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Indigenous Minority Languages of Russia

Sámi: Bibliographical guide


About the Sámi language

Sámi belongs to the Finno-Ugric branch of the Uralic family.

Where the speakers live

Russia's Sámi live in the Kola peninsula. Administratively, the areas populated by them are part of Murmansk Region. Most Sámi are scattered about the Kola peninsula, the biggest settlement where they are concentrated being Lovozero. There are a few production facilities in the region employing mostly Sámi. These include fishing and reindeer raising teams as well as workshops for the processing of reindeer products, etc. (Kert 1994).

TEACHING MATERIALS

BASIC DESCRIPTIVE STUDIES

Dictionaries
Texts

BASIC SOCIOLINGUISTIC STUDIES


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