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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.