Saami, Pite


A language of Sweden

Alternate Names
Arjeplog Saami, “Lapp” (pej.), Pite, Saami

20 in Sweden (Salminen 2007). Ethnic population: 2,000 (1995 M. Krauss).


Lapland, Arjeplog and Arvidsjaur, along Pite river. Also in Norway.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct). Language of recognized nationality (1999, Sami Language Use Act, No. 1175).

Language Use

Increased literary activity.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%.
Other Comments

Pite Saami very distinct.

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