Jennifer's Language Pages

Greetings in more than 3000 languages

 

At this site you can learn how to say greetings and several other words and phrases in hundreds of different languages. Ethnologue, 17th Edition1 lists 7,102 languages spoken in the world. Approximately 3,215 of these languages are included on this website as of September 2016 (approximately 45% of the world's languages). My goal is to include every language, so that people will be able to say at least a few words to anyone they meet, anywhere in the world.

   

 Click here to view the translations list from the beginning.

 

To find a specific language, use the drop-down menus below or click on the first letter of the language's name.

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    About Translating Greetings (information about greetings in different languages)

    About Languages and Dialects (information about the classification of languages)

    Frequently Ask Questions about this site

 

 
 

 

What's New:

      Click here for a list of the most recent changes to this site. (updated weekly)

 

 
 

 

International Greetings Collections

Greetings Around the World (greetings in more than 3,000 languages, listed alphabetically by language)

     Section 1: Aari to Azerbaijani (greetings in 225 languages)
     Section 2: Baatonum to Byangsi (greetings in 211 languages) 
     Section 3: Cabécar to Czech (greetings in 157 languages) 
     Section 4: Daakaka to Dzuungoo (greetings in 127 languages)

     Section 5: Eastern Maroon to Eyak (greetings in 53 languages)

     Section 6: Fá D'ambu to Fwe (greetings in 43 languages)

     Section 7: Ga to Gyele (greetings in 117 languages)

     Section 8: Ha to Hutterisch (greetings in 79 languages)

     Section 9: Iaai to Izon (greetings in 79 languages)

     Section 10: Jabutí to Jutish (greetings in 34 languages)

     Section 11: Kaapor to Kyrgyz (greetings in 313 languages)

     Section 12: Laari to Lyélé (greetings in 122 languages)

     Section 13: Ma to Myene (greetings in 362 languages)

     Section 14: Naasioi to Nzema (greetings in 188 languages)

     Section 15: Obispeño to O!u!ng (greetings in 65 languages)

     Section 16: Pááfang to Pyen (greetings in 131 languages)

     Section 17: Q'anjob'al to Quinault (greetings in 47 languages)

     Section 18: Rabha to Rwanda (greetings in 48 languages)

     Section 19: Sa to Sylheti (greetings in 220 languages)

     Section 20: Taabwa to Tz'utujil (greetings in 243 languages)

     Section 21: Uab Meto to Uzekwe (greetings in 42 languages)

     Section 22: Vaeakau-Taumako to Vuté (greetings in 24 languages)

     Section 23: Wa to Wymysorys (greetings in 80 languages)

     Section 24: Xaasongaxango to Xukurú (greetings in 10 languages)

     Section 25: Yaaku to Yurok (greetings in 81 languages)

     Section 26: Zaghawa to Zuñi (greetings in 58 languages)

 

 
 

 

Older Versions of the Greetings Lists:

(These are archived files from 2008. See the greetings page for the updated version with more than 3000  languages.)

Hello in more than 800 languages

Good morning in more than 250 languages

Good afternoon in more than 160 languages

Good evening in more than 230 languages

Good night in more than 225 languages

How are you? in more than 425 languages

Welcome in more than 325 languages

 

 
 

 

Other Phrases in Many Languages:

Thank you in more than 500 languages

Goodbye in more than 450 languages

What is your name? in more than 330 languages

My name is... in more than 275 languages

Please in more than 270 languages

I don't understand in more than 255 languages

Do you speak English? in more than 215 languages

Yes in more than 550 languages

No in more than 520 languages

 

 
 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

About Translating Greetings

What is the difference between a language and a dialect?

What is the purpose of this site?

Where did these translations come from?

How can I contribute additions or corrections?

Are you still updating this site?

Will you link to my site?

How can I read the different writing systems?

How do you pronounce these words?

What are the three-letter codes?

What is ISO 639-3?

Why do some languages have many ways to say the same thing?

What fonts are used on this site?

Works Cited

Copyright information

Contact information

 

 
 
Works Cited:
(The works below were consulted for language data such as language names, ISO 639-3 codes, and geographic locations where each language is spoken, as well as for the articles on this site.  See also Information about sources for information about sources of translations on this site.)

CDE. 2011. Language Census Instructions. Sacramento, California: California Department of Education. Online: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/dc/lc/documents/lcinstruc11.doc (link no longer active)

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NALI. 2010. Catálogo de las Lenguas Indígenas Nacionales. México D.F.: Instituto Nacional de Lenguas Indígenas. Online: http://www.inali.gob.mx/clin-inali/

Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.). 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fifteenth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online: http://archive.ethnologue.com/15/

Grimes, Barbara F. (ed.). 2000. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fourteenth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online: http://archive.ethnologue.com/14/


Lewis, M. Paul (ed.). 2009. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Sixteenth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online: http://archive.ethnologue.com/16/


Lewis, M. Paul. 2013. "So What's in a Name?" Ethnoblog. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online: https://www.ethnologue.com/ethnoblog/paul-lewis/so-whats-name

Lewis, M. Paul, Gary F. Simons, and Charles D. Fennig (eds.). 2014. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Seventeenth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online: http://www.ethnologue.com/17/

Lewis, M. Paul, Gary F. Simons, and Charles D. Fennig (eds.). 2015. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Eighteenth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online: http://www.ethnologue.com

Linguist L
ist. 2014. Multitree: A digital library of language relationships. Bloomington, IN: Department of Linguistics, The LINGUIST List, Indiana University. Online: http://multitree.org/

Open Language Archives Community. 2015. OLAC Language Resource Catalog. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania.  Online: http://www.language-archives.org

SIL International. 2015.
ISO 639-3. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online: http://www-01.sil.org/iso639-3

SIL International. 2014. Worldwide: Languages of the World. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online: http://www.sil.org/worldwide


 

 
 
    

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