Do you know how to say Namaste in different Indian Languages?

India is a land of diverse customs, cultures, traditions, beliefs, religions, and regions. And this diversity gives birth to the diversity of different languages for different people to use for communication.

The country has 14 official languages and about 900 dialects. Now, for you, as a traveler, it isn’t plausible to know each and every language of the state you’re travelling to, nor would you be able to greet the residents of the places you’d be travelling in.

Hence, we provide to you common greetings in different Indian languages, so that you can at least communicate a bit with the residents and have fun at your trip.

Indian languages

NAGALAND, ARUNACHAL PRADESH and MEGHALAYA: ENGLISH

Hello!

How are you?

I am fine, thank you.

Nice to meet you.

UTTARAKHAND, UTTAR PRADESH, MADHYA PRADESH, CHHATTISGARH, JHARKHAND, HARYANA, HIMACHAL PRADESH: HINDI

Namastey!

Kaise ho?

Main theek hun, tum batao?

Achha laga tumse mil kar.

JAMMU & KASHMIR: URDU

assalam ‘alaykum

ap kaise hain

main thik hun, shukriya! aur ap?

ap se milker khushi huwi!

PUNJAB: PUNJABI

sat srī akāl

tuhāḍā kī hāl he?

ṭīk hā̃. tusī̃ kíddā̃?

tuhānū̃ mil kē bāhut khushī hōī

GUJARAT: GUJARATI

namaste

kem cho?

saarun

tamne maline anand thaiyo

RAJASTHANI: MARWARI

Khammaghani!

Kikan ho sa? Theek ho?

Main theek thak choon.

Tharo milan maane achha lagyo.

MAHARASHTRA: MARATHI

namaskār

āpaN kashe āhāth

mī ṭīk āhe

thumhālā bhetūn ānandha jhālā

KARNATAKA: KANNADA

namaskāra

athavā kshemanā?

nān cennagiddēne, nīvu hēg’iddīra?

nimmannu bheti mādiddakke santosha

GOA: KONKANI

Dev Boro Dis Dium

Koso asa?

Hanv boro asa

Tumka mell-nu khushi zalli/jalle

BIHAR: BHOJPURI

prannam

kaa haal ba?

sab badhiya ba

tose mil kar achchha lagal

KERALA: MALAYALAM

namaskaram

engnganuṇṭu ninakku?

nannāyirikkunnu

kantathil santhosham

TAMIL NADU: TAMIL

vaṇakkam

eppadi irukkindriirgal

nadraaga irukkindren

ungalai paarthathu migavum sandhosham

ANDHRA PRADESH and TELANGANA: TELUGU

namaskārām

meeru aelaa unnaaru?

naenu baagunnaanu, dhanyavaadhamulu, mari meeru?

(mimmalni kalavadaṅ chaalaa saṅthoashaṅgaa uṅdhi

ORISSA: ORIYA

namascara

kemiti achanti?

mum̐ bhala achi, dhanẏabād. ā’u āpaṇa?

āpaṇaṅku bhēṭi bhala lāgilā

WEST BENGAL and TRIPURA: BENGALI

nômoshkar

apnara kêmon achhen?

amra bhalo achhi

āpanāra sāthē paricita haẏē khuśi haẏēchi

SIKKIM: NEPALI

namaste

timi lai kasto cha?

malaai sanchai cha. tapaaiilaaii ni?

tapaaiilaaii bhetera khushii laagyo

ASSAM: ASSAMESE

nomoskaar

aapuni kene aase?

bhaale aasu ḍhonyobaaḍ, aaru aapuni?

aapunaak loge pai bhaal lagil

MANIPUR: MEITEILON

Khurumjari

Nung_ngai_biribra adombo?

Ei nungaijari, yamna nungaijare

Adomga oo_najabada yamna nungaijare

MIZORAM: MIZO

Chibai, Ekhai!

I dam em?

Aw, ka dam/tha e

Ka hmu che chu ka lawm hle mai.

How many of these languages do you know?

Do let us know in the comments section below!

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