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Sami (n.)

native name for "Lapp," preferred by modern scholars, 1797, from the Lapp self-designation; it is of uncertain origin.

updated on December 06, 2021

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Definitions of Sami from WordNet

Sami (n.)
a member of an indigenous nomadic people living in northern Scandinavia and herding reindeer;
Synonyms: Lapp / Lapplander / Saami / Same / Saame
Sami (n.)
the language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula;
Synonyms: Lapp / Saami / Same / Saame
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