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Cyrillic letter
En with descender
Phonetic usage:[ŋ], [ŋ~ɴ], [ŋ~ŋɡ~ŋk]
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АА̀А̂А̄ӒБВГ
ҐДЂЃЕЀЕ̄Е̂
ЁЄЖЗЗ́ЅИІ
ЇЍИ̂ӢЙЈК
ЛЉМНЊОО̀О̂
ŌӦПРСС́ТЋ
ЌУУ̀У̂ӮЎӰФ
ХЦЧЏШЩЪ
Ъ̀ЫЬѢЭЮЮ̀Я
Я̀
Non-Slavic letters
ӐА̊А̃Ӓ̄ӔӘӘ́Ә̃
ӚВ̌ԜГ̑Г̇Г̣Г̌Г̂
Г̆Г̈ҔҒӺҒ̌Ӷ
Д́Д̌Д̈Д̣Д̆ӖЕ̃
Ё̄Є̈ԐԐ̈ҖӜӁЖ̣
ҘӞЗ̌З̣З̆ӠИ̃Ӥ
ҊҚӃҠҞҜК̣Ԛ
Л́ӅԮԒЛ̈Ӎ
Н́ӉҢԨӇҤО̆О̃
Ӧ̄ӨӨ̄Ө́Ө̆ӪԤП̈
ҎР̌С̌ҪС̣С̱Т́Т̈
Т̌Т̇Т̣ҬУ̃ӲУ̊
Ӱ̄ҰҮҮ́Х̣Х̱Х̮Х̑
Х̌ҲӼӾҺҺ̈ԦЦ̌
Ц̈ҴҶҶ̣ӴӋҸ
Ч̇Ч̣ҼҾШ̣Ы̆Ы̄
ӸҌҨЭ̆Э̄Э̇Ӭ
Ӭ́Ӭ̄Ю̆Ю̈Ю̄Я̆Я̄Я̈
Ӏʼˮ
Archaic or unused letters
А̨Б̀Б̣Б̱В̀Г̀Г̧
Г̄Г̓Г̆Ҕ̀Ҕ̆ԀД̓
Д̀Д̨ԂЕ̇Е̨
Ж̀Ж̑Џ̆
Ꚅ̆З̀З̑ԄԆ
ԪІ̂І̣І̨
Ј̵Ј̃К̓К̀К̆Ӄ̆
К̑К̇К̈К̄ԞК̂
Л̀ԠԈЛ̑Л̇Ԕ
М̀М̃Н̀Н̄Н̧
Н̃ԊԢН̡Ѻ
П̓П̀
П́ҦП̧П̑ҀԚ̆Р́
Р̀Р̃ԖС̀С̈ԌҪ̓
Т̓Т̀ԎТ̑Т̧
Ꚍ̆ОУУ̇
У̨ꙋ́Ф̑Ф̓Х́Х̀Х̆Х̇
Х̧Х̾Х̓һ̱ѠѼ
ѾЦ̀Ц́Ц̓Ꚏ̆
Ч́Ч̀Ч̆Ч̑Ч̓
ԬꚆ̆Ҽ̆Ш̀
Ш̆Ш̑Щ̆Ꚗ̆Ъ̄Ъ̈
Ъ̈̄Ы̂Ы̃Ѣ́Ѣ̈Ѣ̆
Э̨Э̂Ю̂
Я̈Я̂Я̨ԘѤѦѪ
ѨѬѮѰѲѴ
Ѷ

En with descender (Ң ң; italics: Ң ң) is a letter of the Cyrillic script. Its form is derived from the Cyrillic letter En (Н н) by adding a descender to the right leg.

It is used in several mostly Turkic languages to represent the voiced velar nasal /ŋ/, like the pronunciation of ⟨ng⟩ in "sing". In some cases, it also represents allophones of /ŋ/, most commonly the voiced uvular nasal /ɴ/.

The Cyrillic letter En with descender is romanized as ⟨ng⟩ or ⟨ñ⟩.

Usage

The Cyrillic letter En with descender is used in the alphabets of the following languages:

Language Name of letter Sound
Bashkir эң (eñ) [ŋ~ɴ]
Dungan ың (eng) [ŋ]
Kalmyk аң (añ) [ŋ~ŋg~ŋk]
Karakalpak эң (en') [ŋ~ɴ]
Kazakh эң (éñ) [ŋ~ɴ]
Khakas эң/ың [ŋ]
Kyrgyz ың [ŋ~ɴ]
Shor эң [ŋ]
Tatar эң (eñ) [ŋ~ɴ]
Turkmen эң (eň) [ŋ]
Tuvan эң [ŋ]
Uyghur әң (eng) [ŋ~ɴ]

Computing codes

Character information
Preview Ң ң
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER
EN WITH DESCENDER
CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER
EN WITH DESCENDER
Encodings decimal hex dec hex
Unicode 1186 U+04A2 1187 U+04A3
UTF-8 210 162 D2 A2 210 163 D2 A3
Numeric character reference Ң Ң ң ң

See also