- Also called Lap·land·er [lap-lan-der, -luh n-] /ˈlæpˌlæn dər, -lən-/. a member of a Finnic people of northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and adjacent regions.
- Also called Lappish. any of the languages of the Lapps, closely related to Finnish.
Also called Sami.
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Examples from the Web for laplander
The wealth of a Laplander depends on the number of reindeer which he possesses.Peeps at Many Lands: Norway
Archy found the “Laplander” a very different vessel to the “Kate.”Archibald Hughson
It is similar to, if not identical with, the St. Helena and the Laplander.
Appears to be nearly identical with the St. Helena and Laplander.
They serve about the same purpose with them as the reindeer does to the Laplander.The Arctic Whaleman
- a native or inhabitant of Lapland
- a member of a nomadic people living chiefly in N Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula of Russia
- the language of this people, belonging to the Finno-Ugric family
- of or relating to this people or their language
The indigenous people of Lapland prefer to be called Sami, although Lapp is still in widespread use
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Word Origin and History for laplander
1859; see Lapland.
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