Saami, Kildin

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
“Kildin Lappish” (pej.), “Lapp” (pej.), Saam, Saami
Population

350 (2010 census). Census includes Skolt Saami [sms] and Ter Saami [sjt]. Ethnic population: 1,770 (2010 census). Number includes all Saami.

Location

Murmanskaya Oblast’, central Kola peninsula.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

Mostly middle-aged or older. Also use Russian [rus].

Language Development
Local literacy effort.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl].

Other Comments

Preferred ethnic autonym: Saami.