Saami, South

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A language of Sweden

Alternate Names
“Lapp” (pej.), Southern Lapp
Population

300 in Sweden (Krauss 1992). Population total all countries: 600. Ethnic population: 600.

Location

Lapland; Dalarna, Jämtland, and Härjedalen.

Language Status

2 (Provincial). Statutory provincial language in administrative area municipalities located in at least part of the following counties: Dalarna, Jämtland, Norrbotten, Västerbotten (2009, NMNML Act No. 724, Article 6).

Language Use

Used by few children. Also use Swedish [swe].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Bible portions.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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