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To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index below and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.

Laplander, Lapp, Sami

The native people of northern Scandinavia now prefer to be called Sami rather than Lapps or Laplanders. Sami is both a singular and a plural noun and can be used as an adjective as well.

  • Our guide on the reindeer-sledding trip was a Sami.
  • The Sami live in the area once known as Lapland.
  • Education in the Sami language is fundamental to the survival of the Sami culture.