#11 Sawubona – A Zulu Greeting

Sawubona is a term the Zulu people of South Africa use as a greeting. However, it’s a term that has a much deeper meaning. Sawubona means not only do I see you but my ancestors see you, and together, we acknowledge and recognize one another; we are both present in this time and place as one.

It’s a beautiful way to say hello and goodbye. In our busy and at times, chaotic world, it’s nice to have a simple greeting evoke so much power. Perhaps the word hello and goodbye can mean something deeper, even if only for you.

With Love,

Anand Swamy

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