Hello / السلام علیکم

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See also an article called: Smile and Say Hello (about being a welcomer)

Chart below is from: Omniglot

Language Hello Hello (on phone)
Afrikaans Haai (inf), Hallo,    Goeie dag (frm)
Albanian C’kemi, Tungjatjeta Alo
Alsatian Hallo / Güete Tag / Buschur / Güata Tàg / Göte Tàij / Grias di wohl / Salü
Amharic ሰላም (sälam) / tadiyass – inf teanaste’lle’n (frm)
Arabic (Modern Standard) (as-salām ‘alaykum) السلام عليكم rsp – (wa ‘alaykum as-salām) و عليكم السلام inf – (marḥaban) مرحبا (‘āllō) آلو
Arabic (Egyptian) (is salām ‘alaykum) ألسّلام عليكم rsp – (wa ‘alaykum is salām) وعليكم السّلام (ahlan wa sahlan) أهلاً و سهلاً rsp – (ahlan beek) أهلاً بيك inf – (ahlan) أهلاً
Arabic (Lebanese) Mar7aba
Arabic (Moroccan) (ssalamū ‘lekum) اسلا عليكم (alu) الو
Aragonese Ola
Arapaho Héébee (m) Tous (f/m>f)
Armenian (Eastern) բարև(Barev) inf ԲարևՁեզ (Barev dzez) frm ալլո (Alló)
Armenian (Western) Բարեւ: (Parev) inf Բարեւ ձեզ: (Parev tsez) frm
Arrernte Werte
Assamese নমস্কাৰ (nomoskaar)
Asturian Hola / Bonos díes
Azeri Salam,    Salam əleyküm,    Əleyküm salam (reply)
Basque Kaixo
Belarusian Вітаю (Vitayu) Дзень добры (Dzien’ dobry) Дабрыдзень (Dabrydzien) Прывітанне (Pryvitanne) – inf
Bengali নমস্কার   (nômoshkar) – for Hindus আসসালামু আলাইকুম    (assalamualaikum) স্লামালিকুম (slamalikum) – for Muslims haelo
Bhojpuri प्रणाम (prannam)
Bosnian Dobar dan (frm) Zdravo / Merhaba (inf) Halo, Molim
Breton Salud Mat an traoù? Mat an traoù ganeoc’h?
Bulgarian Здравейте (Zdravejte) frm Здравей (Zdravej) inf Здрасти (Zdrasti) inf Привет (Privet) – regards, greetings Ало (Alo) Дочуване (Dočuvane)
Catalan Hola,    Bon dia Hola?   Si?   Digui?
Chabacano de Zamboanga Que tal? Hola!
Chabacano de Cavite Ola
Chamorro Håfa ådai / Buenas
Chechen Салам
Cherokee ᎣᏏᏲ (Osiyo) ‘ᏏᏲ (Siyo)
Chichewa Moni
Chinese (Cantonese) 你好 (néih hóu) (wái)
Chinese (Hakka) 你好 (ngi2 ho3) 你好冇? (ngi2 ho3 mo?) 噯 (oi)
Chinese (Mandarin) 你好 (nǐ hǎo) – inf 您好 (nín hǎo) – frm (wéi)
Chinese (Shanghainese) 侬好 (nong23 hao34) 大家好!(dâka-hô!) – hello everybody 饭吃过伐? (ve23 qik3 gu5 va1?) – “have you eaten?” (common greeting)
Chinese (Taiwanese) 你好 (lí-hó) – sg /  恁好 (lín-hó) – pl 喂 (ôe)
Chinese (Teochew) 汝好 (leu2 ho2)
Choctaw Halito
Cimbrian Guuten takh
Cornish Dydh da, Hou, You, Ha, Hou sos
Corsican Salute / Bonghjornu
Croatian Bok /   ČaoDobar Dan
Czech Ahoj /   Dobrý den Haló
Danish Hej Hallo
Dutch Hallo /   Goededag /    Goeiedag (inf)
Elfdalian Hej, Høj, Góðdag
Eritrean ታዲያስ (tadiyalä)
Esperanto Saluton Halo
Estonian Tere, Tervist
Faroese Hallo / Hey
Fijian Bula (inf) Drau bula (dl) Dou bula (pl) Nibula (mp)
Finnish Terve,    Hyvää päivää,    Päivää,     Moi,    Hei Haloo?
French Salut / Bonjour Allô?
Frisian (North) Moin / Guundach
Frisian (Sater) Gouden Dai
Frisian (West) A goeie, Hoi, Goeie, Goedei
Friulian Bundì, Mandi
Galician Ola
Georgian გამარჯობა (gamarjoba) ალო (alo) გისმენთ (gismenth)
German Hallo Guten Tag Servus (used in Austria & Bavaria)    Moin Hallo
German (Bavarian) Servas / Gria̦sgood
Greek (Modern) Γειά! (ya) – inf Γειά σου (ya su) – inf Γειά σας (ya sas) – frm Έλα (éla) – (ela) inf Λέγετε (léyete) – frm Εμπρός (embrós) – inf
Greenlandic Aluu (inf) Inuugujoq / Kutaa (frm) Haluu
Gujarati નમસ્તે (namaste)
Haitian Creole Bonjou
Hausa Sannu / Salama alaikum / A gaishai ka (ki) Amin. Alaikum salam (reply)
Hawaiian Aloha
Hebrew (šalom) שלום (halo) הלו
Herero Tjike
Himba Mono
Hindi नमस्ते (namaste)    नमस्कार (namaskār) हेलो (helo)
Hungarian Jó napot kívánok /    Szervusz /    Szia Halló
Icelandic Halló /    Góðan dag /    Góðan daginn Sæll (>m)   Sæl (>f)
Ido Saluto
Igbo kedụ
Indonesian Hi / Apa kabar? Halo
Interlingua Salute
Inuktitut ᐊᐃ (Ai)  ᐊᐃᓐᖓᐃ (Ainngai)
Iñupiaq Halauġikpiñ
Irish (Gaelic) Dia dhuit (sg)   Dia dhóibh (pl) reply: Dia is Muire dhuit (sg) Dia is Muire dhóibh (pl)
Italian Ciao /   Salve Pronto?
Jutish Godaw
Japanese 今日は (konnichiwa) おっす (ossu) – used between close male friends もしもし (moshi moshi)
Jèrriais Salut / Bouônjour
Kashubian Witôjze
Kannada ನಮಸ್ತೆ (namaste) ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ (namaskāra)
Kazakh Сәлем! (Sälem!) – inf Сәлеметсіз бе? (Sälemetsiz be?) – frm
Khmer ជំរាបសួរ (johm riab sua)
Kinyarwanda Muraho / Bite (inf)
Klingon nuqneH (‘What do you want?’) – general ‘greeting’ used when confronted by another
Korean 안녕하십니가 (annyeong-hasimnikka) – frm 안녕하세요 (annyeonghaseyo) – inf 안녕 (annyeong) – inf 여보세요 (yeoboseyo)
!Kung San !kao
Kurdish (Sorani) Sillaw, Ew kata bash, Em kata bash elu
Kyrgyz Салам (Salam) – inf Саламатсызбы (Salamatsyzby) – frm Саламатсыздарбы (Salamatsyzdarby) – pl Саламатчылык (Salamatçylyk) – reply
Lakota Sioux Hau (used only by men)
Latin Heus (inf)    Ave /    Salve (sg)    Salvete (pl)
Latvian Sveiki
Limburgish Hallo
Lithuanian Labas,    Sveikas,    Sveiki Alio
Low Saxon Moin
Luxembourgish Moien / Salut
Macedonian Здраво (Zdravo) Ало (Alo)    – on phone
Malay Selamat pagi (good morning)   Selamat petang (good afternoon)   Selamat malam (good night)   Assalamualaikum (used by Muslims)
Malayalam നമസ്തെ (namaste) നമസ്കാരം (namaskaram)
Manx (Gaelic) Dy bannee diu, Ta shiu/oo cheet!
Maldivian Assalaamu Alaikum (frm) Kihineh? (inf)
Maltese Ħello / Hawn / Aw
Māori Kia ora Kia ora rā kōrua (dl) Kia ora koutou (pl)   Tēnā koe (sg/frm) Tēnā kōrua (dl/frm) Tēnā koutou (pl/frm)
Marathi नमस्कार (namaskār)
Mongolian Сайн уу? (Sain uu?) Сайн байна уу? (Sain baina uu) Байна уу (Baina uu)
Nama !gai //oas
Nahuatl Niltze / Tialli / Pialli
Navajo Yá’át’ééh
Ndebele (Northern) Salibonani
Nepali नमस्ते (namaste)
Norwegian Goddag /    Hei /    Morn Hallo
Occitan Bonjorn!   Adieu!   Adieussiatz!
Ojibwe Aniin / Boozhoo
Old English Wes hāl (sg)  Wesaþ hāl (pl)
Oriya ନମସ୍କର (namascara) ନମସ୍ତେ (namaste) ଶୁଣିବେ (sunibe)
Papiamento Bon dia / Halo
Pashto (khe chare) ښې چارې (salaam) سلام (as-salaamu’ alaykum) السلام عايكم
Persian (Farsi) (dorood) درود   (salâm) سلام
Pitjantjatjara Wai, Wai palya
Polish Cześć (inf) /    Siema /    Siemano (vinf) Halo /   Słucham
Portuguese Olá / Estou? (Portugal) Oi! E aí? Tudo bem? Tudo certo? Opa! (Brazil) Alô?
Punjabi ਸਤਿ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ। / ست سِری اَکال (sat srī akāl) ਨਮਸਕਾਰ / نمسکار (namaskar)
Quechua Rimaykullayki / Napaykullayki
Romanian Salut /   Bună ziua Alo
Romansh Ciao / Tgau / Allegra
Russian Здравствуйте! (Zdravstvujte!) – frm Привет! (Privet!) – inf Алло? (Allo?)
Samoan Talofa / Falopa
Sardinian (Logudorese) Bone die
Scottish Gaelic Halò / Ciamar a tha thu/sibh?
Serbian Здраво (Zdravo) Хало (Halo)    Молим (Molim)
Sesotho Lumela / Dumela (sg)   Dumelang (pl)
Shona Mhoro (sg) Mhoroi (pl)
Sicilian Ciau / Assabbinirica / Sabbinirica / Salutamu
Sinhala ආයුඛෝවන් (āyubūvan) හලෝ (halō)
Sesotho Lumela / Dumela (sg)   Dumelang (pl)
Slovak Ahoj (sg/inf)   Ahojte (pl/frm) Nazdar / Servus
Slovenian Pozdravljeni,     Živjo,    Zdravo Halo
Somali Is ka warran
Spanish ¡Hola! ¡Diga! ¡Dígame! ¿Sí? ¿Bueno?  ¡Hola! ¿Aló?
Stellingwarfs Hoj
Sundanese Halo (borrowed from Indonesian)
Swahili Habari (inf),   Hujambo /   Sijambo (reply)
Swedish God dag (frm) Hej (inf)   Hallå (inf) Tjena, Tja (vinf)
Swiss German Grüezi (frm) / Sali (inf) Grüezi mittenand (pl/frm) Sali zämme (pl/inf)
Tagalog Mabuhay! (frm) Hoy / Uy (inf) Hello
Tahitian Ia ora na
Tamil வணக்கம்  (vaṇakkam) – inf வணக்க0 (vaṇakkã) – frm
Tatar Isänme(sez) / Sawmı(sız) / Sälam (inf)
Telugu నమస్కారం (namaskārām)
Tetum Ola, Oi
Teribe Miga (said by a visitor)    Kobe (said to a visitor)
Thai สวัสดี (sà-wàt-dee) ฮัลโหล (hanlŏh)
Tibetan བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས། (tashi delek) This phrase, which means “Good fortune”, is used as a greeting, though   isn’t really an equivalent of hello. Questions like “How are you?” or “Where   are you going?” are used instead.
Tigrinya ሰላም (selam)
Tok Pisin Gude / Hi / Hai
Tongan Mālō e lelei (inf) Mālō ‘etau lava (frm)
Tswana Dumela
Tsez АсаламугIалейкум! (Asalamuʔaleykum!) СаламгIапейкум! (Salamʔaleykum!) СаламгIапейкум! (Biziyä!) (>f) Изийаь! (Iziyä!) (>m) Ризийаь! (Riziyä!) (>pl)
Turkish Merhaba,    Selam,    İyi günler Alo,    Efendim
Ukrainian Вітаю (Vitayu) – frm Агов (Ahov) – inf Алло (Allo)   Слухаю (Sluchaju)
Urdu (āssālam ‘alaykum)   السلام علیکم reply – (wālaikum assalām) وعليكم السلام inf – (salām) سلام (helo) ەيلو
Uzbek Assalomu Alaykum! Vaalajkum assalom! (reply) Labbay!
Venda I nhlikanhi
Venetian Ciao!
Vietnamese Chào anh (>m) Chào chị (>f) Á-lô!
Volapük Glidis
Võro Tereq
Walloon Bondjoû
Warlpiri Ngurrju mayinpa
Welsh Helô /   Hylô /   Shwmae /  S’mae
Wolof Na nga def (sg) Na ngeen def (pl) Salaam aleekum
Xhosa Molo (sg) Molweni (pl)
Yapese Mogethin
Yiddish (A gutn tog) אַ גוטן טאָג
Yorùbá Ẹ n lẹ
Yucatec Maya Ba’ax ka wa’alik?
Zazaki Selam / Ma be xér / Demê şıma be xeyr
Zulu Sawubona (sg) Sanibonani (pl)
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