Definition of Sami in English:


Syllabification: Sa·mi
Pronunciation: /ˈsämē
(also Saami /ˈsä-/, Same, or Saame)


The Lapps of northern Scandinavia.
More example sentences
  • The Sami of northern Scandinavia used the inner bark of Scots pines for food.
  • The Sami in northern Norway say that time is always coming rather than going.
  • In northern Scandinavia, many rights of the Sami peoples are respected vis-a-vis their traditional pursuits.


Lappish, of unknown origin.

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