Posted On May 31, 2015
Watching YouTube videos with some Filipino film stars and kept hearing the word salamat. I thought it was something else at first but kept hearing it a few times more. Looked it up. Sure enough…
Salamat is the word for “Thank You” in many Filipino languages, including Tagalog, Cebuano, and Hiligaynon. It most likely comes from the triliteral Semitic root S-L-M, due to Arabs who roamed the area. In its Arabic form سلامات, it is also used as a greeting in many Arabic cultures.