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Variants of uppercase Ɲ and lowercase ɲ

Ɲ is a letter indicating a palatal nasal. The lowercase form ɲ is used as an IPA symbol. The upper and lower case are used in the orthographies of some African languages (e.g. Bambara and Fula in Mali), and in certain Russian and Native American/First Nations languages (e.g. Nenets in Siberia, and Inuit in North America).

Its Unicode code points are U+019D and U+0272, respectively.


The lowercase form  ɲ is used as an IPA symbol for the palatal nasal.[1]

The symbol ɲ is used to represent an alveolo-palatal nasal in some languages, since there is no IPA symbol with the latter meaning, and no language distinguishes the two.


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