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15 ways to say ‘hello’ across the globe

The main use of hello is, of course, to greet others, and it has many other variants which also are used to greet others, such as hi or hey. The first written recording of this spoken utterance was in 1853 in New York Clipper, ‘Hello ole feller, how are yer?’ ‘Hello’ is also used to attract attention, and the earliest known written example of this use is in 1826 in the Norwich Courier (Conn), ‘Hello, Jim! I’ll tell you what: I’ve a sharp knife and feel as if I’d like to cut up something or other.’

All over the world there are different variations and translations for the greeting, some countries have greetings which are very similar and close to the English version, however there are still many different versions of hello to explore and discover.

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