How do you greet someone in Gabon?

Answer:  E - All of the above
 
From the Living Abroad International Relocation Center Gabon Report:

The Gabonese always shake hands and smile each time they meet. In a handshake, taking someone's offered hand with both hands is a sign of respect. If a person's hand is dirty, it may be extended as a closed fist, palm down, so the greeter can "shake" the wrist or forearm. Urban dwellers may hug and brush alternating cheeks while "kissing" the air in the French manner. In small groups, each individual is greeted. In larger gatherings, one can raise both hands to the group and say, "Bonjour tout le monde", "Hello everyone." 

 

Written by Michael Cadden, SGMS-T, Managing Director

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