"Greetings", with a blend of respect. Traditional
way to greet
in the country
Pronounced as Nah-mahs-tey
When you say "Namaste", you join both your hands symmetrically in front of your chest (don't let the hands touch the chest though), as in clapping, and keep them like this while saying the word.
This is a "less-academic" version of the word "Namaskaar". Although this is a Hindi language word, this is prevalent in all parts of India, and well understood by people of all cultures in the country.