GREETINGS: GREETING RESPONSE WHEN USED salaam alaikum suh-lahm uh-lay-koom malaikum salaam muh-lay-koom suh-lahm greeting a group of people or entering one’s house nanga def nahn-guh
Bert: Asalaa maalekum. Ernie: Maalekum salaam. Bert: Nanga def? Ernie: Mangi fii rekk. Bert: Ana waa ker ga? Ernie: Nunga fa. Bert: Alhamdulilaay! Asalaa maalekum
Omar: Salaamaaleekum. Peace be upon you. Moodu: Maaleekum salaam. Peace return to you. Omar: Jaama ngaam? Do you have peace? Moodu: Jaama rek. Peace only.
Extended greetings are an important part of social interaction and many doors will open for you if you are capable of exchanging simple greeting phrases
Proper greetings in the Wolof culture are very important. Often times one will spend several minutes with greetings and pleasantries before getting down to the