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 (2007).

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