- a region in N Norway, N Sweden, N Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of the NW Russian Federation in Europe: inhabited by Lapps.
Examples from the Web for lapland
The loaves and the ham were finished, and Gerda and the reindeer were in Lapland.
They, of course, both when with us and in Lapland as well, lived and slept where the herd was.A Labrador Doctor
Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
She would have been a social success in Honolulu or Lapland, the witch!Margarita's Soul
I believe by a gold mine he knows about somewhere, and a steam tramway in Lapland.Vice Versa
Nothing was more certain than that the Bishop of Tronyem was in a Lapland tent.Feats on the Fiord
- an extensive region of N Europe, mainly within the Arctic Circle: consists of the N parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of the extreme NW of RussiaAlso called (informal): Land of the Midnight Sun
Word Origin and History for lapland
1570s, from Lapp, the Swedish name for this Finnic people (their name for themselves was Sabme), which probably originally was an insulting coinage (cf. Middle High German lappe "simpleton"). In English traditionally the home of witches and wizards who had power to conjure winds and tempests. Related: Laplander.