Tetun help

Help me please Tetun speakers! I have started to learn this language. A common ‘mistake’ I make is the question ‘What is your name?’ I put in ‘Ita nia…’ but the example given in the course doesn’t put ‘nia’ in so it shows I have made an error. Am I correct in using ‘nia’ in this question?

I am sorry, paulbarber, I never saw your question and only just got back to re-learning the course I put up a few years ago. I just entered what I found in the Peace Corps course. It seems to me that use of “nia” is optional. As I am going I am ironing out such options by adding them as alternative so that for you and myself and everyone else all options are accepted for all item. Please let me know about any other such hitches.