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Lapp

 (lăp)
n. Often Offensive
A Sami.

[Swedish, from Old Swedish lapper, piece, perhaps of Finnish origin.]

Lap′pish (lăp′ĭsh) adj.
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Lapp

(læp)
n
1. (Peoples) a member of a nomadic people living chiefly in N Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula of Russia
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
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Lapp

(læp)

n.
a member of a Finnic people of Lapland.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lapp - a member of an indigenous nomadic people living in northern Scandinavia and herding reindeerLapp - 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.Lapp - the language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola PeninsulaLapp - 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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Translations

Lapp

[læp]
A. ADJlapón
B. N
1.lapón/ona m/f
2. (Ling) → lapón m
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Lapp

[læp]
1. adjlappone
2. n (person) → lappone m/f; (language) → lappone m
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References in periodicals archive ?
Lapland is the vast wild region of Northern Finland and Sweden - home to the Sami people. It's also home to Father Christmas and a December trip to the Arctic Circle is increasingly growing business for families.
But to those who do, each forest is as valuable as another, whether it's the boreal forests of northern Sweden where the Sami people graze their reindeer on lichen or the dypterocarp forests of Borneo that support the Dayaks.
We then went on to a museum where a local reindeer herder described the life of the local Sami people.
The find by Tertiary Minerals, based in Macclesfield, has angered the indigenous Sami people and raised fears that one of the most remote and unspoilt regions of the world could be dug up for profit.
The indigenous Sami people of northernmost Europe have developed unique adaptations that enable them to cope with harsh climate and subsist in low-productivity ecosystems.
Her groups can join the Sami people on reindeer round-ups in Norway, sleeping in traditional laavu tents, go whale watching, sailing, skiing and walking.
Karasjok to the south east is the 'headquarters' of the indigenous Sami people, many of whom still herd reindeer between winter and summer feeding grounds.
Marinated herring, marzipan pigs and spiced 'glogg' wine will all be on the menu, as will roasted reindeer meat served by indigenous Sami people from Lapland.
She said: "All the reindeer live in the wild and we work closely with the reindeer herders, the Sami people in Finland.
The problem of how to define the Sami people confounds the problem, as state definitions do not necessarily coincide with Sami definitions.
In Lapland there are 220,000 reindeer -more than the number of people -and there are several reindeer farms in the area, with the indigenous Sami people herding them.