• PEOPLE CLUSTER: FINNO-UGRIC, SAAMI

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 8

Population: 78,000

Unreached people groups: 7

UPG population: 72,000

Unengaged UPGs: 4

UUPG population: 29,600

Number of countries: 3


Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples

Overview: Saami (Sami) is a linguistic variety within the Finno-Ugric family of languages. The Saami are an indigenous people inhabiting the Arctic regions of northern Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Kola Peninsula of Russia. Though they pursue a variety of vocations that include fishing, fur trapping and sheep herding, the Saami are best known for herding reindeer.

Peoples within this cluster: Lule Saami; Saami, Finnish; Saami, Northern; Southern Saami

Countries where they are found: Finland; Norway; Sweden


People groups: 8

Population: 78,000

Unreached people groups: 7

UPG population: 72,000

Unengaged UPGs: 4

UUPG population: 29,600

Number of countries: 3