Language of the Day for 17 April 2013Print
A language of
500 in Norway (Krauss 1992). 1,000–2,000 speakers in Norway and Sweden (Salminen 2007). Ethnic population: 1,000–2,000 in Norway (1995 M. Krauss); 31,600–42,600 ethnic Sámi in Norway (1995).
Language use has recently been activated to some extent. Younger speakers may nevertheless prefer Norwegian [nor] (2007). Used by few children.
Literacy rate in L1: 30%–60%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%.