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Sami Languages

Sami or Saami is a family of languages spoken by the Sami people in parts of northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and extreme northwestern Russia.

Languages shown below:  Inari, Kildin, Lule, Northern, Skolt, and Southern Sami


top Inari Sami (also known as Inari Saami, Anar, Saam, Saame, Sámi, and Samic)

Inari Sami is used in Utsjoki, Finland.

1) Kost lii muu porttâ?

2) Kost lii riddo?

3) Kost lii baarâ?

4) Ele kuoskâ muu tobbeen!

Language information at Wikipedia and Ethnologue

Writing system information at Wikipedia and Omniglot


top Kildin Sami (also known as Kildin Saami, Saam, and Saami)

Kildin Sami is used on the Kola Peninsula of northwestern Russia. It is written using an official Cyrillic script.

[Kildin Sami]

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top Lule Sami (also known as Lule Saami)

Lule Sami is used mainly in Luleå, Sweden and Tysfjord, Norway.

1) Gånnå l muv ladnja?

2) Gånnå l gádde?

3) Gånnå l bára?

4) Ale muv dåppe guoská!

Language information at Wikipedia and Ethnologue

Writing system information at Wikipedia and Omniglot


top Northern Sami (also known as Northern Saami, Saami, Same, and Samic)

Northern Sami is used in parts of northern Norway, Sweden, and Finland.

1) Gos mu latnja lea?

2) Gos gáddi lea?

3) Gos bára lea?

4) Ale guoskka mu dieigo!

Language information at Wikipedia and Ethnologue

Writing system information at Wikipedia and Omniglot


top Skolt Sami (also known as Skolt Saami, Russian Lapp, Saame, Same, Lopar, Kolta, and Koltta)

Skolt Sami is used mainly in the village of Sevettijärvi, Finland.

1) Ko'st lij muu põrtt?

2) Ko'st lij redd?

3) Ko'st lij baar?

4) Jeä'l likktõõl muu tok-aa!

Language information at Wikipedia and Ethnologue

Writing system information at Wikipedia and Omniglot


top Southern Sami (also known as Southern Saami)

Southern Sami is used mainly in the municipalities of Snåsa and Hattfjelldal, Norway.

1) Gåellie mov tjiehtjele?

2) Gåellie gaedtie?

3) Gåellie baare?

4) Aellieh mannem desnie doehth!

Language information at Wikipedia and Ethnologue

Writing system information at Wikipedia and Omniglot


Language information at Wikipedia and Ethnologue

Writing system information at Wikipedia and Omniglot

Sami is also known as Sámi, Saami, Saame, Samic, and Saamic


The four essential
travel phrases in English:

1) Where is my room?
2) Where is the beach?
3) Where is the bar?
4) Don't touch me there!
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