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Sami

[sey-mee]
noun
  1. Lapp.
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British Dictionary definitions for sami

Sami

noun
  1. plural -mi or -mis a member of the indigenous people of Lapland
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Finno-Ugric family
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adjective
  1. of or relating to this people or their language
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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 sami

Sami

n.

native name for "Lapp," 1797, from the Lapp self-designation; of uncertain origin.

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