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Sa·mi

or Saa·mi  (sä′mē)
n. pl. Sami or Sa·mis or Saami or Saa·mis
1. A member of a people of nomadic herding tradition in northern Norway, Sweden, and Finland, and in the Kola Peninsula of Russia.
2. Any of the Uralic languages of the Sami.

[Sami, from earlier Sabme; probably akin to Finnish Suomi, Finn, Finnish.]

Sami

(ˈsɑːmɪ)
npl -mi or -mis
1. (Peoples) a member of the indigenous people of Lapland
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Finno-Ugric family
adj
3. (Peoples) of or relating to this people or their language
4. (Languages) of or relating to this people or their language
Usage: The indigenous people of Lapland prefer to be called Sami, although Lapp is still in widespread use

Lapp

(læp)

n.
a member of a Finnic people of Lapland.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sami - a member of an indigenous nomadic people living in northern Scandinavia and herding reindeerSami - a member of an indigenous nomadic people living in northern Scandinavia and herding reindeer
Lapland, Lappland - a region in northmost Europe inhabited by Lapps
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
2.Sami - the language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola PeninsulaSami - the language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula
Lappic, Lappish - any of the languages spoken by the Lapps and generally assumed to be Uralic languages
Translations
SameSami
sami
saami
saamelainen
sami
Sami
samesamiska
References in periodicals archive ?
And she found that the history of the Sami people in particular, has many parallels with Wales.
For a long time, the Sami were an oppressed people and their culture was in danger of dying out.
Key words: northern Sweden, Sami, land use, historical maps, archival sources, 17th century, taxation, reindeer herding, reindeer hunting, fishing
Mots cles : nord de la Suede, Sami, utilisation des terres, cartes historiques, sources archivees, XVIIe siecle, taxation, elevage des rennes, chasse aux rennes, peche
The Samis have persevered through countless winters to become the last indigenous tribe in Europe, laying claim to the expanse across the continent's roof.
16 and 17 in Rovaniemi, the major centre of northern Finland, located about 750 km north of Helsinki, by representatives of the youth organizations Davvi Nuorra, Saminuorra and Suoma Sami Nuorat.
Inclusion of SAMIS in the Cisco CMTS is part of the Service Exchange Framework (SEF) of the Cisco IP NGN.
Collectively, between 1996 and 2012 Indra Overland and Mikkel Berg-Nordlie conducted primary research on this Russian Sami population.
However, since Sami media are fairly undeveloped in Russia, this article will focus on the situation in the Nordic states.
In Sami the word for spirit--vuoigna--also means breath.
The cover photo of It Is the Sdmi Who Own This Land is well chosen to illustrate the situation of the indigenous reindeer herding Sami of Jokkmokk in northern Sweden.
Harald Gaski, professor of Sami literature at Tromso University, edited Sami Culture in a New Era to provide [.