Voyager Golden Record: II – Greetings in the Languages of Man

The opening address of Kurt Waldheim, Secretary General of the United Nations

As the Secretary General of the United Nations, an organization of the 147 member states who represent almost all of the human inhabitants of the planet Earth. I send greetings on behalf of the people of our planet. We step out of our solar system into the universe seeking only peace and friendship, to teach if we are called upon, to be taught if we are fortunate. We know full well that our planet and all its inhabitants are but a small part of this immense universe that surrounds us and it is with humility and hope that we take this step.

Greetings to Aliens in the languages of the Earth

 Homo Sapiens Sapiens

Time Language Original English translation
0:00:00 Sumerian ?￰メネᅠ?￰メネᄄ? silim-ma hé-me-en May all be well
0:00:04 Ancient Greek Οἵτινές ποτ’ἔστε χαίρετε! Εἰρηνικῶς πρὸς φίλους ἐληλύθαμεν φίλοι. Greetings to you, whoever you are. We come in friendship to those who are friends.
0:00:11 Portuguese Paz e felicidade a todos Peace and happiness to everyone
0:00:14 Cantonese 各位好嗎?祝各位平安健康快樂。 Go wai hou maa? Zuk go wai peng ngon gin hong faai lok. How’s everyone? Wish you peace, health and happiness
0:00:19 Akkadian Adaniš lušumu May all be very well
0:00:22 Russian Здравствуйте! Приветствую Вас! Greetings! I Welcome You!
0:00:25 Thai สวัสดีค่ะ สหายในธรณีโพ้น พวกเราในธรณีนี้ขอส่งมิตรจิตมา­ถึงท่านทุกคน Hello friends from farland. We in this land have sent you warm greeting to you all
0:00:32 Arabic .تحياتنا للأصدقاء في النجوم. يا ليت يجمعنا الزمان Taḥiyyātunā lil-‘aṣdiqā’ fil-nujūm. Yā laytā yajma`unā al-zamān. Greetings to our friends in the stars. May time bring us together
0:00:38 Romanian Salutări la toată lumea Regards to everyone
0:00:42 French Bonjour tout le monde Hello to everyone
0:00:45 Burmese နေကောင်းပါသလား [nè káʊɴ bà ðəlá] Are you well
0:00:48 Hebrew שלום Shalom Hello (literally “peace”)
0:00:50 Spanish Hola y saludos a todos Hello and greetings to everyone
0:00:54 Indonesian Selamat malam hadirin sekalian, selamat berpisah dan sampai bertemu lagi dilain waktu Good night, ladies and gentlemen. Goodbye and see you next time
0:00:59 Kechua (Quechua) Kay pachamamta niytapas maytapas rimapallasta runasimipi Hello to everybody from this Earth, in Kechua language
0:01:04 Punjabi Welcome home. It is a pleasure to receive you
0:01:07 Hittite Hail
0:01:08 Bengali নমস্কার, বিশ্বের শান্তি হোক Hello! Let there be peace everywhere
0:01:11 Latin Salvete quicumque estis; bonam ergo vos voluntatem habemus, et pacem per astra ferimus Greetings to you, whoever you are; we have good will towards you and bring peace across space
0:01:19 Aramaic ?￰ミᄀヒ? or שלם or ܫܠܡ Šəlām Hello (literally “peace”)
0:01:22 Dutch Hartelijke groeten aan iedereen Dear/sincere greetings to everyone
0:01:24 German Herzliche Grüße an alle Warm greetings to everyone
0:01:27 Urdu اسلام و عليکم ـ ہم زمين کے رہنے والوں کى طرف سے آپ کو خوش آمديد کہتے ھيں Peace on you. We the inhabitants of this earth send our greetings to you
0:01:37 Vietnamese Chân thành gửi tới các bạn lời chào thân hữu Sincere greetings to you
0:01:40 Turkish Sayın Türkçe bilen arkadaşlarımız, sabah şerifleriniz hayrolsun Dear Turkish-speaking friends, may the honors of the morning be upon your heads
0:01:45 Japanese こんにちは。お元気ですか? Konnichiwa. O genki desu ka? Hello. How are you?
0:01:48 Hindi धरती के वासियों की ओर से नमस्कार Greetings from the inhabitants of this world
0:01:51 Welsh Iechyd da i chwi yn awr, ac yn oesoedd Good health to you now and forever
0:01:54 Italian Tanti auguri e saluti Many greetings and wishes
0:01:57 Sinhalese ආයුබෝවන්! Ayubowan! Wish You a Long Life.
0:02:00 Nguni (Zulu) We greet you, great ones. We wish you longevity
0:02:05 Sotho (Sesotho) We greet you, O great ones
0:02:08 Wu 祝你们大家好。(Zu ni men da jia hao) Best wishes to you all
0:02:12 Armenian Բոլոր անոնց, որ կգտնվին տիեզերգի միգամածությունեն անդին ողջույններ To all those who exist in the universe, greetings
0:02:19 Korean 안녕하세요 Please be well.
0:02:22 Polish Witajcie, istoty z zaświatów. Welcome, beings from beyond the world.
0:02:25 Nepali प्रिथ्वी वासीहरु बाट शान्ति मय भविष्य को शुभकामना Wishing you a peaceful future from the earthlings
0:02:29 Mandarin Chinese 各位都好吧?我们都很想念你们,有空请到这来玩。 How’s everyone? We all very much wish to meet you, if you’re free please come and visit
0:02:35 Ila (Zambia) We wish all of you well
0:02:38 Swedish Hälsningar från en dataprogrammerare i den lilla universitetsstaden Ithaca på planeten Jorden Greetings from a computer programmer in the small university town of Ithaca on (the) planet Earth
0:02:45 Nyanja How are all you people of other planets?
0:02:48 Gujarati Greetings from a human being of the Earth. Please contact
0:03:03 Ukrainian Пересилаємо привіт із нашого світу, бажаємо щастя, здоров’я і многая літа We are sending greetings from our world, wishing you happiness, goodness, good health and many years
0:03:09 Persian درود بر ساکنین ماورای آسمان‌ها Greetings to the residents of far skies
0:03:22 Serbian Желимо вам све најлепше са наше планете We wish you all the best, from our planet
0:03:25 Oriya Greetings to the inhabitants of the universe from the third planet Earth of the star Sun
0:03:34 Ganda (Luanda) Greetings to all peoples of the universe. God give you peace always
0:03:38 Marathi नमस्कार. ह्या पृथ्वीतील लोक तुम्हाला त्यांचे शुभविचार पाठवतात आणि त्यांची इच्छा आहे की तुम्ही ह्या जन्मी धन्य व्हा. Greetings. The people of the Earth send their good wishes and hope you find good fortune in this life.
0:03:47 Amoy (Min dialect) 太空朋友,恁好!恁食飽未?有閒著來阮遮坐喔。 (Thài-khong pêng-iú, lín-hó. Lín chia̍h-pá–bē? Ū-êng, to̍h lâi gún chia chē–ô͘!) Friends of space, how are you all? Have you eaten yet? Come visit us if you have time
0:03:55 Hungarian (Magyar) Üdvözletet küldünk magyar nyelven minden békét szerető lénynek a Világegyetemen We are sending greetings in the Hungarian language to all peace-loving beings on the Universe
0:04:01 Telugu నమస్తే, తెలుగు మాట్లాడే జనముననించి మా శుభాకాంక్షలు. Greetings. Best wishes from Telugu-speaking people
0:04:05 Czech Milí přátelé, přejeme vám vše nejlepší Dear Friends, we wish you the best
0:04:08 Kannada (Kanarese) ನಮಸ್ತೆ, ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರ ಪರವಾಗಿ ಶುಭಾಷಯಗಳು. Greetings. On behalf of Kannada-speaking people, ‘good wishes’
0:04:12 Rajasthani Hello to everyone. We are happy here and you be happy there
0:04:18 English Hello from the children of planet Earth Hello from the children of planet Earth
0:02:16 Esperanto Ni strebas vivi en paco kun la popoloj de la tuta mondo, de la tuta kosmo. We strive to live in peace with the peoples of the whole world, of the whole cosmos.
0:06:25  !Kung, a San-language

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