Sami

noun Sa·mi \ ˈsä-mē \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of Sami

plural Sami or Samis also Saami or Saamis
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


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