Nje (Њ њ; italics: Њ њ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.
It is a ligature of the Cyrillic letters En and Soft Sign . It was invented by Vuk Stefanović Karadžić for use in his 1818 dictionary, replacing the earlier digraph . It corresponds to the digraph in Gaj's Latin alphabet for Serbo-Croatian.
It is today used in Macedonian, variants of Serbo-Croatian when written in Cyrillic ( Bosnian, Montenegrin, and Serbian), and Itelmen, where it represents a palatal nasal , similar to the in "canyon" (cf. Polish , Czech and Slovak , Spanish ).