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Saami, Ume

A language of Sweden

ISO 639-3sju

Population  20 (2000 T. Salminen). Probably no speakers in Norway. Ethnic population: 1,000 (Krauss 1995).
Region  Lycksele, Mala, Tärna, and Sorsele, along Ume River.
Language map  Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden
Alternate names   “Lapp” , Saami, Ume
Classification  Uralic, Sami, Southern
Language use  Few remaining speakers.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Bible: 1811.
Comments  Nearly extinct.
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