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Yes, No and Maybe in many languages

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Language Yes No Maybe
Adyghe Ары Хьау  
Afrikaans Ja Nee Miskien
Aklan Huo Indi Basi
Albanian (Gheg) Po Jo Nashta
Albanian (Tosk) Po Jo Ndoshta
Altay Эйе (Eje) Јок (Ĵok)  
Arabic
(Egyptian)
('aywa) أيوه
(na'am) نعم
(la') لأ (yimkin) يـِمكـِن
Arabic
(Moroccan)
(ah) أه (la) لا (ymken) يمكن
(roubama) ربما
Asturian Non  
Atikamekw Ehe Nama  
Basque Bai Ez Agian
Beharbada
Bavarian Na Ko sei
Belarusian Так (Tak) Не (Ne) Mожа быць (Moža być)
Bhojpuri हाँ (haan) ना (naa) शायद (shaayad)
Bikol Iyó
Iyó tábî (frm)
Daé
Daé tábî (frm)
Baka
Bosnian Da Ne Možda
Breton Ya Nann Marteze
Bulgarian Да (Da) Не (Ne) Можеби (Možebi)
Cape Verdean Creole Sin Nau
Catalan No Potser
Cebuano Oo Wala Tingali
Central Dusun Ohoo Amu
Au
Kanto
Matu
Chechen ХIаъ (Haə) ХIан-хIа (Han-ha) Хила тарло (Xila tarlo)
Chichewa Ee
Eya
Inde
Iyayi
Ayi
Kapena
Chipewyan ʔę́n ʔį́lé  
Cimbrian Ja Nìet
Na
Man sainan
Coastal Kadazan Oh Au
A’a
Kanto
Cornish Ya Na Martesen
Croatian Da Ne Možda
Czech Ano Ne Možná
Danish Ja Nej Måske
Dari (Bale) بله (Ne) نه (Šâyad) شاید
Dutch Ja Nee Misschien
Elfdalian Ja Näj Kanstji
Esperanto Jes Ne Eble
Estonian Jah Ei Võib-olla
Ewe E Ao Do ma hii
Extremaduran No Quiciá
Alo mejol
Faroese Ja Nei Kanska
Møguliga
Finnish Kyllä Ei Ehkä
Flemish (West) Joat Messchiejn
French Oui Non Peut-être
Frisian (West) Ja Nee Miskien
Mooglik
Frisian (Saterland) Jee Noa
Friulian No Forsit
Salacor
Galician Si Non Quizais
Georgian დიახ (diakh) - frm
კი (k’i)
ჰო (ho) - inf
ხო (kho) - inf
არა (ara) ალბათ (albat)
German Ja Nein Vielleicht
Greek (Modern) Ναι (Nai) Όχι (Ochi) Ίσως (Isos)
Guaraní Hêe Nahániri
Haitian Creole Wi Non Petèt
Hausa Eh A'a Watakila
Hawaiian ʻAe ʻAʻole Pēlā paha
Hebrew (ken) כן (loh) לא (oolai) אולי
Hmong (White) Yog (it is) Tsis
Tsis yog (it isn't)
Tej zaum
Hungarian Igen Nem Talán
Icelandic Nei Kannski
Interlingua Si No Forsan
Irish (Gaelic) No exact equivalent No exact equivalent B'fhéídir
Italian No Forse
Magari
Japanese はい (hai) = that is correct, affirmative いいえ (īe) たぶん (tabun)
Kalmyk Ээ (Ee)
Тиим (Tiim)
Уга (Uga) Маhд (Mahd)
Kashubian Jo Nié Mòże
Khoekhoe (Nama) Î. Hî-î.  
Kiribati E eng Tiaki  
Kurdish (Kurmanji) Balé (frm)
Belé (frm)
Eré (frm)
Aré (frm)
Na Belkî (frm)
Begî (frm)
Latvian Varbūt
Lithuanian Taip
Jo
Ne Gal
Lojban go'i na go'i  
Macedonian Да (Da) Не (Ne) Можеби (Možebi)
Magahi हाँ /hãː/ नयँ /nəẽ/ शायद /ʃaːjəd̪/
Malagasy Eny Tsia
Malay Ya Tidak
Tak (inf)
Untung-untung
Boleh jadi
Maltese Iva Le Forsi
Manx (Gaelic) No exact equivalent No exact equivalent Foddee
Marshallese Aet Jab Bōlen
Nepali हो (ho) होइन (hoena) शायद (saayad)
Northern Sotho Ee Aowa Mohlômong
Mohlômongwê
Norwegian Ja Nei Kanskje
Polish Tak Nie Może
Portuguese Sim Não Talvez
Romanian Da Nu Poate
Russian Да (Da) Нет (Net) Может быть (Možet byt')
Rusyn Айно (Ajino) Ньит (N’yt) Може быти (Može byty)
Samoan I
'Ioe
Leai  
Sanskrit भवतु (bhavatu)
आम् (ām)
अस्तु (astu)
नैव किल (naiva kila)
न (na)
 
Scots Ay Naw Mibbie / Mebbie
Scottish Gaelic No exact equivalent No exact equivalent 's dòcha
Serbian Да (Da) Не (Ne) Можда (Možda)
Sicilian Se No Forsi
Capaci ca
Sap'iddu
Slovak Áno Nie Možno
Slovenian Da Ne Mogoče
Sorbian (Lower) Jo  
Sorbian (Upper) Haj  
Spanish No Quizás; Tal vez
Tajik Ҳa (Ḩa)
Бале (Bale)
Не (Ne) Шояд (Šoâd)
Tetum Sin Lae Kal
Tok Pisin Yesa Nogat Ating
Swedish Ja Nej Kanske
Turkish Evet Hayır Belki
Ukrainian Так (Tak) Ні (Ni) Може бути (Može buty)
Uyghur (Hä’ä) ھەئە
(Shundaq) شۇنداق
(Yaq) ياق
(Ämäs) ئەمەس
(Bälkim) بەلكىم
Uzbek Ha Yo'q Balki
Venetian Si No Forsi
Forse
Veps Ka Ei Voib olda
Walloon Oyi Non Pitète
Welsh No exact equivalent No exact equivalent Efallai
Ella
Xhosa Ewe Hayi Mhlawumbi
Yoruba Bẹẹ ni Bẹẹ kọ
Ó ti
Ra ra
Boya
Zulu Yebo Cha Mhlawumbe

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