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Zaghawa [zag] (Sudan: North Darfur State. Chad: Wadi Fira and Ennedi. Libya.)
  Naga general greeting, literally "peace"
  Nigia morning greeting in the Kube dialect [zag-kub]
  Nurai aini? how are you? spoken to one person in the Kube dialect [zag-kub]
  Nurai aibi? how are you? spoken to a group in the Kube dialect [zag-kub]
  Awdja tigo reply to Nurai aini and Nurai aibi in the Kube dialect [zag-kub
  Nig∂ morning greeting in the Tuba dialect [zag-tue]
  Dai aili? how are you? in the Tuba dialect [zag-tue]
  Legei morning greeting in the Wagi dialect [zag-wag]
  Luwa aili? how are you? in the Wagi dialect [zag-wag]
     
Zanaki [zak] (Tanzania.)
  Waleli general greeting
     
Zande [zne] (South Sudan and Democratic Republic of the Congo.)
  Sene general greeting
  Sene foro general greeting spoken to one person
  Sene fu roni general greeting spoken to a group of people
  I, ĩ gbiã reply to Sene, Sene foro, and Sene fu roni spoken by a man
  I, ĩ nagbiã reply to Sene, Sene foro, and Sene fu roni spoken by a woman
  Oooh reply to Sene, Sene foro, and Sene fu roni
  Uuuh reply to Sene, Sene foro, and Sene fu roni
  Gini pai? how are you?
  Pai te reply to Gini pai
  Mi wenengaĩ reply to Gini pai
  Gini pai koyo? how are you?
  Oni kinaho? how are you?, "are you doing okay?" spoken to a group
  Mo na ndu ku wäri? where are you going?
  Minaye greeting spoken by a person when approaching a house
  Anaye greeting spoken by a group of people when approaching a house
  Salamate greeting spoken by Muslims when approaching a house
     
Zangskari [zau] (India.)
  Jule general greeting
     
Zaparo [zro] (Ecuador: Pastaza.)
  Witsaja chati ati general greeting
  Witsaja tarikakija general greeting
  Witsaja cha tikicha morning greeting
  Witsaja cha paninika evening greeting
  Witsaja paninika evening greeting
  Witsaja niniakari nighttime greeting
  Cha injia ikicha witsaja? how are you?
  Tia chati ikicha? how are you?
  Witsanu kui ikicha reply to Tia chati ikicha
  Tiati kiña ikicha? how are you? to a group
     
Zapotec, Amatlán [zpo] (Mexico: Miahuatlán.)
  Ma lu general greeting
  Chan xich greeting spoken by a man to another man
  Dix greeting spoken to a woman or by a woman to a man
  Xo mod ngux chi lu nal gar ziil? morning greeting, "how did you wake up?"
  Wen ngux chi na reply to Xo mod ngux chi lu nal gar ziil
  Xo mod nzhac lu? how are you?
  Cho wen nzhac lu? how are you?
  Wen nzhac na reply to Cho wen nzhac lu
  Pa yal? where are you going?
     
Zapotec, Cajonos [zad] (Mexico: south Oaxaca.)
  Chioc general greeting
     
Zapotec, Choapan [zpc] (Mexico: Oaxaca and Veracruz .)
  Padiúže general greeting
  Padiúš general greeting
     
Zapotec, Coatlán [zps] (Mexico: south Oaxaca.)
  Tiushbega general greeting
     
Zapotec, El Alto [zpp] (Mexico: Oaxaca.)
  Zan general greeting
  Zan ti general greeting spoken to adults
  Zan yog general greeting spoken to children
  Zan may general greeting spoken to a young woman
  Zan yu informal greeting
     
Zapotec, Güilá [ztu] (Mexico: Oaxaca.)
  Sac rsil morning greeting
  Sac laichi midday greeting
  Sac bchi afternoon greeting
  Sac bshiñ nighttime greeting
     
Zapotec, Isthmus [zai] (Mexico: Tehuantepec and Juchitán.)
  Padiushi general greeting
  Shinúshou informal greeting spoken to one person
  Shinútu informal greeting spoken to a group of people
  Shi tal general greeting
  Shi tal sha general greeting
  Shi tal sha núu lu general greeting spoken to one person
  Shi tal núu lu general greeting spoken to one person
  Shi tal sha nu'tu general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Shi tal sha zieetu general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Shi nuusalu'? how are you? spoken to one person
  Shi nuusatu'? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Shi modo vira'alu gue'ela? morning greeting, "how did you wake up?"
  Bi'asi reply to Shi modo vira'alu gue'ela 
  Ma zeu' la? greeting spoken when meeting one person on the street
  Ma zeeda tu la? greeting spoken when meeting one person on the street
  Ma ze tu la? greeting spoken when meeting a group of people on the street
  Ma zeeda cabe la? greeting spoken when meeting a group of people on the street
  Ma' reply to Ma zeu' la, Ma ze tu laa, Ma ze tu la, and Ma zeeda cabe la
     
Zapotec, Lachixio [zpl] (Mexico: western Oaxaca.)
  Malunee general greeting
  Nguianee reply to Malunee
     
Zapotec, Miahuatlán [zam] (Mexico: south central Oaxaca.)
  San general greeting
     
Zapotec, Mitla [zaw] (Mexico: Mitla Valley.)
  Xchan general greeting
  Zac rsil morning greeting
  Zac lei dji midday greeting
  Zac dji afternoon greeting
  Zac crin nighttime greeting
     
Zapotec, Ocotlán [zac] (Mexico: Central Oaxaca.)
  Shtsanë general greeting
     
Zapotec, Ozolotepec [zao] (Mexico: San Andrés Paxtlán.)
  Zan general greeting
  Zan yu informal greeting spoken to a friend
  Zan ti greeting spoken to an adult
  Zan yog gereting spoken by an adult to a male child
  Zan may greeting spoken by an adult to a female child
     
Zapotec, Rincón [zar] (Mexico: northern Oaxaca.)
 

Padiux

general greeting

 

Padiuxe

general greeting

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Zapotec, San Juan Guelavía [zab] (Mexico: central Oaxaca.)
 

Zac xtili

morning greeting

 

Zac xistil

morning greeting

 

Zac rsily

morning greeting

 

Zac laizhi

midday greeting

  Zac wzhi afternoon greeting
  Zac wxiny

evening and nighttime greeting

 

Xa nuu?

how are you?

 

Xa nuu nazhi?

how are you?

  Xaxhií general greeting in Teotitlán del Valle
  Zac xtili morning greeting in Teotitlán del Valle
  Zac xistil morning greeting in Teotitlán del Valle
  Zac leechi midday greeting in Teotitlán del Valle
  Zac chil afternoon greeting in Teotitlán del Valle
  Zac xini evening and nighttime greeting in Teotitlán del Valle
  Xa yuú? how are you? in Teotitlán del Valle
  Venka reply to Xa yuú in Teotitlán del Valle
  Izla reply to Xaa nuu and Xa nuu nazhi
  Gwenas reply to Xaa nuu and Xa nuu nazhi
  Zac rzii'l morning greeting in Santa Ana del Valle
  Za'c rsìii'ly morning greeting in San Lucas Quiavini
  Za'c wzh:ih afternoon greeting in San Lucas Quiavini
  Za'c wxi'ihny evening and nighttime greeting in San Lucas Quiavini
  A's informal greeting in San Lucas Quiavini
  A's tallòo informal greeting in San Lucas Quiavini
  Stil biu general greeting in San Marcos Tlapazola and San Juan Guelavía
  Zac uchi biu morning greeting in San Marcos Tlapazola and San Juan Guelavía
  Zac uxin biu evening greeting in San Marcos Tlapazola and San Juan Guelavía
  Zac guxin biu evening greeting in San Marcos Tlapazola and San Juan Guelavía
     
Zapotec, San Pedro Quiatoni [zpf] (Mexico: Tlacolula.)
  Saw rsil morning greeting
  Saw shin evening and nighttime greeting
  Sha su guo? how are you?
     
Zapotec, Santa María Quiegolani [zpi] (Mexico: Central Oaxaca.)
  Payuz general greeting
     
Zapotec, Santo Domingo Albarradas [zas] (Mexico: Mitla Valley.)
  Xchan general greeting
     
Zapotec, Sierra de Juárez [zaa] (Mexico: northern Oaxaca.)
  Padìúži general greeting
  Padiúží tatá general greeting spoken to a man
  Padiúží tatátóh general greeting spoken to a man
  Padiúží naná general greeting spoken to a woman
  Padiúží nanátóh general greeting spoken to a woman
  Padiúží riké general greeting spoken to a close friend
  Čivècàhríhu greeting spoken to someone you have already seen earlier in the same day
  Padiúží hehníùla general greeting spoken to an elder person in the Analco dialect
  Padiúží vičì general greeting spoken to a close friend in the Analco dialect
  Padiúžioò general greeting spoken in the Macuiltianguis dialect
  Padiúžižò general greeting spoken by men in the Atepec dialect
  Padiúžižóó general greeting spoken by women and children in the Atepec dialect
     
Zapotec, Tabaa [zat] (Mexico: Oaxaca.)
  Padiull general greeting
     
Zapotec, Texmelucan [zpz] (Mexico: Oaxaca.)
  Shnur general greeting spoken when approaching a house
  Daga reply to Shnur
  Yapa greeting spoken when arriving, literally "I come"
  Gyeeda reply to Yapa
     
Zapotec, Tlacolulita [zpk] (Mexico: East Oaxaca.)
  Sac rsil morning greeting
     
Zapotec, Yalálag [zpu] (Mexico: Yalálag and Oaxaca City.)
  Padiuzhe general greeting
     
Zapotec, Yareni [zae] (Mexico: northern Oaxaca.)
  Padiuyri general greeting
  Padiuyri ta general greeting spoken to a man
  Bíratetilu'? how are you?
  Buenba do neti reply to Bíratetilu'
  Bittubi reply to Bíratetilu'
  Gá dialu'? where are you going?
     
Zapotec, Yatee [zty] (Mexico: Oaxaca.)
  Padiox general greeting
     
Zapotec, Yatzachi [zav] (Mexico: north central Oaxaca.)
  Dioxei general greeting
  Dioxe general greeting
  Padiox general greeting
  Padioxei general greeting
  Ša'ozǝ zil older morning greeting
  Ša'ozǝ ža older afternoon greeting
  Ša'ozǝ yel older evening greeting
  Ša'ozǝ že older respectful evening greeting
  Ša'ozǝ cuino' reply to Sha'oza že
  Aožoscuino' reply to Sha'oza že
  a'ozǝ yel older nighttime greeting
  Baza'o welcome greeting spoken to one person, "you've come"
  Baza'ale welcome greeting spoken to a group, "you've come"
  Baza'acle welcome greeting spoken to a group, "you've come"
  Bazeya'acle welcome greeting spoken to a group returning home, "you've come back"
     
Zapotec, Yautepec [zpb] (Mexico: San Bartolo Yautepec, Oaxaca.)
  Tiúx general greeting
  Tiúx tíu greeting spoken to an adult man
  Tiúx xhôo'z greeting spoken to an adult woman
  Tiúx mdâk'in greeting spoken to a young child
  Tiúx mdâk greeting spoken to an older child
     
Zapotec, Zaachila [ztx] (Mexico: Zaachila, south Oaxaca City.)
  Zakrsil morning greeting
  Zakrsil gararad morning greeting spoken to a group of people
  Zakūdxli afternoon greeting
  Zakūdxli gararad afternoon greeting spoken to a group of people
  Zakūxhin nighttime greeting
  Zakūxhin gararad nighttime greeting spoken to a group of people
     
Zapotec, Zoogocho [zpq] (Mexico: Zoogocho Oaxaca City.)
  Patiox general greeting
     
Zaramo [zaj] (Tanzania: east central coast.)
  Kugonaze general greeting
  Glongachoni general greeting
  Gungima reply to Glongachoni
     
Zari [zaz] (Nigeria: Bauchi State.)
  Ká mbudíya? morning greeting spoken to one person
  Kà mbudíya? morning greeting spoken to a group of people
  Kə mbút wuri? morning greeting
  Kə vyá wuri? afternoon greeting
  Làfíya káláw reply to Kə mbút wuri and Kə vyá wuri
     
Zarma [dje] (Niger, Nigeria, and Burkina Faso.)
  Fofo general greeting spoken to one person
  Wa fofo general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Ngoy reply to Fofo
  Ni kani baani early morning greeting spoken to one person ("did you sleep well?")
  Baani samai reply to Ni kani baani and Araŋ kani baani
  Ni weete baani? midmorning greeting spoken to one person
  Ni foy baani evening greeting spoken to one person
  Ni wiciri baani? evening greeting spoken to one person
  Ni mare baani? evening greeting spoken to one person after dark
  Baani samey reply to Ni kani baani, Ni weete baani, Ni foy baani, Ni wiciri baani, and Ni mare baani
  Araŋ mare baani? evening greeting spoken to a group of people after dark
  Araŋ kani baani? early morning greeting spoken to a group of people ("did you sleep well?")
  Araŋ weete baani? midmorning greeting spoken to a group of people
  Araŋ foy baani? evening greeting spoken to a group of people
  Araŋ wiciri baani? evening greeting spoken to a group of people
  Mate ni kani? morning greeting
  Mate ni hiiri? evening greeting
  Mate ni gahamo? how are you? used after initial greetings
  Mate ni go? how are you? used after initial greetings
  Mate ni bara? how are you? used after initial greetings
  Ay go baani reply to Mate ni kani, Mate ni hiiri, Mate ni gahamo, Mate ni go, and Mate ni bara
  A bori reply to Ay go baani
  Ay g'irikoy sabu reply to Mate ni kani, Mate ni hiiri, Mate ni gahamo, Mate ni go, and Mate ni bara
  Irikoy ma sabu tonton reply to Ay g'irikoy sabu
  Fonda goy greeting spoken to a person who is working
  Ngoya reply to Fonda goy
  Ngway reply to Fonda goy spoken by a man
     
Zay [zwa] (Ethiopia: Lake Zway.)
  Sälamta general greeting
     
Zaysete [zay] (Ethiopia: SNNPR, Tsegen.)
  ˀánájt hamaan? where are you going?
  ˀánát hamaan? where are you going?
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Zazaki, Northern [kiu] (Turkey.)
  Ma be xêr general greeting
  Demê şıma be xêr general greeting
  Sodır be xêr morning greeting
  Perocê şıma xêr afternoon greeting
  Şan be xêr evening greeting
  Şewe be xêr nighttime greeting
  Ti senêna? how are you?
  Çituria? how are you?
  Çitana? how are you?
  Halê şıma senino? how are you? formal
  Şıma senén é? how are you?
  Se kené rınd é? how are you?
  Ez hol a reply to Şıma senén é and Se kené rınd é,
  Hol reply to Şıma senén é and Se kené rınd é
     
Zazaki, Southern [dig] (Turkey.)
  Ma be xêr general greeting
  Ma be xêr di general greeting
  Xêr be sılamet reply to Ma be xêr di
  Çıturia? how are you?
  Çıtana? how are you?
  Ez rındane reply to Çıturia and Çıtana
  Te senin? how are you?
  Te senena? how are you?
  Hol reply to Te senin and Te senena
     
Zeeuws [zea] (Netherlands: Zeeland.)
  Hoeiendag general greeting
  Huijj general greeting in the Terneuzens dialect
  Oe is t noe? how are you?
  Welkom welcome greeting
     
Zenaga [zen] (Mauritania.)
  Azul general greeting
     
Zhuang, Central Hongshuihe [zch] (China: Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.)
  Mwngz ndei general greeting to one person in the Yantan and Gaoling dialects
  Mwngz ndi general greeting to one person in the Liushui and Baiwang dialects
  Thou ndei general greeting to more than one person in the Yantan and Gaoling dialects
  Thou ndi general greeting to more than one person in the Liushui and Baiwang dialects
     
Zhuang, Eastern Hongshuihe [zeh] (China: Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.)
  Mwngz ndeij general greeting to one person
  Thou ndeij general greeting to more than one person
     
Zhuang, Minz [zgm] (China: Southeast Yunnan, Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture.)
  Mwngz ndai general greeting
     
Zhuang, Nong [zhn] (China: Southeast Yunnan, Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture.)
  Mwngz ndae general greeting
     
Zhuang, Yongbei [zyb] (China: Guangxi.)
  Mwngz ndei general greeting to one person
  Thou ndei general greeting to more than one person
  Mwngz ndei ma? how are you?
  Mwngz ndei lwi? how are you?
  Ndei reply to Mwngz ndei lwi and Mwngz ndei ma
  Mwngz ak ma? how are you?
  Ak bw docih reply to Mwngz ak ma
  Haetromh ndei morning greeting
  Haet ndei morning greeting
  Caeux morning greeting
  Banringz ndei afternoon greeting
  Banhamh ndei evening greeting
  Hamhneix mwngz yienghlawz? evening greeting
  Ngamq daeuj ha? welcome greeting spoken to a person arriving
  W, ngamq daeuj reply to Ngamq daeuj ha
  Angqcoux mwngz welcome greeting
  Angqcoux welcome greeting
     
Zia [zia] (Papua New Guinea: Morobe Province.)
 

Oro, oro, oro

general greeting

  Gora iwaing morning greeting (literal translation from English)
  Ture iwaing afternoon greeting (literal translation from English)
     
Zialo [zil] (Guinea: Nzérékoré.)
  Yṹga morning greeting spoken to one person
  Wṹga morning greeting spoken to a group
  Yè ỹĩgɔ̀ fɔ̃̀ ɔ̃́? morning greeting, "did you sleep well?"
  Gálá sàlá reply to Yè ỹĩgɔ̀ fɔ̃̀ ɔ̃́
  Gálá mámá reply to Yè ỹĩgɔ̀ fɔ̃̀ ɔ̃́
  Ìsέ afternoon greeting spoken to one person, literally "your blessing"
  Ìsέ yɔ̀ɔ̀ reply to Ìsέ
  Wòsέ afternoon greeting spoken to a group, literally "your blessing"
  Dé vá lɔ̀ vé? how are you? asked by a person arriving somewhere, literally "what is it here?"
  Dé vá lɔ̀ ná? how are you? asked to a person arriving from somewhere else, literally "what is it there?"
  Ì ɣɛ̃dɛgo lé? how are you? ("are you healthy?")
  Kɛ̃dɛgo lé reply to Ì ɣɛ̃dɛgo lé
     
Zigula [ziw] (Tanzania: northeastern region.)
  Kugona vihi general greeting
  Hangi weye reply to Kugona vihi
  Sijambo reply to Kugona vihi
  Mgona vihi morning greeting
     
Zinza [zin] (Tanzania: Lake Victoria.)
  Sula general greeting
  Mwalala reply to Sula
     
Zo [zom] (Myanmar: Chin State.)
  Chibai general greeting
  Dam maw general greeting
  Zing pha morning greeting
  Nitah pha evening greeting
  Dam zel i? how are you? ("are you fine?")
  Dam zel maw? how are you? ("are you fine?")
  Na dam hia? how are you? ("are you well?")
  Na dadam ei ma? how are you?
     
Zoque, Chimalapa [zoh] (Mexico: Chiapas and Tabasco.)
  Sokena general greeting
     
Zoque, Copainalá [zoc] (Mexico: Oaxaca.)
  Tikho minni greeting used by a person arriving at a house
  Mini, tigi hoho reply to Tikho minni (invitation to enter)
  Bwenas tardes afternoon greeting (from Spanish)
  Jutza' ijtu? how are you?
     
Zoque, Francisco León [zos] (Mexico: Chiapas and Tabasco.)
  Yajtsujama general greeting
  Zuscotajá morning greeting
  Xøn itin morning greeting
  Døx øn itin morning greeting
  Døx øn itin tsajtampø afternoon greeting
  Zapazá nighttime greeting
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Zoque, Tabasco [zoq] (Mexico: Ayapa.)
  Guen güa general greeting
     
Zulgo-Gemzek [gnd] (Cameroon: northern region.)
 

Wúsá

general greeting spoken to one person
 

Wúsá kúrúm

general greeting spoken to a group of people
     
Zulu [zul] (South Africa and Lesotho.)
 

Sawubona

general greeting spoken to one person
 

Sanibonani

general greeting spoken to a group of people
  Unjani? how are you? spoken to one person
  Kunjani? how are you? spoken to one person
  Ngikhona reply to Unjani and Kunjani
  Ninjani? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Kunjani kini? how are you? spoken to a group of people
  Sikhona reply to Ninjani and Kunjani kini
  Uyamukelwa welcome greeting
  Siyanamukela welcome greeting
     
Zuñi [zun] (United States of America: New Mexico.)
 

Keshhi

general greeting
  Ke:si reply to Keshhi spoken by a man
  E: reply to Keshhi spoken by a woman
  K'ettsannishhi to' atu general greeting
  Ko'na do' dewanan adeyaye? how are you?
  Ko' do' dewanan deyaye? how are you? spoken to one person
  Ko' don dewanan deyaye? how are you? spoken to two people
  Ko' don dewanan a:deyaye? how are you? spoken to three people
  K'ettsannishhi reply to Ko' do' dewanan deyaye, Ko' don dewanan deyaye, Ko' don dewanan a:deyaye
     
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