As a greeting do any Native American languages use the word "How"?
#86763. Asked by star_gazer. (Oct 02 07 10:28 PM)
The word 'how' is used frequently as a greeting in representations of Native American speech by Europeans or whites. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word was originally used by missionary Jean de Brébeuf to indicate an interjection of approval used by the Wyandot (or Huron in French uses); the OED gives the transcription 'haau.' It later became common in popular culture, used (inaccurately) for someone of any North American tribe.
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