general greeting
  Assalamu aleikom

general greeting used by Muslims

  Aleikum mussalam reply to Assalamu aleikom
 

Sainge ru kite?

how are you?

  Tungan nu? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Tungan kew? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Lumengngan tungan kew iyan? greeting spoken to a person going somewhere, "where are you going?"
  Amban kew? greeting spoken to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"
 

Amban nu?

greeting spoken to a person arriving, "where are you coming from?"
  Hap pi tu reply to Tungannu and Ambannu
  Uha, a'a luma' greeting spoken when arriving at a house
  Mana'ik kew reply to Uha a'a luma'
  Padiyalem kew reply to Uha a'a luma'
     
Yakima [yak] (United States of America: Washington.)
  ay general greeting
  Kualak general greeting
  Kuatlak general greeting spoken in the Klikitat dialect
  Mish nam wa? how are you?
     
Yakoma [yky] (Central African Republic. Democratic Republic of the Congo.)
  Mɔ d? general greeting, "are you there?"
     
Yakut [sah] (Russia: Yakutia.)
 

Нɵрүɵн нɵргүй

nron nrgi: general greeting

 

Дорообо

doroobo: general greeting

 

Дорооболорун

doroobolorun: general greeting

 

Эҕэрдэ

eğerde: general greeting (older, less often used)

  Пирибээт

piribeet: general greeting, from Russian

  Пирибиэт

piribiet: general greeting, from Russian

  Бирибиэт

biribiet: general greeting, from Russian

  Дыраастый

diraastiy: general greeting, from Russian

 

Үтүɵ күн

t kn: general daytime greeting

 

Үтүɵ күнүнэн

t knnen: general daytime greeting

 

Үтүɵ сарсыарда

t sarsiarda: morning greeting

 

Үтүɵ сарсыарданан

t sarsiardanan: morning greeting

 

Үтүɵ күнүнэн

t knnen: afternoon greeting

 

Үтүɵ киэhэ

t kiehe: evening greeting

 

Үтүɵ киэhэнэн

t kiehenen: evening greeting

 

Үтүɵ түүнүнэн

t tnnen: nighttime greeting

 

Хайдаххыный?

haidahhinii: how are you?

 

Үчүгэйбин, махтал.

chgeibin mahtal: reply to Хайдаххыный

  Хайдах олороҕут? haidah oloroğut: how are you?
  Хайдах олороҕун? haidah oloroğun: how are you? informal spoken to one person
  Махтал, үчүгэй mahtal chgei: reply to Хайдах олороҕут and Хайдах олороҕун
  Туох сонун? tuokh sonun: how are you?
  Туох кэпсээн? tuokh kelseen: what's new?
 

Сүрүн сирэй

srn sirei: welcome greeting

Үтүөтэ оҥор tte ongor: welcome greeting
     
Yale, Kosarek [kkl] (Papua New Guinea.  Indonesia: West Papua.)
  Wa, wa general greeting
     
Yali, Angguruk [yli] (Papua New Guinea.  Indonesia: West Papua.)
  Wa wa wa general greeting
  Wahe general greeting
  Halabok general greeting
  Nikni greeting spoken to an older man, "father"
  Nisinga greeting spoken to an older woman, "mother"
  Nare greeting spoken to a man close to your own age, "friend"
  Nehe greeting spoken to a woman close to your own age
  Not greeting spoken to a younger man, "little brother"
     
Yali, Ninia [nlk] (Papua New Guinea.  Indonesia: West Papua.)
  Wa, wa general greeting
     
Yali, Pass Valley [yac] (Papua New Guinea.  Indonesia: West Papua.)
  Wa, wa general greeting
Yalunka [yal] (Guinea. Mali.)
  Tena mari morning greeting
  Tena mafayen afternoon greeting
  Ori tonamo? how are you?
     
Ymana [yag] (Chile: Patagonia. Argentina.)
  Apa sa? how are you?
  Apuma sa? how are you?
  Kunta sa? how are you?
  Kuntasen tukuj kete? how are you?
  Kundam sa? how are you?, older greeting used in the 19th century
     
Yambeta [yat] (Cameroon: Mbam division.)
  Wakonye general greeting
  Wakaenia morning greeting
  Wakosena evening greeting
     
Yamdena [jmd] (Indonesia: Maluku.)
  Tab general greeting
     
Yami [tao] (Taiwan: Orchid Island and Botel Tobago.)
  Akokay general greeting spoken to one person
  Akokay kamo general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Kokay general greeting spoken to one person
  Kokay kamo general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Kana ni moyab? general greeting, "have you eaten?"
  Kana ni koman? general greeting, "have you eaten?"
  Kana ni romyag? morning greeting, "have you eaten breakfast?"
  Akay kong greeting spoken to an older man (literally, "hello grandfather")
  Akes kong greeting spoken to an older woman (literally, "hello grandmother")
  Maran kong greeting spoken to an older man (literally, "hello uncle")
  Kaminan kong greeting spoken to an older woman (literally, "hello aunt")
  Kaka kong greeting spoken to an older peer  (literally, "hello older cousin/older sibling")
  Wari cyong greeting spoken to a younger peer (literally, "hello younger cousin/younger sibling")
  Anak kong greeting spoken to a child (literally, "hello child')
  Kahakey kong greeting spoken to a male friend (literally, "hello friend')
  Kavekes kong greeting spoken to a female friend (literally, "hello friend')
     
Yaminahua [yaa] (Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil.)
  Mi oime? general greeting spoken to a person arriving
  Man min oimen? general greeting spoken to a person arriving
  Ejen, men oi reply to Man min oimen
  Men oi general greeting spoken by a person arriving
  Men oa, mia oi oi general greeting spoken by a person arriving
  Min afeskaimen? how are you?
  Maa, en afeskaima reply to Min afeskaimen
     
Yamphu [ybi] (Nepal.)
  Cama cabetta? greeting spoken to a visitor, literally "have you eaten?"
  Cabe' reply to Cama cabetta, literally "I have eaten"
  Manjadi reply to Cama cabetta, literally "I haven't eaten"
     
Yandruwandha [ynd] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Patji dritji general greeting
     
Yanesha' [ame] (Peru: Pasco and Junn.)
  Puetare' morning greeting
  Puetare' mashe morning greeting spoken to a man
  Puetare' noch morning greeting spoken to a woman
  Puetare' nemo'tas morning greeting spoken by a visitor
  Ellerro afternoon greeting
  Ellerro nemo'tas afternoon greeting spoken by a visitor
  Tsapo nighttime greeting
  Huomchape't pa? how are you?
  Huomchanaca'ye reply to Huomchape't pa
  Nehuomcha'teotes o'ch notas greeting spoken by a visitor, "with my greetings I come to tell you something"
     
Yangben [yav] (Cameroon: Yangben Canton.)
 

A m hnyge

general greeting
  Mbgld general greeting
     
Yankunytjatjara [kdd] (Australia: South Australia.)
  Wai general greeting
 

Wiya, palya

reply to Wai
 

Nyuntu palya?

how are you?
 

Uwa, palya

reply to Nyuntu palya
 

Nyura palya?

how are you? spoken to a group of people
 

Uwa, palyala

reply to Nyura palya
 

Palyan?

how are you?
 

Uwana

reply to Palyan
  Pukul ngalya yanama welcome greeting
     
Yan-nhangu [jay] (Australia: Crocodile Islands.)
  Nh mirr general greeting
  Nhway nhunu general greeting
     
Yanommi [wca] (Brazil: Waic.)
  Shori general greeting
  Shori cami ya jama greeting spoken by a visitor
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Yanomam [guu] (Venezuela and Brazil: Amazonas.)
  Wademi tawa general greeting
  Nebharu totihi general greeting
 

Eou, shori

general greeting spoken to a friend
  Shori, shori general greeting spoken to a friend
  Jadica morning greeting
     
Yanyuwa [jao] (Australia: Northern Territory and Queensland.)
  Wayi general greeting
     
Yao [yao] (Malawi, Tanzania, and Mozambique.)
  Subayeedi general greeting
  Kuceele morning greeting
  Ajimwiche uli? morning greeting, "how is your morning?"
  Kusweele late afternoon greeting
  Ali uli? how are you?
  Aswelele uli? how are you?
  Iliwuli? how are you?
  Ndili chenene reply to Ali uli, Aswelele uli, and Iliwuli
  Ndiri chenene reply to Ali uli, Aswelele uli, and Iliwuli
  Ndiri chenene, kwali wawo? reply to Ali uli, Aswelele uli, and Iliwuli
  Uli kwimukaga? how are you?
  Ana mkwimukaga? how are you?
  Kwimukaga reply to Ana mkwimukaga
  Habari chii general greeting spoken in the south central region of Tanzania
  Yambone reply to Habari chii
     
Yapese [yap] (Micronesian: Yap.)
  Mogethin greeting spoken to a visitor
  Kefel greeting spoken when passing by
  Fal'e kadbul morning greeting
  Fal'e misii afternoon greeting
  Fal'e baleyal evening greeting
  Ke uw rogom boch? how are you?
  Maenigiil reply to Ke uw rogom boch
     
Yaqui [yaq] (Mexico: Sonora. United States of America: Arizona.)
  Lios em chania general greeting spoken to one person in the Arizona dialect
  Lios em chaniavu general greeting spoken to a group of people in the Arizona dialect
  Lios em chiokoe reply to Dios em chaniabu in the Arizona dialect
  Ket che allea? how are you? spoken to one person in the Arizona dialect
  Ket chem allea? how are you? spoken to a group of people in the Arizona dialect
  Ket tu'i reply to Ket che allea and Ket chem allea in the Arizona dialect
  Dios em chania general greeting spoken to one person in the Sonoran dialect
  Dios em chaniabu general greeting spoken to a group of people in the Sonoran dialect
  Dios em chcoe reply to Dios em chania in the Sonoran dialect
  Dios em chcoete reply to Dios em chania in the Sonoran dialect
  Ketchi allea? how are you? in the Sonoran dialect
  Haise'e 'emo bicha? how are you? in the Sonoran dialect
     
Yasa [yko] (Cameroon.)
  Mbl general greeting
  Muka msa general greeting
  Emndāsa afternoon greeting
  Ekolokl sa evening greeting
  Elu sa nighttime greeting
     
Yassic [yap] (Hungary: 15 century.)
  Daban horz general greeting
  Daban horz naheca formal greeting spoken to a man
  Soseg izon morning greeting
     
Yau [yuw] (Papua New Guinea: Morobe Province.)
  Dombisum orogo

morning greeting

  Dombisum morning greeting
  Iyep orogo midday greeting
  Dowoksi orogo afternoon and evening greeting
  Dowoksi afternoon and evening greeting
  Dombi orogo nighttime greeting
     
Yau [yyu] (Papua New Guinea: Sandaun Province.)
 

Kembotsum ogep

morning greeting

  Kumbong ogep evening greeting
     
Yavitero [yvt] (Venezuela.)
  Cajare maui morning greeting
  Yasi maui evening greeting
     
Yawa [yva] (Indonesia: Papua.)
  Awatane ngkovo isai morning greeting
  Masyote ngkovo nai midday greeting
  Namane ngkovo nai nighttime greeting
  Nyare nto no rui? where are you going?
     
Yaweyuha [yby] (Papua New Guinea: Eastern Highlands Province.)
 

Yendai

general greeting

  Nekeyae morning greeting
  Holijae midday greeting
  Ludakae afternoon greeting
  Lubukae nighttime greeting
     
Yawuru [ywr] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Ngadyi mingan? how are you? spoken to one person
  Kalia mabu mingan? how are you? spoken to one person
  Kalia ngangan reply to Ngadyi mingan and Kalia mabu mingan
  Kalia mabu dyunu reply to Ngadyi mingan and Kalia mabu mingan
  Mabu ngangan reply to Ngadyi mingan and Kalia mabu mingan
  Galamabu ngangan reply to Ngadyi mingan and Kalia mabu mingan
  Ngadyi kurridyin mabudyin? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Mabudyan yangardidyan reply to Ngadyi kurridyin mabudyin
  Kalia yangardidyin reply to Ngadyi kurridyin mabudyin
  Kalia mabu yangarrdyin. reply to Ngadyi kurridyin mabudyin
     
Yekora [ykr] (Papua New Guinea: Morobe Province.)
  Ipa ivere morning greeting
  Ee vere midday greeting
  Tura ivere afternoon greeting
  Muyei ivere nighttime greeting
     
Yele [yle] (Papua  New Guinea: Milne Bay Province.)
  Mw:k general greeting
  Mw:k a lmi chamma greeting spoken to a large gathering of people
     
Yemba [ybb] (Cameroon.)
  Njela general greeting
  Ma tsati general greeting
  Min tsati general greeting
  In cheiu lah? how are you?
  lə̀kɔ̄? how are you?
  A si zienne reply to lə̀kɔ̄
  zɛ̄h pp reply to lə̀kɔ̄
  Nzi lichieh welcome greeting
     
Yeniche [yec] (Germany and Austria.)
  Puiznu general greeting in the Jenisch dialect
  Latsche diwes daytime greeting in the Jenisch dialect
  Latschi ratt nighttime greeting in the Jenisch dialect
  Kui putna bettu? how are you? in the Jenisch dialect
  Latsche dibes daytime greeting in the Manisch dialect
  Latscho ratte nighttime greeting in the Manisch dialect
  Duften Schein daytime greeting in the older Rotwelsch language
  Duften Zefir morning greeting in the older Rotwelsch language
  Wie krautet's? how are you? in the older Rotwelsch language
  Voschata welcome greeting
     
Yessan-Mayo [yss] (Papua New Guinea: East Sepik Province.)
  Setate general greeting
     
Yetfa [yet] (Indonesia: Papua.)
  Fufukanay general greeting
     
Yeyi [yey] (Botswana. Namibia: East Caparivi.)
  U tishire morning greeting spoken to one person
  Ni tishire morning greeting spoken to a group
  Ma tambuka? morning greeting spoken to one person
  Na tambuka? morning greeting spoken to a group
  Nda tambuka reply to Ma tambuka and Na tambuka
  U rashara afternoon greeting spoken to one person
  Ni rashara afternoon greeting spoken to a group
  Ta shangana greeting used when speaking to someone you have greeted earlier in the same day
     
Yiddish, Eastern [ydd] (Russia, Poland, United States of America, and various other countries.)
  אַ גוטן טאָג ah gutn tog: general daytime greeting
   אַ גוטן מאָרגן ah gutn morgen: morning greeting
   אַ גוטן אָוונט ah gutn ovent: evening greeting
  אַ גוטע נאַכט ah gutn nakht: nighttime greeting
  שלום־עליכם sholem aleykhem: formal greeting
  עליכם־שלום aleykhem sholem: reply to שלום־עליכם
  װי גײט עס vi geht es: how are you?
  גוט gut: reply to װי גײט עס
  עס גײט גוט, אַ דאַנק es geht gut ah dank: reply to װי גײט עס
  װאָס מאַכסטו vos makhstu: how are you?
  זײַט װילקום zayt vilkum: welcome greeting
  ברוך־הבא borekh habo: welcome greeting spoken to one person
  ברוכים־הבאים brukhim haboim: welcome greeting spoken to a group of people
     
Yiddish, Western [yih] (Germany.)
  Scholem alechem general greeting
  Alechem scholem reply to Scholem alechem
  Schumlechem general greetimg
  Gute tag general greeting
     
Yil [yll] (Papua New Guinea: Sandaun Province.)
  Wupli general daytime greeting
     
Yimas [yee] (Papua New Guinea: East Sepik Province.)
Aw general greeting
     
Yiningayi [ygi] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Dhuraburra karri general greeting
     
Yindjibarndi [yij] (Australia: Western Australia.)
  Wanthiwa? how are you?
  Wanthiwayi? how are you?
  Wantharni nyinta pangkarril? where are you going?
     
Yine [pib] (Peru: Ucayali and Cusco.)
  Galu general greeting
  Goo, gamiko greeting spoken to a friend
  Totu greeting spoken to an older man, literally "grandfather"
  Jiro greeting spoken to an older woman, literally "grandmother"
  Kigler goyechnokawa morning greeting
  Kigler tumananu midday greeting
  Kigler kayi afternoon greeting
Kigler goyechno nighttime greeting
  Gi ge kigleru? how are you?
  Kigler reply to Gi ge kigleru
  Gi pixkayi? how are you?
  Kigleno reply to Gi pixkayi
     
Yipma [byr] (Papua New Guinea: Marawaka district of Eastern Highlands Province.)
  Omelabi moniana morning greeting 
  Gawɨnneigɨnaka? where are you going?
  Gawɨdaasaigɨnako? where have you come from?
     
Yirandali [ljw] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Dharili kumba general greeting
     
Yir Yoront [yiy] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Kirrey general greeting
  Wuy general greeting
     
Yogad [yog] (Philippines: Luzon.)
  Dyos ap general greeting
  Makasta ya agaw daytime greeting
  Makasta ya biga nighttime greeting
  Kassandi ka? how are you?
     
Yokuts [yok] (United States of America: San Joaquin Valley, California.)
  Hileu general greeting in the Chawchila (northern valley) dialect
  Hileu nen ux? general greeting in the Chawchila (northern valley) dialect, "what do you say?"
  Nen ux? general greeting in the Chawchila (northern valley) dialect, "what do you say?"
  Helo naxon dut? general greeting in the Chawchila-Hoyima dialect, "what do you say?"
  Haulen dut? general greeting in the Chawchila-Hoyima dialect, "what do you say?"
  Hiyuk? general greeting in the Choynok (southern valley) dialect
  Hille general greeting in the Chukchansi (northern valley) dialect
  Hille hille general greeting in the Chukchansi (northern valley) dialect
  Ha weta? general greeting in the Chukchansi (northern valley) dialect, "what do you say?"
  Haw'li xon' ma'? how are you? in the Chukchansi (northern valley) dialect
  Mich gayis reply to Haw'li xon' ma' in the Chukchansi (northern valley) dialect
  Hiyeuk? general greeting in the Chunut (southern valley) dialect
  Hawaan general greeting in the Dumna (northern foothill) dialect
  Mawit hide? general greeting in the Dumna (northern foothill) dialect, "where are you going?"
  Hileu ma tane? general greeting in the Dumna (northern foothill) dialect, "where are you going?"
  Hileu ma tanin? general greeting in the Dumna (northern foothill) dialect, "where are you going?"
  Hileu? general greeting in the Kings River (northern) dialect
  Ileusitenug ma? how are you? in the Nopṭinṭe (northern valley) dialect
  Insai na jo reply to Ileusitenug ma in the Nopṭinṭe (northern valley) dialect
  Meths na reply to Ileusitenug ma in the Nopṭinṭe (northern valley) dialect
  Ileugneug ma? general greeting in the Nopṭinṭe (northern valley) dialect, "what do you say?"
  Heliu? general greeting in the Palewyami dialect [yok-pos] of Poso Creek
  Heliu ma tanawi? general greeting in the Palewyami dialect [yok-pos] of Poso Creek, "where are you going?"
  Xawaxan general greeting in the Toltichi (northern foothill) dialect
  Xiw'eu ma tan'i? general greeting in the Toltichi (northern foothill) dialect, "where are you going?"
  Xiw'eu ma tan'in? general greeting in the Toltichi (northern foothill) dialect, "where are you going?"
  Hu general greeting in the Tachi (southern valley) dialect
  Hiyeuk? general greeting in the Tachi (southern valley) dialect
  Hek ma ta? general greeting in the Tachi (southern valley) dialect, "where are you going?"
 

Hi

general greeting in the Tulamni dialect of Buena Vista

  Hel?

general greeting in the Tulamni dialect of Buena Vista

  Hiyeuk? general greeting in the Wakichi (southern valley) dialect
  Hite? general greeting in the Wikchamni (foothill) dialect of Tule-Kaweah
  Hide? general greeting in the Yawdanchi (foothill) dialect of Tule-Kaweah
  Hideu? general greeting in the Yawdanchi (foothill) dialect of Tule-Kaweah
  Hide ma tanaad? general greeting in the Yawdanchi (foothill) dialect of Tule-Kaweah, "where are you going?"
  Hide'e ma tanaad? general greeting in the Yawdanchi (foothill) dialect of Tule-Kaweah, "where are you going?"
  Hunai na heutad reply to Hide ma tanaad and Hide'e ma tanaad in the Yaudanchi dialect
  Hiyuk? general greeting in the Yawelmani dialect (southern valley) dialect
  Heyuk? general greeting in the Yawelmani dialect (southern valley) dialect
  Hawanic ma hawan? how are you? in the Yawelmani dialect (southern valley) dialect
  Hiyetuk ma tabanan? welcome greeting in the Yawelmani dialect (southern valley), "where have you come from?"
     
Yombe [yom] (Democratic Republic of the Congo: Mayombe forest. Angola: Cabinda. Congo.)
  Mbote general greeting
  Tata, mbote general greeting spoken to a man
  Mama, mbote general greeting spoken to a woman
  Tata, njye bila general greeting spoken to a man
  Mama, njye bila general greeting spoken to a woman
  Cikati? how are you?
  Ngete, cikati fyote reply to Cikati
     
Yonaguni [yoi] (Japan: Yonaguni Island.)
  ン マンキ ヒルナ? mnangki hiruna: general greeting, literally "where are you going?"
  ワーリ waari: welcome greeting
  ワーリー waarii: welcome greeting
  クマンキ ワーリー kumangki waarii: welcome greeting
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Yongkom [yon] (Papua New Guinea: Western Province.)
 

Amkim amun

morning greeting

  Amkitimo amun morning greeting
  Atonwale amun afternoon greeting
  Opne amun evening greeting
  Amnom amun nighttime greeting
     
Yopno [yut] (Papua New Guinea: Madang and Moroobe Provinces.)
  Wɨsa dagokdo tagɨsi

morning greeting (literal translation from English)

  Kalbi tagɨsi evening greeting (literal translation from English)
     
Yora [mts] (Peru.)
  Ma pdakin morning greeting
  Ma yantapak afternoon greeting
  M mĩ oimĕ? greeting spoken to a person arriving
  Damen shara? how are you?
  Shara reply to Damen shara
     
Yoron [yox] (Japan: Yoron Island.)
  うがしょうらん

ugamishouran: general greeting

 

うがみやぶら

ugamiyabura: general greeting
  うがみどぅーさ ugamiduusa: general greeting
  っわーちたばーり tswaachitabaari: welcome greeting
  とおとぅがなし tootuganashi: welcome greeting
     
Yorta Yorta [xyy] (Australia: Murray River in New South Wales.)
  Wunnul yanne? where are you going?
     
Yoruba [yor] (Nigeria and Benin.)
  K rọ̀ morning greeting
  K osn afternoon greeting
  K rọ̀lẹ́ evening greeting
  K alẹ́ nighttime greeting
  Ẹ k dj honorific early morning greeting
  Ẹ k ajiri honorific early morning greeting
  Ẹ k fmj honorific early morning greeting used at dawn
  Ẹ k rọ̀ honorific morning greeting (Ẹ krọ̣̣̀ in its contracted form)
  Ẹ k yálẹ̀ta honorific midday greeting
  Ẹ k osn honorific afternoon greeting (Ẹ ksn in its contracted form)
  Ẹ k rọ̀lẹ́ honorific evening greeting (Ẹ krọ̀lẹ́ in its contracted form)
  Ẹ k ojr honorific evening greeting used at dusk
  Ẹ k alẹ́ honorific nighttime greeting (Ẹ kalẹ́ in its contracted form)
  Ẹ k iṣẹ́ honorific greeting spoken to a person who is working (Ẹ kuṣẹ̣́ in its contracted form)
  Ẹ k bọ̀ honorific welcome greeting (Ẹ kbọ̣̣̀ in its contracted form)
  Ẹ kú ilé reply to Ẹ k bọ̀
  Ẹ kú akesi honorific greeting spoken to thank a person for coming
  Ẹ kú onan honorific greeting spoken to a person who has come from far away
  Ẹ kú irin honorific greeting spoken to a person who has come from far away
  Ẹ kú waju honorific greeting spoken to a person who arrived before you
  Ẹ kú eyin honorific greeting spoken to a person who arrived after you
  Ẹ kú ok honorific greeting spoken to a person who is travelling with you
  Ẹ k jok honorific greeting spoken to a person who is sitting (Ẹ kjok in its contracted form)
  Ẹ k sinmi honorific greeting spoken to a person who is resting (Ẹ ksinmi in its contractred form)
  Ẹ k dr honorific greeting spoken to a person who is standing
  Ẹ k mjb honorific greeting spoken after a long absence
  Ẹ k ọjọ́ mẹ́ta honorific greeting spoken after a long absence, literally "greetings for three days"
  Ẹ k tt honorific greeting spoken when the weather is cold
  Ẹ k atgun honorific greeting spoken when the weather is cold
  Ẹ k oge yi honorific greeting spoken when the weather is cold
  Ẹ k orun honorific greeting spoken when the weather is hot and sunny
  Ẹ k ̣gnnntn honorific greeting spoken when the weather is damp
  Ẹ k j honorific greeting spoken during the rainy season
  Ẹ k ọỵ honorific greeting spoken during the dry windy season
Ẹ k oongbe greeting spoken to a person who is fasting
Ẹ k awe greeting spoken to a person who is fasting
Ẹ k ṣe lada greeting spoken to a person who is fasting
  Ẹ k sera greeting spoken to a person who is sick
  Ẹ k ikunra greeting spoken to a pregnant woman
  Ẹ k tita greeting spoken to a person who is selling something
  Ẹ k ewa greeting spoken to a hairdresser
  Ẹ ku ọrọ aje greeting spoken to a trader
  Ẹ ku ọna greeting spoken to a craftsman
  Ẹ k ohun greeting spoken to a singer
  Adẹpa o greeting spoken to a person going out hunting
  Arinye o greeting spoken to a traveler
  Akaye o greeting spoken to a student
  Akoye o greeting spoken to a teacher
  Arọye o greeting spoken to a blacksmith
  red o greeting spoken to an artist
  Arepa o greeting spoken to an artist
  Aluye o greeting spoken to a drummer (onilu)
  Awaye o greeting spoken to a driver
  rnpa o greeting spoken to a hunter
  Aroko b'ọdun de o greeting spoken to a farmer
  Ewe a jẹ o greeting spoken to a doctor
  Oju gbooro o greeting spoken to a hairdresser or cloth weaver
  Assalamalekum o greeting used by Muslims
  Salamalekum o greeting used by Muslims
  Mosalama o greeting used by Muslims
  Ṣ dada ni? how are you?
  Ṣe lf ni? how are you?
  Ṣe nńkan ń lọ? how are you?
  Bwo ni? how are you? informal
  A dpẹ́ reply S dada ni and Bwo ni
  Dada ni reply S dada ni and Bwo ni
  lf ni reply S dada ni and Bwo ni
  P̣ḷ general greeting in the Lagos and Awori dialects [yor-awr]
  Kọ́ọ̀rọ̀ morning greeting in the Ekiti dialect [yor-eki]
  Gbj yi morning greeting in the Ondo dialect [yor-ond]
  Kr o informal morning greeting in the Ondo dialect [yor-ond]
  Kr informal morning greeting in the Ikale dialect [yor-ika]
  Kọ́ọ̀sn afternoon greeting in the Ekiti dialect [yor-eki]
  Kul welcome greeting in the Ekiti dialect [yor-eki]
  Kn t i k? how are you? in the Ondo dialect [yor-ond]
  K ngho ti gha kẹ? how are you? in the Ikale dialect [yor-ika]
     
Yuchi [yuc] (United States of America: Tennessee and Oklahoma.)
  Sng'lay? how are you?
  Sng'layla? how are you?
  Sng'la sonola? how are you?
  Nagkathle' zon reply to Sng'la sonola
  Wahingi? where are you going?
  Agala sen morning greeting
  Fase evening greeting
     
Yucuna [ycn] (Colombia: Amazonas region.)
  Nun greeting spoken by men
  Nunaach greeting spoken by men
  Nochikeewe greeting spoken by men
  Nunarkeewelo greeting spoken by women
  Ja'aricumi greeting, literally "cousin"
  A'aricumi greeting, literally "cousin"
  Amyu'u greeting, literally "friend"
     
Yugambal [yug] (Australia: Queensland.)
  Jingeri wallal wahlu general greeting
  Jingi walli wahlu general greeting
  Jingi wahlu general greeting
  Jingara general greeting
  Jingi general greeting
  Baugull nyungai general greeting
  Baugull bujera morning greeting
  Wahla wahlu? how are you?
     
Yugur, East [yuy] (China: northwest Gansu.)
  Tshə seitba uu? how are you?
  Ou, seitba reply to Tshə seitba uu
  Tshəmadə yimar ba? how are you?
  Onodor chənə gandzhye yimar baan? how are you?
     
Yugur, West [ybe] (China: Gansu.)
  Yahş m general greeting
     
Yukaghir, Northern [ykg] (Russia: Sakha and Kamchatka.)
  Амучэмут amuchemut: general greeting
  Амучэли amucheli: reply to Амучэмут
  Молилэдэ molilede: general greeting
  Мэ чамарииҥ me chamariing: formal greeting
  Мэт wаай met waay: reply to Мэ чамарииҥ
  Тан тит? tan tit: how are you?
  Лэмльэйли lemleili: reply to Тан тит
  Молилэдэ molilede: reply to Тан тит
  Хуодэ саҕанэмут? houde sahanemut: how are you?
  Амучэли amucheli: reply to Хуодэ саҕанэмут
  Хуодэ модойок? huode modoyok: how are you? spoken in the Upper Yukaghir dialect
  Омось модойо omos modoyo: reply to Хуодэ модойок spoken in the Upper Yukaghir dialect
     
Yukaghir, Southern [yux] (Russia: Yakutia and Kamchatka.)
  Доробочиэ dorobochie: general greeting
  Омосьо угуйэлэ omoso uguyele: morning greeting
  Омосьо подьорхолэ omoso podorhole: afternoon greeting
  Омосьо йуолэлэ omoso yuolele: evening greeting
  Ходо модойок hodo modoyok: how are you?
  Ходо модойэмэт hodo modoyemet: how are you?
  Омось модойэ omos modoye: reply to Ходо модойэмэт
  Омось модойиили omos modoyiyli: reply to Ходо модойэмэт
  Кимдэш, тии шонник kimdesh tiy shonnik: welcome greeting
  Мэ көлдьэмут? me keldemut: greeting to visitors spoken in the Kolyma dialect
  Мэ көлдьэли me keldeli: reply to Мэ көлдьэмут spoken in the Kolyma dialect
     
Yuki [yuk] (United States of America: northern California.)
  'On tat general greeting
  He, he general greeting
     
Yukpa [yup] (Colombia. Venezuela.)
  Penash nekyna morning greeting
     
Yup'ik, Central [esu] (United States of America: Alaskan coast.)
  Camai general greeting spoken in the Cup'ig dialect
  Unuakukegci morning greeting spoken in the Cup'ig dialect
  Cangacit? how are you? spoken in the Cup'ig dialect
  Cangacit ernerpak? how are you today? spoken in the Cup'ig dialect
  Canritua reply to Cangacit and Cangacit ernerpak
  Wii assirtua reply to Cangacit and Cangacit ernerpak
  Waqaa welcome greeting spoken to a person visiting at a house
  Quyana tailuci welcome greeting
Yup'ik, Pacific Gulf [ems] (United States of America: Alaska.)
  Cama'i general greeting spoken in the Alutiiq dialect
  Asirtuten-qaa? how are you? spoken in the Alutiiq dialect
  Asirtua reply to Asirtuten-qaa spoken in the Alutiiq dialect
  Qai-mi pit? how are you? in the Koniag dialect
  Qayu-mi pit? how are you? in the Koniag dialect
     
Yup'ik, Siberian [ess] (United States of America: Alaska.  Russia: Siberia.)
  Xaau general greeting
  Uyuq general greeting
  Natesiin? how are you?
  Quyakamsi welcome greeting
     
Yuracare [yuz] (Bolivia.)
 

Taljl

morning greeting
 

Taljls

morning greeting
 

Tashunshata

midday greeting
 

Taelelt

afternoon greeting
 

Tashwshta

evening greeting
 

Tashw

nighttime greeting
 

Tashwse

nighttime greeting
  Amajshim tibisi? how are you?
  Amajshimchi te gitila? how are you?
     
Yurok [yur] (United States of America: northwestern California.)
  'Ayekwi' general greeting
  'Oyekwi' general greeting
  'Oyii general greeting
  Hoyii general greeting
  Nowoh greeting spoken by one man to another man
  Ney greeting spoken by one woman to another woman
  Neyen greeting spoken by one woman to another woman
  Skuye'n 'u-koy morning greeting
  Skuye'n 'u-kechoyhl afternoon greeting
  Skuye'n 'we-chmey evening greeting spoken near sunset
  Skuye'n 'we-nahschewen evening greeting spoken after dark
  Kus cho' sonowo'm? how are you? spoken to one person
  Kus cho' sonowo'mo'w? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Kus cho' sono'w? how are you? informal, spoken by a man to another man
  Skuy' soninepek' reply to Kus cho' sonowo'm and Kus cho' sonowo'mo'w
  'O'lomah welcome greeting, "come in"
  Iya kwe natamer greeting spoken to a friend in the Tsurau dialect
     
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