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Sami: Nomadic People

In the Lands of the Midnight Sun lives the Sami, formerly called the Lapps by the Scandinavians, are the indigenous people of the far north of Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia. Their language is Finno-Ugric, related to Finnish and Hungarian. The Sami people’s traditional, semi-nomadic subsistence ways include reindeer herding and fishing and hunting. Their…