- n. Plural form of Lapp.
“Procopius called the Lapps 'Skrid-Finns' which seems to mean 'slider' in archaic Old Norse and they seemed to have used skis made of wooden frames with leather coverings into which they put their feet," he said, adding that present-day Lapps still rely on skiing for herding deer.”
“My husband and I are on our way to Norway because I got a Fulbright to study the cultural history of the Sámi, an indigenous people who used to be known as Lapps.”
“Many of these tribes passed over into Europe, where they are now known as the Lapps, the Finns, the Bulgarians, and the Magyars or Hungarians.”
“Some writers have supposed that the Lapps are the remnants of a small race which was formerly spread over the whole of Europe, and was exterminated or driven out by the larger races.”
“The Lapps are a people not fond of soap and water, and very much given to art magic.”
“Sami National Day (known as Lapps; in Finland and Scandinavia).”
“The Sami - also known as Lapps - settled with their reindeer herds some 9,000 years ago in Europe's Arctic, and now call themselves one nation of about 70,000 people spread across the four countries.”
“Lapps", while their neighbours call the territory over which they migrate "Samelads" and the people themselves "Same", though many prefer the term Fjelman (mountaineers).”
“The name is invented by NATO and resembles the derogatory term for Sami people, 'Lapps'".”
“Three weeks passed, and still the Lapps did not come.”
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