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Ṅ ṅ
Ṅ ṅ

(lowercase ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet, formed by N with the addition of a dot above.

The letter is used in Igbo and Emilian-Romagnol for the voiced velar nasal (IPA: ŋ), corresponding to the pronunciation of the English digraph "ng" in final position.

Furthermore, the letter is used in some transliteration systems of South Asian languages. The letter is used in the International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration for the "ng" sound corresponding to the Indian letters ङ / ঙ / ਙ / ઙ / ଙ / ங / ఙ / ಙ / ങ / ඞ. The letter is also used in the ISO 9 transliteration of the Cyrillic letter Ҥ.

Usage in various languages[edit]

Emilian-Romagnol[edit]

Ṅ is used in Emilian to represent [ŋ], e.g. faréṅna [faˈreŋːna] "flour". In Romagnol the letter has the same value, but its use is limited to studies or really accurate trasnscriptions.

Computer display[edit]

Character
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER N WITH DOT ABOVE LATIN SMALL LETTER N WITH DOT ABOVE
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 7748 U+1E44 7749 U+1E45
UTF-8 225 185 132 E1 B9 84 225 185 133 E1 B9 85
Numeric character reference Ṅ Ṅ ṅ ṅ

Unicode contains the Ṅ with the code points U+1E44 (uppercase) and U+1E45 (lowercase).

In TeX one can type the Ṅ with the commands \.N or \.n.