Sami leids

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Spoken natively in Finland, Norawa, Roushie, and Sweden
Region Sápmi
Ethnicity Sami people
Native speakers 30,000  (1992–2013)[1]
Leid faimlie
  • Sami
Early forms:
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in Sweden and some parts of Norawa; recognized as a minority language in several municipalities of Finland.
Leid codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
sma – Southern
sju – Ume
sje – Pite
smj – Lule
sme – Northern
sjk – Kemi
smn – Inari
sms – Skolt
sia – Akkala
sjd – Kildin
sjt – Ter
Corrected sami map 4.PNG
Historically verified distribution o the Sami leids: 1. Soothren Sami, 2. Ume Sami, 3. Pite Sami, 4. Lule Sami, 5. Northren Sami, 6. Skolt Sami, 7. Inari Sami, 8. Kildin Sami, 9. Ter Sami. Darkened aurie represents municipalities that recognise Sami as an offeecial leid.

Sami is a group o Uralic leids spoken bi the Sami fowk in Northren Europe (in pairts o northern Finland, Norawa, Sweden an extreme northwastren Roushie). Thare are, dependin on the naitur an terms o diveesion, ten or mair Sami leids. Several names are uised for the Sami leids: Saami, Sámi, Saame, Samic, Saamic, as well as the exonyms Lappish an Lappic. The last twa, alang wi the term Lapp, are nou eften conseedert derogatory.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Southern at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Ume at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Pite at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Karlsson, Fred (2008). An Essential Finnish Grammar. Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire: Routledge. p. 1. ISBN 978-0-415-43914-5.