Saami, Ume

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A language of Sweden

Alternate Names
“Lapp” (pej.), Saami, Ume
Population

20 (2000 T. Salminen). No speakers in Norway (Salminen 2007). Ethnic population: 1,000 (1995 M. Krauss).

Location

Lycksele, Malå, Tärna, and Sorsele, along Ume river.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

Few remaining speakers. Elderly only (Salminen 2007). Also use Swedish [swe].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Bible: 1811.