Sami Languages

Sami Languages

Sami or Saami is a general name for a group of Uralic languages spoken by the Sami people in parts of northern Finland, Norway, Sweden and extreme northwestern Russia, in Northern Europe. Sami is frequently and erroneously believed to be a single language. Several names are used for the Sami languages: Saami, Sámi, Saame, Samic, Saamic, as well as the exonyms Lappish and Lappic. The last two are, along with the term Lapp, considered derogatory by many.

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Sami Languages - Official Status - Russia
... In Russia, Sami has no official status ... Beginning 2012 Sami will be taught at the Murmansk University before that Sami has been taught at the Institutе of Northern People ...
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Norway - Demographics - Languages
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