Translation:Yáʼátʼééh shimá yazhí.
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As far as I can say (according to some sources I've checked - I've been doing Navajo just for a couple of weeks) when referring to your paternal aunt (like it could be in this sentence), you should put shibízhí to get it right.
Kinship words don't go alone but need instead the indefinite pronoun a- in front when referring to i.g. aunt in general: abízhí.
I assume DL is still working on the grammatical notes/cultural context part, but hopefully it will clarify if the accepted answer strictly means "Hello maternal aunt." I noticed it rejects "Yáʼátʼééh yazhí," which I tried out of curiosity - thinking yazhí might function like the English "aunt." Maybe there's no word that can stand alone to mean "aunt" regardless of whether it's maternal or paternal?