Definition of Sami in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsämē/
(also Saami /ˈsä-/, Same, or Saame)

plural noun

The Lapps of northern Scandinavia.
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.


See Lapp (usage).


Lappish, of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: Sa·mi

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