Indian head shake meaning decoded – Yes or No?

Whether or not you’ve been to India, you’ve probably encountered the confusing Indian headshake at some point – and wondered to yourself, were they saying yes or not?

The head bobble, head wobble, or Indian head shake refers to a common gesture found in South Asian cultures, most notably in India. The motion usually consists of a side-to-side tilting of the head in arcs along the coronal plane. A form of nonverbal communication, it may mean “Yes”, “Good”, “OK” or “I understand”, depending on the context.

Indian Head Shake

Well here’s a good, short video which should sort it out and let us all know the Indian head shake meaning.

Is it yes, or no?

Well there you go, now as long as we can remember this, I think we’ll be good.



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