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The following list is an older (2008) archived version
of the "good night" section of my greetings list. 
Please click here or click on a link above to visit the updated list
which includes greetings in more than 3000 languages.

See About Translating Greetings and Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the information presented on this website; see Jennifer's Language Page Home for more resources.


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HELLO!

"Good night" in more than 240 languages

HELLO!
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Acateco (San Miguel Acatán Guatemala         Watx' mi q'ejb'i hawu?
Acateco (San Miguel Acatán Guatemala [ans.]  Watx'
Afrikaans (Southern Africa)                  Goeienag
Ainu [Saru dialect] (Japan)                  Apunno sini yan
Aklanon (Philippines)                        Mayad-ayad nga gabi-i
Albanian (Albania, Yugoslavia)               Natën e mirë
Apinagé (Brazil)                             Nêramuclí
Arabic (North Africa, Middle East)           Masaa al-khair
Arabic (Egypt)                               Messa el rir
Arabic (Egypt) [to a man]                    TisbaH 'ala kher
Arabic (Egypt) [to a woman]                  TisbaHi 'ala kher
Arabic (Egypt) [to a group]                  TisbaHu 'ala kher
Arabic (Egypt) [answer to a man]             Wenta bikher
Arabic (Egypt) [answer to a woman]           Wenti bikher
Arabic (Egypt) [answer to a group]           Wantu bikher
Aragonese (Aragon Spain)                     Buena nuei
Aragonese (Aragon Spain) [in spoken lang.]   Güena nuei
Armenian [Western] (Armenia)                 Pari geshare
Armenian [Eastern] (Armenia)                 Bari gisher
Armenian [Eastern] (Armenia) [answer]        Luis bari
Aromunain (Greece, Balkans)                  Noapte bunã
Asante (Ghana) [to one person]               Maadwó
Asante (Ghana) [to several people]           Memá mo adwó
Asante (Ghana) [when leaving]                De'je
Asturian (Spain)                             Bona nuechi
Ateso (Uganda)                               Akwar najokan
[Aukan, see Ndjuka]
Aymara (Bolivia) [to someone going to sleep] Sum ikìta
Azerbaijani (Azerbaijan, Iran)               Geceniz xeyir

Bashkir (Russia)                             Tynys yoko
Basque (Spain, France)                       Gabon 
Belorussian (Belarus)                        Dobrai nochy
Belorussian (Belarus)                        Dabranacz
Bengali (Bangladesh)                         Shuvo ratri
Bislama (Vanuatu)                            Gud naet
Breton (Brittany France)                     Noz vat
Breton (Brittany France)                     Nozvezh vat
Brigidian (western Ireland)                  Noche' mahaha
Bukusu (Mt. Elgon Kenya)                     Okone bulayi
Bulgarian (Bulgaria)                         Leka nosht

Cantonese (China)                            Jo tau
Cantonese (China)                            Hai
Cassubian (Northweast Poland)                Dobri noce
Cassubian (Northweast Poland)                Spokojni noce
Cassubian (Northweast Poland)                Ceszni noce
Catalan (Andorra, Spain, France)             Bona nit
Chamorro (Guam, Mariana Island)              Buenas noches
Chatino (Tataltepec Mexico)                  Cua nque' sii
Chechen (Northern Caucasus Russia)           Büsa dika yoila
Chechen (Northern Caucasus Russia)           Byys dik joil
Chishona (Southern Africa) [by women]        Manheru shéwe
Chishona (Southern Africa) [by men]          Manheru chirombówe
Chishona (Southern Africa) [to women]        Manheru mái
Chishona (Southern Africa) [to men]          Manheru babá
Chishona (Southern Africa) [1]               Manheru
Chishona (Southern Africa) [2: answer to #1] Manheru maswera sei?
Chishona (Southern Africa) [3: answer to #2] Ndaswera maswerawo
Chishona (Southern Africa) [4: answer to #3] Ndaswera 
Chitonga (Zambia)                            Kwasiya
Chuuk (Chuuk Island Micronesia)              Neepwong ánnim
Chuuk (Chuuk Island Micronesia)              Neepwoong ánnim
Chuuk (Mortlock Island Micronesia)           Leepwong állim
Chuvash (Russia)                             Yra kach pultar
Cornish (Great Britain)                      Nos da
Cornish (Great Britain) [modern]             Ternestatha
Corsican (France)                            Àbona notte
Crioulo (Guinea-Bissau)                      Boma note
Croatian (Croatia, Bosnia)                   Laku noc

Dagaare (Ghana, Burkina Faso)                Gang song
Danish (Denmark, Greenland)                  God nat
Dusun (Sabah Malaysia)                       Kopisanangan do modop
Dutch (Netherlands)                          Goede nacht
Dutch (Netherlands) [spoken language]        Goeienacht  

Edo (Nigeria)                                Òkhíen òwie
Enga (Papua New Guinea)                      Kakúma
English (America, Australia, UK)             Good night
Esperanto (international use)                Bonan nokton
Esselen (Big Sur California USA)             Saleki itsu
Estonian (Estonia)                           Head ööd
Eton (Cameroon) [lit. you sleep good]        O bómbe m'boré
Eton (Cameroon) [lit. you sleep good]        O bómbe m'bang

Faroese (Faroe Islands)                      Góða nátt
Farsi (Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan)          Shab khosh 
Finnish (Finland)                            Hyvää yötä
French (Europe, Africa, Can.) [after sunset] Bonsoir
French (Europe, Africa, Can.) [after sunset] Bonne soirée
French (Europe, Africa, Canada)              Bonne nuit
Frisian (Netherlands, Germany)               Lekker sliepe
Frisian (Netherlands, Germany)               Sliep lekker
Friulian (northern Italy)                    Buinegnòt
Ga (Ghana) [sleep well]                      Okɛ wɔ jurɔ
Gagauz (southern Moldova)                    Iy gezhalar
Galician (Spain)                             Boas noites
Georgian (Georgia)                           Ghame mshvidobisa
German (Central Europe)                      Gute Nacht
Greek (Greece, Cyprus)                       Kalinishta
Griko (Salento Italy)                        Kalini'tta
Gujarati (India)                             Shubh raatri

Hausa (West Africa)                          A kwana lafiya
Hausa (West Africa)                          Mu kwana lafiya
Hausa (West Africa)                          Ina ini
Hebrew (Israel)                              Laila tov
Hindi (India)                                Shubha raatri
Hmong (Laos, Thailand) [rarely used]         Nyob zoo thaum yav tsaus ntuj
Huasteco (Mexico)                            Thamk'une:nek
Hungarian (Hungary)                          Jó éjszakát

Igbo (Nigeria)                               Ezigbo anyasi
Igbo (Nigeria)                               Anyasi oma      
Indonesian (Indonesia) [going to bed]        Selamat tidur
Ingush (Russia)                              Biisa deaq'ala xajla hwa
Inuktitut (Baffin Island Canada)             Unnukkut
Irish Gaelic (Ireland)                       Oíche mhaith
Irish Gaelic (Irelnad) [going to bed]        Codladh sámh duit 
Italian (Cent. Europe, E Africa)             Buona notte 
Itbayaten (Batanes Philippines)              Kapian kamo nu Dios ascha'xep
Ivasayen (Batanes Philippines)               Capian kamo nu Dios si chamajep

Japanese (Japan)                             Oyasumi
Japanese [Izumo] (Japan)                     Banji mashite
Japanese [Tohoku] (Yonezawa Japan)           Oban desu

Kadazan (Sabah Malaysia)                     Kopivosian do modop
Kalaallisut (Greenland)                      Ku-naat
Kalaallisut (Greenland) [going to sleep]     Sinilluarit
Kalaallisut (Greenland) [going to sleep]     Sinilluarisi
Kalmyk (Russia)                              Syan khontn
Kangbe (West Africa)                         E nea sooh
Karaim (Lithuania, Ukraine)                  Tynch kiechialiar
Kazakh (Kazakstan, C. Asia, China)           Khayrly tün
Khakas (Russia)                              Amyr xaraa
Kiga (Africa)                                Oraare gye
Kikongo (Cuba) [late evening and night]      Kabungo yayé
Kikuyu (Kenya)                               Raara uhoro
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda)                         Uraramuke
Kirghiz (Kyryzistan)                         Tününgüz beypil bolsun
Kirundi (Burungi)                            Uraramuke
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa)                 Habari za jioni
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa)                 Nzuri
Komi-Permyak (Russia)                        Bur oi
Komi-Zyrian (Russia)                         Bur boi
Konkani (Goa India)                          Dev bori ratt dium
Konkani (Goa India)                          Dev bori rat diunk
Korean (Korea) [formal]                      Anyong-hi jumushipshiyo 
Korean (Korea) [informal]                    Anyong-hi jumuseyo
Koromfe (Burkina Faso)                       A baane hori
Kosraean (Micronesia)                        Fong wo
Krioulu (Cape Verde)                         Bo noiti
Kurdi (Iraq, Iran)                           Shevbash
Kwanyama (Angola, Namibia) [before sleeping] Nangala po nawa

Lacadon (Chiapas Mexico)[night before sleep] Ki' wenen tech
Lacadon (Chiapas Mexico)[night before sleep] Ki' wenen tech ki'i ba wilil
Ladin (Trentino-Alto Adige Italy)            Bona nuet
Ladino (Israel, Turkey)                      Buenas noches
Lakhota (United States, Canada)              Hanhepi waste
Latvian (Latvia)                             Ar labu nakti
Lingala (Africa)                             Butu elama
Lithuanian (Lithuania)                       Labanaktis
Lithuanian (Lithuania)                       Labanakt
Livonian (Latvia)                            Jõvvõ iedõ
Luganda (South Uganda) [when leaving]        Sula bulungi
Lunyoro (Uganda)                             Oraare kurungi

Macedonian (Macedonia)                       Dobra noch
Malagasy (Madagascar)                        Tafandria mandry tompoko
Maltese (Malta)                              Il-lejl it-tajjeb
Mandarin (China)                             Wan an
Mandinka (Gambia)                            Suto yediya
Manx (Britain) [late evening and night]      Oie vie
Mari [Meadow Mari] (Russia)                  Sayin malyza
Marshallese (Marshal Islands)                Bar yokwe
Milanese [Lombard] (Milan Italy)             Bòna nòtt
Minangkabau (West Sumatra Indonesia)         Salamaik malam
Mixtec (Chalcatongo Oaxaca Mexico)           Tàníkwa
Monégasque (Monaco)                          Bona noete
Mongolian (Mongolia, N China) [going to bed] Saikhan untaarai
Mòoré (Burkian Faso)                         Yungo kibaare? 
Mòoré (Burkian Faso)                         Yungo yaa laafi? 
Mòoré (Burkian Faso)                         Yungo kiema?
Mòoré (Burkian Faso) [answer]                Laafi  
Mòoré (Burkian Faso) [answer]                Laafibeme
Mòoré (Burkian Faso) [answer]                Laafibala
Mordvin (Russia)                             Paro ve

Náhuatl (Mexico, El Salvador) [after dark]   Cualli tlayohuan
Náhuatl (Mexico, El Salvador)[to one person] Ma cualli ximocochiti
Náhuatl (Mexico, El Salvador)[plural]        Ma cualli ximocochitikan
Náhuatl (Tepoztlan Mexico) [after dark]      Cualli motlayohuan
Nama (Namibia)                               !Gâi !oes
Ndjuka (Suriname)                            Kuneti
Ndjuka (Suriname)                            Naafu
Nepali (Nepal)                               Subha raatri
Nepali (Nepal)                               Shuva ratri
Nigerian Pidgin                              Good night
Norwegian (Norway)                           God natt 
Nupe (Africa)                                Sáví làzì

Okanagan (Montana USA)                       Way' xast senkwkw'ác
Okanagan (Montana USA)                       Xast senkwkw'ác
Oromo (Kenya, Somalia)                       Garitibulle
Ossetian (Gerogia)                           Ye zaer khorz

Paipai (Southern California USA)             Kam'yuli
Paipai (Southern Cal. USA) [not stopping]    Nyumkjkye
Pijin (Solomon Islands) [after dark]         Gudnaet
Polish (Poland)                              Dobranoc
Portuguese (Portugal, Brazil)                Boa noite
Provencal (France)                           Bona nuèch

Quechua Ayacuchano (Ayacucho Peru)           Allin tuta
Quechua Cochabambino (Bolivia)               Allin tuta
Quiché (Guatemala)                           Xoc ak'ab
Quichua (Ecuador)                            Alli tuta

Romani [Romanichal] (England)                Kushti ratti
Romani [Sinte] (central Europe)              Lashi rat
Romani [Sofia Erli] (Bulgaria)               Lokì ti rat
Romanian (Romania)                           Noapte bunã
Romansch (Switzerland)                       Buna notg
Russian (Russia)                             Dobroi nochi
Russian (Russia)                             Spokoinoi nochi
Rutoro (Uganda)                              Orare kurungi

Saami [Davvi] (Scandinavia)                  Buorre idja
Sakao (Espiritu Santo Vanuatu)               Pôr vogvog
Sardinian (Italy)                            Bona notte
Sarnami (Suriname, Holland)                  Shab ba khair
Savonian (Ylä-Savo Finland)                  Ehtoon tähykkätä
Scottish Gaelic (Scotland) [late eve./night] Oidhche mhath
Scots [Ulster] (Northern Ireland)            Guid een
Sepedi (Southern Africa)                     Robala gabotse
Serbian (Bosnia, Yugoslavia)                 Laku noc
Sesotho (Lesotho, S Afr.) [plural]           Fonaneng
Setswana (Southern Africa)                   Robala sentle
Setswana (Southern Africa)                   Boroko
Setswana (Southern Africa) [plural]          Bobalang sentle
Silozi (Zambia)                              Kie busihu
Silozi (Zambia) [sleep well]                 Mu y'o izusa hande
Slovak (Slovakia)                            Dobrú noc
Slovenian (Slovenia)                         Lahko noch
Solresol (old; international)                Mi Ti
Somali (Somalia, Ethiopia)                   Habeen wanaagsan
Sorbian [Upper] (eastern Germany)            Dobru nóc
Spanish (America, Spain) [night]             Buenas noches
Spanish (America, Spain) [rest well]         Que descanses
Spanish (America, Spain) [rest well]         Descansa
Spanish (America, Spain) [sweet dreams]      Dulces sueños
Spanish (America, Spain) [sweet dreams]      Que sueñes con los angelitos
Sranan (Suriname)                            Gu neti

Tagalog (Philippines)                        Magandang gabi
Tajik (Tajikistan)                           Shab bakhayr
Tamasheq (Mali, Burkina Faso)                Ar tufat
Tamil (Tamil Nadu India)                     Vanakkam
Tashkorghani (Central Asia)                  Charj huthm wayn
Tatar (Russia, China)                        Tynych yoky
Tatar (Russia, China)                        Xeyirli tön
Telugu (India)                               Namaskaaram
Tetum (East Timor)                           Kalan diak
Tetum (East Timor)                           Kalan kmanek
Tetum (East Timor) [from Portuguese]         Bonoite      
Thai (Thailand)                              Ra-tree sawat
Tibetan (Tibet)                              Simja nâng-gaw
Tlingit (Canada, USA)                        Juk'e-ri-tat
Tok Pisin (Papua New Guinea)                 Gut nait
Tongan (Tonga, Pacific Islands)              Mohe a
Tongan (Tonga, Pacific Islands)              Po'uli a
Trobes Tokples (Trobriand Papua New Guinea)  Bwena bogic
Tsonga (South Africa)                        Riperile
Turkish (Turkey, Northern Cyprus)            Iyi geceler
Turkmen (Turkmenistan)                       Gijängiz rahat bolsun

Udmurt (Russia)                              Ziech kel
Udmurt (Russia)                              Ziech kele
Ukrainian (Ukraine)                          Na dobranich
Ukrainian (Ukraine)                          Dobranich
Unagan [Aleut] (Alaska)                      Angali kingachxicax
Ute (Colorado and Utah USA)                  Ati'tugwanak'
Uvean (Wallis and Futuna, Vanuatu)           Moe la
Uyghur (Central Asia)                        Yakhshi chüsh körüng
Uzbek (Central Asia)                         Hairli tun

Valencian (Spain)                            Bona nit
Venda (South Africa)                         Idem avhudi
Vietnamese (Vietnam)                         Chúc ngủ ngon
Votic (Russia)                               Üvä öö

Welsh (Wales)                                Nos da
Wolof (West Africa)                          Fanaanal jaam

Xhosa (Southern Africa)                      Rhonanai
Xhosa (Southern Africa)                      Ulale kakuhle

Yiddish (Russia, USA)                        Ah gute nakht
Yoruba [evening] [to same age or younger]    Ku irole
Yoruba [evening] [to older person]           E ku irole
Yupik (Alaska USA)                           Ata gook cha gina

Zapotec (Villa Alta Mexico)                  Padiull
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico)                    Padiox
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico)                    Padioxei
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico) [old]              Sha'oza yel
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico) [old]              Tsha'oza yel
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico) [old; respectful]  Sha'oza zhe
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico) [old; response]    Sha'oza cuino'
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico) [old; response]    Aozhoscuino'
Zapotec (Yulalag Mexico)                     Padiuzhe
Zulu (South Africa, Lesotho)                 Lala khale
Zulu (South Africa, Lesotho)                 Lalani kahle
 
 
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