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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, 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 nj, Spanish ñ, Italian and French gn, Hungarian and Catalan ny, and Portuguese nh.

In Lule Sami it represents /ŋ/.

In Polish

In Polish, it appears right 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.


  • About this sound kwiecień  (April)
  • hańba (disgrace)
  • niebo (sky, heaven)
  • jedzenie (food)
  • dłoni (of the hand)

Computer use

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 also


  1. G.E., Booij,; J., Rubach,; Letteren, Faculteit der (1990-01-01). "Syllable structure assignment in Polish". openaccess.leidenuniv.nl. Retrieved 2016-04-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>