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Greetings in more than 2800 languages

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The following list is an older (2008) archived version of my greetings list. 
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Greetings in more than 810 languages

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Abaza (Russia)                               Mysh bzi
Abaza (Russia)                               Umsh bzi
Abé (Côte d'Ivoire)                          Bomé
Abé (Côte d'Ivoire)                          Eli o
Abipón (Argentina)                           Ariáíe eneogá ayañierman
Abipón (Argentina)                           Ariáíe neotá ayañierman
Abkhaz (Georgia)                             Mshybzia
Abkhaz (Georgia)                             Mshybziakua
Abkhaz (Georgia) [to a man]                  Bziara ubaant
Abkhaz (Georgia) [to a woman]                Bziara bbant
Abenaki (Maine USA, Montreal Canada)         Kwai
Abenaki (Maine USA, Montreal Canada)         Kwai kwai
Abron (Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire)                 Akwaaba
Acateco (San Miguel Acatán Guatemala)        Hanik'
Aceh (Sumatra)                               Saleum
Aceh (Sumatra)                               Assalamoe aleikoem
Achareta (South Asia)                        'O
Achareta (South Asia)                        'E
Achí (Baja Verapaz Guatemala) [to man]       Xla, ta
Achí (Baja Verapaz Guatemalal) [to woman]    Xla, nan
[Achinese, see Aceh]
Acholi (Uganda, Sudan)                       Moreme
Acholi (Uganda, Sudan)                       Morembe
Achuar (Peru)                                Wiña jai
Achuar (Peru, Ecuador)                       Wiñamek
Achuar (Ecuador)                             Pujamik?
Acjachemem (San Juan Capistrano Calif. USA)  Mija
Acjachemem (San Juan Capistrano Calif. USA)  Miiya
[Adare, see Harari]
[Adnyamathanha, see Yura Ngawarla]
Adyghe (NW Caucasus)                         Fasapshi
Adyghe (NW Caucasus)                         Fesapshi
Adyghe (NW Caucasus)                         Wimafa shoo
Aekyom (Papua New Guinea)                    Ukan duwa kire
Aghem (Cameroon)                             Un wi
Afar (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti)           Mahisse
Afrikaans (Southern Africa)                  Goeie dag
Afrikaans (Southern Africa)                  Hallo
Agta (Philippines) [morning]                 Masampat e abi-abi
Agta (Philippines)                           Had nagafum
Aguacateco (Huehuetenango Guatemala)[to man] Tzu ta'
Aguacateco (Huehueten. Guatemala) [to woman] Tzu na'
Aguaruna (Peru)                              Ayú
Aguaruna (Peru)[to a person who is arriving] Minámek?
Aguaruna (Peru)[answer by a person arriving] Minájai
Agutaynen (Philippines)                      Muyang kaldaw
Ainu [Chitose dialect](Japan)[after absense] [person's name]...he
Ainu [Saru dialect] (Japan)                  Irankarapte
Ainu (Japan)                                 Irankaratte
Ajyininka Apurucayali (Peru)                 Kitaitirivi
[Akan, see Asante and Fante]
Akha (China, Southeast Asia)                 U du tah ma
Akha (China, Southeast Asia) [answer]        U du tah ma de
Akkadian (Iraq and Syria)                    Shalamu
Akkadian (Iraq and Syria)                    Shulmu
Aklanon (Philippines)                        Kumasta
[Akwa'ala, see Paipai]
Alabamu (Texas USA)                          Chíkmàa
Alabamu (Texas USA)                          Chisáhmín
Alabamu (Texas USA) [response]               Chisáhmina
Alabamu (Texas USA) [response]               Chakáanobi
Alabamu (Texas USA) [old]                    Boso
Alagwa (Tanzania) [morning]                  Laowe
Alagwa (Tanzania) [afternoon]                Masere
Albanian (Albania, Yugoslavia)               Tungjatjeta
Albanian (Albania, Yugoslavia)               Allo
Alekano (Papua New Guinea)                   Ambo
[Aleut, see Unagan]
Alsatian (France)                            Bùschùr
Alta (Philippines) [morning]                 Mahampat umabiyak
Alta (Philippinse) [afternoon]               Mahampat nin kaawat kumuyu
Altai (Russia)                               Ezender
Altai (Russia)                               Yakshï ba?
Alur (Uganda, Congo-Kinshasha)               Morembe
[Alutiiq, see Suqpiaq]
Amahuaca (Peru)                              Sharaa ra
Amarakaeri (Peru)                            Ijtiaki
Amarakaeri (Peru)                            'Urubada
Amele (Papua New Guinea)                     Feele bahic
Amharic (Ethiopia, Israel, Egypt)            Teanastëllën
Amharic (Ethiopia, Israel, Egypt) [informal] Tadiyaas
Amharic (Ethiopia, Israel, Egypt) [informal] Selam
Amis (Taiwan)                                Nga'aiho
Amis (Taiwan)                                Nga'ay ho ko miso
Amungme (Indonesia)                          Amole
Amuzgo (Mexico)                              Xmandyu
Anglo-Saxon (England)                        God dæg
[Anishinaabe, see Ojibwe]
Antaisaka (Madagascar)                       Salama
Antanosy (Madagascar)                        Salama
Apache [Jicarilla] (Arizona USA)             Dáazho
Apache [Jicarilla] (Arizona USA)             Daanzho
Apache (Arizona USA)                         Dad'atay
Apache (Arizona USA)                         Ya'atay
Apache (Arizona USA)                         Yatasay
Apache (Arizona USA) [not usually used]      Dagot'ee
Apalai (Brazil)                              Moino
Apinagé (Brazil)                             Négalinio
Apsaaloke (Montana USA)                      Kahé
Apurucayali (Peru)                           Kitaitirivi
Arabic (North Africa, Middle East)           Marhaba
Arabic (North Africa, Mid. East) [response]  Marhabtayn
Arabic (North Africa, Middle East)           Ahalan
Arabic (North Africa, Mid. East) [response]  Ahalayn
Arabic (North Africa, Middle East)           Es salaam aleikom
Arabic [response to A salaam aleikom]        Wa aleikom es salaam
Arabic (North Africa, Middle East)           Salaam
Arabic (North Africa)                        Ahlen
Arabic (North Africa)                        Ahlan
Arabic (North Africa) [response to Ahlan]    Ahlayn
Arabic (Algeria) [informal]                  Labass
Arabic (Egypt)                               Ahlan wa sahlan
Arabic (Egypt) [answer by male]              Ahlan bik
Arabic (Egypt) [answer by female]            Ahlan biki
Arabic (Egypt) [answer by group]             Ahlan bikum
Arabic (Egypt) [informal]                    Sa'ida
Arabic (Iraq) [informal]                     Halaw
Arabic (Kuwait) [informal]                   Gowwa
Arabic (Morocco)                             Ahlen
Arabic (Morocco)                             Ssalamu 'lekum
Arabic (Morocco)                             Labas
Arabunna (Australia)                         Arru
Arabunna (Australia)                         Arru anpa
Aragonese (Aragon Spain)                     Ola
Aragonese (Aragon Spain)                     Salú
[Aramaic, see Assyrian and Chaldean]
Aranda (Australia)                           Kelemwarre
[Araucano, see Mapudungun]
[Arawak, see Taino]
Arberesh (Hora e Arbereshevet Italy)         Mirdita
Ardhamagadhi (India)                         Jai jinendra
Arikara (United States)                      Tashgasha
Ariti [Kaxiniti] (Brazil)                    Uzalauáká
Ariti [Kozarini] (Brazil)                    Kamataú
Ariti [Uaimare] (Brazil)                     Uerauka
Armenian (Armenia, Russia, Middle East)      Voghdzuyin
Armenian [Western] (Armenia) [informal]      Parev
Armenian [Eastern] (Armenia)                 Barev dzez
Armenian [Eastern] (Armenia) [informal]      Barev
Aromunian (Greece, Balkans)                  Bunã dzua
Arrernte (Australia)                         Werte
Arrernte (Australia)                         Werte marda
Asante (Ghana)                               Maakyé 
Asante (Ghana) [reply]                       Yaa
Ashaninka (Peru)                             Aviro
Ashaninka (Peru)                             Avirón
Ashaninka (Peru) [response]                  Narové
[Ashanti, see Asante]
Ashéninka (Peru)                             Kitaitirivi
Assamese (India, Bangladesh)                 Namaskaara
Assyrian [Eastern Assyrian] (Middle East)    Shlama
Assyrian [Western Assyrian] (Middle East)    Shlomo
Assyrian (Middle East) [said by male]        Shlama alukh
Assyrian (Middle East) [said by female]      Shlama alakh
Assyrian (Middle East) [said by male]        Shlama umukh
Assyrian (Middle East) [said by female]      Shlama umakh
Assyrian (Middle East)                       Shlama ilakh
Assyrian (Middle East)                       Shlama amkhon
Assyrian (Middle East)                       Shlama lokhon
Assyrian [Eastern Assyrian] (Middle East)    Shlama 'lokhun
Assyrian [Western Assyrian] (Middle East)    Shlomo 'laykun
Assyrian (Middle East) [plural]              Shlama alokhun
Assyrian (Iraq)                              Shlama alakhun
Asturian (Spain)                             Bonos díes
Asturian (Spain)                             Bon día
Asturian (Spain)                             Hola
Atayal (Taiwan)                              Lokah su
Ateso (Uganda)                               Yoga
Ateso (Uganda) [answer]                      Yoga noi
Ateso (Uganda) [to a person who is working]  Yoga aswam
Ateso (Uganda) [to a person who is working]  Eyalama aswam
Ateso (Uganda) [answer by a working person]  Ebo nakonda
Atikamekw (Montreal and Quebec Canada)       Kwei
Atuona (Marquesas Islands)                   Ka oha
[Aukan, see Ndjuka]
[Austrian, see German (Austria)]
Awabakal (Australia)                         Ella
Awabakal (Australia)                         Alla
Awabakal (Australia)                         Wau
Aymará (Bolivia, Peru, Chile)                Kamisaraki?
Aymará (Bolivia, Peru, Chile)                Kamisaki?
Aymará (Bolivia, Peru, Chile) [answer]       Waliki
Aymará (Bolivia, Peru, Chile) [informal]     Laphi
Aymará (Bolivia, Peru, Chile) [good day]     Aski churatam
Aymará (Bolivia, Peru, Chile) [old, to man]  Askiru churata tatay
Aymará (Bolivia, Peru, Chile) [old to woman] Askiru churata mamay
Azerbaijani (Azerbaijan, Iran)               Salam
Azerbaijani (Azerbaijan, Iran)               Salam ælæyküm
Azerbaijani (Azerbaijan, Iran) [reply]       ælæyküm salam
Azerbaijani (Azerbaijan, Iran)               Nahardansonia xeyir
[Azeri, see Azerbaijani]
[Aztec, see Náhuatl]

Bafia (Mbam Cameroon)                        Wayumbe
Bagesu (Central Africa)                      Watulire?
Bagesu (Central Africa) [answer]             Natulire nili mlahi
Bajawa (Indonesia) ['where are you going']   Male de?
Bakitara (Central Africa) [morning]          Oirwota?
Bakitara (Central Africa) [answer]           Ndabanta
Bakitara (Central Africa) [after absense]    Mirembe
Bakweri (Cameroon) [morning]                 O wusi
Balanta (Guinea-Bissau)                      Abala, lite utchole
Balinese (Bali)                              Om swastyastu
Balinese (Bali) [reply]                      Om shanti shanti shanti
Balti (India, Pakistan)                      Yang chi halyo?
Balti (India, Pakistan) [answer]             Lyakhmo
Bambara (Mali)                               I ni bara
Bambara (Mali) [to several people]           Aw ni bara
Bambara (Mali) [to person at a market]       I ni dogo
Bambara (Mali) [to several people at market] Aw ni dogo
Bambara (Mali)                               I ni ce
Bambara (Mali) [to several people]           Aw ni ce
Bambara (Mali)                               Ebede
Banaban (Kiribati)                           Tiabo
Baniua (Brazil)                              Pauari-ecuápe
[Banyankole, see Lunyankole]
Baoula (Cote d'Ivoire)                       Akwaba
[Bapunu, see Punu]
Bariba (Benin, Nigeria)                      Ka weru
[Basa Sunda, see Sunda]
Bashkir (Russia)                             Kheyerle irte
Bashkir (Russia)                             Khaumykhyghyz
Bashkir (Russia) [informal]                  Selem
Basque (Spain, France)                       Kaixo
Basque (Spain, France) [informal]            Eup
Basque (Spain, France) [informal]            Epa
Basque (Spain, France) [informal]            Iepa
Basque (Spain, France) [informal]            Aupa
Basque (Spain, France) [after long absense]  Aspaldiko
Basque (Spain, France) [after long absense]  Kaixo aspaldiko
Batak (Indonesia, Sumatra, Philippines)      Horas
Batak (Indonesia, Sumatra, Philippines)      Horas bah
Batak Karo (Indonesia, Sumatra)              Mejuah-juah
Batak Pakpak (Indonesia, Sumatra)            Njuah-juah
Batak Pakpak (Indonesia, Sumatra)            Njuah-njuah
Batak Simalungun (Indonesia, Sumatra)        Horos
Batak Toba (Indonesia, Sumatra)              Horas
[Bavarian, see German (Bavaria)]
Bella Coola (United States)                  Yaw
Bellonese (Solomon Islands)                  Gaoi
Bellonese (Solomon Islands)                  Ngaoi
Belorussian (Belarus)                        Pryvitáni
Belorussian (Belarus)                        Vitaj
Belorussian (Belarus) [informal]             Zdarow
Bemba (Zambia, Congo-Kinshasa)               Mwapoleni
Bemba (Zambia, Congo-Kinshasa) [respectful]  Mwapoleni mukwai
Bemba (Zambia, Congo-Kinshasa)               Shani
Bemba (Southern Zambia)                      Mwabonwa
Bemba (Lusaka Zambia)                        Mulibwanji
Bene (Africa)                                Bai
Bengali (Bangladesh, India)                  Nomoskaar
Bengali (Bangladesh, India)                  Ei je
Bengali (Bangladesh, India)                  Aadaab
Bengali (Bangladesh, India)                  Assalamualaikum
Berau (Indonesia)                            Elsalam aleki
[Berber, see Kabyle and Tamasheq]
Beri Beri (Niger)                            Wushiwushi
Bété (Côte d'Ivore)                          Ayo
Bété (Côte d'Ivore)                          Yaawa
Bhojpuri (India)                             Kaisan baari log
Bicol (Philippines)                          Kumustas
Bicol (Philippines)                          Kamusta
Bicol (Philippines)                          Marhay na aldaw
Bicol (Philippines)                          Marhay na aldaw po
Bicol (Philippines)                          Marhay na aldaw sa indo gabos
Bicol (Philippines)                          Marhay na aldaw saindong gabos
Bicol (Philippines)                          Magandang umaga po
Bilen (Bogos Ethiopia)[you enjoy the night?] Aja kruKwma?
Bilen (Bogos Ethiopia) [yes, good morning]   MerHaba, aja kruKwma
Bilen (Bogos Ethiopia) [have a nice day]     Aja ergruKw'ma?
Bilen (Bogos Ethiopia) [ans: same to you]    MerHaba aja ergruKw'ma
Biloxi (Mississippi Valley USA)              Hi ha'
Biloxi (Mississippi Valley USA)              He' ha
[Bisayan, see Visayan]
Bislama (Vanuatu) [to one person]            Halo
Bislama (Vanuatu) [to two people]            Halo tufala
Bislama (Vanuatu) [to three people]          Halo trifala
Bislama (Vanuatu) [to more than three]       Halo olgeta
Bisu (China, Thailand, Myanmar)              Nang lakéung é-éu?
Bisu (China, Thailand, Myanmar)              Lakéung é-éu?
Bisu (China, Thailand, Myanmar) [answer]     Ga leu-ngé
Bisu (China, Thailand, Myanmar) [answer]     Leu-ngé
Blackfoot (Alberta Canada, Montana USA)      Oki
Blackfoot (Alberta, Montana) [to a friend]   Oki niksokowa
[Blin, see Bilen]
Boboda (Burkina Faso, Mali)                  Ka fo
[Bobo Fing, see Boboda] 
Bole (Nigeria)                               Use
Bole (Nigeria) [morning]                     Barka saato
Bole (Nigeria) [afternoon]                   Barka bushi
Bole (Nigeria) [answer]                      Yawwa
Boloki (Congo-Kinshasa)                      Losako
Bosnian (Bosnia and Hercegovina)             Zdravo
Bosnian (Bosnia and Hercegovina)             Dobar dan
Bosnian (Bosnia) [morning, by Muslims]       Sabah hajrula
Botunga (Congo-Kinshasha, Uganda)            Wa bonwa
Breton (Brittany France)                     Boñjour
Breton (Brittany France)                     Demat
Breton (Brittany France)                     Demad
Breton (Brittany France)                     Salut
Breton (Brittany France)                     Salud
Breton (Brittany France) [formal & plural]   Demat deoc'h
Breton (Brittany France) [formal & plural]   Demad deoc'h
Breton (Brittany France) [formal & plural]   Salut deoc'h
Breton (Brittany France) [formal & plural]   Salud deoc'h
Breton (Brittany France) [informal]          Demat dit
Breton (Brittany France) [informal]          Demad dit
Breton (Brittany France) [informal]          Salut dit
Breton (Brittany France) [informal]          Salud dit
Breton [Vannetais] (S. Brittany France)      Demat deoh
Breton [Vannetais] (S. Brittany France)[inf] Demat dis
Brigidian (western Ireland)                  Aiah ban twon
Brigidian (western Ireland)                  Aiah ban twons
Bru (Vietnam)                                Bán té
Bukusu (Mt. Elgon Kenya)                     Mlembe
Bukusu (Mt. Elgon Kenya)                     Mulembe
Bukusu (Mt. Elgon Kenya)                     Oreina 
Bukusu (Mt. Elgon Kenya)                     Kamakhuwa
Bukusu (Mt. Elgon Kenya) [to important p.]   Omu angafu akoboole
[Bulgar, see Chuvash]
Bulgarian (Bulgaria)                         Zdraveite
Bulgarian (Bulgaria) [informal]              Zdravei
Bulgarian (Bulgaria) [informal]              Zdrave
Bulgarian (Bulgaria) [informal]              Zdrasti
Bulgarian (Bulgaria)                         Dobar den
Bulu (Cameroon)                              Mbôlô
Bunun (Taiwan)                               Masialasang
Bura (Nigeria)                               Usa
Burmese (Myanmar)                            Mingala ba
Burmese (Myanmar)                            Nekaoyela
Burmese (Myanmar) [have you eaten?]          T'amin sapibila?
Burmese (Myanmar) [have you eaten, by man]   K'amya t'amin sapyibabyila?
Burmese (Myanmar) [have you eaten, bu woman] Shin t'amin sapyiabyila?  
Burmese (Myanmar) [answer: I have eaten]     Sapyibabyi
Burmese (Myanmar) [where are you going?]     Be thwa malo le?
Burmese (Myanmar) [answer: around here]      Di na le be
Burushashki (Northern Pakistan)              Asalam aleykum
Burushashki (Northern Pakistan)              Leh
Buryat (Mongolia)                            Sain baina uu
[Busoga, see Soga]
[Byelorussian, see Belorussian]

Cahuilla (S.California USA) [call attention] Wáa
Cajun (Louisiana United States)              Bon jour
Calapalo (Brazil)                            Rena-voítse
[Caló, see Romani [Gitano]]
[Cambodian, see Khmer]
Camuno (Italy) [formal]                      Bondesiorìa
Canela (Brazil)                              Hââ-pô
Cantonese (China)                            Néih hóu
Cantonese (China)                            Neilhou
Cantonese (China)                            Lay ho
Cantonese (China)                            Ho yat
Cantonese (China)                            Ngh on
Cantonese (China)                            Jou san
[Caribe, see Garífuna]
Cassubian (northwestern Poland)              Witóm
Cassubian (northwestern Poland)              Witôjze
Cassubian (central Kaszebe Poland)           Mojn 
Catalan (Andorra, Spain, France)             Hola
Catalan (Andorra, Spain, France)             Bon dia 
Cayuga (Ontario Canada, New York USA)        Sga-noh
Cayuga (Ontario Canada, New York USA)        Sge:no
[Cebuano, see Visayan]
[Chagga, see Kichagga]
Chakma (India, Bangladesh)                   Jhu
Chakma (India, Bangladesh)                   Oy
Chakma (India, Bangladesh)                   Namaskar
Chaldean (Iraq)                              Shlama illakh
Cham (Southeast Asia)                        Salam
Cham (Southeast Asia)                        Salaamz 
Cham (Southeast Asia)                        Salamu alaikum
Cham (Southeast Asia) [answer]               Alaikum salam
Chamorro (Guam)                              Hafa
Chamorro (Guam)                              Hafa adai
Chamorro (Guam) [to a man, informal]         Hafa gachong
Chamorro (Guam) [to a woman, informal]       Hafa cheluho
[Chaoshou, see Min Nam]
[Chapai, see Chuj]
Chatino (Tataltepec Mexico) [morning]        Cua nque' msaa
Chatino (Tataltepec Mexico) [afternoon]      Cua nque' xlyaa
Chatino (Tataltepec Mexico) [evening]        Cua nque' sii
Chechen (North Caucasus Russia)              Marsha voghiila
Chechen (North Caucasus Russia) [to man]     Marsha woghiila
Chechen (North Caucasus Russia) [to woman]   Marsha yoghiila
Chechen (North Caucasus Russia) [plural]     Marsha doghiila
Chechen (North Caucasus Russia)              Assalaamu calaikum
Cheke Holo [Maringe] (Solomon Islands)       Keli fara
Cheke Holo [Maringe] (Solomon Islands)       Hameron keli
Cherokee (Oklahoma and North Carolina USA)   O-si-yo
Cherokee (Oklahoma and North Carolina USA)   Si-yo
Cherokee (Oklahoma and North Carolina USA)   Si-yu
Cheyenne (Montana & Oklahoma USA) [to man]   Haaahe
Cheyenne (Montana & Oklahoma USA)            Haaah, epivah-wuh-ennah
Cheyenne (Montana & Oklahoma USA)            Pave-ésheeva
Chichewa (Malawi)                            Moni
Chichewa (Malawi)                            Muli bwanji
Chichewa (Malawi) [child to older relatives] Moni akuka
Chichewa (Angoniland Malawi)                 Tikuoneni
Chickasaw (Oklahoma USA)                     Halito
[Chiga, see Kiga]
[Chigogo, see Kigogo]
Chilenje (Zambia)                            Mwabonwa
Chilomwe (Malawi)                            Mo seriwa
[Chinese, see dialects: Cantonese, Mandarin, Min Dong and Min Nam]
Chinook Jargon (British Colum. Canada, USA)  LhaXayEm
Chinook Jargon (British Colum. Canada, USA)  Klahowya
Chinyanja (Southern Africa)                  Mònì
Chinyanja (Southern Africa)                  Bwino
[Chippewa, see Ojibwe]
Chisena (Malawi)                             Bondia
Chishona (Southern Africa) [singular]        Mhoro
Chishona (Southern Africa) [plural]          Mhoroi
Chishona (Southern Africa) [reply]           Ehoi
Chishona (Southern Africa) [formal]          Tikukwaziwai
Chishona (Southern Africa)                   Kwaziwai
Chishona (Southern Africa)                   Kanjan
Chishona (Southern Africa)                   Hevoi
Chishona (Southern Africa)                   Uribo
Chishona (Southern Africa)                   Mauya
[Chisona, see Chishona]
Chitonga (Malawi)                            Mwe uli?
Chitonga (Malawi) [answer]                   Teu mampha
Chitonga (Zambia) [morning]                  Mwabuka buti
Chitonga (Zambia) [afternoon]                Mwalibizya
Chitonga (Zambia) [afternoon]                Mwayusa
Chitumbuka (Malawi, Zambia)                  Monire
Chitumbuka (Malawi, Zambia)                  Yewo
[Chivenda, see Venda]
Chiyao (Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique)        Quamboni
Chiyao (Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique)        Subayeedi
Choctaw (Oklahoma USA)                       Halito
Chokwe (Congo-Kinshasha, Angola, Zambia)     Moyo
Chontal (Oaxaca Mexico, Guatemala)           Xósa
Chortí (Guatemala)                           C'oten
Chorti (Guatemala) [response to C'oten]      Chiquento
Chuj (Guatemala)                             Buenos día
Chukchi (Russia) [most common]               Ye'ti
Chukchi (Russia)                             Ge'et-i-git
Chukchi (Russia)                             Toro'ma
Chumash (Santa Barbara California USA)       Haku
Chumash (Santa Barbara California USA)       Yawa
Chuuk (Micronesia)                           Ran allim
Chuuk (Micronesia)                           Ráán ánnim
Chuuk (Micronesia) [to a man]                Ráán ánnim o
Chuuk (Micronesia) [to a woman]              Ráán ánnim ne
Chuuk (Mortlock Micronesia)                  Ráán állim
Chuuk (Chuuk Lagoon Micronesia)              Ran annim
Chuvash (Russia)                             Salam
Chuvash (Russia)                             Avani
[Circassian, see Adyghe]
Coche (Brazil)                               Nabasti
Cochimí (Baja California Norte Mexico)       Auka
Cocopa (Baja California Mexico, Arizona USA) Auka
Coeur d'Alene (Idaho USA)                    Qhest
Comanche (Oklahoma USA)                      Haa
Comanche (Oklahoma USA)                      Maruawe
Comanche (Oklahoma USA)                      Maruawe, haitsi
Comorian (Comoros)                           Bariza djioni
Comorian (Comoros)                           Habari
Comorian (Comoros)                           Salama
[Congo, see Kikongo]
[Conibo, see Shipibo]
Coos (Oregon USA)                            Ta'i
Cornish (Great Britain)                      You
Cornish (Great Britain)                      Dydh da
Cornish (Great Britain) [formal]             Durdathawhy
Corsican (France)                            Bonghjornu
Cree (Canada)                                Tánisi
Cree (Canada)                                Tân'si
Cree (Canada)                                Wâciye
Cree (Ouje-Bougoumou Quebec Canada)          Kwaay
[Creek, see Muskogee]
Creole (Dominica) [morning]                  Bon jou
Creole (St. Lucia)                           Bonjou
[Creole (French Guyana), see Kréyòl]
[Creole (Haiti), see Kwéyòl]
[Creole (Seychelles), see Seselwa]
Crioulo (Guinea-Bissau)                      Kuma
Crioulo (Guinea-Bissau)                      Bom dia
Croatian (Croatia, Bosnia)                   Zdravo
Croatian (Croatia, Bosnia)                   Zhivio
Croatian (Croatia, Bosnia) [informal]        Bok
Croatian (Croatia, Bosnia) [informal]        Bog
[Crow, see Apsaaloke]      
[Cymraeg, see Welsh]                
Czech (Czech Republic)                       Dobrý den
Czech (Czech Republic)                       Nazdar
Czech (Czech Republic) [informal]            Ahoj

Dagaare (Ghana, Burkina Faso)                Fo be song
Dagbani (Ghana)                              Naatuma
Dakelh (Canada)                              Hadih
Dakota (USA, Canada) [by male]               Hau
Dakota (USA, Canada) [by female]             Han
Dakota (USA, Canada) [to a friend by male]   Hau koda
[Damara, see Nama]
Dani (Indonesia, New Guinea)[man to a man]   Nayak
Dani (Indonesia, New Guinea)[man to sev.men] Nayak lak
Dani (Indonesia, New Guinea)[by/to a woman]  La'uk
Dani (Indonesia, New Guinea)[by/to women]    La'uk nya
Dani (Indonesia, New Guinea)                 Halao
Dani (Indonesia, New Guinea)                 Halabok nak
Dani (Indonesia, New Guinea)                 Halabasi nak
Dani (Indoensia, New Guinea)[man to man]     Hagul nak    
Dani (Indonesia, New Guinea)[woman to woman] Heget nak  
Danish (Denmark, Greenland)                  Goddag
Danish (Denmark, Greenland)                  Hej
Danish (Denmark, Greenland) [informal]       Hejsa
Danish (Denmark, Greenland) [informal]       Hej
Danish (Denmark, Greenland) [informal]       Davs
Danish (South Jutland)                       Mojn
Dari (Afghanistan)                           Chotor asty
Dawan (Indonesia) [where are you going?]     Noe me?
Dawan (Indonesia) [ans: I'm going to...]     Au nao no...
Dayak [Land Dayak] (Indonesia)               Elsalam
Dayak [Iban] (Indonesia)                     Elsalaam
[Delaware, see Lenape]
Deg Xinag (Alaska)                           Ade'
[Deutsch, see German]
Dhivehi (Maldives)                           Assalaam u alaykum
Dhivehi (Maldives)                           Us-salaam alaikum
Dhivehi (Maldives)                           Assalam aleikum
Dhivehi (Maldives) [answer]                  Aleikum assalam
Dhivehi (Maldives) [informal]                Kihineh
[Didiu, see Cochimí]
[Diegueño, see Kumeyaay]
Dinka (Sudan)                                Ci yi bak
Diola (Senegal)                              Kasumai
Diola (Senegal)                              Kasumaò
Diola (Senegal) [reply]                      Kasumi kepp
Diola (Senegal)                              Aa
[Dioula, see Dyula]
Djabugay (Queensland Australia)              Djirri-nyurra
Douala (Cameroon)                            Obusi
Drehu (New Caledonia)                        Bozo
Drehu (New Caledonia)                        Bozu
Drehu (New Caledonia)                        Talofa
Dumna Yokuts (San Joaquin River Calif.USA)   Hawaan
Dusun (Sabah Malaysia)                       Okuro-kuro noh?
Dutch (Netherlands, Belgium)                 Hallo
Dutch (Netherlands, Belgium)                 Hoi
Dutch (Netherlands, Belgium)                 Dag
Dutch (Netherlands)                          Morgen
Dutch (Netherlands)                          Môge
Dutch (Netherlands)                          Goedendag
Dutch (Netherlands) [in spoken language]     Goeiedag
Dutch (Netherlands) [rarely used]            Hai
Dutch (Belgium) [informal by youth]          Helaba
Dutch (Belgium) [informal by youth]          Yoe
Dutch (Belgium) [informal by youth]          Hiya
[Dyerma, see Zarma]
Dyirbal (NE Queensland Australia)            Nginda wunydjangum
Dyirbal (NE Queensland Australia)            Nginda bayi wunydjangum?
Dyribal (NE Queensland Australia)            Nginda 
Dyula (Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali)    Dansi
Dyula (Cote d'Ivoire) [reply by men]         Nba
Dyula (Cote d'Ivoire) [reply by woman]       Ns´
Dyula (Burkina Faso)                         I dansi
Dyula (Burkina Faso) [reply by men]          Am baa
Dyula (Burkina Faso) [reply by women]        Am séé
Dyula (Cote d'Ivoire) [entering house]       Koko
Dyula (Cote d'Ivoire) [to person working]    I ni baara
Dzongkha (Bhutan)                            Kuzu zangpo
Dzongkha (Bhutan)                            Kuzu zangpo la
Dzongkha (Bhutan)                            Yala
[Dzhudezmo, see Ladino]

Edo (Nigeria)                                Kóyo
Edo (Nigeria) [to a person at home]          Ób'ówa
Edo (Nigeria) [to a person at work]          Ób'ínwìnà
Efik (Africa)                                Idem fo
Egyptian (ancient Egypt)                     Iiti
Egyptian (ancient Egypt)                     Iiti em hotep
Egyptian (ancient Egypt)[lit. in peace]      Em hotep
Egyptian (ancient Egypt)[in great peace]     Em hotep nefer
Egyptian (ancient Egypt)[very great peace]   Em hotep nefer weret
Egyptian (ancient Egypt)[plural]             Yii em hotep
Egyptian (ancient Egypt)[informal]           Yeh
Egyptian (ancient Egypt) [to a man]          Aw ibek
Egyptian (ancient Egypt) [to a woman]        Aw ibetj
Ejagham (Cameroon, Nigeria)                  Nkuba
Ekegusii (Kenya) [to one person]             Imbuya ore?
Ekegusii (Kenya) [to several people]         Imbuya more?
Ekegusii (Kenya) [answer by one person]      Imbuya ande
Ekegusii (Kenya) [answer by several people]  Imbuya tore
Enga (Papua New Guinea)                      Kotáka
English (America, Australia, UK)             Hello
English (America, UK) [formal]               Good day
English (America) [informal]                 Hi 
English (Australia)                          G'day
English (Australia)                          Hiya
English (New Zealand)                        Gidday
English (Southern USA) [to more than one]    Hi y'all
English [Strine dialect] (Australia)         Hay gaan
English [Strine dialect] (Australia)         Hezza gaan
English [Texan dialect] (Texas USA)          Howdy
English [New Oreleans dialect](Lousiana USA) Where ya'at
English [Middle English] (old England)       Gode dai
English [Middle English] (old England)       Gode dei
English [Old English] (old Britain)          Ic grete þe
Eora (Australia)                             Boodyeri kamuru
Erzya (Russia)                               Shumbrat
[Eskimo, see Alutiiq, Inuktitut, Iñupiaq, Kalaallisut and Yup'ik]
Esperanto (international use)                Saluton
Esselen (Big Sur California USA)             Saleki asatsa
Estonian (Estonia)                           Tervist
Estonian (Estonia)                           Tere
Estonian (Estonia)                           Tšau
Estonian (Estonia) [to a person working]     Jõudu
Estonian (Estonia) [to a person working]     Tere jõudu
Estonian (Estonia) [to a person working]     Jõudu tööle
Estonian (Estonia) [reply when working]      Tarvis
Estonian [Old Estonian] (old Estonia)        Terveh
Eton (Cameroon)                              Më të wa kon
Eton (Cameroon)                              Më të wa kone
Eton (Cameroon) [to other side of street]    Më të wa kone wale
Eton (Cameroon) [reply]                      Kiri mbang
[Euskara, see Basque]
Even (Russia)                                Torova
Éwé (Ghana, Togo)                            Nilyenia
Éwé (Ghana, Togo) [response]                 Mile
Éwé (Ghana, Togo)                            Wayzo
Éwé (Ghana, Togo)                            Fien
Éwé (Ghana, Togo) [to a person working]      Ayekoo
Éwé (Ghana, Togo) [to a group working]       Aanyekoo
Ewondo (Cameroon)                            Mbebekiri
Ewondo (Cameroon)                            Mbembé kidi

Fang (Gabon, Equatorial Guinea)              Mbôlo
Fang (Gabon, Equatorial Guinea) [to one]     M'bole
Fang (Gabon, Equatorial Guinea) [to more]    M'bolani
Fante (Ghana, Burkina Faso)                  Daa daa oo
Fante (Ghana, Burkina Faso)                  Modofo
Faroese (Faroe Islands)                      Hallo
Faroese (Faroe Islands) [informal]           Hey
Faroese (Faroe Islands) [when surprised]     Píka sjey
Farsi (Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan)          Salaam
Farsi (Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan)          Sa'lam
Farsi (Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan)          Khush amadeed
Fijian (Fiji)                                Bula
Fijian (Fiji)                                Ni sa bula
Fijian (Fiji)                                Bula vi naka
Fijian (Fiji)                                Ni sa bula vi naka
Fijian (Fiji) [to two people]                Drau bula
Fijian (Fiji) [to a group]                   Dou bula
Fijian (Fiij) [to group, stranger, superior] Ni bula
Fijian (Fiji) [reply]                        Io
Fijian (Fiji) [reply - respectful]           Ia
[Filipino, see Tagalog]
Finnish (Finland)                            Päivää
Finnish (Finland)                            Terve
Finnish (Finland) [informal, common]         Moi
Finnish (Finland) [informal, common]         Hei
Finnish (Finland) [informal]                 Moikka
Finnish (Finland) [formal]                   Hyvää päivää
[Flemish, see Dutch (Belgium)]
Fon (Benin, Togo)                            Kudeu
Fon (Benin, Togo) [reply]                    Oku
Fon (Benin, Togo)                            A fon a
Fon (Benin, Togo)                            A do gangi a?
Fon (Benin, Togo) [reply]                    Een, un do gangi
Fon (Benin, Togo)                            A do yi yi we a?
Fon (Benin, Togo) [reply]                    Een, un do gangi
Fon (Benin, Togo)                            A do dagbe a?
Fon (Benin, Togo) [reply]                    Een, un do dagbe
Fon (Benin, Togo)                            A do fine a?
Fon (Benin, Togo) [reply]                    Een, un do fi
Fon (Benin, Togo)                            A de u wa?
Fon (Benin, Togo) [reply]                    Een, un de u
Fon (Benin, Togo) [after long absense]       Azan yi aton
Fon (Benin, Togo) [reply]                    Dokpo je ji
Fon (Benin, Togo) [to a person working]      Kudazo
Fon-Gbe (Benin)                              Kuabo
Fore (Papua New Guinea)                      Kagíé
Fore (Papua New Guinea)                      Kwarìgíné
French (Europe, Africa, Canada)              Bonjour
French (Europe, Africa, Canada)              Salut
Frisian [Westerlauwer] (Netherlands)         Goeie
Frisian [Westerlauwer] (Netherlands)         Goedei
Frisian (Schleswig-Holstein Germany)         God dai
Friulian (northern Italy)                    Bundì
[Fuchou, see Min Dong]
Fulani (West Africa) [to one person]         No ngoola daa
Fulani (West Africa) [to several people]     No ngoola dong
Fulani (West Africa)                         No wayi
Fulani (West Africa)                         A jaaraama
Fulani (West Africa)                         Tanaala
Fulani (West Africa)                         Sadu
Fulani (West Africa)                         Ngnalène é diam
[Furlan, see Friulian]
Futuna (Wallis and Futuna)                   Malo le kataki
Futuna Aniwa (Vanuatu)                       Jinisa
Futuna Aniwa (Vanuatu) [to two people]       Rinisa
Futuna Aniwa (Vanuatu) [to three people]     Jikanisa
Futuna Aniwa (Vanuatu) [to three people]     Jikanesa
Futuna Aniwa (Vanuatu) [to three people]     Jikanesa kokautau
Futuna Aniwa (Vanuatu) [to more than three]  Niganisa
Fuuta Jalon (Guinea)                         Toolii

Ga (Ghana)                                   Mingabu
Ga (Ghana)                                   Odze ku
[Gabrieleño, see Tongva]
[Gaelic, see Irish Gaeilge and Scottish Gaelic]
Gagauz (southern Moldova)                    Gün aydin
Gagauz (southern Moldova) [informal]         Selam
Galician (Spain)                             Hola
[Galla, see Oromo]
Gallo (France)                               Comant q'c'est?
Ganai (Australia)                            Wunman njinde
Gammon (Ireland)                             Buri talosk
Ganu (Malaysia)                              Guana mu lenin sihak dok
Garífuna (Guatemala)                         Buíti bináfi
Garo (India, Bangladesh)                     Sa lam
Gascon (France)                              Salut
Gbhanda (Liberia)                            Yanela
Gbhanda (Liberia)                            Okonia
Ge'ez (Ethiopia)                             Sälam läki
Georgian (Georgia)                           Gamardjobat
Georgian (Georgia)                           Gamardjobah
Georgian (Georgia) [informal reply]          Gagimarjos
German (Central Europe)                      Guten Tag   
German (Central Europe)                      Hallo
German (Central Europe) [informal]           Grüß dich
German (Central Europe) [informal]           Tag
German (Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein) Hoi
German (Austria, Bavaria, Wurttemburg)       Grüß Gott
German (Vienna Austria) [in spoken language] Griass God
German (Vienna Austria) [in spoken language] Seavas
German (Bavarian Alps) [in spoken language]  Griass di
German (Bavarian Alps) [in spoken language]  Griass enk
German (Bavarian Alps)                       Hallo
German (Southern Bavaria)                    Servus
German (Bairische)                           Hä
German (Bairische)                           Hää
German (Bairische)                           Griàßdigood
German (Bairische)                           Griàßdi nachà
German (Northern Germany)                    Moin
German (Northern Germany)                    Moin moin
German (Basel Switzerland) [polite]          Griezi   
German (Bern Switzerland) [spoken]           Grü-essech
German (Bern Switzerland) [spoken]           Grü-esdi
German (Chur Switzerland) [polite form]      Grazi
German (Chur Switzerland) [polite form]      Gruiazi
German (Chur Switzerland) [familiar form]    Ciao
German (Schaffhausen Switzerland) [spoken]   Grüazi
German [Süd-Tirol/South Tyrol] (Italy)       Ers Gott
German [Hessisch] (Germany)                  Guude
German [Südhessisch] (Germany)               Ei guude wie
German [Südhessisch] (Germany)               Moin
German (Zurich Switzerland) [polite]         Grüezi
German (Zurich Switzerland) [polite]         Grueziwohl
German (Zurich Switzerland)                  Salutti
German (Zurich Switzerland) [familiar]       Hoi 
German (Zurich Switzerland) [familiar]       Salü
German (Zurich Switzerland) [familiar]       Tschau
German (Zurich Switzerland) [spoken]         Gu-ëte Tag
German (Zurich Switzerland) [spoken]         Gu-etä Tag
German (Zurich Switzerland) [by school kids] Hoa
German (Zurich Swizterland) [by school kids] Ha
German (Zurich Switzerland) [old fashioned]  Tag wohl
German (Saarland) [in spoken language]       Un
[Gikuyu, see Kikuyu]
Gilaki (Iran)                                Ruj badahat
Giryama (Africa)                             Zhoyo
Giryama (Kenya)                              Dzasindadze
Gitonga (Mozambique)                         Wa bonwa
Gong (Thailand)                              Nàwng a náwng kàwwê?
Gong (Thailand)                              A náwng kàwwê?
Gong (Thailand) [answer by a visitor]        Ngá kawíng di-o
Gong (Thailand) [answer by a visitor]        Kawíng di-o
Greek (Greece, Cyprus)                       Geia sou
Greek (Greece, Cyprus)                       Geia sas
Greek (Greece, Cyprus)                       Geia
Guaja (Brazil)                               Zeng
[Guajajára, see Tembé Tenetéhar] 
Guajibo (Colombia, Venezuela)                Icá
Guanche (Canary Islands)                     Tamaragua
Guarani (Paraguay)                           Maitei
Guarani (Paraguay)                           Maiteípa
Guarani (Paraguay)                           Mba'éichapa
Gujarati (India)                             Kem cho
Gulmancema (Burkina Faso)                    Din tè
Gulmancema (Burkina Faso) [answer]           Lafia
Gulmancema (Burkina Faso) [answer]           Lafia dè
Gumatj (Australia) [to one person]           Nhamirri nhe?
Gumatj (Australia) [to two people]           Nhamirri manda?
Gumatj (Australia) [to several people]       Nhamirri walala?
Gumatj (Australia) [answer]                  Manymak
Gumatj (Australia) [answer]                  Manymak bay'
Gumatj (Australia) [answer]                  Latju
Gunggari (Australia)                         Gnunha yinda murdi
Gurenne (Northern Ghana) [by working]        Tumatuma
Gurung (Nepal)                               Namaste
Gurung (Nepal)                               Bindi mu
Guugu Yimithirr (Australia)                  Ngauthaan-thirr, gadiiwawu-wi
Gwich'in (Alaska, Canada)                    Nenànkäk nätäydëk häjit shò trì'nlay
Gwich'in (Alaska)                            Neenjit dôonch'yáa
[Gypsy, see Romani]

Haida (Queen Elizabeth Island Canada)        Kii-te-daas a
Haisla (Canada)                              Yowtz
Hakka (China, Malaysia)                      Zao sin
[Hal-Pulaar, see Fulani]
Hän (Alaska)                                 Nahhwanànkak nahokhwadál geenjit shòn tr'iinlii
Harari (Ethiopia)                            Aman 
Hassaniya (Mauritania)                       Aw'walikum 
Hassaniya (Mauritania) [evening]             Masa elher
Hassaniya (Mauritania)                       Ehlen
Hausa (West Africa)                          Sànnu
Hausa (West Africa) [plural]                 Sànnunku
Hausa (West Africa) [response]               Yâuwa sànnu
Hausa (West Africa) [response]               Yâuwa
Hausa (West Africa) [response]               Sànnu kàadai
Hausa (West Africa) [to superior; man]       Rânkà yà dade
Hausa (West Africa) [to superior; woman]     Rânkì yà dade
Hausa (West Africa) [by Muslims]             Sàlamù àlaikùn
Hawaiian (Hawaii)                            Aloha
Hawaiian (Hawaii)                            Aloha mai
Hawaiian (Hawaii)                            Welina
Hawaiian (Hawaii)                            Welina mai
[Haya, see Kihaya]
Hebrew (Israel) [formal]                     Shalom
Hebrew (Israel) [informal]                   Ma nishma
Hebrew (Israel) [informal]                   Hi
Hebrew (Israel) [to male]                    Ma shlomcha
Hebrew (Israel) [to female]                  Ma shlomech
Hebrew (Israel) [slang by young people]      Alan
[Hehe, see Kihehe]
Heiltsuk (Canada)                            Yowtz
[Hellenic, see Greek]
Herero (Namibia)                             Koree
Herero (Namibia) [informal]                  Mosha vi yong, peli
Hidatsa (United States)                      Dosha
Hindi (India, East Asia)                     Namasté
Hindi (India, East Asia)                     Namaskaar
Hindi (India, East Asia)                     Namashkar
Hindi (India, East Asia)                     Kaise hain
Hindustani (Surinam)                         Raz ba-aish
Hiri Motu (Papua New Guinea) [morning]       Dada namona
Hiri Motu (Papua New Guinea) [afternoon]     Handorai namona
Hiri Motu (Papua New Guinea) [afternoon]     Andorai namona
Hittite (Anatolia, Syria)                    Ashshuli
Hmong Daw (China, Laos, Thailand)            Nyob zoo
Hmong Daw (China, Laos, Thai.) [to arriving] Tuaj los
Hmong Daw (China, Laos, Thai.) [to arriving] Koj tuaj los
Hmong Dian (China)                           Niob raot
Hmong Du (Vietnam)                           Ti nâu
Hmong Du (Vietnam)                           Caó cu
Hmong, Eastern (China)                       Mongx rut
Hmong Njua (China, Laos, Thailand)           Nyob zoo
Hmong Njua (China, Laos, Thailand)           Nyob zoo tsis zoo
Hmong Njua (China, Laos, Thailand)           Zoo hwv lauv
Hmong Njua (Northern Thailand) [at a house]  Nyob tsev tsis nyob ua?
Hmong Njua (Northern Thailand) [answer]      Nyob ua
Hmong Njua (China)                           Nyaob rongt
Hmong Njua (Vietnam)                         Nhaoz jông 
Hmong Qiandong (China)                       Mongx vut
Hmong Qiandong (China)                       Mongx niangb vut
[Hmoob Dawb (White Hmong), see Hmong Daw]
[Hmoob Dub (Black Hmong), see Hmong Du]
[Hmoob Ntsuab (Green Hmong), see Hmong Njua]
Hñähñu (Mexico)                              Haxajua
Hñähñu (Mexico)                              Tehats'i
Hñähñu (Mexico)                              Hats'i
Hocak Wazijaci (Wisconsin & Nebraska USA)    Haho
[Hokkien, see Min Nam]
Hopi (Southwestern USA)                      Um waynuma?
Hopi (Southwestern USA) [answer]             Owí, nu' waynuma
Hopi (Southwestern USA)                      Um pitu?
Hopi (Southwestern USA) [answer]             Owí
Hopi (Southwestern USA) [entering a kiva]    Ha'u
Hopi (Southwestern USA) [to call attention]  Hai
Huaorani (Ecuador)                           I ay
Huaorani (Ecuador)                           Waponi
Huasteco (San Luis Potosí Mexico) [morning]  Tahk'ane:nek
Huasteco (Mexico) [afternoon]                Waklane:nek
Huasteco (Mexico) [night]                    Thamk'une:nek
Huichol (Nayarit and Jalisco Mexico)         Ke áku
Hungarian (Hungary)                          Jó napot
Hungarian (Hungary)                          Jó napot kívánok
Hungarian (Hungary) [informal, to one]       Szervusz
Hungarian (Hungary) [informal, to several]   Szervusztok
Hungarian (Hungary) [informal, to one]       Szia
Hungarian (Hungary) [informal, to several]   Sziasztok
Hungarian (Hungary) [informal]               Üdv
Hupa (North America)                         He:yung
Huron (Quebec Canada, Oklahoma USA)          Tu ough qua no u

[Ibo, see Igbo]
Icelandic (Iceland)                          Góðan daginn
Icelandic (Iceland)                          Halló
Icelandic (Iceland) [to a man]               Komdu sæll
Icelandic (Iceland) [to a woman]             Komdu sæl
Icelandic (Iceland) [to many people]         Komið þið sæl
Icelandic (Iceland) [to a man]               Sæll
Icelandic (Iceland) [to a woman]             Sæl
Icelandic (Iceland) [to a man]               Blessaður
Icelandic (Iceland) [to a woman]             Blessuð
Icetot (Uganda) [to one person]              Iyida
Icetot (Uganda) [to several people]          Iyita
Ido (international use)                      Bona jorno
Ido (international use) [afternoon]          Bona posdimezo
Igbo (Nigeria)                               Ibaulachi
Igbo (Nigeria)                               Ezigbo ubosi
Igbo (Nigeria)                               Ubosi oma
Igbo (Nigeria)                               Ndeèwo
Igbo (Nigeria)                               Kedu
Igbo (Nigeria)                               Kelou
Ijo (Africa)                                 To baroa
[Ik, see Icetot]
[Ikiribati, see Kiribati]
Ilokano (Philippines) [morning]              Naimbag nga bigat
Ilokano (Philippines) [morning, formal]      Naimbag a bigatyo
Ilokano (Philippines) [morning, informal]    Naimbag a bigatmo
Ilokano (Philippines) [at noon]              Naimbag nga aldaw
Ilokano (Philippines) [noon, formal]         Naimbag ñga aldawyo
Ilokano (Philippines) [noon, informal]       Naimbag ñga aldawmo
Ilokano (Philippines) [afternoon]            Naimbag nga malem
Ilokano (Philippines) [afternoon, formal]    Naimbag a malemyo
Ilokano (Philippines) [afternoon informal]   Naimbag a malemmo
Ilokano (Philippines) [evening]              Naimbag nga rabii
Ilonggo (Philippines)                        Maayo
Ilonggo (Philippines)                        Maayo nga adlaw
Ilonggo (Philippines)                        Halo
Indonesian (Indonesia, Surinam)              Selamat
Indonesian (Indonesia, Surinam)              Selamat siang
Indonesian (Indonesia, Surinam)              Salam
Indonesian (Indonesia, Surinam)              Apa kabar
Indonesian (Indonesia, Surinam)              Menyapa
Indonesian (Indonesia, Surinam)              Hai
[Ingalik, see Deg Xinag]
Ingush (Russia)                              Salam
Ingush (Russia)                              Da dika xalda hwa
Ingush (Russia) [answer to above]            Hwa 'a xalda da dika
Ingush (Russia) [to two or more people]      Da dika xalda shyn
Ingush (Russia) [by man to another man]      Wassalaam walejkum
Ingush (Russia) [answer to above]            Hwa 'a xajla sejra dika
Innu (Canada)                                Kwe kwe
Innu (Canada)                                Waachiyaa
Interlingua (constructed)                    Salute
Interlingua (constructed)                    Bon die
Interlingua (constructed)                    Bon jorno
[Inuit, see Inuktitut, Iñupiaq and Kalaallisut]
[Inuktitut (Alaska), see Iñupiaq]
Inuktitut (Canada)                           Asujutidli
Inuktitut (Canada)                           Asujutilli
Inuktitut (Nunavik South Baffin Canada)      Ainngai
Inuktitut (Nunavik South Baffin Canada)      Ai
Inuktitut (Arctic) [to one person]           Aksunai
Inuktitut (Arctic) [to two people]           Aksutik
Inuktitut (Canada)                           Ûmâ
Iñupiaq (Alaska)                             Kiana
[Inuttut, see Inuktitut and Kalaallisut]
Ioway (North America) [by a man]             Aho
Ioway (North America) [by a woman]           Aha 
Ipili (Papua New Guinea)                     Ani pele amene
Irish Gaeilge (Ireland) [common]             Haileo
Irish Gaeilge (Ireland) [God be with you]    Dia dhuit
Irish Gaeilge (Ireland)[reply to Dia dhuit]  Dia is Muire dhuit
Ishkashmi (Tajikistan)                       As-salam alaíkum
Ishkashmi (Tajikistan) [reply]               Alaíkum as-salam
[IsiXhosa, see Xhosa]
Italian (Cent. Europe, E Africa)             Buon giorno
Italian (Cent. Europe, E Africa)[familiar]   Salve
Italian (Cent. Europe, E Africa)[familiar]   Ciao
Itbayaten (Batanes Philippines)              Kapian ka pa nu Dios aschapanderak
Itzá (Guatemala)                             Te'yoos
[Iu Mien, see Mien]
Ivasayen (Batanes Philippines)               Capian ka pa nu Dios si chamavucjas
[Ivrit, see Hebrew]
Ixcateco (Mexico)                            Tami
Ixil (Quiché Department Guatemala) [to man]  Cha'lax pap
Ixil (Quiché Department Guatemala)[to woman] Cha'lax nan

Jacalteco (Guatemala, Mexico) [to man]       C'ul mama'
Jacalteco (Guatemala, Mexico) [to woman]     C'ul miay
Japanese (Japan)                             Konnichi wa
Japanese [Kansai Ben] (Osaka Japan)          Maido
Japanese [Kansai Ben] (Osaka Japan)          Maido ookini
Japanese [Kansai Ben] (Osaka Japan)          Mokarimakka
Japanese [Kansai Ben] (Osaka Japan) [answer] Bochi bochi denna
Japanese [Tohoku Ben] (Northeast Japan)      Ohayo-sama
Japanese [Tohoku Ben] (Northeast Japan)      Konnyeje wa
[Jatvingian, see Sûdovian]
Javanese (Indonesia)                         Selamat
Javanese (Indonesia)                         Halo
Jelai (Malaysia)                             Tabek
Jèrriais (Jersey)                            Bouonjour
[Jirrbal, see Dyirbal]
Jiwarli (Australia) [to a friend]            Ya jalikurtijuyi
Jiwarli (Australia) [lit. 'come here']       Yanamarni nhurra
Jiwarli (Australia) [to call attention]      Ya 
[Juaneño, see Acjachemem]
[Judeo-Espanyol, see Ladino]
[Jula, see Dyula]
Jutlandish (Denmark)                         Daw-daw

Kabardian (Russia) ['let your day be good']  Fi maho fuwa
Kabyle (Algeria)                             Azul
Kabyle (Algeria)                             Salam alik
Kabuverdianu (Cape Verde)                    Bon dia
Kabuverdianu (Cape Verde)                    Ola
Kachchi (Uganda)                             Keayom
Kadazan (Sabah Malaysia)                     Ingkuo koh?
Kalaallisut (Greenland)                      Aluu
Kalaallisut (Greenland)                      Haluu
Kalaallisut (Greenland)                      Kutaa
Kalaallisut (Greenland)                      Unuugujoq
Kalaallisut (Greenland)                      Aluukkut
Kalaallisut (Greenland)                      Haluukkut
Kala Kawaw Ya (Queensland Australia)[to 1]   Ngi midh?
Kala Kawaw Ya (Queensland Australia)[to 2]   Ngipel midh?
Kala Kawaw Ya (Queensland Australia)[to 3+]  Ngitha midh?
Kala Kawaw Ya (Queensland Australia)[answer] Balabayginga
Kala Lagaw Ya (Australia)                    Sew ngapa
Kalanga (Botswana, Zimbabwe)                 Dhùmílánì
Kalasha (India)                              Ishpada
Kalenjin (Kenya)                             Subaa
Kalenjin (Kenya)                             Chamge
Kalenjin (Kenya)                             Chamuge
Kalenjin (Kenya) [to a close friend]         Chamge mising
Kalmyk (Russia)                              Mendvt
Kalmyk (Russia) [informal]                   Mend
Kalmyk (Russia)                              Halun mend
Kamchadal (Kamchatka Russia)                 Torova
[Kammu, see Khmu]
Kamviri (South Asia) [to a man]              Li'o
Kamviri (South Asia) [to a woman]            L'e
Kamviri (South Asia) [response]              V'ou
Kamviri (South Asia) [response]              Kâ'i
Kangbe (West Africa) [morning]               E nee somah
Kangbe (West Africa) [noon]                  E nee teleh
Kangbe (West Africa) [afternoon]             E nea woorah
Kangbe (West Africa) [evening]               E nea sooh
Kanienkehaka (Ont. & Quebec Canada, NY USA)  Kwe
Kanienkehaka (Ont. & Quebec Canada, NY USA)  Kwe kwe
Kanienkehaka (Ont. & Quebec Canada, NY USA)  She:kon
Kanienkehaka (Ont. & Quebec Canada, NY USA)  Se:koh
Kanienkehaka (Ont. & Quebec Canada, NY USA)  Wa'tkwanowera:ton
Kanjobal (San Pedro Soloma Guatemala)        Janik'
Kankanaey (Philip.) [to p.entering village]  Nagapuam
Kankanaey (Philip.) [to p. leaving village]  Umayam  
Kannada (India)                              Namaskaara
Kannada (India)                              Hege iddi ra
Kannada (India) [informal]                   Hege iddi ya
Kanuri (Nigeria, Niger)                      Ushé-ushé
Kapampangan (Philippines) [morning]          Mayap ayabak
Kapingamarangi (Pacific Islands)             Malia goe
Karachay (Turkey)                            Selam
Karachay (Turkey)                            Selamlar
Karachay (Turkey)                            Isenlikler
Karachay (Turkey)                            Salamun aleykum
Karachay (Turkey)                            Esselamun aleykum
Karaim (Lithuania, Ukraine)                  Kiun jachšy
Karakalpak (Central Asia)                    Assalomu alaikum
Karakalpak (Central Asia) [answer]           Valaikum assalom
Karelian (Finland, Russia)                   Terveh
Karelian (Finland, Russia)                   Terveh teile
Karelian (Finland, Russia)                   Hüvä päivä
Karen (Myanmar)                              Mu eri
Karen [Pa'o] (Myanmar)                       Na aw hsaw ha?
Karen [Pho] (Myanmar)                        Ná à hsà hà?
Karen [Pho] (Myanmar)                        Mwéh
Karen [Sgaw] (Myanmar)                       Ná ô hsû há?
Karen [Sgaw] (Myanmar) [answer]              Mè
Karen [Sgaw] (Myanmar)                       Madee leh?
Karitiana (Brazil) [morning]                 Goy'hap
Karitiana (Brazil) [afternoon]               Goy'mõyn
[Kartuli, see Georgian]
Kasem (Ghana, Burkina Faso) [morning]        De N zezenga
Kasem (Ghana, Burkina Faso) [morning]        De N de zezenga
Kashmiri (India, Pakistan)                   Salam
Kasigau (Kenya) [have you woken up well?]    Wawuka?
Kasigau (Kenya) [I have woken up well]       Nawuka
[Katchi, see Kachchi]
Kâte (Papua New Guinea)                      Mu zheri dâng
Kaurareg (Australia) [to one person]         Ni midhikidh
Kaurareg (Australia) [to two people]         Nipel midhikidh?
Kaurareg (Australia) [to three or more]      Nitha midhikidh?
Kaurna (Southern Australia)                  Na marni
Kaurna (Soutnern Australia)                  Marni
Kavango (Namibia)                            Osinima osiri ngeipi
Kazakh (Kazakstan, Central Asia, China)      Salam
Kazakh (Kazakstan, Central Asia, China)      Asalamu alaykim
Kazakh (Kazakstan, Central Asia, China)      Salamatsyz ba
Kazakh (Kazakstan, Central Asia, China)      Khayrly kün
Kazakh (Kazakstan, C. Asia, China)[informal] Selem
Kebu (Congo, Uganda)                         Ngoni
Kekchí (Guatemala) [to elder man]            Ch'owa'
Kekchí (Guatemala) [to elder woman]          Ch'ona'
Kekchí (Guatemala)                           Wan b'i
Kekchí (Guatemala) [answer]                  Us, b'i
Keres (Southwestern United States)           Guwaadzi sai hauba
Keres (Cochiti New Mexico USA)               Kuweasti hopa
[Kernewek, see Cornish]
Khakas (Russia)                              Izen
Khakas (Russia)                              Izenner
Khakas (Russia)                              Mangat qun
Khanty (Russia)                              Wus'a
Khanty (Russia)                              Uusia
Khmer (Cambodia)                             Sok sabai jie te
Khmer (Cambodia)                             Suor sdei
Khmer (Cambodia)                             Choum reap suor
Khmer (Cambodia) [to man]                    Choum reap suor look
Khmer (Cambodia) [to woman]                  Choum reap suor look srey
Khmu (Laos)                                  Sabailuh
=Khomani (South Africa)                      !hoi ca
Kibudu (Congo-Kinshasha)                     Salamu
Kichagga (Tanzania)                          Kufyenda
Kichagga [Kibosho] (Tanzania)                Shimboni
Kichagga [Kimashami] (Tanzania)              Nesindisa
Kichori (Africa)                             Kopang'o
Kickapoo (United States, Mexico)             Ho
Kiga (Africa) [morning]                      Oraire gye
Kiga (Africa) [afternoon and evening]        Osiibire gye
Kiga (Africa) [night]                        Oraare gye
Kiga (Africa) [by children]                  Mbahe
Kiga (Africa) [by children]                  Mbahi
Kiganda (Uganda) [peace]                     Mirembe
Kiganda (Uganda) [what's the news]           Mawulire ki?
Kiganda (Uganda) [answer: none]              Tetugalaba
Kigogo (central Tanzania)                    Mbukwenyi
Kigogo (central Tanzania) [reply]            Mbukwa
Kihaya (Africa)                              Wasbotaige
Kihehe (Africa)                              Kamwene
Kihema (Congo-Kinshasha)                     Mirembe
Kikamba (Tanzania) [to one person]           Uvoo waku
Kikamba (Tanzania) [to a group]              Uvoo wenyu
Kikongo (Congo, Angola)                      Mbote
Kikongo (Congo, Angola)                      Kiambote
Kikongo (Congo, Angola) [to man]             Kiambote tata
Kikongo (Congo, Angola) [to woman]           Kiambote mama
Kikongo (Congo, Angola) [to one person]      Kiambote kiaku
Kikongo (Congo, Angola) [to several people]  Kiambote kieno
Kikongo (Cuba)                               Malembe mpolo
Kikongo (Cuba)                               Malembe yayé
Kikongo (Cuba)                               Malombo
Kikongo (Cuba)                               Mambote
Kikongo (Cuba)                               Matoko lukaya
Kikongo (Cuba)                               Tukaise nguei
[Kikongo Ya Leta, see Kituba]
Kikuyu (Kenya)                               Natya
Kikuyu (Kenya)                               Ni kwega
Kikuyu (Kenya) [to one person]               Wemwega
Kikuyu (Kenya) [to more than one person]     Muriega
Kiluba (Congo)                               Ke mwinya
Kimakonde (Tanzania)                         Uchidachi
Kimakonde (Tanzania)                         Habari na yelo
Kimanda (Tanzania)                           Monili
Kimbolo (Africa)                             Saita
Kimbundu (Africa)                            Kiambote
Kimbundu (Africa)                            Twatondela
Kimeru (Kenya)                               Uri umwiiga
Kinuguja (Africa)                            Che che
Kinyakyusa (Tanzania)                        Ogonile
Kinyamwezi (Tanzania)                        Mwaadela
Kinyamwezi (Tanzania)                        Haa
Kinyaramba (Tanzania)                        Wiliani
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) [not seen in sev. days] Muraho
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) [morning,seen recently] Mwaramutse
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) [afternoon, seen rec.]  Mwiriwe
Kinyaturu (Tanzania)                         Amocha
Kiowa (USA)                                  Kui-gwu
Kiowa (USA)                                  Day-own-day aim been
Kipchak (Russia)                             Nä tabish bar?
Kipchak (Russia) [answer]                    Tabish yok
Kipchak (Russia) [answer]                    Tabish yoghila
Kipemba (Africa)                             Kibesa
Kipsigis (Kenya)                             Chamegei
Kipsigis (Uganda)                            Chamage
Kirghiz (Kyrgyzstan)                         Salamat sizbe
Kirghiz (Kyrgyzstan) [formal]                Kandisiz
Kirghiz (Kyrgyzstan) [informal]              Kandaisen
Kirghiz (Kyrgyzstan) [casual, by youth]      Kandai
Kirghiz (Kyrgyzstan)                         Salam aleykum
Kirghiz (Kyrgyzstan)                         Salam
Kiribati (Kiribati Pacific Islands)          Mauri
Kiribati (Kiribati Pacific Islands)[singul.] Kona mauri 
Kiribati (Kiribati Pacific Islands)[plural]  Kam na mauri
Kirundi (Burundi)                            Bwakeye
Kirundi (Burundi)                            Bwa
Kirundi (Burundi)                            N'amahoro
Kirundi (Burundi) [morning, seen recently]   Mwaramutse
Kirundi (Burundi) [afternoon, seen recently] Miriwe
Kirundi (Burundi) [informal]                 Jakeye
Kirundi (Burundi) [lit. may you have herds]  Amashyo
Kirundi (Burundi) [answer]                   Amashongore
Kisanga (South Congo-Kinshasa) [morning]     Mwalangikai
Kisanga (South Congo-Kinshasa) [afternoon]   Twaimunai
Kisanga (South Congo-Kinshasa) [evening]     Kyunguloi
Kisanga (South Congo-Kinshasa) [answer]      Eyo mwane
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [to man]        Habari, bwana
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [to woman]      Habari, bibi
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [to elder man]  Habari, mzee
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [to elder wom.] Habari, mama
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [answer]        Nzuri
Kiswahili (Kenya) [answer]                   Mzuri
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [to man]        Hujambo, bwana
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [to woman]      Hujambo, bibi
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [to elder man]  Hujambo, mzee
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [to elder wom.] Hujambo, mama
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [ans. to 1 man] Sijambo, bwana
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [answer to men] Sijambo, mabwana
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [ans. to woman] Sijambo, bibi
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [ans. to women] Sijambo, mabibi
Kiswahili (SE Africa) [answer to elder man]  Sijambo, mzee
Kiswahili (SE Africa) [ans. to elder woman]  Sijambo, mama
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [to men-plural] Hamjambo, mabwana
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [to women-pl.]  Hamjambo, mabibi
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [ans to 1 man]  Hatujambo, bwana
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [ans to men-pl] Hatujambo, mabwana
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [ans to woman]  Hatujambo, bibi
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [ans to wom-pl] Hatujambo, mabibi
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [in passing]    Salama
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [to elder]      Shikamoo
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [to elder man]  Shikamoo mzee
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [to elder man]  Shikamoo baba
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [to elder wom.] Shikamoo mama
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [by elders]     Marahaba
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [by Muslims]    Asalaamu alekum
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [answer]        Wa alekum salaam
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [to tourists]   Jambo
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [formal]        Jambo sana
Kituba (Congo)                               Mbote
Kituba (Congo) [to one person]               Mbote na beno
Kituba (Congo) [to several people]           Mbote na nge
Kiwapogoro (Africa)                          Kiamoka
Kizaramo (Tanzania)                          Kugonaze
Klallam (Washington USA) [to p. arriving]    Sha shel ?a? chin stáchi
Klallam (Washington USA) [it is a good day]  ?Éy' skwáchi 
Klallam (Washington USA) [it is a good day]  ?Éy' skwáchi ?áynekw
Koasati (Louisiana & Texas USA)              Bosó
Koasati (Louisiana & Texas USA) [to group]   Haciká'nó
Koasati (Louisiana & Texas USA) [to one]     Ciká'nó
Kohistani (Central Asia)                     Asalaam aleikum
Komi-Permyak (Russia)                        Olat-vöat
Komi-Permyak (Russia) [informal]             Privyet
Komi-Zyrian (Russia)                         Bidza olannyd
Komi-Zyrian (Russia) [informal]              Cholöm
[Kongo, see Kikongo]
Konkani (India)                              Namaskaaru
Konkani (India)                              Paypadta
Korean (Korea)                               Annyong hashimnikka
Korean (Korea) [informal]                    Annyong haseyo
Korean (Korea) [informal]                    Annyong
Koromfe (Burkina Faso)                       A jebka kibaru
Koromfe (Burkina Faso)                       Ng jebe a baani
Koromfe (Burkina Faso)                       Ng jebe baani
Koromfe (Burkian Faso) [answer]              A baane jebe
Koryak [Maritime Koryak] (Russia)            Mej
Koryak [Reindeer Koryak] (Russia)            Amto
Kosraean (Micronesia)                        Lwen wo
Kosraean (Micronesia)                        Kulo malulo
Koyo (Africa)                                Osegu
Koyo (Africa)                                Ol'
Koyukon (Alaska)                             Dzaanh nezoonh
Kpelle (Liberia)                             Ba ngung
Kpelle (Liberia)                             Ya ngung
Kréyòl (French Guyana)                       A kouman
Krio (Sierra Leone)                          Kushe
Kriol (N. Australia)[w. are you coming from] Wijei yu bin kaman?
Kriol (N. Australia)[" to more than one]     Wijei yumob bin kaman?
Kriol (N. Australia)[we've come from...]     Mela bin kaman brom...
Kukatja (Australia)                          Nyuntun palya
Kumeyaay (Southern California USA, Mexico)   Auka
Kumeyaay (Southern California USA, Mexico)   Howka
Kumeyaay (Southern California USA, Mexico)   Haawka
[Kumiái, see Kumeyaay]
Kuna (Panama)                                Na
Kuna (Panama)                                Nuedí
Kuna (Panama)                                Degitte
Kuna (Colombian-Panamanian border region)    Na'
[Kunggari, see Gunggari]
[Kuo Yu, see Mandarin] 
Kupsapiny (Uganda) [to a man]                Supai
Kupsapiny (Uganda) [to a woman]              Takwenya
[Kurdish, see Kurdi]
Kurdi (Iraq, Iran)                           Rozhbash
Kurdi (Iraq, Iran) [answer]                  Bashem
Kurukh (India)                               Gor-lagi
[Kutchin, see Gwich'in]
Kutthung (Australia)                         Goojee ik koo
Kwakiutl (British Columbia Canada)           Gila kasla
Kwakiutl (British Columbia Canada)           Gilakas'la
Kwakiutl (British Columbia Canada)           Yoyo
[Kwakwaka'wakw, see Kwakiutl]
[Kwakwala, see Kwakiutl]
Kwanyama (Angola, Namibia)                   Wa aluka
Kwanyama (Angola, Namibia)                   Mwa aluka
Kwaya (Tanzania)                             Murembe
[Kweneecheeaht, see Makah]
Kwere (Tanzania)                             Walama
Kwéyòl (Haiti)                               Bonjou
Kwéyòl (Haiti) [respectful to man]           Bonjou msieu
Kwéyòl (Haiti) [to a friend]                 Bonjou konpè-m
Kwéyòl (Haiti)                               Alò
Kyangonde (Malawi)                           Ndaga tiyo

Laadi (Congo)                                Kuambilu
Lacandón (Chiapas Mexico) [to enter a house] Taringrech
Lacandón (Chiapas Mexico) [answer= come in]  Or ken
Ladakhi (Pakistan)                           Djuley
Ladin (Trentino-Alto Adige Italy)            Bon di
Ladino (Israel, Turkey)                      Shalom
Ladino (Israel, Turkey)                      Shalom alehem
Ladino (Israel, Turkey)                      Buenos dias
Ladino (Israel, Turkey)                      Ke habar
Lahu (China, Burma, Thailand)                Cheh sha la
Lahu (China, Burma, Thailand)                Cheh sha-ah la
Lakhota (Nebraska Dakota & Montana USA)      Hau
Lakhota (Nebraska Dakota & Montana USA)      Onkwáho
Lakhota (USA) [by male]                      Hau, ko'la
Lakhota (USA) [by female]                    Han, mish'ke
Lakhota (USA) [good day]                     Anpetu waste
[Laimon, see Cochimí]
Lamaholot (Indonesia)                        Moe genai?
Lamaholot (Indonesia) [where are you going?] Moe malaga?
Lampung (Indonesia)                          Api kaba
Lango (Uganda, Sudan)                        Miremba
Lani (Irian Jaya Indonesia)                  Wa
Lani (Irian Jaya Indonesia)                  Nore wa
Lao (Laos)                                   Sabaai-dii
Lao (Laos) [used if meeting on the street]   Pai sai
Lao (Laos) [answer]                          Pai nyaang lmn
Lao (Laos) [have you eaten?]                 Kin khàp lbew baw?
Lao (Laos) [accept invitation]               Nyang
[Lappish, see Saami]
Latin (ancient Rome, Vatican) [most proper]  Ave
Latin (ancient Rome, Vatican)                Salve
Latin (ancient Rome, Vatican) [to plural]    Salvete
Latvian (Latvia)                             Sveiki
Latvian (Latvia) [to a man]                  Sveiks
Latvian (Latvia) [to a woman]                Sveika
Latvian (Latvia)                             Sveicinats
Latvian (Latvia)                             Labas
Lega (Congo-Kinshasa)                        Samba
Lelemi (Ghana)                               Abo
Lenape [Delaware] (Delaware United States)   Hè
[Leonese, see Lleonese]
Lepcha (India, Nepal, Bhutan)                Khámrí
[Lholankok, see Sinkyone]
[Lifou, see Drehu]
Limbe (Sierra Leone)                         Wali-wali
Lindrou (Papua New Guinea)                   Ndraben tam, komo asen
Lingala (Congo)                              Mbóte
Lingala (Congo)                              Mbóte na yó
Lingala (Lomongo Congo)                      Losáko
Lingua Franca (Mediterranean)                Salute
Lingua Franca (Mediterranean)                Bon dgiorno
Lisu (Thailand)                              Ali nga?
Lisu (Thailand) [answer-if you aren't busy]  Atdor nat niaq nga
Lisu (Thailand) [answer-if you aren't busy]  Alshit lil mat yi niaq
Lisu (Thailand) [answer-if you are busy]     Tei zil mit atkel cat niaq nga
Lithuanian (Lithuania) (said to male)        Sveikas
Lithuanian (Lithuania) (said to female)      Sveika
Lithuanian (Lithuania) (several people)      Sveiki
Lithuanian (Lithuania)                       Labas
Lithuanian (Lithuania) [to a man, formal]    Sveikas gyvas
Lithuanian (Lithuania) [to a woman, formal]  Sveika gyva
Lithuanian (Lithuania) [to several people]   Sveiki gyvi
Livonian (Latvia)                            Terinch
Lleonese (Leon Spain)                        Salú
Logang (Uganda)                              Morembe
Loglan (international)                       Loi
Lojban (international)                       Coi
Lokpa (Benin, Togo)                          Alafiawe
[Low German, see Plattdeutsch]
Low Saxon (Eastern Friesland)                Gode Dag
Low Saxon (Eastern Friesland)                Goden Dag
Low Saxon [Northern] (Germany)               Goden Dag
Low Saxon [Northern] (Germany)               Gouden dag
Low Saxon [Northern] (Germany)               Dag
Low Saxon [Northern] (Germany) [answer]      Dag ok
Low Saxon [Northern] (Germany) [answer]      Dag ouk
Low Saxon [Northern] (Germany)               Moi
Low Saxon [Northern] (Germany)               Moin
Low Saxon [Northern] (Germany)               Moin moin
Low Saxon [Westphalian] (Germany)            Gueden Dag
Lua [T'in] (Thailand)                        Mah pen si'ee
[Luba-Shaba, see Kiluba]
[Luba-Kasai, see Tshiluba]
Lucumí (Cuba)                                Oluku mi
Ludian (Russia)                              Hüvä päivä
Luganda (Uganda)                             Otya nno
Luganda (Uganda) [morning]                   Wasizotya nyabo
Luganda (Uganda) [morning]                   Wasuz'otya
Luganda (Uganda) [afternoon]                 Osiibye otya nno
Luganda (Uganda) [afternoon]                 Osiiby'otya
Luganda (Uganda) [answer]                    Bulungi
Luganda (Uganda)                             'Abaffè
Luganda (Uganda)                             'Abânge
Luganda (Uganda) [informal]                  Ki kati
Luiseño (Southern California USA)            Miiyu
Luiseño (California USA) [to several people] Miiyuyam
Lunda (Zambia, Angola, Congo)                Mudi nahi?
Lunda (Zambia, Angola, Congo) [answer]       Cha chiwahi
Lunyankole (Uganda)                          Osibirega
Lunyankole (Uganda) [after absense]          Kaizhe buhorogye?
Lunyankole (Uganda) [answer]                 Kaizhe buhoro
Lunyankole (Uganda) [by elder]               Mphoro
Lunyankole (Uganda) [answer]                 Eh
Lunyankole (Uganda) [by child]               Erirege
Lunyankole (Mbarara South Uganda) [morning]  Oreire ota?
Lunyankole (Mbarara South Uganda) [morning]  Oreiregye?
Lunyankole (Mbarara South Uganda) [answer]   Ndaire kurungi
Lunyankole (Mbarara South Uganda) [aftern.]  Osibiregye?
Lunyankole (Mbarara South Uganda) [answer]   Nsibire kurungi
Lunyoro (West Uganda)                        Mirembe
Lunyoro (West Uganda) [morning]              Oraire ota?
Lunyoro (West Uganda) [afternoon]            Osibire ota?
Lunyoro (West Uganda) [answer]               Kurungi
Luritja (Australia)                          Yawa
Luritja (Australia)                          Wai
Lushootseed (Washington State USA)           'I, sya'ya'
Lushootseed (Washington State USA)           Kwedachi
Luo (Kenya, Tanzania)                        Mirembe
Luo (Kenya, Tanzania)                        Misawa
Luo (Kenya, Tanzania)                        Mesawa
Luvale (Zambia)                              Ngacili?
Luvale (Zambia) [answer]                     Kanawa
Luxembourgish (Luxembourg, Germany, France)  Moiën
Luxembourgish (Luxembourg, Germany, France)  Bonjour
Luxembourgish (Luxembourg, Germany, France)  Gudde Moiën
Luxembourgish (Luxembourg, Germany, France)  Gudde Mëtteg
Lyela (Burkina Faso) [by a guest]            A vièlè
Lyela (Burkina Faso) [answer]                On hon

[Maa, see Maasai]
Maasai (Serengeti Kenya, Tanzania)           Supa
Maasai (Serengeti Kenya, Tanzania) [men]     Suba
Maasai (Serengeti Kenya, Tanzania) [answer]  Suba oleng
Maasai (Serengeti Kenya, Tanzania) [women]   Ta kwenya
Maasai (Serengeti Kenya, Tanzania) [answer]  Iko
Maasai (Kenya, Tanzania) [to a young woman]  Ndito ta kwenya
Maasai (Kenya, Tanzania) [to a young woman]  Nditho ta kwenya
Maasai (Kenya, Tanzania) [to an older woman] Koko ta kwenya
Maasai (Kenya, Tanzania) [to a warrior]      Morani ta kwenya
Maasai (Kenya, Tanzania) [to a young man]    Kulalayo ta kwenya
Maasai (Kenya, Tanz.) [how are the children] Kasserian ingera
Mabuiag (Queensland Australia) [to one]      Ni midhikidh
Mabuiag (Queensland Australia) [to two]      Nipel midhikidh
Mabuiag (Queensland Australia) [to three+]   Nitha midhikidh
Mabuiag (Queensland Australia) [answer]      Matha mina
Macedonian (Macedonia)                       Zdravo
Macedonian (Macedonia)                       Dobar den
Macedonian (Macedonia)                       Prijatno
Macedonian (Macedonia) [informal]            Alo
[Machiguenga, see Matsigenka]
[Magyar, see Hungarian]
Maidu (California USA)                       Hei
Makah (Washington USA)                       Hooy
Makhua (Tanzania)                            Habaari
Makhua (Tanzania) [answer]                   Salaama
Malagasy (Madagascar)                        Manao ahoana
Malagasy (Madagascar)                        Manao ahoana tompoko
Malagasy (Sakalava Madagascar)               Salama
Malagasy (Sambirano Madagascar)              M'bola tsara
Malagasy (South and Midwestern Madagascar)   Akory anareo
Malagasy (Betsimisaraka Madagascar)          Akory lahaly
Malagasy (Betsileo Madagascar)               Tsara madyna
Malay (Malaysia, Brunei)                     Selamat
Malay (Malaysia, Brunei)                     Apa kabar
Malay (Malaysia, Brunei)                     Helo
Malayalam (Kerala India)                     Namaskaram
[Maldivian, see Dhivehi]
Malinké (Mali)                               I be di
[Maliseet, see Passamaquoddy]
Maltese (Malta)                              Bongu
Maltese (Malta)                              Kifahna
Mam (Guatemala)                              Je'y
Mam (Guatemala)                              Jeyó
Mam (Guatemala)                              Je'ky
Mam (Guatemala)                              Jay
Mam (Guatemala) [by a man to a man, inf.]    Je'y kraa
Mam (Guatemala) [to an older person]         Antz tq'ab'a
Mam (Guatemala) [to an older man]            Antz tq'ab'a taat
Mam (Guatemala) [to a visiter]               Maa' tzuula b'eetal
Mam (Guatemala) [to a man]                   Buenos diias, taat
Mam (Guatemala) [to a woman]                 Buenos diias, naan
Mambwe (Tanzania, Zambia)                    Mwapoli mukwai
Mambwe (Tanzania, Zambia)                    Mwalya mwina
Mambwe (Tanzania, Zambia) [to p. working]    Mwalima mukwai
Mambwe (Tanzania, Zambia) [answer]           Ta
Mambwe (Tanzania, Zambia) [answer]           Kalombo
Mambwe (Tanzania, Zambia) [answer]           Endi mukwai
Mambwe (Tanzania, Zambia) [after journey]    Welini kweneko
Mambwe (Tanzania, Zambia) [returning hunter] Mwalulyata
Mambwe (Tanzania, Zambia) [hunter or fisher] Wamba
Mampruli (Ghana) [morning]                   Dasuba
Manchu (China)                               Ei
[Manda, see Kimanda]
Mandan (United States)                       Nawah
Mandarin (China) [Guoyu, Putonghua]          Nî hâo
Mandarin [Guoyu, Putonghua] (China) [formal] Nín hâo
Mandarin (China) [many people]               Nîmen hâo
Mandinka (West Africa) [to one person]       I be ñaading
Mandinka (West Africa) [to several people]   Al be ñaading
Mandinka (West Africa) [to one person]       I be di
Mandinka (West Africa) [to several people]   Al be di
Mandinka (West Africa) [to one person]       I ne ke
Mandinka (West Africa) [to several people]   Al ne ke
Mandinka (West Africa) [to one person]       I tiina
Mandinka (West Africa) [to several people]   Al tiina
Mandinka (West Africa)                       Kayira be
Mandinka (West Africa)                       Ge iwurara
Mangareva (French Polynesia)                 Ena koe
Mangareva (French Polynesia) [answer]        A koe noti
Mangareva (French Polynesia)                 Kia purotu koe
Mangareva (French Polynesia)                 Aroha
Manggarai (Indonesia) [where are you going?] Ngonia?
Maninka (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone)      Mesect
Maninka (Guinea, Liberia, S.Leon) [aftern.]  Mesomme
[Manipuri, see Meithei]
Manyika [Hungwe] (Zimbabwe)                  Kaziwa
Manyika (Zimbabwe, Mozambique)               Kaiwa
Manx (Britain)                               Laa mie
Manx (Britain)                               Failt erriu
Manx (Britain)                               Dy bannee dhyt
Manx (Britain)                               Ta shiu cheet
Manx (Britain)                               Kys t'ou
Manx (Britain) [to several people]           She nyn mea diu ooilley
Maohi (French Polynesia)                     Ia orana
Maori (New Zealand) [to one person]          Tena koe
Maori (New Zealand) [to two people]          Tena korua
Maori (New Zealand) [to three or more]       Tena koutou
Maori (New Zealand)                          Kia ora
Maori (Cook Islands)                         Kia orana
Maori (Cook Islands) [peace]                 Kia 'au
[Mapuche, see Mapudungun]
Mapudungun (Chile, Argentina)                Mari mari
Mapudungun (Chile, Argentina)[after absense] Fütá kuyfí 
Mapudungun (Chile, Argentina)                Foche
Marathi (Maharashtra India)                  Namaskar
Marathi (Maharashtra India)                  Namaste
Marathi (Maharashtra India) [informal]       Kasa-kaayh
Mari [Hill Mari] (Russia)                    Pury kechy
Mari [Hill Mari] (Russia) [morning]          Pury irok
Mari [Hill Mari] (Russia) [evening]          Pury vady
Mari [Meadow Mari] (Russia)                  Salam liyzhe
Mari [Meadow Mari] (Russia)                  Poro kéch'e
Mari [Meadow Mari] (Russia) [morning]        Poro er
Mari [Meadow Mari] (Russia) [evening]        Poro kás
Mari [Meadow Mari] (Russia) [how are you?]   Kuze ílet?
[Maringe, see Cheke Holo]
Marquesan (French Polynesia)                 Kaoha
Marquesan (French Polynesia)                 Kaoha nui
Marshallese (Marshal Islands, Nauru)         Yokwe yuk
Marshallese (Marshal Islands, Nauru)         Yokwe
Marshallese (Marshal Islands, Nauru)         Yokwe yokwe
[Masai, see Maasai]
Mashi (Eastern Congo-Kinshasa)               Asinge
Masongo (Ethiopia)                           Maram bouga
Masongo (Ethiopia) [answer]                  Ay nandejoua
Matisa (Namibia)                             Damara
Matsikenka (Peru)                            Aiñovi
Matsigenka (Peru)                            Aiñompi
Matsigenka (Peru) [answer]                   Aiñona
Matsigenka (Peru) [where are you going?]     Néga pijáque?
Matsigenka (Peru) [answer: I'm visiting you] Naniáquemíni
Maué (Brazil)                                Enodac
Maué (Brazil)                                Awãe aiko
[Maure, see Hassaniya]
[Mayan, see Achí, Aguacateco, Acateco, Chortí, Chuj, Ixil, Jacalteco, 
Kanjobal, Kekchi, Lacandon, Mam, Mopán Maya, Pocomchí, Quiché, Tzotzil,
and Yucateco]
[Mayangna, see Panamahka]
Mazahua (Mexico)                             Jyasmä
Mazahua (Mexico)                             Jyasmäji
Mazahua (Mexico)                             Jyas'u
Mazatec (Oaxaca and Veracruz Mexico)         'Ntano
Mbeere (Kenya)                               Na atia
[Mbisu, see Bisu]
Mehináku (Xingü Park Brazil)                 Pitsupai
Mehináku (Xingü Park Brazil) [answer]        Natupai
Meithei (India, Bangladesh, Myanmar)         Karam touri
Mekwengo (Uganda)                            Mirembe
Mende (Sierra Leone)                         Bua
Mende (Sierra Leone)                         Bianaoh
Mende (Sierra Leone)                         Ndiamo, biwa
Mende (Sierra Leone)                         Ah wanna-e?
Menomini (Wisconsin USA)                     A:neE na:p
Meriam Mir (Australia, Papua New Guinea)     Nako manali?
Meriam Mir (Australia, PNG) [answer]         Sikakanali
[Meru, see Kimeru]
[Meto, see Dawan]
[Mfantse, see Fante]
Miami (Indiana & Oklahoma USA)               Aya aya
Miami (Indiana & Oklahoma USA) [to a friend] Aya aya niihka
[Miao, see Hmong Daw and Hmong Njua]
Miccosukee (Florida USA)                     Che hun ta mo
Mien (Laos, Thailand)                        Yiem longx
Mien (Laos, Thailand)                        Yiem longx nyei
Mien (Laos, Thailand)                        Yiem longx nyei fai
Mien (Laos, Thailand)                        Ov, meih daaih orh
Mien (Vietnam)                               Puang toi
Mikmaq (Canada)                              Kwé
Milanese [Lombard] (Milan Italy)             Saludi
Milanese [Lombard] (Milan Italy)             Reverissi
Min Dong [Fuchou] (China)                    Eh ho meh
Min Nam [Chaoshou] (China)                   Ho mo
Min Nam [Hokkien] (Singapore, Indonesia)     Jia ba liao buay
Min Nam [Hokkien] (Singapore, Indonesia)     Ho bo
Min Nam [Hokkien] (Taiwan)                   Li ho    
Min Nam [Hokkien] (Taiwan)                   Chiah pa bue
Min Nam [Hokkien] (Taiwan)                   Chiah-tau iah bue
Min Nam [Hokkien] (Taiwan)                   Peng an
Min Nam [Hokkien] (Taiwan)                   Chiáh-tàu iáh boë
Minangkabau (West Sumatra Indonesia)         Haloo
Minangkabau (West Sumatra Indonesia)         Baa kaba
Mingo (Canada, USA)                          Skênö
Mingo (Canada, USA)                          Hae'
Mingo (Canada, USA)                          Hau'
Mingo (Canada, USA) [informal]               Kuwe
Mískito (Nicaragua, Honduras)                Nak'sa
Mískito (Nicaragua, Honduras)                Nahki sa
Mitchif (North Dakota USA, Canada)           Tawnshi
Mitchif (North Dakota USA, Canada)           Boonzhoor
Mixe (Oaxaca Mexico)                         Za jiatzy
Mixe (Oaxaca Mexico) [at a house]            Estagai yépsna
Mixe (Oaxaca Mexico) [meeting on the road]   Hana beákten
Mixtec (Chalcatongo Mexico) [morning]        Tàníndi
Mixtec (Chalcatongo Oaxaca Mexico) [morning] Tándi
Mixtec (Magdalena Peñasco Oaxaca Mexico)     Taondi
Mixtec (Magdalena Peñasco Mexico) [answer]   Taondimbaa
Mixtec (Sta. Catarina Estetla Mex.) [morning]Kobaadín
Mixtec (Sta. Catarina Estetla Mex.) [answer] Kobadiátu
Mixtec (Xicay´n Mexico)                      Taniku
Mixtec (Xicay´n Mexico)                      Ta'áníku
Mixtec (Xicay´n Mexico)                      Káa Ndioxi yúuo
[Mixteco Bajo, see Ñuiñe]
[Mohawk, see Kanienkehaka]
Mohegan (Eastern USA)                        Aquai
Mohegan (Eastern USA)                        Quin'a moth'a
[Mohican, see Mohegan]
[Mokpwe, see Bakweri]
Moksha (Russia)                              Shumbrat
Mon (Myanmar, Thailand)                      Mangera 7aw
Monégasque (Monaco)                          Bon giurnu
[Mong, see Hmong Daw and Hmong Njua]
Mongo-Nkundu (Congo-Kinshasha)               Losáko
Mongolian (Mongolia, N China)                Sain baina uu
Mono (California USA)                        Maná hu
Mòoré (Burkina Faso)                         Kibaare
Mòoré (Burkina Faso) [to a person working]     Ne y tuuma
Mòoré (Burkina Faso) [to a person walking]     Ne y kenji
Mòoré (Burkina Faso) [morning]                 Yibeogo kibaare?
Mòoré (Burkina Faso) [morning]                 Yibeogo yaa laafi?
Mòoré (Burkina Faso) [morning]                 Yibeogo kiema?
Mòoré (Burkina Faso) [afternoon]               Zaabre kibaare?
Mòoré (Burkina Faso) [afternoon]               Zaabre yaa laafi?
Mòoré (Burkina Faso) [afternoon]               Zaabre kiema?
Mòoré (Burkina Faso) [answer]                  Laafi
Mòoré (Burkina Faso) [answer]                  Laafibeme
Mòoré (Burkina Faso) [answer]                  Laafibala   
Mopán Maya (Guatemala)                       Dioos
Mordvin (Russia)                             Shumbrat
Mordvin (Russia) [informal]                  Syukprya
Morisyen (Mauritius)                         Ki m anieère?
Morisyen (Mauritius) [answer]                Mon byen, mersi
[Mossi, see Mòoré]
Motu (Papua New Guinea)                      Dina namona
Mpi (Thailand)                               Na hà yé?
Mpi (Thailand) [answer by person visiting]   Ngó só í he
Mpongwe (Gabon)                              Mbolo
Mura (Brazil)                                Kauan
Muskogee (Oklahoma & Florida USA)            Estonko
Muskogee (Oklahoma & Florida USA)            Hescha
Muskogee (Oklahoma & Florida USA)            Hesci
Muskogee (Oklahoma & Florida USA)            Hessi
Muskogee (Oklahoma & Florida USA)            Hensci
Muskogee (Oklahoma  USA)                     Hërs'cë 
Mutsun (California USA)                      Pasip-inyi
[Mvskoke, see Muskogee]

[Ñähñu, see Hñähñu]
[Náhuat, see Pipil]
Náhuatl (Mexico, El Salvador)                Niltze
Náhuatl (Mexico, El Salvador) [good day]     Cualli tonalli
Náhuatl (Mexico, El Salvador) [good day]     Cualli tonaltin
Náhuatl (Tepoztlan Mexico) [good day]        Cualli motonalli
Náhuatl (Mexico, El Salvador)                Tlathuil
Náhuatl (Puebla Mexico)                      Mopanolti
Náhuatl (Puebla Mexico)                      Mopanoltihtzino
Náhuatl (Veracruz Mexico)                    Piali
Náhuatl (Veracruz Mexico)                    Piale
Náhuatl (Veracruz Mexico) [to male]          Pial tate
Náhuatl (Veracruz Mexico) [female]           Pial nane
Náhuatl (Guerrero Mexcio) [on street]        Kän tiaw
Náhuatl [Aztec Empire]                       Niltze
Náhuatl [Aztec Empire] [to person arriving]  Otiquihiyohuih
Náhuatl [Aztec Empire] [to person sitting]   Tla ximehuiltihtiecan
Nakota (North America) [by male]             Hau
Nakota (North America) [by female]           Han
Nakota (North America) [to a friend by male] Hau kona
Nama (Namibia)                               !Gâi tsés
Nama (Namibia)                               Matisa ti axaro
Nandi (East Africa)                          Chamgei
Nandi (East Africa) [elder to younger man]   Sopai
Nandi (East Africa) [reply to elder by y.m.] Takwenya
Nandi (East Africa) [younger to elder man]   Epa
Nandi (East Africa) [elder to young woman]   Takwenya
Nandi (East Africa) [younger to elder woman] Igo
Nandi (East Africa) [man to woman]           Takwenya, chepioso-chu
Nandi (East Africa) [woman to man]           Takwenya, murén-ju
Nandi (East Africa) [woman to young boy]     Sopai
Nandi (East Africa) [reply by young boy]     Takwenya
Nandi (East Africa) [man to young girl]      Takwenya
Nandi (East Africa) [reply by young girl]    Igo
Navajo (Southwestern United States)          Yá'át'ééh
Navajo (SW United States) [to older man]     Yá'át'ééh shicheii
Navajo (SW United States) [to older woman]   Yá'át'ééh shimá
Navajo (SW United States) [to older woman]   Yá'át'ééh shimá yázhí
Navajo (SW United States) [to younger man]   Yá'át'ééh shiyáázh
Navajo (SW United States) [to young child]   Yá'át'ééh shitsóí
Navajo (SW United States) [to young child]   Yá'át'ééh sitsóí
[Nawat, see Pipil]
Naxi (Yunnan China)                          Al la'laq lei
Ndebele (Zimbabwe) [singular]                Sawubona
Ndebele (Zimbabwe) [plural]                  Salibonani
Ndebele (Zimbabwe) [respectful]              Salubonani
Ndebele (Zimbabwe) [reply]                   Yebo
Ndebele (Zimbabwe)                           Lotjani
Ndebele (Zimbabwe)                           Lotsha
Ndebele (Zimbabwe) [afternoon]               Litshonile
Ndebele (Zimbabwe) [plural]                  Relotshitse 
Ndjuka (Suriname)                            U miti oo
[Ndo, see Kebu]
Ndonga (Namibia)                             Ongeipi kaume
[Nederlands, see Dutch]
Nenets (Russia)                              Andorovo
Nenets (Russia)                              Nani torova
[Neo-Aramaic, see Assyrian and Chaldean]
Nepali (Nepal, India) [polite]               Namaskaar
Nepali (Nepal, India)                        Namaste
Newari (Nepal, India)                        Jojo-lapa
Newari (Nepal, India)                        Namaste
Newari (Nepal, India)                        Mahphulaa
Ngaanyatjarra (Australia) [sun-side moiety]  Yiparrka
Ngaanyatjarra (Australia) [sun-side moiety]  Panaka
Ngaanyatjarra (Australia) [sun-side moiety]  Tjarurru
Ngaanyatjarra (Australia)[shade-side moiety] Milangka
Ngaanyatjarra (Australia)[shade-side moiety] Karimarra
Ngaanyatjarra (Australia)[shade-side moiety] Purungu
[Ngala, see Lingala]
Ngalkbon (Australia)                         Nyale
Ngambay (Chad)                               Láphìa
Ngambay (Chad) [answer]                      Láphìa ya
Ngambay (Chad)                               Làléé
Nganasan (Siberia Russia)                    Doroba
Ngiyampaa (Australia)                        Yamakarra
Ngizim (Nigeria)                             Úsài
Ngumba (Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea)         Mirembe
Nicobarese (Nicobar)                         Ho
Nias (Indonesia)                             Jahowu
Nigerian Pidgin (Nigeria)                    How now
Nimo (Papua New Guinea)                      Nena wenao
Niue (Niue Island)                           Fakaalofa atu
Niue (Niue Island) [to two people]           Fakaalofa atu ki a mua
Niue (Niue Island) [to a small group]        Fakaalofa atu ki a mutolu
Niue (Niue Island) [to a large group]        Fakaalofa atu ki a mutolu oti
Niue (Niue Island) [informal]                Koe kia
Njebi (Gabon)                                Mbolo
Njebi (Gabon) [answer]                       Mm, mbolo
Njebi (Gabon)                                Wemasoga
[Nokhchiin, see Chechen]
Nominapetu (Puluwat Micronesia)              Etowi
Norwegian [Nynorsk] (Norway)                 Goddag
Norwegian [Bokmaal] (Norway)                 Hei
Norwegian [Bokmaal] (Norway)                 Heisann
Norwegian [Bokmaal] (Norway)                 God dag
Norwegian [Bokmaal] (Norway)                 Morn
Norwegian [Bokmaal] (Norway)                 Hallo
Norwegian [Nordmørsk] (Norway)               Goddág
Norwegian [Nordmørsk] (Norway)               Goddàjen
Norwegian [Nordmørsk] (Norway) [reply; old]  Sing Gú               
Norwegian [Nordmørsk] (Norway) [old]         Godt mót
Norwegian [Nordmørsk] (Norway) [reply]       Godt mót att
Norwegian [Nordmørsk] (Norway) [informal]    Hêia
Norwegian [Nordmørsk] (Norway) [informal]    Hæia
Norwegian [Nordmørsk] (Norway)[to p.working] Síng ârbeia
Norwegian [Bergensk] (Bergen Norway)         Halloen
Norwegian [Sortlandsk] (Sortland Norway)     Go'da
Norwegian [Sortlandsk] (Sortland Norway)     Ka farsken, e det du?
Ntomba (Congo-Kinshasha)                     Ómwá
Ntomba (Congo-Kinshasha)                     Bómwá
Ntomba (Congo-Kinshasha)                     Losako
Nubi (Kenya, Uganda)                         Maskagna
Nuer (Sudan)                                 Male magua
Ñuiñe [Mixteco Bajo](Mexico)[child to adult] Ke'ém
Ñuiñe [Mixteco Bajo](Mexico)[adult to adult] Xna
Ñuiñe [Mixteco Bajo](Mexico)                 A'eyo
Nukuoro (Micronesia)                         Danuaa
Nukuoro (Micronesia) [to a group]            Danuaa goodou alodahi
Nupe (Africa)                                Okú
[Ñuu Savi, see Mixtec]
Nuxalk (Canada)                              Yaw
Nuxalk (Canada) [hello friends]              Yaw smatmc
[Nyakyusa, see Kinyakyusa]
[Nyamwezi, see Kinyamwezi]
[Nyankore, see Lunyankole]
[Nyaturu, see Kinyaturu]

[Occitan, see Provencal and Gascon]
Ofo (Mississippi Valley USA)                 He' ha
[Oirat, see Kalmyk]
Ojibwe (USA, Canada)                         Aaniin
Ojibwe (USA, Canada)                         Aanii
Ojibwe (USA, Canada)                         Boozhoo
Okanagan (Montana USA)                       Way'
Okanagan (Montana USA)                       Xast sxelx'ált
Okanagan (Montana USA)                       Way' xast sxelx'ált
Okavango (Namibia)                           Mazwara
[Oluta, see Popoluca]
Oneida (Ontario Canada, Northeastern USA)    Sekoli
Oneida (Ontario Canada, Northeastern USA)    Sheko:li
Oriya (India, Bangladesh)                    Kemitee choo
Oriya (India, Bangladesh)                    Namaskar
Oromo (Kenya, Somalia)                       Ashshaamad'd'a
Oromo (Kenya, Somalia)                       Ashamaa
Ossetian (Georgia)                           Salam
Ossetian (Georgia)                           Arfæ
Otetela (Central Congo-Kinshasa)             Moyo
[Otomí, see Hñähñu]
Ovambo (Namibia) 
Oyampi (Brazil) morning]                     Oateponeko'e  
                            Nawa
Pa'ikwene (Amazon) [to an older man]         Aitné kívyé
Pa'ikwene (Amazon) [to an older woman]       Aitné kívúno
Pa'ikwene (Amazon) [to one person]           Ai kam
Pa'ikwene (Amazon) [to several people]       Ai ka
Pa'ikwene (Amazon) [response by a man]       Ahadjé
Pa'ikwene (Amazon) [response by a woman]     Ihi
Pa'ikwene (Amazon)                           Yaba
Pa'ikwene (Amazon) [response]                Koh  
Pa'ikwene (Amazon)                           Ba pi ai?
Pa'ikwene (Amazon) [response]                Ihi, nah ai
Pa'ikwene (Amazon)                           Baiahee
Pa'ikwene (Amazon) [response]                Ihee
Paipai (Baja California Mexico)              Auka
Paipai (S. California USA , B.C. Mexico)     Awka
Paipai (S. California, B.C. Mexico) [reply]  'Awlika
Paipai (S. California USA , B.C. Mexico)     Nyumkjkye
Paiute (Nevada USA) [I am your friend]       Tu-cubin-noonie
Paiute (Nevada USA) [reply]                  Noonie-tu-cubin
Paiute (Nevada USA) [answer to respondant]   Iooie, iooie
Paiute (Nevada USA) [hello friend]           Mike-tu-cubin
Paiute (Owens Valley California USA)         Manahóo
Paiwan (Taiwan)                              Aianga sun
[Pakistani, see Farsi]
Palaun (Palau)                               Alii
Palaun (Palau)                               Alii, kauangerang
Pali (India) [morning]                       Suppabhaatam te
Pali (India)                                 Sundara poeto
[Pampangan, see Kapampangan]
Panamahka (Nicaragua)                        Parastah
Pangasinan (Philippines)                     Masantós a kabuasán
Pangasinan (Philippines)                     Maabig ya kabuasán
Pangasinan (Philippines)                     Masantós ya agew
Pangasinan (Philippines) [to a group]        Masantós ya agew ed sikayo
Pangasinan (Philippines) [to a group]        Maabig ya kabuasán ed sicayon
[Panjabi, see Punjabi]
Papiamentu (Dutch Antilles, Aruba)           Kon ta bai
Papiamentu (Dutch Antilles, Aruba)           Bon dia
Paricuru (Brazil)                            Aitniê
Pashto (Afghanistan, Pakistan)               Senga yai
Pashto (Afghanistan, Pakistan)               Assalam u alaikum
Pashto (Afghanistan, Pakistan) [reply]       Wa alaikum ussalam
Passamaquoddy (Maine USA, New Bruns. Canada) Tan kahk
Paugusett (USA)                              Saygo
Pende (Congo)                                Moyo
Pende (Congo)                                Wabanda
[Penobscot, see Abenaki]
[Peskotomuhkatiyik, see Passamaquoddy]
Phorhépecha (Michoacán Mexico)               Nári jámashaki
Phorhépecha (Michoacán Mexico)               Jéndi
Phorhépecha (Michoacán Mexico)               Nashki
Phorhépecha (Michoacán Mexico)               Nark
Phorhépecha (Michoacán Mexico)               Tsé
Phorhépecha (Michoacán Mexico)               Jéndi tsé
[Pidgin English, see Nigerian Pidgin, Pijin and Tok Pisin]
Pijin (Solomon Islands) [to one person]      Halo
Pijin (Solomon Islands) [to two people]      Halo tufala
Pijin (Solomon Islands) [to three people]    Halo trifala
Pijin (Solomon Islands) [to more than three] Halo olketa
Pijin (Solomon Islands) [to a friend]        Halo fren
Pijin (Solomon Islands) [to a friend]        Halo mafren
[Pikanii, see Blackfoot]
Pipil (El Salvador)                          Yehyek tunal
Pipil (El Salvador)                          Bwenas dias
Pitjantjatjara (South Australia)             Wai
Pitjantjatjara (South Australia)             Wai palya
Pitkern (Pitcairn Island)                    Wut-a-way you
Plattdeutsch (N. Germany, Ostfriesland)      Moin
Plattdeutsch (N. Germany, Nordfriesland)     Moin moin
Plattdeutsch (Münster Germany)               Goden Dag
Plattdeutsch (Münster Germany)               Schönen goden Dag ok
Plattdeutsch (Germany)                       G'n dach
[Plautdietsch, see Plattdeutsch]
Pocomchí (Guatemala) [to man]                C'alen jau
Pocomchí (Guatemala) [to woman]              C'alen tut
Pohnpeian (Micronesia)                       Kaselehlia
Pohnpeian (Micronesia) [formal]              Kaselehlia maing
Pohnpeian (Micronesia) [informal]            Kaselel
[Police Motu, see Hiri Motu]
Polish (Poland)                              Dzien dobry
Polish (Poland) [familiar]                   Czesc
Polish (Poland)                              Czolem
Polish (Poland)                              Serwus
Pomak (Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey)             Merhaba
Pomo (California USA)                        Pasip-inyi
Popoluca (Veracruz Mexico)                   Chu'xmooy'e
Portuguese (Portugal, Brazil)                Olá
Portuguese (Portugal, Brazil) [informal]     Oi
Portuguese (Portugal, Brazil) [informal]     Como vai
Portuguese (Portugal, Brazil) [informal]     Tudo bem
Portuguese (Portugal, Brazil) [informal]     Tudo bom
Potawatomi (USA, Ontario Canada)             Hau
Potawatomi (USA, Ontario Canada)             Ahaw
Potawatomi (USA, Ontario Canada)             Nijena
Potawatomi (USA, Canada) [meet for 1st time] Bozho
Provencal (France)                           Adiu
Provencal (France)                           Adieu
Provencal (France)                           Bon jorn
Provencal (France) [formal]                  Adieussiatz
Provencal (France) [afternoon]               Bon vèspre
Prussian (Prussia)                           Kâils
[Pulaar, see Fulani]
Puluwat (Micronesia) [good morning]          Nesor állim
Punjabi (India) [greeting used by Sikhs]     Sat siri akal
Punjabi (Pakistan, India) [by Sikhs]         Sat sri akal
Punjabi (Pakistan, India) [by Sikhs]         Sat sri akal je
Punjabi (Pakistan, India) [by Muslims]       Asslaam alaikam
Punjabi (Pakistan, India) [reply]            Vaalaikam asslaam
Punjabi (Pakistan, India) [by Hindus]        Namaste 
Punu (Gabon)                                 Um bolo
Punu (Gabon)                                 Maram bouga
Punu (Gabon) [answer]                        Ay nandejoua
[Purépecha, see Phorhépecha]
Puyuma (Taiwan)                              'Inavau

[Q'anjob'al, see Kanjobal]
Quechua Ancashino (Ancash Peru)              Winchis
Quechua Ayacuchano (Ayacucho Peru)           Rimaykullayki
Quechua Boliviano (Bolivia)                  Imaynalla
Quechua Cochabambino (Bolivia) [afternoon]   Allin sukha
Quechua Cuzqueño (Cuzco Peru)                Allillanchu?
Quechua Cuzqueño [answer to Allillanchu]     Allillanmi
Quechua Cuzqueño (Cuzco Peru)                Napaykullayki
Quechua Cuzqueño (Cuzco Peru)                Napaykuyin
Quechua Cuzqueño (Cuzco Peru) [informal]     Raphi
Quiché (Guatemala) [formal]                  Chila jukla
Quiché (Guatemala) [to man]                  Sakaric, tat
Quiché (Guatemala) [to man]                  Säqärik, tata'ib
Quiché (Guatemala) [to woman]                Sakaric, nan
Quiché (Guatemala) [to woman]                Säqärik, nana'ib
Quichua (Ecuador) [good day]                 Alli punzha
Quichua (Ecuador) [good day]                 Alli puncha
Quichua (Ecuador)                            Causanquichu?
Quichua (Ecuador) [when entering a house]    Mincachihuai

Rakhin (Myanmar)                             Nay kaung pha laa?
Rapanui (Easter Island)                      'Iorana
Rapanui (Easter Island)                      Pehe koe
Rapanui (Easter Island)                      Aroha
[Raramuri, see Tarahumara]
[Rarotongan, see Maori (Cook Islands)]
[Rennellese, see Bellonese]
Resígaro (Peru)                              Hidéheehú
Réunion Creole French (Réunion)              Oté
[Rikpa, see Bafia]
Rohingya (Myanmar)                           Ken ahsaw?
Rohingya (Myanmar) [answer]                  Balah aasee
Romani [Kalderash] (Central Europe)[to one]  Dobroj tut
Romani [Kalderash] (Central Europe)[to one]  Dobroj tu
Romani [Kalderash] (Central Europe)[plural]  Dobroj tume
Romani  [Sinte] (Central Europe)              Devlesa avilan
Romani [Sinte] (Central Europe) [answer]     Devlesa araklam tume
Romani [Sinte] (Central Europe)              Sastimos
Romani [Sinte] (Central Europe)              Sastipé
Romani [Sinte] (Central Europe)              Lasho des
Romani [Sinte] (Central Europe)              Droboy tume 
Romani [Sinte] (Central Europe) [answer]     Nais tuke
Romani [Sofia Erli] (Bulgaria)               Lachshí tí yavin
Romani [Sliven] (Bulgaria)                   Bahtali ti avin
Romani [Vlax] (Central Europe)               Ej
Romani [standardized] (Central Europe)       Yov sasti
Romani [Gitano] (Spain)                      Hálo
Romani [Gitano] (Spain)                      Mey
Romani [Gitano] (Colombia)                   Sarmai san
Romanian (Romania)                           Bunã
Romanian (Romania)                           Bunã ziua
Romanian (Romania)                           Salut
Romanian (Romania)                           Noroc
Romansch (Switzerland)                       Allegra
Romansch (Switzerland)                       Alligra
Romansch (Switzerland) [colloquial]          Ciao
Romansch (Switzerland) [good day]            Bun di
Ron (Nigeria)                                Cala
Rotuman (Rotuma Fiji)                        Noa'ia
Rotuman (Rotuma Fiji)                        Noa'ia 'e mauri
Rukai (Taiwan)                               Muadinga diangi su
[Rumauntsch, see Romansch]
[Runasimi, see Quechua]
[Rundi, see Kirundi]
Russian (Russia)                             Zdravstvuite
Russian (Russia) [informal]                  Zdravstvui
Russian (Russia) [informal]                  Zdorovo
Russian (Russia) [informal]                  Privet
Rutoro (Uganda)                              Oly ota?
Rutoro (Uganda)                              Amakurru?
Rutoro (Uganda) [reply]                      Arungi

Saami [Davvi] (Scandinavia)                  Buorre beaivi
Saami [Davvi] (Scandinavia) [reply]          Ipmel atti
Saami [Davvi] (Norway) [reply]               Ibmel atti
Saami [Davvi] (Scandinavia)                  Buurist
Saami [Davvi] (Scandinavia)                  Buores
Saami [Davvi] (Scandinavia)                  Bures
Saami [Davvi] (Scandinavia)                  Dearvva
Saami [Inari] (Finland)                      Tierva
Saami [Skolt] (Finland, Russia)              Tiõrv
Saami [Skolt] (Finland, Russia)              Tiõrv, tiõrv
Saami (Norway)                               Buerie biejjie
[Saame, see Saami]
Saanich (North America) [to call attention]  Chene
Saanich (North America) [lit. there you are] Shxw'ele' shkwche'
Saisiat (Taiwan)                             Suukatahy
Sakai (Kerbu Malaysia)                       Nâhyé
Sakai (Sungai Raya Malaysia)                 Tabé
Sakai (Ulu Pahang Malaysia)                  Tabek
Sakao (Vanuatu) [when not stopping]          Tyavwar o
Sakao (Vanuatu) [where are you going?]       Ge, i mge ye?
Sakao (Espiritu Santo Island Vanuatu)[morn.] Segren vogvog
[Sami, see Saami]
Samoan (Samoa) [haven't seen in a while]     Talofa
Samoan (Samoa) [haven't seen in a while]     Talofa lava
Samoan (Samoa) [formal to a group of men]    Kalofa ali'i
Samoan (Samoa) [informal]                    Malo
Samoan (Samoa)                               Feofoofoa'iga
Sango (Central African Republic)             Bara ala kwe
Sango (Central African Republic)             Balao
Sango (Central African Republic)             Mbote
Sanskrit (India)                             Namo namah
Sanskrit (India)                             SusvAgataM
Sara (Chad)                                  Dabanyoa
Saramaccan (Suriname) [to a woman]           Tía
Saramaccan (Suriname)                        I weki nö
Saramaccan (Suriname)                        I dë nö
Saramaccan (Suriname)                        Nááfu
Sardinian (Italy)                            Bonas dies
Sarnami (Suriname, Holland) [Hindu]          Namaste
Sarnami (Suriname, Holland) [Hindu]          Paalagie
Sarnami (Suriname, Holland) [Hindu]          Raam raam
Sarnami (Suriname, Holland) [Muslim]         Salaam
Sarnami (Suriname, Holland) [Muslim]         Salaam waleikoem
Sasak (Indonesia)                            Selamat siang
Sasak (Indonesia) [where are you going?]     Mb´ yam laé?
Savonian (Ylä-Savo Finland)                  Hyvvee päevee
Savonian (Ylä-Savo Finland)                  Heehee
Scots (Scotland) [morning]                   Guid mornin
Scots (Scotland) [afternoon]                 Guid efternuin
Scots (Scotland) [evening]                   Guid eenin
Scottish Gaelic (Scotland)                   Madainn mhath
Scottish Gaelic (Scotland)                   Hallo
Sema (India)                                 Akevishi an'kya
Sema (India) [answer]                        Akevishiani
Sena (Malawi)                                Kaziwa
Seneca (USA, Ontario Canada)                 Se'kon
[Seneca [Ohio Iroquois], see Mingo]
Senoufo (Côte d'Ivoire, Mali) [morning]      Foyena
Senoufo (Côte d'Ivoire, Mali) [evening]      Changwana
Sepedi (South Africa)                        Dumela
Sepedi (South Africa)                        Thobela
Serbian (Bosnia, Yugoslavia)                 Zdravo
Serbian (Bosnia, Yugoslavia)                 Dobar dan
Serrere (Senegal, Gambia)                    Ndio ko yong
Seselwa (Seychelles)                         Bonzour 
Seselwa (Seychelles) [good afternoon]        Bon apremidi            
Sesotho (Lesotho)                            Lumela
Sesotho (Lesotho) [to several people]        Lumelang
Sesotho (Lesotho) [elder man]                Lumela ntate
Sesotho (Lesotho) [elder woman]              Lumela 'me
Sesotho (Lesotho) [equal man]                Lumela abuti
Sesotho (Lesotho) [equal woman]              Lumela ausi
Sesotho (Lesotho) [peace]                    Khotso
Sesotho (Lesotho) [to several people]        Khotsong
Sesotho (Lesotho) [elder man]                Khotso ntate
Sesotho (Lesotho) [elder woman]              Khotso 'me
Sesotho (Lesotho) [equal man]                Khotso abuti
Sesotho (Lesotho) [equal woman]              Khotso ausi
Sesotho (South Africa)                       Dumela
Sesotho (South Africa) [to several people]   Dumelang
Sesotho (South Africa) [elder man]           Dumela ntate
Sesotho (South Africa) [elder woman]         Dumela 'me
Sesotho (South Africa) [equal man]           Dumela abuti
Sesotho (South Africa) [equal woman]         Dumela ausi
Sesotho (South Africa) [peace]               Kgotso
Sesotho (South Africa) [to several people]   Kgotsong
Sesotho (South Africa) [elder man]           Kgotso ntate
Sesotho (South Africa) [elder woman]         Kgotso 'me
Sesotho (South Africa) [equal man]           Kgotso abuti
Sesotho (South Africa) [equal woman]         Kgotso ausi
Sesotho (South Africa)                       Helele
Sesotho (South Africa)                       Hai
Setswana (Botswana, South Africa) (to man)   Dumela rra
Setswana (Botswana, South Africa) (to woman) Dumela mma 
Setswana (Botswana, South Africa)            Dumela
Setswana (Botswana, South Africa)            Kgotso
Setu (Southern Estonia)                      Tereh
Shambaa (Tanzania) [morning]                 Onga mahundo
Shambaa (Tanzania) [answer]                  Ni vedi, hangize wako
Shambaa (Tanzania) [afternoon and evening]   Onga mshi
[Shangaan, see Tsonga]
Shanghai (Shanghai China)                    Non ho
Shelta (Ireland, USA) [old; no longer used]  Buri talosk 
Sherpa [Helambu] (Nepal, Tibet)              Tashi delek
Sherpa [Solu] (Nepal, Tibet)                 Tashi delek
Shimasiwa (Comoros)                          Salama
Shimasiwa (Comoros) [good day]               Bariza
Shimasiwa (Comoros) [response]               M'bona
Shimwali (Moheli Island Comoros)             Habari
Shina (Pakistan, India)                      Asalam aleykum
Shina (Pakistan, India)                      Ala
Shingazidja (Grand Comore Island Comoros)    Ufanyihadjei
Shingazidja (Grand Comore Island Comoros)    Barza
Shinzuani (Anjouan Island Comoros)           Jeje
Shipibo (Peru)                               Johué
Shipibo (Peru) [morning]                     Jacón yaméquiri
[Shona, see Chishona]
Shor (Russia)                                Ezen
Shor (Russia)                                Ezenok
Shor (Russia)                                Ezenner
Shoshoni (Western USA)                       Haa
Shoshoni (Western USA)                       Tsaangu beaichehku
Shuar (Ecuador, Peru)                        Pujamek
Shuar (Ecuador, Peru) [reply]                Pujajai
Shuar (Ecuador, Peru)                        Wiñámek
Shuar (Ecuador, Peru) [reply]                Ée wiñájai
Shuar (Ecuador, Peru) [where are you going?] Tuí wéam?
Shuri (Okinawa Japan) [may I come in?]       Chaabira sai?
Shuri (Okinawa Japan) [welcome, come in]     Mensooree
Shuswap (Canada)                             Yeytk
Shuswap (Canada)                             Weytk
Sicilian (Sicily Italy)                      Sa'benerica
Sicilian (Sicily Italy)                      Prontu
Siglit Inuvialulktum  (Canada)               Aganna
Silozi (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana)[morn.]   Muzuhile cwani
Silozi (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana)[aftern.] Mutozi cwani
Sindhi (India, Pakistan)                     Salam
Sindhi (India, Pakistan)                     Kehro hal aahei
Sinhala (Sri Lanka)                          Ayubowan
Sinhala (Sri Lanka)                          Aaybovan
Sinhala (Sri Lanka)                          Koheede yanne
Sinhala (Sri Lanka) [informal]               Kohamede
Sinhala (Sri Lanka) [answer]                 Vaaredak nhe
Sinkyone (California USA)                    Ninsuk koontcun nalkoo'n
Sinkyone (California USA)                    Yein yac
[Sioux, see Dakota and Lakhota]
Siswati (Swaziland) ["I see you"]            Sawubona
Siswati (Swaizland) [to several people]      Sanibona
Siswati (Swaziland) [informal]               Yebo
[Skicinuwatuwewakon, see Passamaquoddy]
Slavey (Canada)                              See-a
Slovak (Slovakia)                            Dobrý den
Slovak (Slovakia)                            Ahoj
Slovak (Slovakia)                            Nazdar
Slovenian (Slovenia) [said to man]           Pozdravljeni
Slovenian (Slovenia) [said to woman]         Pozdravljena
Slovenian (Slovenia)                         Zhivjo
Slovenian (Slovenia)                         Zdravo
Soga (Uganda)                                Balio
Solresol (old; international)                Ti Me
Somali (Somalia, Ethiopia)                   Maalim wanaqsan
Somali (Somalia, Ethiopia)                   Iska waran
Somali (Somalia, Ethiopia)                   Nabat
Somali (Somalia, Ethiopia)                   Nabadeey
Somali (Somalia, Ethiopia)                   Kelmad laysku salaamo
Somali (Somalia, Ethiopia)                   Salama calaykum
Somali (Somalia, Ethiopia)                   Maxad shegtay
Somali (Somalia, Ethiopia)                   See tahay
Sömañ (Malaysia)                             Tabé
Soninke (Mali, Senegal, Cóte d'Ivoire)       Angujam
Soninke (Mali, Senegal, Cóte d'Ivoire)       Oh moho
Soninke (Mali, Senegal, Cóte d'Ivoire)       Beeta
Sorbian [Upper Sorbian] (eastern Germany)    Dobry dzen
Sorbian [Lower Sorbian] (eastern Germany)    Dobry zen
Sorbian [Lower Sorbian] (Germany) [informal] Hallo
Sorbian [Lower Sorbian] (Germany) [to one]   Witaj
[Sotho, see Sepedi (Northern Sotho) and Sesotho (Southern Sotho)]
Spanish (America, Spain)                     Hola 
Spanish (America, Spain)                     Buenos días
Spanish (Argentina)                          Buen día
Spokane (United States)                      'A
Sranan (Suriname)                            Odi
Sranan (Suriname)                            Gi odi
Sûdovian (Baltic region)                     Kailas
Sûdovian (Baltic region)                     Laban deinan
[Sugpiaq, see Alutiiq]
Sukuma [Gwe] (Tanzania)                      Walama
Sumbanese (Indonesia) [where are you going?] Nggi lua mu?
Sunda (Indonesia)                            Kumaha
Sunda (Indonesia)                            Damang
Suqpiaq (Alaska)                             Cama'i
Sursilvan (Switzerland)                      Bien gi
Suryoyo (Syria, Turkey)                      Shlomo
Suryoyo (Syria, Turkey)                      B'shayno
Susu (Guinea)                                Inuale
Susu (Guinea) [morning]                      Tena mari
Susu (Guinea) [evening]                      Tena mafeyen
Swabian (Central Europe)                     Grüß Gott
[Swahili, see Kiswahili]
[Swazi, see Siswati]
Swedish (Sweden, Finland)                    God dag
Swedish (Sweden, Finland) [most common]      Hej
Swedish (Sweden, Finland)                    Hejsan
Swedish (Sweden, Finland)                    Hallå
Swedish (Sweden, Finland) [informal]         Morsning
Swedish (Sweden, Finlnad) [call attention]   Hallå där
Swedish (Sweden) [very informal]             Tja
Swedish (Sweden) [very informal]             Tjenare
Swedish (Sweden) [very informal]             Tjena
Swedish (Sweden) [very informal]             Tjabba
Swedish (Finland)                            Morjens
Syriac [West Syriac] (Middle East)           Shlom lekh

Tachi Yokuts (California United States)      Hìu
Tagalog (Philippines)                        Halo
Tagalog (Philippines)                        Huy
Tagalog (Philippines)                        Magandang hapon po
Tagalog (Philippines)                        Mabuhay
Tagalog (Philippines)                        Kumustá
Tahitian (Tahiti French Polynesia)           Ia ora na
Tahitian (Tahiti French Polynesia) [to one]  Ia ora na 'oe
Tahitian (Tahiti French Polynesia) [to two]  Ia ora na 'orua
Tahitian (Tahiti French Polynesia) [several] Ia ora na 'outou
Tahitian (Tahiti French Polynesia)           E hate huru
Taino (Caribbean, Florida USA)               Tau
Taino (Caribbean, Florida USA)               Taiguey
Taino (Brazil)                               Boili
[Taiwanese, see Min Nam]
Tajik (Tajikistan)                           Salom
Tajik (Tajikistan)                           Assalom u aleykum
Tajik (Tajikistan) [answer]                  Valaykum assalom
[Tamahoq, see Tamasheq]
Tamang (Nepal, India)                        Lhaso
Tamasheq (Mali, Burkina Faso) [informal]     Oyik
Tamasheq (Mali, Burkina Faso)                Oiuwan
Tamasheq (Niger)                             Oyweem
Tamasheq (Mali, Burkina Faso)                Minitwixeh
Tamasheq (Mali, Burkina Faso) [response]     Izot
Tamasheq (Mali, Burkina Faso)                Azul
Tamasheq (Mali, Burkina Faso)                Matole
Tamasheq (Mali, Burkina Faso)                Ma-tihlaqqa
Tamasheq [Tuareg] (Mali, Burkina Faso)       Salamu aleykum
Tamasheq [Tuareg] (Mali, Burkina Faso) [ans] Aleykum salam
Tamasheq [Tuareg] (Mali, Burkina Faso)       Ma d'tolahat?
Tamasheq [Tuareg] (Mali, Burkina Faso) [ans] Alxer yas
Tamasheq [Tuareg] (Mali, Burkina Faso) [ans] Alxer yas al hamdulillahi
Tamasheq [Tuareg] (Mali) [ans. by older man] Ijak alxer da iknan
Tamil (India, Southeast Asia)                Vanakkam
Tamil (India, Southeast Asia)                Saukhyama
Tamil (India, Southeast Asia)                Enna vishayan
Tamil (India, Southeast Asia)                Vaanga
Tanana (Alaska)                              Do'eent'aa
Tarahumara (Chihuahua Mexico)                Kuirabá
Tarahumara (Chihuahua Mexico)                Kuira
Tarahumara (Chihuahua Mexico)                Diosi kuira
Tarahumara (Samachique Mexico)               Riosi cuira
Tarahumara (Samachique Mexico)               Cuira
[Tarasco, see Phorhépecha]
Tashkorghani (northwestern China)            Assalamu äläykum
Tashkorghani (northwestern China)            Assalam alaykum
Tashkorghani (northwestern China) [reply]    Wa'äläykumu salam
Tatar (Russia, China)                        Isenmesez
Tatar (Russia, China) [informal]             Isenme
Tatar (Russia, China) [informal]             Selam
Tatar (Russia, China)                        Esselamögaleyköm
Tatar (Russia, China)                        Selamnar
[Tavgi Samoyed, see Nganasan]
Tay (Vietnam)                                Pá prama
Telefol (Papua New Guinea) [to a friend]     Seno, num seno
Telugu (India) [to elder]                    Namaskaaramandi
Telugu (India)                               Namaskaaram
Tembé Tenetéhar (Amazon Brazil)              'Êy
Tembé Tenetéhar (Amazon Brazil)              Öy
Tembé Tenetéhar (Amazon Brazil) [morning]    Zanêcoême
Tembé Tenetéhar (Amazon Brazil) [afternoon]  Zanecaróc
Temne (Sierra Leone)                         Seke
Temne (Sierra Leone)                         Wan, sekke yo
Tenah (Alaska)                               Netura
[Teochiu, see Min Nam]
Tetum (East Timor)                           Hae
Tetum (East Timor)                           Dader diak
Tetum (East Timor)                           O diak ka lae?
Tetum (East Timor) [answer]                  Diak
Tetum (East Timor)                           Bondia
[Teuso, see Icetot]
Thai (Thailand)                              Sawatdi
Thai (Thailand) [by man]                     Sawatdi krap
Thai (Thailand) [by woman]                   Sawatdi ka
Thai (Thailand) [where are you going?]       Khun ja pai ti nai?
Thai (Thailand) [answer]                     Pai thîaw
Thai (Chiang Mai Thailand) [by man]          Sawatdi kap
Thai (Chiang Mai Thailand) [by woman]        Sawatdi jau
[Thami, see Thangmi]
Thangmi (Himalayas)                          Sewa
Tibetan (China, Nepal, India)                Kam sangbo dugay
Tibetan (China, Nepal, India)                Tashidelek
Tibetan (China, Nepal, India)                Oloy
Tigrinya (Ethiopia)                          Selam
Tigrinya (Ethiopia) [to male friend]         Dahando w'alka
Tigrinya (Ethiopia) [to female friend]       Dahando w'alki
[T'in, see Lua]
[Tjam, see Cham]
[Tjamoro, see Chamorro]
[Tjapukai, see Djabugay]
Tlingit (Canada, USA) [morning]              Juk'e-ri-tsu-tat
Tlingit (Canada, USA)                        Wa-é ák-wé
Tojolobal (Chiapas Mexico)                   San jb'ankila
Tokelauan (Tokelau, New Zealand)             Taloha
Tokelauan (Tokelua, New Zealand)             Taloha ni
Tok Pisin (Papua New Guinea)                 Gude
Tok Pisin (Papua New Guinea)                 Gude gude
Toltichi Yokuts (California USA)             Xawaxan
[Tonga (Zambia), see Chitonga]
[Tonga (Mozambique), see Gitonga]
Tongan (Tonga, Pacific Islands)              Malo e lelei
Tongan (Tonga, Pacific Islands)              Malo e tau lava
Tongan (Tonga, Pacific Islands) [daylight]   Malo e tau ma'u 'a e 'aho' ni
Tongan (Tonga) [after very long absense]     Malo e mo'ui
Tongva (California USA)                      Ava'aha
Toraja (Indonesia)                           Apa kareba
[Torres Strait Broken, see Yumpla Tok]
Totonaco (Veracruz Mexico)                   Katlen
Totonaco (Veracruz Mexico) [to man]          Katlen kumpali
Trobes Tokples (Trobriand Papua New Guinea)  Bwena kau kwau
Trobes Tokples (Trobriand Papua New Guinea)  Bwena la lai
[Trukese, see Chuuk]
Tsaatang (Mongolia)                          Aqua
Tsaatang (Mongolia)                          San baino
[Tsaga, see Enga]
[Tsalagi, see Cherokee]
Tsekhene (British Columbia Canada)           Danach'e 'a
Tsekhene (British Columbia Canada) [reply]   Sasch'e
Tshiluba (Kasai Occidental Region Congo)     Moyo wenu
Tshiluba (Kasai Occidental Region Congo)     Moyo
Tshiluba (Kasai Occidental Reg. Congo) [ans] Eh moy
Tsimshian (Alaska)                           Ts'im'wii'amhaw
Tsimpsean (Alaska)                           'Ndellawaan
Tsonga (South Africa) [morning]              Abusheni
Tsonga (South Africa) [morning]              Avusheni
Tsonga (South Africa) [afternoon]            Inhelekani
Tsonga (South Africa) [evening]              Riperile
Tsou (Taiwan)                                Aveoveoyu
[Tswana, see Setswana]
[Tuareg, see Tamasheq]
Tübatalabal (California United States)       Mãi
Tulu (India)                                 Namaskaara
Tulu (India)                                 Yencha ullere
Tulu (India)                                 Yencha ullaaru
[Tumbuka, see Chitumbuka] 
[Tupi, see Tembé Tenetéhar] 
Turkish (Turkey, Northern Cyprus)            Merhaba
Turkish (Turkey, Northern Cyprus)            Selam
Turkish (Turkey, Northern Cyprus)            Iyi gunler
Turkmen (Turkmenistan)                       Salam
Turkmen (Turkmenistan)                       Salam aleykum
Tuscarora (New York USA, Ontario Canada)     J'wan
Tutchone (Canada)                            Dánän ts'ín huyàjáél
Tuvan (Russia)                               Ekii
Tuvaluan (Tuvalu)                            Talofa
[Twi, see Asante and Fante]
Tzeltal (Chiapas Mexico)                     Bi xchih 'awo'tan
Tzeltal (Chiapas Mexico)                     Lek bal 'ayat
Tzeltal (Chiapas Mexico) [answer]            Lek 'ayan
Tzotzil (Chiapas Mexico)                     K'uxi
Tzotzil (Chiapas Mexico)                     K'usi xi
Tzotzil (Chiapas Mexico)                     K'usi aw otan

Uchinaaguchi (Okinawa Japan)                 Chuu-wuganabira
Uchinaaguchi (Okinawa Japan)                 Chuuwoga
Uchinaaguchi (Okinawa Japan) [by older gen.] Haisai
Udmurt (Russia)                              Ziech bures
Udmurt (Russia) [familiar, to one person]    Ziech bur
Udmurt (Russia) [polite or to several]       Ziech buriesh
Udmurt (Russia) [informal]                   Salam
[Ugong, see Gong]
Ukrainian (Ukraine)                          Pryvit
Ukrainian (Ukraine)                          Dobri den
Ukrainian (Ukraine)                          Zdorovenkni
Ukrainian (Ukraine)                          Vitayu
Ukrainian (Ukraine) [informal]               Zdrastuy
Ulwa (Nicaragua)                             Parasnaka
Ulwa (Nicaragua)                             Parasnaka itukwâna mâ sihpayang
Ulwa (Nicaragua)                             Yampara  
Ulwa (Nicaragua)                             Nak'sa
Umatilla (Oregon United States)              Nich-che-coogh
Unagan (Alaska, Russia)                      Aang
Urdu (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh)           Salaam aleekum
Urdu (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh)           Adaab
Urdu (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh)           Adaab arz
Ute (Colorado and Utah USA)                  Mique wush tagooven
Utshiokwe (Congo)                            Moyo
Uvean (Ouvea Atoll New Caledonia)            Alofa
Uvean (Wallis and Futuna)                    Alofa atu
Uvean (Wallis and Futuna)                    Malo te kataki
Uyghur (Central Asia)                        Asalam aleykum
Uyghur (Central Asia)                        Ässalamu äläykum
Uyghur (Central Asia) [answer]               Wä'äläykum ässalam
Uyghur (Central Asia)                        Hoy
Uzbek (Central Asia)                         Salaam aleikhem
Uzbek (Central Asia)                         Asalom u alaykhum
Uzbek (Central Asia) [reply]                 Valeikum-assalom
Uzbek (Central Asia) [reply]                 Tinch böling
Uzbek (Central Asia)                         Salom
Uzbek (Central Asia)                         Yakhshimisiz

Valencian (Spain)                            Hola
Venda (South Africa) [said by man]           Ndaa
Venda (South Africa) [said by woman]         Aah
Venda (South Africa)                         Avuwani
Venda (South Africa) [answer]                Avuwa
Venda (South Africa)                         Rivoni
Venda (South Africa) [to person returning]   Vhadali
Venda (South Africa) [to person working]     Vhashumi
Veps (western Russia)                        Tervhen
Veps (western Russia)                        Tervhen eläd
Vietnamese (Vietnam)                         Chào
Vietnamese (Vietnam)                         Chào bn
Vietnamese (Vietnam) [to man]                Chào ông
Vietnamese (Vietnam) [to woman]              Chào bà
Vietnamese (Vietnam) [to young woman]        Chào cô
Vietnamese (Vietnam) [to a man you know]     Chào anh
Vietnamese (Vietnam) [to a women you know]   Chào ch
Vietnamese (Vietnam) [to a young person]     Chào em
Vietnamese (Vietnam)                         Nuchu
Visayan (Philippines) [where are you going?] Asa ka mo muadto?
Visayan (Philippines)                        Maqayu
[Vlaams, see Dutch (Belgium)]]
Võru (Võrumaa Estonia)                       Tereq
Võru (Võrumaa Estonia)                       Tereh
Võru (Võrumaa Estonia)                       Tereq päivä 
Võru (Võrumaa Estonia)                       Tereh päivä
Võru (Võrumaa Estonia)                       Tereq jummal'imeq
Võru (Võrumaa Estonia)                       Häid tervit teile
Votic (Russia)                               Üvä päivää
Votic (Russia)                               Üvvää tervüüttä
Votic (Russia)                               Terveh
Votic (Russia)                               Terveüz 
Votic (Russia)                               Tervüüz

Waali (Northwestern Ghana)                   Ansomaa
Waali (Northwestern Ghana) [it is well]      O be son
Wakhi (Central Asia)                         Asalam aleykum
Wagiman (Australia)                          Yow
Wallisian (Wallis and Futuna)                Malo e lelei
Walloon (Belgium)                            Bondjoû
[Wanyaturu, see Kinyaturu]
[Waorani, see Huaorani]
Warumungu (Australia)                        Yar
Warlpiri (Northern Territory Australia)      Ngurrju mayinpa
Warlpiri (Northern Territory Australia)      Calamara
Wasco-Wishram (Oregon USA)                   Dan miuxulal?
Wasco-Wishram (Oregon USA) [to male]         Ai l kala
Welsh (Wales)                                Dydd da
Welsh (Wales) [south]                        Shwmae
Welsh (Wales) [north]                        Sut mae
Wik-mungkan (Australia) [to one person]      Niiyalang
Wik-mungkan (Australia) [to two people]      Nipalang
Wintu [Winnemem Wintu] (California USA)      Hestum
Wolof (West Africa)                          Jama ngaam
Wolof (West Africa) [peace be with you]      Salamalekum
Wolof (West Africa) [peace be with you]      Malekumsalam
Wolof (West Africa) [peace on you]           Diamengam
Wolof (West Africa) [1: how are you]         Nanga def
Wolof (West Africa) [2: answer to 1]         Mangi fii rekk
Wolof (West Africa) [3: answer to 2]         Nunga fe
Wolof (West Africa) [4: may your body rest]  Mbaa sa yaram jaam
Wolof (West Africa) [5: peace only]          Jamm rekk
Wolof (West Africa) [6: praise to Allah]     Alhumdullilah
[Wyandott, see Huron]

Xhosa (South Africa, Lesotho)                Molo
Xhosa (South Africa, Lesotho) [plural]       Molweni
Xucuru (Brazil) [morning]                    Bremen    
Xucuru-Cariri (Brazil)                       Akakáume
Xucuru-Cariri (Brazil) [answer]              Íkaké

Yacouba (Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia) [morning,m] Unzhu babo
Yacouba (Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia) [morning,w] Na babo
Yaka (Angola, Congo-Kinshasa)                Mbote
Yami (Taiwan) [to older male, 'uncle']       Maran gon
Yami (Taiwan) [to older female, 'aunt']      Kaminan gon
Yami (Taiwan) [to older peer, 'sibling']     Kaka gon
Yami (Taiwan) [to younger peer, 'sibling']   Wali gon
Yami (Taiwan) [to younger person, 'child']   Anak gon
Yankunytjatjara (South Australia)            Wai
Yanomami (Venezuela, Brazil)                 Eou
[Yao (Africa), see Chiyao]
[Yao (Asia), see Mien]
Yapese (Micronesia)                          Mogethin
Yaqui (Sonora Mexico, Arizona USA)           Diós 'emchiókue
[Yatvingian, see Sûdovian]
Yiddish (Russia, USA)                        Ah guten tog
Yiddish (Russia, USA)                        Sholem aleykhem
Yiddish (Russia, USA) [answer]               Aleykhem sholem
Yiddish (Poland, Belgium)                    A gütt'n tuuk
Yitchogo (Gabon) [to women]                  Timogya
Yitchogo (Gabon) [to women]                  Yi maram bouga
Yitchogo (Gabon) [to men]                    Buokaye
Yoko (Japan)                                 Bo
Yolngu Matha (Australia)                     Nha mirri
Yolngu Matha (Australia)                     Yo, nha mirri
Yolngu Matha (Australia)                     Yo manymak
Yoruba (West Africa) [morning, honorific]    E kú àárò
Yoruba (West Africa) [afternoon, honorific]  E kú òsán
Yoruba (West Africa) [evening, honorific]    E kú ìròle
Yoruba (West Africa) [night/before midnight] E kú alé
Yoruba (West Africa) [night/after midnight]  E kú áísún
Yoruba (West Africa) [to a person at home]   E kú alé
Yoruba (West Africa) [to a person at work]   E kú isé
Yoruba (West Africa) [to a person returning] E kú àbò
Yoruba (West Africa) [to a person sitting]   E kú ìjokòó
Yoruba (West Africa) [after long absence]    E kú àmójúbà
Yoruba (West Africa) [morning non-honorific] O kú àárò
Yoruba (West Africa) [afternoon, non-honor.] O kú òsán
Yoruba (West Africa) [evening non-honorific] O kú ìròle
Yoruba (West Africa) [night/before midnight] O kú alé
Yoruba (West Africa) [night/after midnight]  O kú áísún
Yucateco (Mexico) [to one person]            Biix a beel?
Yucateco (Yucatan Mexico)                    Ki'ki't'áantabah
Yucateco (Yucatan Mexico)                    Óla
Yucateco (Yucatan Mexico)                    Olaj
Yucateco (Yucatan Mexico)                    Bwenas
Yugambeh (Australia)                         Jingiwalli wahlu
Yugur [Western Yugur] (Gansu China)          Yahsh mô
Yuki (Northern California USA)               'On tat
Yuki (Northern California USA)               Heó, heó
Yumpla Tok (Torres Strait Australia)         Wis wei
Yumpla Tok (Torres Strait Australia)[to one] Wis wei yu
Yup'ik (Alaska USA, Siberia Russia)          Waqaa
Yup'ik (Central Alaska)                      Chamai
Yup'ik (Coastal Alaska)                      Camai
[Yup'ik (Pacific Coast Alaska), see Alutiiq]
[Yurak, see Nenets]
Yura Ngawarla (Flinders South Australia)     Nunga
Yura Ngawarla (South Australia)              Nangga

[Zalamo, see Kizaramo]
Zapotec (Juchitan Mexico)                    Shitalsha
Zapotec (Juchitan Mexico)                    Sicaru siado
Zapotec (Oaxaca Mexico)                      Pa diuxi
Zapotec (Tehuantepec Mexico) [arriving]      Hu'
Zapotec (Villa Alta Mexico)                  Padiull
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico)                    Dioxei
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico)                    Dioxe
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico)                    Padiox
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico)                    Padioxei
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico)[to p.leaving home] Baza'o
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico) [to a group]       Baza'ale
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico) [to a group]       Baza'acle
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico)[to gr. going home] Bazeya'acle
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico) [by p. going home] Bazeya'a
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mex. [by group going home] Bazeyo'oto
Zapotec (Yulalag Mexico)                     Padiuzhe
Zapotec (Zoogocho Mexico)                    Patiosh
Zarma (Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso)         Fofo
Zarma (Niger) [reply]                        N'goy
Zazaki (Turkey)                              Ti senêna?
Zazaki (Turkey)                              Çituria?
Zazaki (Turkey)                              Çitana?
Zazaki (Turkey) [formal]                     Halê shima senino?
Zemba (Namibia) [informal]                   Mosha vi yong, peli
Xitswa (Mozambique)                          Xewe
Zjerma (Niger)                               Fofo
Zulu (South Africa, Lesotho)                 Sawubona
Zulu (South Africa, Lesotho) [plural]        Sanibonani
Zuñi (Southwestern United States)            Keshi
Zuñi (Southwestern United States)            Kesh'shi
Zuñi (Southwestern United States)            K'eccannishshi to' 'a-tu

 
    

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