How to say Hello

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.

O'-Si-Yo'
Cherokee

Halito
Choctaw

Hau
Dakota and Lakota Sioux

Buzhu
Objiwa Chippewa

Apaa
Yupik Eskimo

Ya'at'eeh
Dene Navajo

 

Source: The Indian Way CD by Mark Thiel

Purchase the Indian Way CD from Noc Bay


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11 thoughts on “How to say Hello

  1. Consuelo Perez says:

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

  2. 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.

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