Sami

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

Saami

Definition of Sami

plural

Sami

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Samis

also

Saami

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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

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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