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Sami Americans

Sami Americans
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Alaska · Midwest
English · Sami languages · Norwegian · Swedish · Finnish · Russian
Christianity · Sami shamanism

Sami Americans are Americans of Sami descent, who originate from Sapmi, the northern regions of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of Russia. Lapp Americans is sometimes used, but lapp is considered derogatory by the Sami. It has been estimated that there are 30,000 people who are of Sami ancestry living in the United States.[2]

Notable people

  • Samuel Balto
  • Renée Zellweger
  • See also


    1. ^ "Table 1. First, Second, and Total Responses to the Ancestry Question by Detailed Ancestry Code: 2000" (XLS). U.S. Census Bureau. 22 January 2007. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
    2. ^ "About the Sami". Báiki: The International Sami Journal. 2001. Retrieved 11 February 2016.

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