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(majuscule: , minuscule: ) is a Latin P with a diacritical tilde. It is or was used as a grapheme in some languages of Vanuatu, such as North Efate, South Efate and Namakura, to represent a [k͡p].

The letter was introduced by missionaries and has been in use for over a hundred years.

In Bislama, the lingua franca of Vanuatu, p with tilde is called snekpi "snake-P".

Computer encoding[edit]

Unicode encodes p with tilde with a combining diacritical mark (U+0303 COMBINING TILDE), rather than a precomposed character. As such, the tilde may not align properly with some fonts and systems. In standard HTML code: majuscule P̃, minuscule p̃. The Unicode HTML hex code is: minuscule p̃, majuscule P̃. The Unicode HTML decimal code is: minuscule p̃, majuscule P̃.

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