Saying hello in South Africa
Saying hello in South Africa is always a warm and friendly occasion and you can be greeted in 11 different languages, it is considered very rude not to greet back so here is the 11 translations to help you when you come visit our diverse country.
Afrikaans: Goeie dag or hallo
South African english: Howzit which also means both hello and how are you
IsiXhosa: molo (singular) or molweni (plural)
IsiZulu, Siswati: sawubona (singular) or sanibonani (plural)
Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana: dumela (singular) or dumelang (plural)
Tshivenda: ndaa (male) and aa (female)
We look forward to greeting you.