noun Sa·mi \ˈsä-mē\
plural Sami or Samis also Saami or Saamis

Definition of SAMI

:  a member of a people of northern Scandinavia, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of northern Russia who are traditionally fishermen, nomadic herders of caribou, and hunters of sea mammals
:  any or all of the closely related Finno-Ugric languages of the Sami people

Variants of SAMI

Sa·mi also Saa·mi \ˈsä-mē\

Origin of SAMI

of Sami origin; akin to North Sami sápmi, genitive sámi the Sami homeland, language, or way of life
First Known Use: 1842


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