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Northern Sami

Northern or North Sami  (Davvisámegiella, formerly Davvisámi or Davvisaami; disapproved exonym Lappish or Lapp) is the most widely spoken of all Sami languages. The speaking area of Northern Sami covers the northern parts of Norway, Sweden and Finland as well as northwestern parts of Russia. The number of Northern Sami speakers is estimated to be somewhere between 15,000 and 25,000. About 2000 of these live in Finland and between 5000 and 6000 in Sweden.

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To find foods and foods and food-related items in in XXXX you may search by any of the following terms:
Davvisaami Davvisamegiella Davvisami Finland Finnish Lapland Lapp Lappish Lappland Nordic North Northern Norway Norwegian Russia Russian Sami Samigiella Samegiella Samigella Samegella Scandinavia Scandinavian Sweden Swedish

These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with other languages. The traveller in Nordic countries may not be precisely certain which language is in use, and can search using more general terms such as 'Norwegian' or 'Finnish'.

You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of chickweed, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'Sami chickweed' and then click on 'Translate from English'

One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches such as  'Nordic' may help in a successful search.

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