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Language Family: Sami

  • Mar 07, 2012
  • 12:48 AM

In Hebrew's revival, a Nordic people see hope

Daniella Cheslow / The Associated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) — Norway's Sami people, an indigenous community with roots as reindeer herders in the northern reaches of Scandinavia and Russia, are looking south to Israel for help preserving their fading native language. A Sami delegation spent five days in Israel recently, hoping the Jewish state's experience reviving the once-dormant ancient Hebrew language can provide a blueprint for them.
  • Feb 16, 2012
  • 11:12 AM

From frozen Lapland to Hebrew University

Itamar Eichner / Ynetnews
A delegation of the Lappi minority living in northern Norway will arrive in Israel next month for a first-of-its-kind visit in a bid to learn from the Israeli experience of reviving the Hebrew language and passing it on to the younger generation.
  • Feb 13, 2012
  • 02:28 PM

Languages under threat as Sami migrate south

YLE News
Experts believe that the Sami languages could become casualties of rural depopulation in Finland. More than half of Sami-speaking children now live outside Sami regions, in areas where language instruction is difficult to access.
  • Nov 29, 2011
  • 11:53 AM

It feels good to be able to speak the mother tongue

Redaksjonen / Morsmal
Arran center has started in 2009 an immersion project in the Lule Sami language (giellabiesse project). The project's main objective is to strengthen the Sami Lule language, increase language knowledge and language use among youth.