Ume Sami: keeping alive an endangered European language

January 30, 2016 11:08 am


To all the passionate autodidacts who are looking for a new project, why not for once learn an endangered language, pushing its extinction a little bit further back?

The articleTeach yourself five phrases in an endangered language’ recently published in The Guardian, introduces five terms in the endangered language Ume Sami, spoken by the indigenous people of northern Sweden: the Sami.

Although learning how to say “this is my fox” in Sami might not help to preserve the language, it is still a first step towards diving into a new culture and its endangered language.


Written by Vera Rosa Seitz
Terminology trainee at TermCoord

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