Nje (Њ њ; italics: Њ њ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.
It is a ligature of the Cyrillic letters En ⟨Н⟩ and Soft Sign ⟨Ь⟩. It was invented by Vuk Stefanović Karadžić. It corresponds to the digraph ⟨nj⟩ in the Serbian Latin and Croatian alphabets.
It is used in Macedonian, Montenegrin and Serbian, where it represents a palatal nasal /ɲ/, similar to Spanish ⟨ñ⟩ in "señor" (cf. Polish ⟨ń⟩, Czech and Slovak ⟨ň⟩). It is also used in Itelmen.
Related letters and other similar characters
- The dictionary definition of Њ at Wiktionary
- The dictionary definition of њ at Wiktionary