Sámi languages ( / ˈsɑːmi / SAH-mee ), in English also rendered as Sami and Saami, are a group of Uralic languages spoken by the Sámi people in Northern Europe (in parts of northern Finland, Norway, Sweden, and extreme northwestern Russia ). There are, depending on the nature and terms of division, ten or more Sami languages.
The Sámi languages form a branch of the Uralic language...
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The Sami languages are spoken in Sápmi in Northern Europe,...
The Proto-Samic language is believed to have formed in the...
From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Sámi languages are a branch of Uralic languages. They are spoken in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. It is related to the Finnish, the Estonian, and the Hungarian language.
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QUOTE: Languages from the Finno-Ugric languages group, spoken by the Saami people of Lapland. Two of which are Cheremiss Votyak /QUOTESorry, guys Cheremis is another name for Mari language and Votyak - another name for Udmurt language. They are NOT Saami languges for sure.I am deleting this paragraph.
Would Saami languages be more a more suitable name for this article than Saami language? Crusadeonilliteracy18:58, 17 Dec 2003 (UTC) Indeed. I redirected Sami Language to Sami Languages.--Kulkuri13:31, 5 Jul 2004 (UTC)
User:Node has been adding "native american" names to articles on north american places (cities, states, etc). I think it would be very useful to add Sami names to places in northern Scandinavia. I don't know any Sami languages, so I can't help, but I did find a pagewith a large list of places with "official" and Sami names. Particularly important are the places where the Swedish / Norwegian etc name has been derived from the Sami name, or when the Sami name is widely used. In those cases, it would be appropriate to mention the Sami name close to the introduction. Example: 1. Luleå (from Lule sami, Luleju), ... If the name is not widely used, it may not be appropriate to include it in the introduction. It is then better to add a paragraph talking about the Sami names for the area. Anyway, this was my idea. Do with it what you will. - David Remahl10:38, 18 Jul 2004 (UTC)
The Northern Sami dialect has had more than one grammar, but in 1948 a common grammarwas created. It was last modified in 1985. The Lule Sami dialect has a common grammarbut with fewer special characters, only a-acute and n-acute. The character n-acute (Ń/ń) is the eng sound found in the English word "song". Instead of n-acute (found in Unicode, but not in ASCII), many use ñ or even ng. Surely, it should be orthography, not grammar?
In the section on Northern Sami's orthography, we find the wonderfully ambiguous utterance: 1. a-acute (Á/á) /aː/ (front vowel; notice the contrast between the back vowel [ɑ] and the front vowel [æ]) Does this mean we have three phonemes, /æ/=[a̝]-ish, /aː/=[aː] (and not the central [a̠ː] commonly implied by the glyph), /ɑ/=[ɑ]? Or is it saying that /aː/=[æː] and not [ɑː]? Is it saying something entirely different? Unfortunately a brief search with Google was of no help. (If anyone knows anything about the phonology of this language, please add it to Northern Sami language! Something's better than nothing, I'd think! —Felix the Cassowary (ɑe hɪː jɐ)11:24, 20 November 2005 (UTC)
With a bit of effort, someone could make the numbers on the Geographic Distribution correspond to the specific languages mentioned in the article. I'm not that person; I know nothing about the distribution... which is why I'm proposing it. Thanks.--220.127.116.1120:17, 23 June 2006 (UTC) 1. 1.1. It would also be nice if someone could modify the map such that it did not cut off the easternmost parts of the Kildin and Ter areas.Labongo16:45, 23 March 2007 (UTC) 1. 1.1. 1.1.1. Also, the map does not include three Norwegian municipalities that have Sami as an official language. How does on upload images of a correct map/ where can you find out how to upload images a correct map? --Misha bb (talk) 16:47, 7 February 2008 (UTC) 1. 1.1. 1.1.1. 18.104.22.168. Found it out, and uploaded the new image. note to self: search around more before asking others to help you). (talk)Added three municipalities (Snåsa, Tysfjord and Porsanger) and remade the borders of the already existing municipalities to be...
I did some cleaning up, and tagged the speaker statistics of the various languages with fact tags. Does anyone have an idea which sources are the most reliable and up-to-date? There are plenty of references about with speaker statistics, but my impression is that these often just tend to repeat the figures in earlier references, and it is difficult to trace what these are ultimately based on. --AAikio22:03, 3 September 2006 (UTC) 1. Do you think this http://www.helsinki.fi/~tasalmin/fu.html could be used? Labongo13:09, 11 May 2007 (UTC)
Are the Sami languages regulated by the Norwegian Sami Parliaments language department (Sámi giellaossodat), formerly known as the Sami language board (Sámi giellaráđđi)? If so, the infobox should be changed. If not, could someone please explain what is required for a language to have an "official regulation"?Labongo13:24, 2 May 2007 (UTC) 1. No, as they are not all contained within Norway. -Yupik09:01, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
This section is poorly written, doesn't actually address the language history, only the language shift, which is not really relevant to the Sami Languages since these of course are all subsequent to this language shift. Before the shift there were no Sami Languages, rather there were "the unidentified languages of the people now known as Sami, whose name then is unknown". Furthermore the section has only one researcher's material as a source, so how can we know if it's regarded as consensus theory or fringe theory or just one view among many by the body of researchers in the field? New theories shouldn't be put in without first describing what earlier theories or consensuses they deviate from or oppose. --AkselGerner (talk) 21:07, 14 April 2008 (UTC) To the history section, as far as I know only very few linguists nowadays date the seperation of Proto-Finnic and Proto-Sami languages as late as to 1000 B.C. to 700 A.D.. In example, the Finnish language article says the date to be aro...
Do the Sami languages have names for the countries in which they are found? (Norway etc.) These could be interesting to add here as well as to the country articles. --Hordaland (talk) 11:58, 3 December 2013 (UTC) 1. What do you mean? They are already mentioned. --JorisvS (talk) 12:09, 3 December 2013 (UTC) Yes we have, Norway - Norga. Sweden - Ruoŧa. Russia - Ruošša. Finland - Suopma. sources: Mŧself, I am a sami. --Mrrminister (talk) 15:24, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
(Redirected from Akkala Sámi language) Akkala Sami is a Sámi language that was spoken in the Sámi villages of A´kkel (Russian Бабинский, Finnish Akkala), Ču´kksuâl (Russian Экостровский) and Sââ´rvesjäu´rr (Russian Гирвасозеро, Finnish Hirvasjärvi), in the inland parts of the Kola Peninsula in Russia.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Kemi Sámi language) Kemi Sami (samääškiela, literally "Sámi language") was a Sámi language that was originally spoken in the southernmost district of Finnish Lapland as far south as the Sámi siidas around Kuusamo.
Their traditional languages are the Sámi languages, which are classified as a branch of the Uralic language family. Traditionally, the Sámi have pursued a variety of livelihoods, including coastal fishing, fur trapping, and sheep herding. Their best-known means of livelihood is semi- nomadic reindeer herding.
Wikipedia Wikivoyage: Instance of ... The Sami languages is a group of Uralic languages spoken in Northern Scandinavia. Nederlands: Het Samisch is een groep Uraalse ...
Name of article: "Sami language" or "Sami languages" I think it best to rename this article: Sami languages. But one could also redirect instead (to "Sami languages"). Wiki-english has different articles for different Sami languages, so that indicates that there is more than one language. 22.214.171.124 11:20, 9 September 2017 (UTC)