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Saami, Pite

A language of Sweden

ISO 639-3sje

Population  20 in Sweden (2000 T. Salminen). Ethnic population: 2,000 in Sweden (Krauss 1995).
Region  Lapland, Arjeplog and Arvidsjaur, along Pite River. Also in Norway.
Language map  Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden
Alternate names   “Lapp” , Pite, Saami
Classification  Uralic, Sami, Western, Northern
Language use  Increased literary activity.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%.
Comments  Pite Saami very distinct. Nearly extinct.

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Language name   Saami, Pite
Region  Between Saltenfjord and Ranenfjord.
Language map  Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden
Alternate names  “Lapp” , Pite
Language use  No remaining speakers in Norway (2000 T. Salminen).
Comments  Nearly extinct.
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