Saami, Ter


A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Saam, “Lapp” (pej.), “Ter Lappish” (pej.)

L1 users: 350 (2010 census). Census includes Kildin Saami [sjd] and Skolt Saami [sms]. 6 elderly speakers in the early 1990s (Salminen 2007). Ethnic population: 1,770 (2010 census). 1,770 includes all Saami.


Murmanskaya Oblast’: eastern Kola peninsula.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

Mainly older adults. Also use Russian [rus].

Other Comments

Preferred ethnic autonym: Saami.

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