HELLO IN NIGERIAN: HOW TO SAY HELLO IN NIGERIAN LANGUAGES

people saying hello in Nigerian languages


With an alledged population of about 180 million people in nigeria, with different cultures, speaking different languages and eating different foods, there is a need for a basic form of conversing with each other, and the least place you can start is by greeting each other which brings me to the word how to say hello in Nigerian languages

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how to say hello in Nigerian language



In your place of work, there is a need for it. In social settings there is a need for it. You meet someone for the first time that you probably would want to keep up with, you need it.  

Infact there is no doubt to the fact that it is one of the most important basic social skills we have to develop. 

So if what brought you here is to learn "how to say hello in Nigerian languages"? 
or
"how to greet in Nigerian languages(yoruba, igbo, hausa,)"? 
or 
"how to say how are you in Nigerian languages"? 

then I will advise you to stay put and don't click the back button because I will be sharing various ways you can "say hello to a Nigerian" easily and fast😁. 

But before I proceed to list them below, i will like to clarify something here, there is one thing you must take note of here, and it is that:
Some of these languages don't have a particular way of saying the said phrases that brought you here: an example is the yoruba language, however there are different ways we can utter this phrases and in different situations. 
So I bring to you below the various ways of saying "hello in Nigerian languages”. 


HOW TO SAY HELLO IN YORUBA LANGUAGE


Bawo ni - how are you? 
This is literally translated as "how are you" and can be used when initiating conversations with your circles or younger ones. One does not use this phrase when referring to an older or elderly one, whoever does that will be termed disrespectful. 

E nle Ma / E nle Sir
This  phrase is a much proper word to use when you are referring to elders. One uses this  word to substitute for Bawo ni because it sounds more respectful. 


chiefs greeting in Nigerian languages


E rora Ma / E rora Sir
This is another proper word to use for elders. It is generally accepted way of greeting elders in the yoruba tribe. 
Other ways of greeting are:
e rora ma, e rora sir, e ku ikale ma, e Ku ikale sir. 



HOW TO SAY HELLO IN IGBO LANGUAGE



kedu- "hello"
Kedu literally translates to hello or how are you I Igbo language. It is the general phrase used by the Igbo tribe when saying hello in Igbo language. It can be used in different setting both formal and informal. 

Other words are: kedu Ka odi,  ole nke na eme, ke kwanu. 


HOW TO SAY HELLO IN HAUSA LANGUAGE


Sannu- hello
This word sannu is a general way of saying hello or how are you in Hausa language. It is used by the predominantly Hausa  tribe in the northern part of Nigeria. 
Other words are: Ina kwana,  Ina yinni. 

Meisere- hello
It is the ibibio way of expressing the word hello in ibibio. This is commonly used by the Erik/ibibio tribe in nigeria. 
Other phrases are: Abadie,  ide mfo. 

Koyo
This phrase is commonly used by the benin tribe in Nigeria. It is the phrase of hello or how are you. It can be used in different social settings. 

Mavo
Mavo is the phrase for hello or how are you in urhobo. It is used by the urhobo tribe in Nigeria. 
It can be used in both formal and informal settings. 


Abole-
Abole is used by the idoma tribe in Nigeria. it is used when saying hello in idoma language. 

Ado
Ado is spoken as hello  by the  ijaw tribe in nigeria. It is the general way of saying how are in ijaw tribe.

How far 
How far is commonly used in nigeria by the Nigerian. It is the simplest and common way of saying how are you in Nigerian pidgin. 
Everybody understands this phrase in nigeria and it is generally accepted everywhere. 

I will be concluding my article on how to say hello in Nigerian language or ways to say hello to a Nigerian. There are so many that haven't been listed here and if we are to list them all here, we are not gonna get this done with on this post. 

The good thing is am going to be updating this post regularly, so if you wish to get more updates on it, you can subscribe to get updates. 

Thank you




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