South Saami


  • Language: South Saami
  • Alternate names: Saami (Central-South), Saami (Southern), Same, Samic, Saamen kieli, Sāme-giellâ, Vefsn, Eteläsaame, Saamí meridional, "Lapon", Sabme, Same, "Lopary", "Lappic", "Lapp", "Lappisk", "Lapin kieli", Saamskij jazyk, "Südlappisch", "Lappish", "Røroslappisk"
  • Language code: sma
  • Language family: Uralic, Saami, Western Saami, Southwestern Saami
  • Number of speakers: 600
  • Vulnerability: Endangered
  • Script: Latin script.

More information:

    The preferred name for this group of languages is Saami. "Lapp" is an outdated term, and is not recommended for use. It is included in the list of alternate names here, for the benefit of those searching for language names referenced in older materials.