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How do you say "Hello" and "Welcome" in Ameridian Languages?
Posted October 28th, 2011 - 9:06 pm by from Castellon de la Plana, Spain (Permalink)
I.e., in Greenlandic (Inuit) "hello" is said "Aluu"

Or i.e. "Welcome":
♣ Languages in Guatemala:
¤ Achi (Baja Verapaz)[come in] -Cat oc lok paja
¤ Chorti [come in] ----------------Ochen macu'
¤ Garifuna [come in] -------------Belú bá
¤ Jacaltec [come in] --------------Ocang tij
¤ Kanjobal [Q'anjob'al] ------------Okan yul
¤ Kekchi ----------------------------Sa sa' inch'ool wankat arin
¤ Mam ------------------------------Mápa tzúla
Mam ([answer] --------------------May
¤ Pocomchi [come in] ------------Oquen

♣ Languages in Yucatec Maya (Mexico):
¤ -----------------------------------------Tistik
¤ -----------------------------------------Tukin a pakat
¤ Yucatec Maya (Campeche Mexico) –Hulel

Please, add it other Amerindian Languages you know

Posted October 29th, 2011 - 1:52 am by from Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza, Mexico (Permalink)
In nahuatl: Quenin ti ca? or quenin ti metz tica?
your answer: cualica,tlazohcamati, huan nin tehhuatzin(respectful way). or cualica, huan nin? well,thanks ;and you?
Thank you: tlazohcamati(mamahuitzotzin, respectful way). See you: zatepa timota!
I can also write number in nahuatl:
Ce,ome,yei,nahui,macuilli,chicome,chiccuei,chicnahui,matlahtli, matlantlu huan ce, matlahtlu huan ome, matlahtli huan yei, matlahtli huan nahui, caxtolli, caxtollu huan ce, caxtolli huan ome, caxtolli huan yei, caxtolli huan nahui, cempohuallo. and so on .a interesting thing about indigenous laguages of Mesoámerica: they use a vigesimal system: for example in nahuatl 40 is ompohualli that it comes from ome cempoualli: twice twenty.

In mixtec of central mixteca region of puebla hello: naxquendà? You answer yabà.
Thank you danò xtonxì! See you:kunè!

In Otomí of Northwest Puebla: hello:¡te ra mäntho
In totonaco of north Puebla. hello:Lhen! (it pronounces like shen)
In popoloca of central mixteca region of Puebla: hello: Thinoo jii.

Posted July 31st, 2012 - 4:29 am by from New York, United States (Permalink)

Don't know exactly how to say "hello", though most should understand enough Spanish for "Hola".
What's up/Como estas? U-ru Qu Qia/Ru Qia? (very informal)
See you tomorrow (at work). A-ta Cho I-na/Dai I-na.
Thank you. Te Guin-yo.
Che means "dude", or Mexican Spanish, Guey (wei). Ru Qia, Che?
Mba Wat-a. Nothing much.
Mba means "no," or "nothing." Pronounced like Ba, but with a little pause right before the B.
1,2,3,4,5. Ni, Obi, Oni, Comi, Ngo-o.
Nda-thu Sinti? Como estan las nalgas? (very informal)