How do South Indian people greet?
In many parts of India and during formal occasions, it is common for people to greet with the traditional Hindu greeting of “Namaste” (‘I greet the divine within you’). This is accompanied with a nod of the head or a bow depending on the status of the person you are greeting.
What is the response to namaste?
Correct response to Namaste is saying back Namaste to the other person. It’s a Hindi word for saying “ Hello” or greeting some person older than you.
Is namaste hello or goodbye?
In Hindi and a number of other languages derived from Sanskrit, namaste is basically a respectful way of saying hello and also goodbye. Today, namaste has been adopted into the English language, along with other words from non-English sources. Many words, when borrowed, keep their spelling but acquire new meanings.