Saami, Pite Language (sje)

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Also Known As: Lapp,Pite,Saami,Saami, Pite


Pite Sami, also known as Arjeplog Sami, is a Sami language traditionally spoken in Sweden and Norway. It is a dying language that has only about twenty native speakers left and is now only spoken on the Swedish side of the border along the Pite River in the north of Arjeplog and Arvidsjaur and in the mountainous areas of the Arjeplog municipality. Pite Sámi has 9 cases: Pite Sami verbs conjugate for three grammatical persons: Pite Sami has five grammatical moods: Pite Sami verbs conjugate for three grammatical numbers: Pite Sami verbs conjugate for two simple tenses: and two compound tenses: Pite Sami, like Finnish, the other Sámi languages and Estonian, has a negative verb. In Pite Sámi, the negative verb conjugates according to mood (indicative, imperative and optative), person (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and number (singular, dual and plural). This differs from some other the other Sami languages, e.g., from Northern Sami, which do not conjugate according to tense and other Sami languages, that do not use the optative.

For non-past indicative versions that have more than one form, the second one is from the dialect spoken around Björkfjället and the third is from the Svaipa dialect. The..... full article at Wikipedia

Location of Saami, Pite Language Speakers


Main Country: Sweden
Spoken In:

Regions: Europe

ISO 639-3 Code: sje

Classification Taxonomy

All Languages

  Uralic Group

    Finno-Ugric Group

      Finno-Permic Group

        Finno-Cheremisic Group

          Finno-Mordvinic Group

            Finno-Lappic Group

              Lappic Group

                Southern Lappic Group

                  Saami, Pite Language