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"Lapsi on saamelainen."

Translation:The child is a Sámi.

July 2, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jigglymind

So what does "Sámi" mean?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/karencarvalho

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."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Suffeli4

They are currently known as laplanders too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Webb.Paul

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lacrimulafalsa

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".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Akutamba

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?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pieni_chilipalko

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").


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Akutamba

Thanks! The á trick works on my mobile.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElDA941

Not with the dutch setting you will get @ or ä


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pieni_chilipalko

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rav_Smith

A Finnish keyboard to write a word in English?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pieni_chilipalko

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 :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StephenJac15

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndrewDav2299

"Saami" is also correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnAcerbi

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

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