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"Lapsi on saamelainen."

Translation:The child is a Sámi.

July 2, 2020



So what does "Sámi" mean?


Well, I googled it and it says "The Sámi people 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."


They are currently known as laplanders too


Considered offensive by some. Although in a Finnish context I understand that the area is still know as Lapland and non-Saami inhabitants may be known as Laplanders.


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, but these terms are regarded as offensive by some Sámi people, who prefer the area's name in their own language, "Sápmi".


I got that as well. I agree, Sami has no accent in English. If Duolingo want us to use though, can a "á" button please be provided?


If you are on mobile you should be able to find "á" if you press "a" a little longer than usual (just like with "ä").


Thanks! The á trick works on my mobile.


Not with the dutch setting you will get @ or ä


Oh weird, then I suggest you download a Finnish keyboard. That should do it. :)


A Finnish keyboard to write a word in English?


Well, the Finnish keyboard does allow you to write "á". But of course other keyboards work just as well if they've got the letter "á" too. :P :)


Or, add the languages you need to your default keyboard. I text regularly in German, English, French and Spanish, so I have all of the accented letters available. I removed Hungarian when I needed French a again. Luckily, all of the Finnish accented letters are covered by the German designation already.


"Saami" is also correct.


"Pay attention to accents"? Though I can type it, no prob, but English doesn't have such accents.

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