Sanskrit: Mātaṇga

Skatinginbc

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Mandarin 國語
Is /ṇ/ in the name "Kāśyapa Mātaṇga" really pronounced as [ɳ] (ण)? Or is it merely a scribal variant of /ṅ/ or // (mātaṁga मातंग ‘an elephant’)? If it truly represents a retroflex nasal, what variety of Indo-Iranian language could that name (Mātaṇga) be?

Thanks.
 
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