Language of the Day for 17 April 2013

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Saami, Lule [smj]

A language of
Norway
Population
500 in Norway (Krauss 1992). 1,000–2,000 speakers in Norway and Sweden (Salminen 2007). Ethnic population: 1,000 (1995 M. Krauss).
Status
6b (Threatened).
Language Use
Language use has recently been activated to some extent. Younger speakers may nevertheless prefer Norwegian [nor] (Salminen 2007). Used by few children. Also use Norwegian [nor].
Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 30%–60%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%.