Sami or Saami is a general name for a group of Uralic languages spoken by the Sami people in parts of northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and extreme northwestern Russia, in Northern Europe.
Sami is frequently (and erroneously) believed to be a single language. Several names are used for the Sami languages: Saami, Sámi, Samic, Saamic, Lappish and Lappic. The last two are, along with the term Lapp, considered derogatory by some.
|Language||Native speakers||Geographic distribution|
|1||Saami, South||600||Sweden, Norway|
|4||Saami, Lule||2000||Sweden, Norway|
|5||Saami, North||21,000||Norway, Finland, Sweden|
|6||Saami, Skolt||320||Finland, Russia (Europe)|
|8||Saami, Kildin||800||Russia (Europe)|
|9||Saami, Ter||6||Russia (Europe)|
|Saami, Akkala||Extinct||Russia (Europe)|