from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of Sami.

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  • proper n. A member of the nomadic people of Lapland.
  • proper n. A nation of indigenous people living in Lapland of Finland, Sweden and Norway and Kola Peninsula in Russia.
  • proper n. Any of the languages of the Saami.

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  • n. a member of an indigenous nomadic people living in northern Scandinavia and herding reindeer
  • n. the language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula


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From Sami Sámi.


  • Among the terms in use in the literature are traditional knowledge, traditional ecological knowledge, local knowledge (often applied to the knowledge of non-indigenous persons), traditional knowledge and wisdom, and a variety of specific terms for different peoples, such as Saami knowledge or Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.

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  • Our religion, which is officialy accepted as legitamate for ALL legal purposes in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and the European Parliament, and the U.N, is germanischen/Saami Heidentums.

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  • More Norway Killer Warns of 'More Cells' "It was they like they were all our children," said Heidi Haaker, a Labor Party organizer and deputy leader in a special parliament representing the Saami, an indigenous Scandinavian people.

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  • The nomadic herding tribes of Siberia, the Tatars, Yakuts, Mongols, Saami and Chukchi start with the birth of the baby animals, the reindeer, caribou, and horses, upon which their cultures depend.

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  • I could write VOLUMES on the TRUE meaning of Trolls, and other Germanic/Norse/Saami “mythological beings”, in fact for my first degree I DID.


  • And in case that makes it sound daunting, it's really not -- if you know nothing about the far north and are interested in snow sculpture, modern Saami life, the ecology of eco-tourism, and other related issues, this is a good introduction.

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  • The economics of reindeer herding: Saami entrepreneurship between cyclical sustainability and the powers of state and oligopolies.

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  • Saami reindeer pastoralism and the Norwegian state, 1960s – 1990s.

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  • In terms of mental health and social well-being, Saami people living in areas strong in culture and traditional ways of life appear just as healthy as the average population in these regions.

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  • A study of Saami males living in remote areas found a close relationship between marginalization and depression/anxiety [21], while a study conducted in Greenland found that growing up in a town and being fully bilingual, as compared to growing up in a small village and speaking only Greenlandic, was associated with better mental health status [22].

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