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Namasté ~ “I honour or worship the Divinity within you.”
Aho! Mitakuye Oyasin ~ To greet one with ‘Aho, Mitakuye Oyasin!’ is to acknowlege one as a relation and to bless one. Aho, Mitakuye Oyasin!
In Lak’ech! ~ means ‘I am you, and You are me’ . ‘In Lak’ech’ is an honouring of each other, and a statement of unity.
Shalom! ~ ‘Shalom Aleichem’ is a greeting version in Hebrew, literally meaning “Peace be upon you.”
Live Long and Prosper! ~ The ceremonial use of “Live long and prosper” and it’s lesser-known reply, “Peace and long life,” are similar to teh above.
I See You! ~ What this acknowledgement means is, simply put, empathy. It means that you acknowledge the other as one like yourself. It means that the ‘I’ and the ‘You’ are the same – parts of a bigger whole.
Sawubona ~ The Zulu greeting, “Sawubona” means “I see you” and the response “Ngikhona” means “I am here”.