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HALLO, JAMBO, KARIBU KENYA. This is a simple and a basic Swahili greeting in East Africa; of HALLO, WELCOME TO KENYA .

Swahili (also referred to as Kiswahili) is the most widely used language; not only in Kenya, but the vast East African region.

Basic Swahili greetings

Swahili Greeting English Reply/Answer
1. Jambo -This is the most common greeting, to say 'hallo'. A common reply to hallo is 'jambo'
2. Habari -This is also a common greeting, to say 'hallo'. A common reply to habari is 'njema'
3. Sabalkheri -A morning greeting, how is your morning. Reply to this is 'Sabalkheri or salama'
4. Habari ya Mchana -An afternoon greeting, how is your afternoon. Reply to this is 'njema'
5. Masalkheri -An evening greeting, how is your evening. Reply to this is 'Masalkheri or salama'
6. Habari ya usiku -A night greeting, how is your night. Reply to this is 'salama'
7. Alamsiki -This is to say 'Good night'. A reply to this is 'binuru, or Usiku mwema pia'; meaning good night to you too
Asubuhi, mchana, jioni, usiku therefore mean morning, afternoon, evening and night respectively. A simple reply to these greetings is njema.
8. Umeshindaje -This is also an evening greeting. It asks "how was your day". Reply to this is 'salama'
9. Umeamkaje -This is a morning greeting. The person greeting would like to know how your night was. Reply to this is 'salama'
Salama is Swahili word for 'fine', or 'okay'.