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noun, Sa·mi \ˈsä-mē\

Definition of Sami

plural Sami or Samis also Saami or Saamis

  1. 1 :  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

  2. 2 :  any or all of the closely related Finno-Ugric languages of the Sami people

Variants of sami

also Saami \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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