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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 ?
The reasons for this are the loss of traditional Saami trades and ways of life, the dispersion of the Saami, the lack of education, there being no demand for Saamis to use the Kola Saami languages among themselves.
On the other hand, there is a real revival of ethnic consciousness and this gives the Kola Saamis confidence that a movement to revitalize the Kola Saami languages will lead to some notable results.
The Saamis Teepee stands sentinel over the Saamis archaeological site.
Yesterday: Svitzer Redbridge, Tyne; ASV Pioneer, Tees; Vohburg, Rotterdam; Saamis Adventurer, Bayonne; Herm, Grangemouth; Seychelles Pride, NOT KNOWN; Americas Spirit, Tetney Terminal.
The Saamis Teepee, in Medicine Hat, billed as the world's largest teepee and part of the 1988 Calgary Olympic Games legacy, hosted an Olympic bash on Jan.
By the middle of the seventeenth century, Saamis and Swedes had long been in contact through important trade networks, and Saamis had long paid taxes to the Swedish Crown.
While she is charged with "objective" offenses according to the law, Gunnila Jonsdotter is condemned by perceptions of Saamis that constitute them as imaginary "Others" to the Swedish nation-state.
SAAMIS Immigration Services Association, Medicine Hat.
For Paine, the failure of the Norwegian government to understand this relationship between the Saamis and herding rests at the heart of the problem.
The Saami in Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula in Russia constitute some fifty thousand people, thirty thousand of whom live in Norway.
As part of a national campaign to mark the one year countdown to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, a ceremony was held at the Saamis Teepee site at dusk on Feb.
The Saamis Teepee is part of the legacy of the 1988 Calgary Olympics.