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Paul G 10-26-2011 01:12 PM

Native Greetings
 
We are working to put more resources and information online for students and teachers.

I get asked all the time by school children, how do you say hello. I thought that would be a fun page to put together--a list of different tribe's greetings.

So how do you say hello in your tribe's language?

Or how do you greet others?

Thanks!

Choctaw Keith 10-26-2011 09:39 PM

Halito - Choctaw

Josiah 10-26-2011 09:50 PM

Osiyo - Cherokee

soopashinaab 10-27-2011 09:13 AM

Boozhoo - Ojibwe/Chippewa
Aaniin - Ojibwe/Chippewa

NancyJo 10-27-2011 09:52 AM

Hersci - Creek

Paul G 10-27-2011 11:33 AM

Thanks, keep'em coming!

IyanHoks'ila 10-27-2011 11:47 AM

Hau - Lakota

yaahl 10-27-2011 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul G (Post 1493428)
Thanks, keep'em coming!

Paul, not to rain on your parade but many languages do not have a phrase to simply say hello. Perhaps you might want to change the title of the thread to Greetings.

In my languages, depending on who it is I'm addressing the phrase will alter in context and meaning. I would never ask a seemingly well person, "How are you?" for fear that they might think I see something unhealthy about them. Social context is everything when speaking a greeting.

The word Hello, wasn't even part of the English language until approximately 1833 when it appeared in (Anonymous) The Sketches and Eccentricities of Col. David Crockett, of West Tennessee. New York: J. & J. Harper, 1833. p. 144 The word resurfaced in 1877 where it won out over the word "Ahoy" for use with the telephone. Our greetings are much older than that.

Paul G 10-27-2011 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yaahl (Post 1493434)
Paul, not to rain on your parade but many languages do not have a phrase to simply say hello. Perhaps you might want to change the title of the thread to Greetings.

In my languages, depending on who it is I'm addressing the phrase will alter in context and meaning. I would never ask a seemingly well person, "How are you?" for fear that they might think I see something unhealthy about them. Social context is everything when speaking a greeting.

The word Hello, wasn't even part of the English language until approximately 1833 when it appeared in (Anonymous) The Sketches and Eccentricities of Col. David Crockett, of West Tennessee. New York: J. & J. Harper, 1833. p. 144 The word resurfaced in 1877 where it won out over the word "Ahoy" for use with the telephone. Our greetings are much older than that.

Great suggestion!

Josiah 10-27-2011 10:02 PM

Greetings and Salutations - English

soopashinaab 10-27-2011 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Josiah (Post 1493474)
Greetings and Salutations - English

:thumbsup:

pigheaded 10-28-2011 11:20 AM

Well, I grew up with a lot of Pima boys, and where I don't know their language, I do know their greeting was a combonation of thing, First was the throwing back of the head with a quick "Shh" and an almost un-understandable, "SupDu", (which was a combination of "What's Up Dude") and again followed by another quick "shh". No really, this is how I was greeted everyday from the boys.

2lineCarrandMorgan 10-29-2011 11:51 AM

Kway Abenaki

RDNKJ 10-29-2011 03:21 PM

Well, it's not my language, but up on the Crow reservation people greeted me with ka-hay (sp?).

APACHEFIRE 10-30-2011 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yaahl (Post 1493434)
Paul, not to rain on your parade but many languages do not have a phrase to simply say hello. Perhaps you might want to change the title of the thread to Greetings.

In my languages, depending on who it is I'm addressing the phrase will alter in context and meaning. I would never ask a seemingly well person, "How are you?" for fear that they might think I see something unhealthy about them. Social context is everything when speaking a greeting.

The word Hello, wasn't even part of the English language until approximately 1833 when it appeared in (Anonymous) The Sketches and Eccentricities of Col. David Crockett, of West Tennessee. New York: J. & J. Harper, 1833. p. 144 The word resurfaced in 1877 where it won out over the word "Ahoy" for use with the telephone. Our greetings are much older than that.

GOOD POINT! glad you posted this.
My CHEROKEE GRANDMOTHER always said ‘Ho, or A’ho…as beginnings or ‘endings’.again depending...
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wyo_rose 10-31-2011 01:49 PM

Haaah (with a nasal ending) - Shoshone

Ha Ba (hello friend, male/male) - Arapaho

Dos Ba (hello friend, female/female or female/male) - Arapaho

Chevy_truckin_NDN 10-31-2011 06:59 PM

No body said "How" yet like Tonto? What is this? hahahahahahaaaa.

7pointbull 10-31-2011 07:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yaahl (Post 1493434)
The word resurfaced in 1877 where it won out over the word "Ahoy" for use with the telephone. Our greetings are much older than that.

Wow. now I'm gonna be using "Ahoy"... thanks

Kakeeya 10-31-2011 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chevy_truckin_NDN (Post 1494200)
No body said "How" yet like Tonto? What is this? hahahahahahaaaa.

from an earlier post:

IyanHoks'ila
"Hau - Lakota"

NorthofAda 10-31-2011 11:38 PM

Chukma, chin chukma. Hello, how are you? ---- Chickasaw


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