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"The band is Sámi."

Translation:Bändi on saamelainen.

June 26, 2020



As a reference for those who have no idea what a Sámi is:

The Sámi people (/ˈsɑːmi/; also spelled Sami or Saami) are an indigenous Finno-Ugric people inhabiting Sápmi, which today encompasses large northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula within the Murmansk Oblast of Russia. The Sámi have historically been known in English as Lapps or Laplanders. 

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A1mi_people


There was a Sami singer in the Eurovision Song Contest one year.

Sorry. I do not remember which year, the name of the song, or the name of the performers. It must have been in the seventies. I have not watched the Eurovision Song Contest in more than thirty years. If my memory is correct, and my memory is poor, the song was intended to raise the profile of the Sami people. It may have been the Norwegian entry and, as we say in English, "Norway null pointes."


Is there a Sámi rock/metal band? Also what's the difference in English between a and á? I'm not a native speaker.


Korpiklaani I think


This isn't a very good sentence. Some people can't write accents, and Sami is a name, so "The band is Sami" isn't accepted, though it should be. Also, when my husband went to report the answer, he only got "My answer should not have been accepted" :-D I beg to differ, his answer should have been accepted :-D


I wrote bändi saamelainen on (just to try) and it was marked wrong.

On the other hand it appears to not matter if I say Missä venäjä on? or Missä on venäjä?. Why that?


Mmm, Verjnuarmu }:)

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