How to say Hello


Posted By Paul G March 26th, 2011 Native American Culture


Below are a few ways to say hello in several tribal languages.


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O'-Si-Yo'
Cherokee

Halito
Choctaw

Hau
Dakota and Lakota Sioux


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Buzhu
Objiwa Chippewa

Apaa
Yupik Eskimo

Ya'at'eeh
Dene Navajo

 

Source: The Indian Way CD by Mark Thiel

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11 thoughts on “How to say Hello

  1. Charlie Smith says:

    Greetings,

    Large public school district in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
    Would like to have native american performers (dancers/singers) for an event on October 25, 2012 in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

    Please advise,

    Charlie Smith
    Elizabeth Public Schools
    (908) 436 – 5040

  2. Edward Hammond says:

    My mother and grand mother, her cousins,my aunts and uncles used to say buzhu to say hello in the ottawa language, here in the last twenty years or so, I learned another way, they say aanii.

  3. Elizabeth Warren says:

    How!

    Thank you my great new and even friendly natives. I love you guys so much, vote for me–twice if you can!

    No hard feelings, right? After all, it was just a little white lie–one of those would never hurt anyone!

    Elizabeth Warren

  4. Tobie Fletcher says:

    Hello. I have what may be an ignorant question, but I’d like to know the answer. On the television series “Grizzly Adams” Nacoma (Don Shanks) would greet Adams using a word which sounded something like ‘shotazhi’. I don’t know to what tribe Nacoma was supposed to have been a member and I’ve always wondered what that word means. I assumed it was ‘hello’. I named my cat that word and never knew how to spell it, but I love the word. Is it made up? Thank you in advance for any response.

  5. Consuelo Perez says:

    I’ve just found out through DNA test that I am 43% Native American…..how do I find my tribe???

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