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Kola Saami

Kola Saami

Kola Saami This chapter describes the indigenous people of the North Scandinavia and, in particular, Kola Peninsula - the Saami people. This story doesn’t deal with the Saami of today but records of geographers and travelers of the last centuries; it could neither given a wide ...
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Origin of Lapponia

Origin of Lapponia Geographic name of Lapland differs by different authors. For example, Johannes Magnus called it Lappia. In his book (in preface) he called land stretched to the north as Lappia. Most likely that Magnus borrowed this name from Saxo Grammaticus ...
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Lapland location

Lapland location Idea of geographical location of Lapland during old times was unclear. Saxo Grammaticus described the location as near Jamptia (Yami, Yam’ - present day area of Yamburg-Kingisepp). The scientist wrote that regions of the Yampts and Narnbers ...
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Saami origin

Saami origin One can't say from where the Saami people came and why inhabited the land where they live now as there is no an absolute answer for that question in any historical document. One can't say that the Saami originated from the Swedish as there is nothing similar in their ...
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Saami characteristics

Saami characteristics Interesting and unique folk lives in the faraway snow-covered Lapland called the Laplands or the Saami. They can be easily recognized by relatively small height I comparison to other northern people. Isaak Vossius took a shot at this folk. He described the Saami ...
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Old-time religion of Saami

Old-time religion of Saami Present day Lapland during Pre-Christian times was inhabited by Finns, Lappofinns, Skridfinns or Biarmians that were later named as Saami, each of them has its own confession. Christianity appeared among Saami people quite late. What was their religion ...
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