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, Finn. Lappi, Nor. Lapland, Swed. Lappland, vast region of N Europe, largely within the Arctic Circle. It includes the Norwegian provinces of Finnmark and Troms and part of Nordland; the Swedish historic province of Lappland; N Finland; and the Kola
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(Laplanders; self-designation, Sameh), a people living on the Kola Peninsula in the RSFSR (approximately 1,900 persons; 1970 census) and in northern Norway (approximately 20,000), Sweden (approximately 7,000), and Finland (approximately 2,000). They speak the Lapp language. The Scandinavian Lapps are Lutherans, and the Kola Lapps were formerly members of the Orthodox Church. The Lapps are the indigenous inhabitants of the northern regions of Karelia, Finland, and Scandinavia; they formerly lived in the more southerly regions as well. The traditional occupations of the Lapps are fishing, hunting, and reindeer breeding. In the USSR, some Lapp kolkhozes breed dairy animals, and others engage in fur farming as well.


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Inari, farther north, is a must-visit for its Lapp Folk Museum's ancient artifacts and implements and its craft shop.
Gospel readings start off a dinner of ham, Lapp salmon, vegetables, and rice pudding.
Karasjok is the Norwegian capital of the Lapps, north of the top of Sweden, and only a few kilometres west of the Finnish border.
Working anti-clockwise from the north-west part of the plan, there is the silversmith's workshop, then the main sales area for Lappish crafts, a row of smaller craft workshops, the cafe and, at the south-eastern termination, the Lavvu, the auditorium which is the seat of the Lapp Parliament.
It is in a way an abstraction of one of the traditional dwellings of the North, the skin and pole koda, the Lapp equivalent of the North American wigwam.
It turns out that the Lapp lexical materials from Mss.
a) First, short excerpts from a multilingual Lapp glossary--34 glosses in all--appeared in Jacob Fellman's "Anteckningar under min vistelse i Lappmarken" (Fellman 1906 : III, 19-21), edited by his son Isak Fellman.
Having received it from Isak Fellman, Frans Aima and Toivo Itkonen chose for analytic publication the most interesting part of the Lapp linguistic data--the word lists from the extinct dialect(s) of Sompio-Kuolanjarvi and from the dialect of Inari (because there existed no earlier Inari Lapp glossaries).
was a multilingual glossary of six Lapp dialects (Sompio, Kuolajarvi, Inari, Nuortijarvi, Utsjoki, and partly Enontekio), as well as of Olonets Karelian and Vepsian.
to Jacob Fellman himself, referring in this connection to his rich experience of communicating with his Inari and Utsjoki Lapp parishioners, as well as to his numerous travels in Lapland, including also its Russian (Kola) part.