Salam

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Salam or salaam (Arabic: سلام, salam) is an Arabic word that literally means "the peace", but is also used as a general greeting, above all in Arabian countries and by the Muslims, but also in other countries where Islam is important.

This word appears also in longer greetings, as assalamoe `alaykum (السلام عليكم) to which it is possible to answer: wa`alaykum assalam. In addition, As-Salam is one of the 99 Names of God.

The Hebrew version is shalom, that in Israel is used in the same way like salaam.