Definition of Sami
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 : any or all of the closely related Finno-Ugric languages of the Sami people
Origin and Etymology 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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