Languages that use phonemic nasal vowels include, among others:
- French (see French phonology#Nasal vowels)
- Gbe languages
- Gheg Albanian
- Haitian Creole
- Mandarin Chinese (see Erhua, e.g. (simplified Chinese: 棒儿; traditional Chinese: 棒兒; pinyin: bàngr), (simplified Chinese: 蜂儿; traditional Chinese: 蜂兒; pinyin: fēngr))
- Min Nan (including Taiwanese)
- Paicî (an unusually large number of nasal vowels)
- Polish (most dialects, including Kashubian)
- Tamil (modern colloquial Tamil only; literal Tamil uses oral-vowel plus nasal-stop sequences instead)
- Yélî Dnye (an unusually large number of nasal vowels)
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