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Ń (minuscule: ń) is a letter formed by putting an acute accent over the letter N. In the Belarusian Łacinka alphabet; the alphabets of Polish, Kashubian, Wymysorys and the Sorbian languages; and the romanization of Khmer, it represents /ɲ/,[citation needed] which is the same as Czech and Slovak ň, Serbo-Croatian and Albanian nj, Spanish and Galician ñ, Italian and French gn, Hungarian and Catalan ny, and Portuguese nh. In Yoruba, it is sometimes used to place an emphasis on the consonant, however, it is rarely used.

In Lule Sami it represents /ŋ/. It is used in the Yale romanisation of Cantonese when the nasal syllable /ŋ̩/ has a rising tone.

In Kazakh it is the 17th letter of Kazakh Latin alphabet and represents /ŋ/.


In PolishEdit

In Polish, it appears directly after n in the alphabet, but no Polish word begins with this letter, because it may not appear before a vowel (the letter may appear only before a consonant or in the word-final position).[1] In the former case, a digraph ni is used to indicate a palatal (or rather alveolo-palatal) n. If the vowel following is i, only one i appears.


  •  kwiecień  (April)
  • hańba (disgrace)
  • niebo (sky, heaven)
  • jedzenie (food)
  • dłoni (of the hand)
  • Słońce (sun)

Computer useEdit

HTML characters and Unicode code point numbers:

  • Ń: Ń or Ń – U+0143
  • ń: ń or ń – U+0144

In Unicode, Ń and ń are located the "Latin Extended-A" block.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ G.E., Booij,; J., Rubach,; Letteren, Faculteit der (1990-01-01). "Syllable structure assignment in Polish". Retrieved 2016-04-12.