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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.]
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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
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
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a member of a Finnic people of Lapland.
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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
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