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Greetings in other cultures. Bangladesh -- one makes a relaxed salute with the right hand.
Benin -- young men often snap fingers when shaking hands Botswana -- people touch hands, like a handshake that doesn't include a grip, just lightly grazing palms and fingers. They ask each other: "How did you wake? " (It's interesting, in our family, we often ask, "How did you sleep? ") Cambodia -- here, one would put your hands together like "praying hands" holding them against your chest.