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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a people of nomadic herding tradition in northern Norway, Sweden, and Finland, and in the Kola Peninsula of Russia.
  • noun Any of the Uralic languages of the Sami.

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  • proper noun A male given name.
  • noun A member of the nomadic people of Lapland.
  • proper noun Any of the languages of the Sami.

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

Etymologies

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

[Sami, from earlier Sabme; probably akin to Finnish Suomi, Finn, Finnish.]

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Arabic سامي (Sāmiyy) "exalted".

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From Sámi, from one of the Sami languages.

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